07 Dec 2012, 06:39
B&O has not commented on the findings yet, but I can forward your questions regarding smart-TV, movie profile, and input lag. Other users have expressed that they see no problem with playing games on the BV11, so everyone might not agree that 100 ms is too much. I wouldn't hold my breath for fixes to the latter two, but the smart-TV platform is almost a guarantee for future updates. But again: don't buy any TV for its Smart-TV platform - they all suck. I really don't see any quantum leap in terms of usability any time soon, and the Apple TV run Netflix much better than any smart-TV out there anyways.
When I say "20% white" it is of course the lower 20% on the graph I refer to. The graph goes from 0 to 100, but in my mind it makes little sense to talk about 100% grey, when in fact the greyscale go from black to white.
I have yet to see an ES8000 with the same homogenuity of the backlight, which is really a dealbreaker for me, so in direct comparison the BV11 is superior. The human eye is a thankful device, so color inaccuracies are evened out to a large extend simply by looking at things for a longer period. In direct comparison you would see the difference between the BV11 and the ES8000, but we are in the range below a deltaE of 2-5 for most colors, so we are nit picking here. I would rate the picture quality of the BV11 to be among the very best on the market for Edge lit LCD-TV's. Compared to my own LX5090 it still has some way to go - which is why it only gets a "highly recommended" and not a "reference" award.
My main concern with the picture quality actually comes when looking at poor SD-TV, where the TV can loose cadence which causes comb effects. Especially on 4:3 shows broadcasted with black borders the problem was pretty consistent. One could argue that such programs should just bugger off, but older shows do find their way to my TV-screen once in while, and then its a shame that they don't look as good as they could.
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