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Hi, everyone.

I'm a new owner of an LG OLED B7 4K HDR TV, which also came with three months of Netflix subscription. This was the first time I've watched Netflix and while I was amazed by The Siege of Jadotville's quality, others such as The OA show a disturbing grain effect that completely ruins 4K HDR/Dolby Vision. Am I alone in noticing this? It's mind-boggling that they would do this, honestly.
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Hi, everyone.

I'm a new owner of an LG OLED B7 4K HDR TV, which also came with three months of Netflix subscription. This was the first time I've watched Netflix and while I was amazed by The Siege of Jadotville's quality, others such as The OA show a disturbing grain effect that completely ruins 4K HDR/Dolby Vision. Am I alone in noticing this? It's mind-boggling that they would do this, honestly.
You may want to read this and post your issue in the LG OLED B7 Owner's Thread.

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Hi, everyone.

I'm a new owner of an LG OLED B7 4K HDR TV, which also came with three months of Netflix subscription. This was the first time I've watched Netflix and while I was amazed by The Siege of Jadotville's quality, others such as The OA show a disturbing grain effect that completely ruins 4K HDR/Dolby Vision. Am I alone in noticing this? It's mind-boggling that they would do this, honestly.
Netflix has another movie available 4K that was shot in 16mm. I could put up with the grain but the story was a bit too cliche. The approach was to make if more like a 70's movie. However film grain tends to drive 4K encoding less crazy than at 1080p.
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You may want to read this and post your issue in the LG OLED B7 Owner's Thread.

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I'm aware of that thread, but it's hardly only a problem for this model. It's an issue with Netflix, which gets exacerbated with high-end 4K HDR/Dolby Vision TVs, which is why I wanted to discuss it here. I've done some research since the OP and found plenty of people complaining about this specific issue.
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Bumping this as The Defenders is another example of obnoxious Netflix grain. It's baffling to me that we've spent lots of money for 4K HDR/Dolby Vision TV to have crystal-clear image quality and then this has to be ruined by inexplicable filming choices.
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Bumping this as The Defenders is another example of obnoxious Netflix grain. It's baffling to me that we've spent lots of money for 4K HDR/Dolby Vision TV to have crystal-clear image quality and then this has to be ruined by inexplicable filming choices.
Many directors including Spielberg and Tarantino use film stock rather then digital photography, which probably explains why the Marvel series look grainy. It's a matter of taste. If you don't like it, no one is saying you have to watch it.

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Except that today's digital cameras have a wider dynamic level making them very comparable to film. But there was one Netfix UHD movie that was shot on Super 16 that looked very grainy and I would have put up with it if the story arc had been better.
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Except that today's digital cameras have a wider dynamic level making them very comparable to film. .
Tell that to Spielberg and Tarantino.

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Tell that to Spielberg and Tarantino.

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I'm sure other directors and cinematographers tell them that all the time. Tarantino has shot in digital though. Not sure about Spielberg. In the extras on the grindhouse film he did with Rodriguez he made a joke of "check the gate" (since there is no gate to check on a digital camera).
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