Originally Posted by Wizziwig
@jk82 , looking forward to seeing your results in the uniformity tracking thread. Hopefully it performs as well as others have reported and better than your C8. Once you have them equally calibrated, maybe post a side-by-side comparison using same camera settings?
Well, I spent 2 days watching lots of movies on the GZ2000 and trying to somehow adjust the low-end to a point where it wouldn't annoy me.
Here is a 3% using the default True Cinema Preset which is 100 nits, gamma 2.4. I measured the center and also the top left corner.
Now what the hell am I supposed to do with that when the center is too dark and the corner way too bright??
While watching dark scenes I often see the left or right edge/corner glow like it was an edge-lit LCD. I also tried crushing the low-end but that just shifts the problem and doesn't really solve it.
Some movie scenes (UHD Blu-Ray) showing the glowing corner/edges:
C8 vs GZ2000 white uniformity:
This picture might be bit deceiving because the TVs are angled. On the C8 I have some greenish tint towards the left edge which I can see in content. I prefer the GZ2000 for white uniformity, it's not perfect but it didn't distract me in content yet.
C8_vs_GZ2000 5% gray(100 nits gamma 2.4):
On the 5% both look okayish to my eye, the camera exaggerates the uniformity issues. The C8 has one somewhat noticeable band and the GZ2000 never really showed any banding during movie watching but it has huge brightness differences the more you go towards black like seen in my measurement. I would even say I prefer the C8 uniformity below 5%. Sometimes seeing a band is less annoying than the edge-lit LCD look that my GZ2000 shows in certain scenes. I tried taking photos of the lower range but they turned out to be complete crap.
The GZ is going back, already talked to the retailer and they were very very keen on trying to get me to get this solved through panasonic which I of course do not want. They constatntly told me that maybe my picture settings are wrong.
They also didn't seem to want to swap it so I guess I'm gonna get my money back as I have a 14 day return period by law.
This really pains me as I really like the GZ2000 if only there weren't those near-black non-uniformities on my set.
edit: before anyone asks, the GZ has already run multiple auto comp cycles and even one manually triggered big one. It didn't change anything.