Originally Posted by pred1973
Flashlighting in the corners, but not all the time, the dimming for black bars eliminates most of it on most movies. I do notice lighter left and right edges and I know that is the edge lighting, but it still bugs me at the price point this tv is at. There is some occasional material that has bright center on dark background that also shows the limits of the edge lighting. I have stated it before, but will say again that the only things I find objectionable on this tv are all a result of two things, 1) the price, this is definitely an upper echelon tv when it comes to price, when you slap a $10,000 price-tag on a tv in this day and age, it had better be damn near perfect, 2) I am a plasma guy, I like the picture I have gotten from my plasma tv's. Problem is they max out at 65" . I do want the extra screen size so I have been looking at LCD's. I have had the 80LE844U, and contrary to the love-fest over in the owners thread the PQ is on par with the 50G10 I bought 4 years ago that had horrible blacks. The crosstalk and ghosting on 3D movies made it unwatchable for 3D. I would have gotten the 70" Elite, but it seems like the Nov. 2012 final production run is like entering a lottery that you have little chance of winning. So I went with the 75ES9000. I may exchange for the demo model at the shop I got mine from as the edges and corners look better than mine. If it weren't for those issues it is a very good tv, although I don't think I will ever say it is a good value. I didn't buy it for value, I bought it for the PQ, so thats what I expect and so far it comes pretty close, but is not living up to the PQ I expect for the price.
I'm really sorry to hear about the lighter edges and occasional flashlighting on your set. That's a real shame. If you are certain that the demo model at the shop you purchased from does not have the same problems, I would highly recommend you switch out.
I previously owned a 55inch Samsung B8000 which suffered from some flashlighting and clouding. Once you know it's there, it's hard to accept the flaw. The picture was otherwise great, but I just couldn't be completely satisfied.
My ES9000 has been a game changer for me. I can honestly say that I'm completely satisfied with this television. I really have no flashlighting, clouding or even slightly lighter left and right edges on the set. Even in dark scenes with a bright center. The color uniformity is solid and I have been unable to detect any banding on the set at all.
So, is the set perfect? Well, not completely. I have noticed that when I have "Cinema Black" turned on and have a dark background with rolling credits, I sometimes get a pulsing between slightly lighter and darker where the black bars are underneath. It's kinda weird looking, but I have never noticed it during anything other than the rolling credits. If I notice it happening during regular scenes, I'd probably have to either turn off Cinema Black or re-evaluate my opinion of the set.
I sit about 9 feet from the screen. What I've also come to realize, is that from this distance, a 75 inch screen has the ability to much more completely immerse you in the movie. I have found myself going back and rewatching all of my bluray movies and it's almost like watching them for the first time again. You wouldn't think that the extra screen size could make that much of a difference, but it does!
I have a question for others on here who own the set. I read the "Home Theater" review that was linked earlier in this thread. It appears that I'm not the only one impressed with this television. However, I also dialed in the settings given at the end of the review. I've been spending a lot of time viewing the set with the new settings and for the most part, I'm pleased with the results. I've noticed that the colors look more natural versus the settings I was using before. Previously I had only made use of a DVD calibration disk I've had for some time.
What I'm having trouble with, is that the picture looks considerably darker to me. Almost like there's a grayish cast over the picture versus what it looked like before. Don't get me wrong, I now realize that the changes made by using the recommended settings in the article have made the colors look more lifelike and natural. It's just that there's more of a dull feel to it now. On balance I like the improvements more than what I think I've lost in "punch". So, I'll keep the new settings.
Have any other owners on here dialed in the recommended settings from the HT article? If so, I'd love to hear what your experience has been. I have never watched my televisions in "torch" mode. But, maybe I've just never really watched a picture that was truly calibrated close to what was intended.
If others have thoughts, please share.