Last night I watched Spring Breakers, True Blood, and Dexter in a somewhat dark room (after 7pm with the blinds closed and no lights on). There was still a little bit of ambient light coming in, but not a lot. I was specifically looking for light bleed and only noticed a very minor amount when the credits were rolling at the end of Spring Breakers. The section of the screen where the credits were, the black background was just a tad brighter then the rest of the screen. The rest of the screen (letterboxed) was pitch black since I do have Smart Dimming turned on. IMO, if I wasn't specifically looking for light bleed, I would not notice it during normal viewing.
Let me know if there is anything else you want me to test out or look for.
Thanks. My letterbars are usually pitch black also. Anytime there is a bright image against a pitch black background (i.e. credits), you can see the leds shining from the sides and the area around the image is lit up. Sounds like this is just the way it is.
Like I said, other than credits, haven't noticed it much until watching spring breakers. Might throw in prometheus to get a better idea of how it handles.
I feel like I'm being over anal about this because everything else on this set is spectacular. If my experiences with this lightbleeding are similar to other owners in the 70/80 size then I will chalk it up to a limitation of the technology and be satisfied with it. Not a big deal breaker, just wondering if anyone else's experience is different.