Originally Posted by mqh audio /forum/post/13185796
I just installed a 42" Friday and have another one scheduled in 3 weeks.
One of the best displays I have seen in a long time.
Originally Posted by kc8apf /forum/post/17846815
Their calibration guy requires a 100 hour burn-in period
Originally Posted by frito /forum/post/17849747
this is an LCD based display is it not? very strange that they are requiring a burn in period on it, sounds to me like he calibrates alot of Panasonic and pioneer plasmas and just thinks its a plasma or something because I've yet to hear of an LCD that needs 100 hour break it period, their colors do no change with time because there are no phosphors used that can degrade over time like plasma and CRT displays have
Originally Posted by mr335tr /forum/post/17849674
After nearly two years someone finally has provided some added perspectives on NuVision tv's. I have been checking this forum on occasion since I first saw one in a A/V store hoping to get some opinions from owners, and I was about to give up when I read the post by kc8apf. One question I have is that the models I saw were the Fx5's, not the new Fx5LS (LED edge-lit) models, which I have not seen yet, and are significantly higher in price. If anyone who has viewed both and could provide some descriptive/comparative comments on the picture quality, it would be appreciated.
I had been considering the 42Fx5, and am disappointed that it's LED replacement is now reduced to a 40" model. At any rate, thanks kc8apf, for sharing your NuVision experience, and I will be checking back on occasion with the hope of seeing more NuVision feedback.
Originally Posted by kc8apf /forum/post/17850635
More details as I play with this set and do some rough calibration:
- In a dark room, some flashlighting. I'll try to get a photo.
- Also in a dark room, black isn't perfectly black. In this setting, perhaps not quite as dark as the 8500, but still quite dark. I'm still playing with the backlight settings, but even with it turned all the way down, the screen is slightly grey and can be differentiated from the bezel.
- Sharpness is _very_ good. I still see this as the strongest point of this display. Watching a 720p TV show upscaled to 1080p (via a receiver) is quite amazing.
- Still working on tuning motion compensation settings. Sometimes it is a bit soap-opera-ish, others it isn't.
I'm going to work on doing some adjustments with the Spears and Munsil disc after the baby goes to bed.
Originally Posted by Benny42 /forum/post/17851253
Everything you describe sounds like a set not up to the standard of a good local dimming set (B8500, Sony XBR8).
Originally Posted by kc8apf /forum/post/17851612
Keep in mind that I have had the set for exactly 1 day and my initial statements were against the out of box settings. I went through the S&M calibration disc and did what I could by eye.
Originally Posted by Benny42 /forum/post/17852042
Don't get me wrong - I think it's a good analysis for such a short ownership.
As the manufacturer isn't present in Germany (to my knowledge) I'll follow your experiences with the set!