Originally Posted by didadi
First pic is FALD set to low, and 2nd one is FALD = OFF.
Both backlight = 25, brightness=50, contrast=100.
Backlight bleed is definitely there with FALD off,but wonder
if it's the right test even. I may have gotten one of the better
units? What you guys think? No ripples, no over bleeding
whatsoever. 4K is simply amazing in this,specially with FALD
set to even Low (Med,High as well). Feeling like this can be a
You have some bleed, but I think all of us have some bleed. Too much? It depends what you find acceptable. In consideration of the reasoning given why someone would ever want to turn FALD off (and yes, I've read all the insightful comments), I can see why for some people this would matter. I've spend hours with this set watching as much 1080p, 4k HDR and non-HDR content I can find to try and push it to it's limits. I've been pausing and playing with Local Contrast/FALD. I continue to not be able to find a scenario I would every turn it off.
As has been pointed out, there were two specific FALD concerns given in the reviewed.com
pro review for this set. The reviewer commented on colors over saturating with FLAD turned On while watching "Moving Art" on Netflix. The other series commented on was Marco Polo on Netflix. For this they had to turn FALD back to High to fix color problems... I can tell you with absolute certainty
that I am NOT
seeing these issues on my set when toggling between Local Contrast On/Off. No difference in color on Moving Art or Marco Pollo regardless of Local Contrast setting, only a slight change in brightness and black levels a expected. So perhaps that was a defect in the reviewers set or perhaps this is something TCL has corrected in the patch that downloaded when I first connected the set.
I've spent a lot of time watching today in a fairly bright room and this evening watching spent a few hours with just a few low-watt bulb floor lamps on specifically trying to find fault with the images so I can report this back, there is just nothing I'm finding. The motion could be smoother (as I think all pro reviews noted), but it still looks very, very good.
You have some individuals with a lot of experience with displays that cost several thousand dollars who seem to really struggle with the give and takes one would expect on a $600 dollar set vs a $3000 display. I think most have articulated that but in the subtext of their comments there seems to be a Videophile lovers disappointment (or perhaps outright disgust or bitterness, I'm not sure which it is). You may want to take some specific cirques with grain of salt. I would argue most people who care enough passionately about something (guns, cars, AV equipment, whatever) and spend time on the high-end are going to probably have a difficult time judging budget and mid-range products for what they are. It's very difficult to be objective coming from point and to not express your frustration. This is what separates the pro reviewer from the average videophile. The pro reviewer's income depends on their ability to be objective across the board.
This is AVSForum and those of us who are not videophiles are really just guest here. With that in mind and with all due respect, the nit-picking I'm sure is of great value to other videophiles but for most consumers just looking to focus on "great" and not "perfect" a lot of it it should probably be filtered out. I think in some of the cases with bleed this is nit-picking. Just an opinion.