Color temperature (User Preset/Night Mode before/after calibration)
|10 IRE:||7,544 / 7,089 K|
|20 IRE:||7,310 / 6,710 K|
|30 IRE:||6,974 / 6,424 K|
|40 IRE:||7,021 / 6,517 K|
|50 IRE:||7,068 / 6,529 K|
|60 IRE:||6,777 / 6,379 K|
|70 IRE:||6,968 / 6,425 K|
|80 IRE:||6,978 / 6,555 K|
|90 IRE:||6,906 / 6,458 K|
|100 IRE:||7,066 / 6,617 K|
Brightness (100-IRE window): 28.9 / 29.6 ftL
Set to its User preset and Night mode, the NuVision's grayscale tracked linearly but slightly blue across the brightness scale, closer to 7,000 K than the 6,500-K standard. Service-menu adjustment resulted in tracking that was just ±121 K off from 30 to 100 IRE - excellent performance. The red and blue primaries were close to dead-on, though green was notably undersaturated, an impression confirmed in our color-decoder test, which measured -5% and -20% errors on red and green, respectively. (These were never a problem in program material, which looked natural.) Gray-field uniformity - often a problem on LCDs - was among the best I've seen, and step/ramp patterns showed remarkably even delineation from dark to light.
The HDMI inputs fully resolved 1080i/p and 720p test signals, but the component-video inputs failed to do so with 1080i or 720p test patterns, which showed noise at the highest resolutions. The NuVision scored well on the upscaling and deinterlacing (jaggies) tests on the Silicon Optix Blu-ray and DVD test discs, though the noise test on the DVD version showed up the set's less than stellar handling of noisy material . - R.S.
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