Originally Posted by skschatzman
Black detail should be left off as it has a very negative impact on the EOTF. I'm very sure he already knows this.
Yep - I do not use any of the image processing stuff. I am sort of a purist in that regard... everything I've ever read about those kinds of settings, all of the way back when I really got into to this hobby (obsession) was to always keep that stuff off.
The only time I will ever give them a whirl is if the content looks off in any way on my custom settings (which are done with the Spears & Munsil disc). I'll give em a shot & if they improve the image, I will use the processing (incl noise reduction) just for that content.
When I saw the gradient banding & the backlight "lag" - I tried multiple settings. None of them fixed it. "Medium" FALD setting helped minimize the visibility of the "lag", but it was still there. I reduced brightness, contrast, color - then increased it all. Doing various combinations & going back & forth... then it suddenly dawns on you - this is nuts. I shouldn't have to do this.
I wound up sending the TV back & got a Sony A9F. Right away, what do you think I noticed?
If you were to say 3-D like pop, colors & bright images coupled- yep, you got it.
I think what Vizio has done is set a bar - and taken LCD/LED technology to a whole new level. What that set does right, it seriously does right. And no one, not Samsung, not Sony - did it before Vizio.
I think they're going to force other manufacturers to step up or they will start to lose market share, for sure. And that kind of progress may mean in the next 1-2 years, LCD/LED will blow the doors off OLED. The Quantum X is just too close on the blacks & crushes the brightness & colors OLED can produce.
I see myself selling the AF9 & getting whatever comes next for LCD/LED. 4000 nits on the horizon? LOL
Vizio is going to break out with the Quantum X & I bet Rtings' review is going to sing its praises & without any caveats for price or Vizio's "budget" reputation. It came close enough to sell me - and I have always been anti-LCD - but I was not willing to wait for the fixes as my return window started to close.
The A9F gets me to 4K, HDR & DV - and 65" & I can deal with the brightness & "pop" compromises I have to make because the Sony really renders a stellar, clean picture.