Originally Posted by KidRad
Do you use FALD [ALZ] on the Vizio P or leave the feature off?
I don't want to deal with dim whites or a dim picture
overall just for the sake or getting greater blacks.
Here is what Rtngs said about the P's local dimming...
"...When watching movies, a downside of this feature is that
stars in the sky won't be bright, but at least the blacks will be great..."
There's a good chance I'll wind up not using [ALZ] because of this reason alone...
I've recently begun watching stuff with ALZ Off on my P-50-C1, and I'm liking
it more and more.
(Ok, the Backlight is not as 'Black' from earlier Firmware,
but that may come back, I hope.)
If you watch anything with a star field on what's supposed to a black background
(such as the opening of each episode of the Original Star Trek Series
ALZ must be OFF
, otherwise the stars' brightness is drastically cut. To me, ALZ
interferes too much on various nearly all dark and darker scenes with some mixed
I don't know if Vizio can further improve the ALZ or will it always work this way?
With some content, when ALZ is Off, you can knock down the Brightness to 49 or
lower if needed to help on Contrast/Blacks. (I moved Contrast down to 44
the Beta Firmware 220.127.116.11
Release. 46-to-50+ blows-out peak brights according
to some test scenes on the Disney WoW Disc.)
If you get the P-50
, I think you are going to like it.