Originally Posted by audacious nick
Have you ever owned a KS8000? Light bleed is indicative of a defective panel, but the TV will show vertical columns of light with white text on a black screen, and minor blooming. Contrary to what you said, because I HAVE owned one, there is not a lot of bleeding and clouding. Not if you have a non-defective TV. There is some blooming in very specific circumstances, typically visible when you have a bright object on a dark scene. A torture test for this was the night scene on the buggy boys episode of The Grand Tour, during the night scenes. A defective panel will have a lot of bleeding. A good panel will have blooming and some loss of the dark surround, but it's only minor. It's an intrinsic weakness of the bottom edge-lit TVs.
But, to say "alot" makes it seem like you either had a defective panel and are using that as your opinion, or you've never owned one and are parroting what you read online. Either way, it's not particularly helpful.
Oh you followed me here! Its great to see i officially have a stalker! 2 previous threads you followed me and accused me of two different things, each of those threads i refuted you based on facts with long messages, none of those you replied to! And now you follow me here, im not longer going to dignify you with a response. It is a known fact that the Samsung KS8000 and every edge-lit tv suffers from clouding and light bleeding into the letterbox bars especially while watching movies in the dark. i'll give you one quote from flatpanelshd.com "HDR picture quality is held back by the fact that KS8000 cannot control light locally. The TV is utilizing edge LED and the diodes are placed on top and bottom of the LCD panel so the TV has very limited control. What it can do is to control light output in vertical bands (that do not extend all the way from top to bottom), which in practice causes bright elements to "bleed" over into parts of the image that were not intended to be illuminated." And the forums are filled with owners complaining of light bleed and clouding, i'll quote some, 'I know that light bleed is an unavoidable phenomenon, but my question to the experts here is "how much is too much"? I received my KS8000 60" two weeks ago, and it suffers from fairly significant light bleed on the right side. Now, under most conditions and most content it is not noticeable. But it is noticeable sometimes in letterboxes, and also during some very dark scenes. It's always there in black menu backgrounds. I've lowered the backlight as much as I think is acceptable (10 in my room), and am using Smart LED (low or high looks the same...I've left it on low per Samsung). Currently the picture mode is Natural, but the bleed is there in Natural, Standard and Movie.' Another one, 'I think that is what drives me nuts. I can make it tolerable for standard content but when HDR kicks in and doesn't have black bars at the top and bottom then it ruins the picture because my eye is drawn to the light bar at the bottom of the screen.' Another one, 'I'm on my third un60ks8000, I wish any of them were this good 😞. Seriously, everyone I've bought and exchanged has had light bleed visible in bright and dark scenes. Especially along the bottom, a constant half inch thick line of light that distorts the picture. I have until the 30th to return my current one to best buy. I just contacted Samsung and am waiting to hear if they will send someone to replace the panel. Otherwise I think I'm done playing the lottery, packing up and returning 3 60 inch TV's in a month is too much.' These are all from different forums, and there are more reviewers who speak about this with edge-lit TVs. It's such a widely known thing that i'm shocked you tried to deny it, it just proves you're just full of hate for me for some reason and youre just looking to counter everything i say, my friend i always speak from facts, and i challenge you to confront me using facts! Please have some dignity now and stop this. I will repeat again as i already said, it is a panel lottery, some panels will be better than others! And i will repear again, for Chrisipod4s, if he can't get the X900E then he should without a doubt get the KS8000, it's a great set as i've said before. And since he doesn't use the TV in the dark, mainly he said his wife uses in the day and him at night but with the lights on, in that case the light bleed won't be too much of a problem.