Originally Posted by rugman1969
So what you're saying is the edge lights bleed noticeably in a dark room on dark scenes? Is it more tolerable than judder, and do you have judder with that tv?
No, I get very little edge bleed from this set. It's specifically flashlighting from the lower left corner (on normal viewing modes with backlight at 5-6) in the dark or from all corners on HDR content (backlight at 20). It's not constant, just when the LEDs are working in certain scenes. Bear in mind, this is only on dark content in an almost pitch black room.
Two good examples:
For nighttime viewing on movie mode--the opening pan scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens when the Star Destroyer comes into view from the bottom left and moves toward the center of the screen. Flashlighting from the lower left corner is visible.
For HDR content--The Man in the High Castle on Amazon UHD. This entire series is a very darkly lit series. Many scenes are in the dark. The flashlighting at backlight 20 is visible often.
I would say for 80%+ of movie viewing you'll never notice the flashlighting. Even on HDR I only notice it on The Man in the High Castle.
For gaming, sports viewing, normal TV, it's never an issue. Just the nature of how an edge lit panel works. I also don't have any issues with judder or blur. I think the 8 series motion handling is every bit as good as the Vizio P series, not quite as good as the Sony 930.
The depth, contrast, color accuracy, and general "pop" is amazing on this TV. My friend has a Vizio P65-C1 and it's a great looking TV too, but even with his calibrated he remarks that my TV has more depth and color vibrancy. I wish the KS8500 was FALD, but I'm not going to pay double the price to move up to the KS9800.