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1. Unboxing went great, it's designed really well, I was worried I wouldn't be able to set it up mainly by myself but it worked. I placed it next to the furniture stand (taking the heavy stand out of the top of the box first), tilted the box up on one end, had my wife slide a solid wood chair under it, repeated for the other side while she helped keep it stable, then picked up each corner again to move it directly onto the stand (little bit tricky). The box disassembles from around the TV and there's a section in the back which pulls out from the back center (note it's interlocked with the styrofoam in the front... that cost me some time) so you can then assemble the stand while it's still supported in the base of the box. Carefully picking up each side of the TV then allows the styrofoam inserts at the bottom of the TV to be pulled out from the sides. Finally worked it back and forth to walk it off the last bottom piece of cardboard.
2. I thought the tilt thing would bug me, but it doesn't while watching from the couch (TV stand it 22.5" tall, sit about 9' away) - it's probably about perfect while standing, which will happen watching football games
3. I'm impressed with the color, brightness, and black levels. I knew I was missing something with the LG OLED, it always seemed to me to be flat and kind of blah compared to the old plasma. Wanted to try the LED due to increased brightness for HDR content and it does pop. Combined with the size of the TV I get the immersion thing now. Watched some 4K content scenes from John Wick 3 and the fighting scenes in the levels of glass floors near the end are amazing. Aquaman had me feeling like I was flying over the cliffs of the sea floor in one scene, like weirdly so.
4. Picture settings seem to be fairly easy to get a good picture. With 4K content I was able to dial down initially too much sharpness, increase the color, add a little shadow detail and get a picture that really pops. The adaptive picture control seems to do a pretty good job as well, seemingly better than the standard modes available (haven't had enough time with it however). During daylight however it seems to darken things a bit too much.
5. Black levels seem to be very good, the black bars on the top and bottom seem jet black to me (I'm no expert though)
6. Love the brightness, haven't had this in a TV ever!
1. I can definitely see the backlight array (I'm guessing that's what it is, darker square boxes equally spaced) across the top in many scenes where it's a uniform background (blue sky for example). Some slight panning of the background really accentuates it. Seems particularly bad on the very top row. Is this normal on an LED? I'm a little worried about that.
2. Depending on content sometimes I can pick up vertical or horizontal bands. Not particularly bad, and it's probably dependent on content and resolution. Finally the anti-glare screen adds yet a different pattern that can sometimes be seen. On most images none of these are an issue however.
3. Maybe too obvious, but really exposes SD & HD sources as pretty lacking. I know the upscaling is supposed to be amazing AI tech, but I wouldn't be able to watch some of the stuff on DirecTV even though it's supposed to be HD (caught a few minutes of The Fifth Element and it looked awful, really blurry). Minor concern though as that's asking too much, I bought it for 4K and hopefully some day 8K content.
4. How do you get 8K content off of YouTube? Everything seems capped at 4K resolution (including "8K" videos) - in fact it defaults to 720p unless you change it to 4K. Looks great in 4K, but I thought someone mentioned 8K could be streamed directly. Are there other apps with 8K?
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