Terrible Contrast Ratio
I wouldn't get too excited about this display just yet. I have done some measurements and I am seeing that the contrast ratio is about 689:1! That is worse than the original z. It is the same with the Bravia engine 2 on or off.
Also I see quite a bit of light loss or brightness loss when turning this device. This is nowhere near as good as the HTC One IPS Display. I don't see color shifting though.
Also, I'm not happy about black compensation. There is a lot of compression in shadows. Dark scenes are just too dark too soon and they lose a ton of detail. No variations in shadows. Just all the same "black". Plus in the dark this display looks like a bright shining light leak. Lol no darker blacks
at all. Think about a bluish grey and a very bright one at that.
Sony is taking gamma for highlights and midtones and making them way too bright (low gamma). Let's give an average of gamma 2.02. Then in shadows they are making gamma way too high and pretty early on. I guess the combination of too low gamma (or too bright midtones and highlights), contrasts with the high gamma shadows (too dark to have any variations in shadows) . This makes things look punchy but I'm not so much appreciating this processing! If only blacks
were darker. =(
The color temp is also pretty blue at about 8000 Kelvin. Not impressed Sony.
I will be making a video on YouTube about this as I discover more. Http://www.YouTube.com/theangelofmusic1989