Author Topic: Samsung 43NU7100 & Sony 43X750F Review x2: Semi-Glossy 4K VA & IPS  (Read 2583 times)


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Re: Sony 43X750F Review: Semi-Glossy 4K IPS TV
« on: October 28, 2018, 03:15:21 am »
Samsung Semi-Glossy Coating

Samsung 43UN7100 30/50BL The Order 1886 by Deepinthesky Teslastorm, on Flickr

Almost all televisions use a form of semi-glossy coating, which is the worst type of non-matte coating since semi-glossy coatings make black looked greyish, and displays look washed out under bright lighting.  Some semi-glossy coatings are worse than others, and the 43NU7100's coating is one of the least desirable types of semi-glossy coatings, especially since the panel is not very bright, though it is slightly brighter than the Sony.  The first photo is of the 43NU7100 with my ceiling light turned on, and with 140cdm/2 display brightness.  Here it is with the ceiling light on and maximum brightness of 306cdm/2:

Photo of the Samsung with my bias lights (3x LIFX BR30's set to 4000k and maximum brightness) and 140cdm/2 display brightness (30/50 Back-light setting) versus the ceiling light:

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Bias lighting (lights placed behind a display) is highly recommended since the 43NU7100 is not very bright, and because its semi-glossy coating makes it look washed out under bright lighting.
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