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It sure seems like something basic is not right with your TV. Samsung TVs I've worked on (many over the years) have NEVER looked the way you are describing. I think you have something somewhere that is fundamentally not right.
There is ZERO reason to use 4:4:4 for video, it contains far more color information than human vision can detect. 4:2:2 is more appropriate. But that's not likely to resolve your issue. I've never encountered a Samsung display that did anything better in RGB mode than YCbCr 4:2:2. Your cable box is stupid if it allows you to set "high" or :
It is VERY difficult to speculate about what might be wrong with your settings, but man, it sounds like what happens when someone messes around in the service menu and upsets something without having a way to get back to the previous setting.
You should check with the owner's forum for your model series and see what settings other people are using. As we have told you a number of times, without a meter you are just guessing at settings and it is easy to get the TV out in the woods, settings wise. It might be better to reset everything in the user menu (most Samsungs have a number of Reset buttons spread across several menus) and start again. You should probably be using Movie mode unless you have a darn good reason to use some other mode. RGB full range will not fix the problem you have... as I said, there is something fundamentally wrong with your settings if your Samsung TV looks like you describe it. It's not normal for an unmolested Samsung display to look the way you describe yours.
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