Hey guys, I'm a long time lurker, new time poster. Please let me know if I'll have better luck if I post this in another forum and/or create my own thread for it. I have searched the forums and have found nothing on this issue I am having.
My TV: LG 42LN5700 LED TV -- Set to Game Mode
When I am playing games (I haven't tested this in a movie), if I get to a particularly dark part of a game, the TV completely turns off the backlight and the screen goes black until I get to a lighter part of the game. My only previous experience has been with Plasma and LCD TVs/monitors, so I have never experienced anything like this. Is this common amongst LED backlit TVs? Can this setting be turned off? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Additional information: I am using this LED TV as a computer monitor, with a DVI to HDMI cable. Other than this one odd issue, I've been having no other problems with the set up. If it helps, the two games I have experienced this in so far are Amnesia and Limbo.
Just an added note....when the screen has turned completely black (almost like a sleep mode?), I can hit the settings button on my remote, which brings up the menu, but it also shows the game in the background again.
Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about. In this image, if I were to walk into the darkness, the only thing I should be able to see is the two dots for the character's eyes (and I see it on my other computer monitor). The TV for some reason decides this is the right time to completely turn off all light. But if I hit the settings button on the remote, I can see the two eyes behind the settings menu on the TV. Like I said, I don't know much about the LED-backlight technology, but it almost seems like there is some kind of dynamic backlighting that is not working the way it's supposed to. I'd love to be able to turn it off, but no luck so far.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me. And please let me know if you need any further clarification.