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Here are some initial thoughts on motion...
Using blurbusters's testufo.com, I found the this TV does not handle motion as well as some top-tier TVs do, and it offers no options to change its default presentation.
The infamous 1080p Spears and Munsil "Sarah on a Hammock" clip played as well as I see other LCD TVs handle it in 24P with frame interpolation is turned off. The 30p "Stock Ticker" test pattern confirms, advanced motion processing is one of the things you give up to gain so much else.
On the other hand folks, worried about judder and movies can relax a bit, this TV handles 24p smoothly.
Lights-out HDR had slightly elevated blacks, this FALD array is not as sophisticated as what you see from high-end TVs. I spotted some mild fluctuation in the letterbox bars when watching X-Men Days of Future Past, for example. Add a bit of ambient light and the blacks look inky deep and dark, only with lights out and HDR do I see the backlight impacting blacks.
SDR, lights out, Blu-ray, no halos around the FBI warning (lol).
Calibrated SDR is stunning. It makes HD Blu-rays look like they should, even with FALD at the highest setting, its machinations remain invisible. Jaw-dropping.
The built-in sound is weak, you'll want to add at least a soundbar to this TV.
I can confirm it tone maps HDR up to 4000 nits, rather than clip. It does clip 10,000 nits but right now that's essentially irrelevant as 1000 and 4000 nits are the two peak luminances used in HDR mastering.
Overall picture quality is knocking my socks off. I could live with this TV and be very content. SDR performance is a real highlight, nothing to complain about with the upscaling, either.
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