Originally Posted by electrofascist
Something is either seriously wrong with your set or else the brightness is cranked and local dimming is off.
The X9 has some strong processing features which can cause problems if used incorrectly so pics and videos like this aren't very helpful without knowing the settings.
Local dimming on standard and clouding evident from backlight set to 1 all the way to 10. If local dimming was off clouding is worse for obvious reasons. The 950 had clouding until the backlight was set to standard and then it was pitch black. This not so much with the four top clouds, but everywhere else one of the best ive seen for an edge lit.
As for banding it's pretty evident regardless of setting with a banding test video. Trust me I've tweaked every setting on this as well as my 950 to try and mask it the best I could. Unfortunately the only time it would go away is when I closed my eyes. That said the video is to show that the bands are there and spread out one every six inches or so but the x9's banding density is far less than the 950 and not real evident during viewing unless there is a panning greyish scene from my observation.
I'm pretty confident there are some very very good uniformed X9s out there. It's just ridiculous that they make it a lottery for the consumers.Edited by mbart11 - 6/4/13 at 2:29am