Someone asked if the flashlighting on my set was present with the black bars. Yes
Sports look great. Picture looks quite a bit better after using the avs YouTube images to adjust color, tint, and luminance.
Whites are almost too bright on the chargers jerseys. My eye prefers sharpness set to 23 for OTA content. Avs calibration image could tolerate up to about 13. I used the YouTube app settings for OTA with minor tweaks to backlight, brightness, and sharpness.
My advice to those that purchased this model from Costco is to hold on to it, and the documentation that shows it was to come with local dimming. If a new model pops up, and this is no longer available. I'd be willing to bet you will get the new model as a replacement with a little legwork on your part. I had my current Vizio replaced 5 times before I received a panel I found acceptable.
Edit: added images.
If you zoom in on the motion image you can see the slight bit of haze that appears around the players due to the increased sharpness. It's not noticable while watching.
Last edited by Medphysdave; 12-02-2018 at 07:56 PM.