Originally Posted by Justin Sullins
1. Will the Tru-Motion Settings be on the 55" if I buy it new next week?
2. How bad, if any, is the flashligting?
3. Are the colors accurate or is there any kind of a red, blue-push or tinge?
4. Any backlight-bleed?
5. How are the blacks?
6. Is there good shadow-detail or are the blacks crushed?
Thank you in advance.
1. Tru-Motion came with a firmware update. So that might be required. Depends when the unit was produced I suppose. I read that April or May models already had the firmware with it enabled.
2/4. I'm not 100% certain on the difference between flashlighting and blacklight-bleed. I can all but remove "bright-spots" (corners/edges )on the screen by loosening the screws on the rear cover. The only negative effect I found was a rattling of the rear cover with sufficient volume levels. Not a problem with external audio. <-That's blacklight bleed correct? I don't notice any "flashing" of luminance levels on my set.
3. Here is a Chromapure greyscale report
on my display (also a 55" (march production code)) at default settings. Very blue. And here is a ChromePure color gamut report
at default settings but with basic greyscale calibration via gain/cut settings in the service menu. I don't have post-calibration reports yet as I'm still tinkering, but I can get my set to almost perfect greyscale (+/- 10k) and the gamut also very close to BT.709.
5. Measured at 0.45 cd/m2 on my set. black signal+dark environment = you can see faint glow over the entire screen (ie: it's not pitch black obviously). Unless it's a completely black scene, personally I don't notice it. And of course, if you have a small amount of ambient light, the issue disappears. Also I've found that when watching 3D, due to the glasses reducing light entering the eyes, black looks black.
6. Personally I think there is excellent shadow detail.Edited by Audionut11 - 9/14/12 at 5:52pm