Originally Posted by KingBeef79
Comparison video between PX and Sony 950G.
Caleb says a lot of the same things I do - especially note that he said the PQX could compete with the premium sets from the big 3. But unfortunately, gradient banding is an issue on my TV & I am seeing more of it, the more content I watch (mostly cable). Keep in mind, Vizio is saying it could be a defect. And the brightness of this TV & FALD algorithm continue to reveal shortcomings.
I just experienced another viewing issue. This is visible on both the High & Medium FALD settings. I did not try low because the picture is just too dim.
I watched The Revenant. For the most part, this movie looked as gorgeous as you hear/read about. Extremely life-like/realistic. Stunning & shocking at the same time. Any scene where folks are sitting around the fire or candelight looks so real & "in the room" you swear you could touch them. Scenes where embers lift up into the night sky were rendered beautifully. Shadow detail was exquisite - absolutely no noise, no banding & no black crush. Motion, for the most part, was spot-on perfect, even in panning scenes. Some panning shots were just the right speed for stutter to be visible. But - no artifacts at least, even in fast moving objects.
Scenes that fade to black, or fade up from black, I saw no gradient banding & the fade was extremely smooth. And as I have stated before - BLACK IS BLACK. You do not see black bars in a dark room, and black scenes look flippin' absolute black.
Subtitles - especially in dark scenes - would light up the entire scene. Not really "blooming" - the picture would brighten. For example, the very dark scene where all you see is the Native American's face & he's talking; DiCaprio is in the shadows in the background... when the subtitles appeared, the face brightened. The black stayed blank - but the face lit up slightly, and it is substantially enough away from the subtitle to be in an entirely different zone.
Other dark scenes, the exact same effect - the entire scene brightened. I found this to be very distracting. I will take & post pics - hopefully it will be visible.
And because this movie frequently switches between dark & light scenes (even during the day, when there is a window or snow in the background of one person, but a wall or dark forest/mountains behind the other) that light lag I spoke of in my initial post was very much evident & distracting.
Lastly, I had to sit DIRECTLY in front of the TV - and I mean DIRECTLY - to minimize any hint of bloom. If I laid down on the couch, or sat on the left or right cushion of my couch which changes the angle of view by 5-10 degrees TOPS, blooming was apparent.
This movie is so heavy on mood, proper scene lighting, a lot of night & twilight/dusk scenes & emphasizing the dynamic range of actual real-life scenery (bright snow against dark woods/mountains), there is simply no escaping this issue. This TV is bright & I found no satisfactory backlight setting to minimize the effect & keep the picture bright enough to watch & enjoy.
HDR - no doubt, absolutely stunning specular highlights. Fire, sun in the trees/between clouds, setting over a mountain... jaw droppingly real.
The more I watch, I am definitely leaning towards OLED as I just can't tolerate the visible backlight/FALD at work.