Originally Posted by MajesticNJ
I've had this TV for about 2 months now and was worried about the lack of local dimming and the poor reviews about light bleed and how blacks are not black in the dark.
My room is a "very" bright room during the day. It has lots of windows. Was a mess with my old Mitsu DLP. We literally had to cover the windows with sheets sometimes. Anyway, I have to say that Ambient Lighting behind the TV was a huge difference at night. I put a small lamp with a Philips Hue color bulb in it to test the ambient lighting and it works REALLY well. I like it a lot. I'm ordering a light strip kit to add to the back of the set to replace the test lamp. However, if you sit there and stare at the corners, you will see light bleed. If you stare at the black bars above and below a movie, you will see grey not black. If you are doing what I've gotten accustomed to doing and that is to watch the movie or TV content, you are going to love this TV. It has an amazingly good picture and upscales incredibly well.
Just my opinion and we all know what that is worth. Good luck.
Thanks for your feedback. I am enjoying the TV so far. Coming from a non-4K system, to the XBR-75X850D is complete night and day. My family and I were in aw when we viewed the 4K content on Netflix! Putting sheets in front of a window to watch content on a DLP system - haha been there done that. I feel ya.
Last night, I installed a Tingkam Waterproof 5M 5050 SMD RGB Led Strips Lighting Kit for added ambient lighting for the back of the TV as we tend to watch most of our content during the evening.
There are so many settings on this TV, that I find myself switching to different viewing modes depending on what I'm viewing. It's impossible to imagine that one system setting will accommodate all viewing types. For movies, I'm going with Cinema Pro, sports, ESPN, NFL Network, I've landed on the Standard setting. I've messed around with the HDR settings, but found them to be very bright and washed out. But was able to lower down some of the settings to get it more viewer friendly.
I've had the TV for 4 days now, and don't regret the purchase. as stated above, concentrate on the movie or whatever content your viewing and don't focus so much on the sub-par black levels, and any light bleed your screen may have. Otherwise, you're setting yourself up for disappointment, and missing out on what a great display it really is and what it delivers. Fortunately for me, I have very minimal light bleed, that I can tell and look forward to viewing more 4K content in the near future!