Originally Posted by Major_Zwepp
A question for the 82NU8000 owners. How dou you rate your set? What do like and dislike about it? How is the HDR performance being it an edge lit panel. Is there much vertical blooming and do the black bars with cinemascope content variate much in brightness depending on the content shown? How do you experience the motion? I had a quick look at a 75" version and it seemed fine, but a 75Q7FN was horrible with motion (while using the same settings).
I was all set to buy a Sony 85X850F untill I discovered it wouldn't fit up the stairs. Such a shame, but the 82" will fit, although barely.
Well, its not the best, but not bad at all, here in the netherlands its the best bargain price/quality you can buy. The q serie is better, but not worth the price difference. The sony 900f is only available in 75, if it had been 82 and the same price of the 82nu8000 I would have bought the sony.
Dirty screen, well, if you look reaaaaally hard you may see it sometimes in eg a fast moviing cloudy sky. On test pictures you can see it a little, as well as in a batcave a little. The same goes for blooming really. With some light cannot see it, except if you go looking for it. So in a batcave its a small issue, for the rest its non issue, nothing to worry about, unless you happen to have a bad screen.
This tv may not be good enough for a batcave, but better than the cheap lg k series or sony xd and the like.
Then for normal day and night viewing
Perceived contrast is good, blacks and black details are good, brightness is good. Colours are good, cinemascoop bars not an issue. Tho you must use movie and the tv must be calibrated, by test pictures and measurements. I have only had time to grayscale colour and natural skin colour and set all by various test patterns, and still need to do measurements for perfect colour.
Thus far I noticed there seems to be some colour cutoff, this may or may not be corrected by colour calibration. Not an issue for real tv.
Hdr works fine, but it misses the puch like the zd9 has. HLG works poorly. Not sure why, its just way too dark. Not been able to fix that, unless its the hlg test channel?
Motion, its ok, after reading various sites, I have decided the settings should be different, maybe because its 50 instead of 60 hz broadcast but doing the opposite its much better. Tho its better than my 55c8000, its more obvious on an 82. So now its acceptable for sports. If you are a major fast motion sports fan, this tv may not he the one for you,
Other tvs are better like the new to be released zf9 but that tv will be way too expensive in a large size. In this size and price I have not seen anything I would buy at least in europe. The cheaper 7 series I would not purchase, as its misses the deep blacks of the 8000.