Miracle. I think I may have gotten a decent copy of a set for once. Didn't test everything yet.
The blacks do seem a bit weaker than the C650 series, maybe almost only half as good (although still more than twice as good as the IPS LG screens) and there is a small, minor cloud but I seem to be more or less free of flashlighting and large edge light leaks bowing into the screen which means I'm pretty lucky for an edge-lit set I guess. On a gray screen there are some non-uniformities, almost like a bear swiped across it but most large size TVs have that these days and, unlike my C series, during motion I never see large bars where the brightness looks different making scrolling look weird, and it doesn't really show other than for middle gray screens, even solid screens other colors mostly hides all of it.
At first I was afraid it had that awful odd-even scanline striping thing going on but if I turn off all the DNR and sharpness and such thankfully is only a little there and only one a very few shades of dark orange and red-orange so it's not the problem it was on my C series set (and so many other C and D series sets that I saw), it would be better it was not there at all, but it's not THAT big of a deal this time as it only shows only a few very shades and even then to a much lesser degree so it barely ever shows up even when looking for it. Thankfully because it really drove me crazy on my C series. It makes a big difference to be free of that. I saw an ES7500 next to an 8000 in BB and one had it a lot and one essentially not at all and the one without it made a so much smoother, less grainy, more filmlike picture.
The calibration controls, as with the C and D series upper mid and higher models, are fantastic again of course and they seem to work even better than on the C series, since on this one I can correct gamut and gamma and color temp and end up with very little obvious banding on gradient patterns while the C series tended to get some gradient banding after you adjusted it to spec.