Originally Posted by rlb
This subject was "beat to death" and resolved on this or another thread on the forum during the last couple weeks. It was tested and "concluded that they were upholding their promise".
Suggest you try reading the threads rather than just "rolling a grenade into the room".
I won't be convinced until I see an image of someone displaying this test pattern on their display with the text in the blue/red bars clearly visible.
So far I've only seen one image of this test pattern running on a JS9500 and it was at such a low resolution and so far away that you could not make out any of the text in the test pattern, so you could not see if the 4:4:4 was working or not, defeating the entire purpose of someone taking a picture of their TV with the test pattern on it. I've only seen that one review on HDTV test claiming it worked, but without any evidence backing it up.
There were too many people who just randomly jumped into the threads about this issue on the NVIDIA forums last year with the 2014 models, saying "Guys! Guys! I got a magic Samsung TV that has 4:4:4 working!"
Then we'd ask them to take a picture of their TV showing the test pattern, and sure enough, it actually wasn't working and the blue/red text was garbled in the picture that they posted.
The only way to know if it's working or .not is for someone to take a nice high resolution close up picture of that test pattern, specifically the bottom two red/blue bars which the text breaks on any display not showing 4:4:4.
I'm not just going to trust someone claiming it works without a picture backing up their claim after seeing so many blatant displays of incompetence last time around. No sir-ree. I'm not going to drop a few grand on a TV again just to be tricked by false reports of 4:4:4 working again. I want some visual proof that this issue isn't present in Samsung's 2015 models before I buy in.
Here are some examples some owners of Samsung's 2014 models took of this test pattern running on their displays:
Note how you can see that because they did it properly, we can all see for ourselves what the text looks like on their screen, and we can tell it looks screwed up @ 60 Hz.
Look at what the text in the blue and red stripe sections looks like on a 2014 model Samsung 4K TV:
A picture like these on a JS9500 is what I'd like to see so we can put this to rest.