Just spotted this on the Curry's website, seems to be a new model and it's a flat screen. Had a search and not seen it mentioned on these forums. Can't find any reviews either. Anyone seen one in person?
Very interested and would be much appreciated. I'm moving house in a couple of weeks so am teetering on getting this to wall mount in the new place.I'm going to pick one of these up in currys tomorrow-OLED is still a bit rich for my taste and LG are having a few quality issues but I wanted to join the 4K bandwagon.
I have calibration gear so maybe I'll post a little review over the weekend if anyone is interested.
Is it the same vertically? I'm used to my IPS panel, place we're moving to has a fireplace 1150mm high, suppose I can get a tilting bracket for it if I need to.Viewing angles are pretty poor. No problem if you sit dead on but you don't have to move much the sides to see colour and contrast drop off. In fairness this is a problem with VA panels but I accept that in trade for the better black levels.
Music to my ears. Is it easy access to switch from a custom calibrated game mode back to a movie mode?
Yes there is vertically - mine is also on a tilted bracket so not an issue.
Game mode unfortunately like all samsungs is buried in an obscure menu. Luckily I have a harmony remote so I have set up a sequence to make it easier.
Yeah I'm happy with it but you have to accept the issues that come with a LCD
Viewing angles are pretty poor so if you have seating that is regularly used off centre then I would be looking at an IPS panel or Oled.
I find light blooming very minimal but it is there - I have calibrated the set and the backlight is set very low (6/20) but at higher settings you will notice some blooming unless you turn smart LED off which will then compromise the black levels
There is a very occasional problem with video processing on 50hz sources. I only ever really notice on football either when graphical text is overplayed or on slow motion shots and I get a very slight stutter. My only source for this is sky - no problems with 60hz or 24hz sources.
On the plus side picture quality is superb and the tv calibrated really well. Screen uniformity is the best I have ever seen on a LCD and black levels are really good.
Gaming is also great - as long as you remember to engage gaming mode.
Smart tv interface is very smooth and picture quality of 4K/HDR streaming sources is very good.
For me this is a two year TV until OLED drops to a more reasonable level but I wanted to get in on the 4k/HDR bandwagon.
I've got a JS8000 after 3 attempts to get a problem free JS8500, it is nice but I'm not sure if I prefer the 8500 (if I could find one without light borders)
The black level performance is good on very dark scenes but there seems to be a waxy effect on mid level scenes and I'm sure the curved one had a better viewing angle based on my position (3.5m from the screen and dead centre) and had what seemed like more depth and pop to the image
If you weren't sat dead square centre would you still prefer the 8500 vs the 8000?
Its not the tightest of angles, with 0 being dead on our 2nd sofa is probably about 20-30 degrees over to the left which is why i wondered if the flat panel set would be better
Couldn't put up with the poor colours and washed out look so have boxed u the 8000 and am back with an 8500
What's it like in comparison without game mode? I sometimes play the h6400 without game mode for single player games because of the added processing making them look a little better, is there much if any difference?I have a h6400 in the bedroom. Massive difference in black level as the h6400 has no local or global dimming and no cinema black. Gaming lag is a bit quicker on the JS8000 but you'd only notice on online Fps
Ok due to the fact that the js8000 has far more video processing going on in the background I would say it wouldn't be acceptable to play without game mode as we are talking about 130ms compared to 35ms in game mode. Besides I wouldn't see any reason to - game mode lacks 10 point white balance but in every other respect you can calibrate a very good picture with it.
As long as you've have correctly calibrated your display chain to accept full range then I don't think you would have any issues - you just set your black level accordingly.
I came to the js8000 from a last gen panny plasma and I'm happy with the black level. It does however depend where you set your backlight and I do use bias lighting behind the panel.
Black level does take a bit of a hit with HDR due to the backlight being locked to max.