Hey all, first off I just want to say that I just set up my new NU8000 last night and gave it a test run. I had a Vizio P75 F-1 for the past three months and while it has a beautiful picture, I couldn't live with the visible FALD zones and the DSE during panning shots. After much research, I settled on the NU8000 because it had the highest screen uniformity rating of all non-OLED TVs on Rtings.com. I've got to say that right out of the gate, I've been blown away!! After watching a few hours of various programming last night, the difference has been night and day between this set and my Vizio, so I'm beyond thrilled for that. I still need to see how it does during football games, but the banding has essentially been non-existent with this set so far, so I know that it will be far better than my Vizio regardless. I know a lot of people have a thing against edge-lit TVs, but having just come from a Full Array display with uniformity issues, I would take a clean picture on an edge-lit set all day everyday.
The other reason I purchased this TV was because it had a better upscaling score on Rtings than the Vizio. I have a very large collection old classic movies and film-noir DVDs that I spent years collecting, and I don't plan on upgrading them all to Blu Ray. I've come to find that the only downside to these newer 4k TVs, are that they show ALL of the imperfections of old DVDs. I previously had a Toshiba 52" DLP 1080i TV, and my BD Player would upscale all of my old movies beautifully (I realize it's because it was a lower resolution TV), but it honestly made old classic movies look crisp and clean and new.
The biggest problem I've noticed on the 4k sets is visible noise with a lot of older Black and White movies. It's so intense and obvious that it's very distracting. My Vizio had a settings feature that literally said "Reduce Noise," and it worked really well for eliminating most of it. I noticed the Samsung has "Digital Clean View," but when I turned that on it barely made a difference.
Does anyone have any advice or preferred settings to use when viewing old black and white movies on DVD? Also, is there a way to disable the TVs upscaling function so that i can just let my Oppo 203 handle it all? The Oppo has a noise reduction feature which helps a bit but it still didn't look as good as the Vizio's Reduce noise setting.