All this talk about Local Dimming issues is making me nervous, as the P65-F1 might be my next TV. I had bad issues with dimming on the Samsung NU8000 that I ended up returning. I am somewhat hearing impaired and do rely heavily on subtitles. When subtitles would appear on the Samsung, the ENTIRE screen brightness would go up. When the subtitles would disappear, the screen brightness would go back down. Especially bad on Netflix. Very annoying for a dark-lit show. Good test is the first 10 minutes of episode one of "Haunting of Hill House". Was basically unwatchable. I emailed Daniel O'Keeffe at rtings.com and he confirmed that the poor Local Dimming of that Samsung would cause issues like that.
So, if this P Series is also poor for Local Dimming, sounds like I may run into this subtitle issue, or other related issues. You can completely turn off Local Dimming on this TV, correct? Of course, that would also defeat the purpose of having this TV.
Do the TV's Dimming issues affect gaming also, or just viewing content? Is it only streaming content? Blu-Rays usually perform better, in some cases I read about online...not sure if this is compression-related.
Last edited by DVD Freaky; 03-14-2019 at 12:37 PM.