So i've been seeing a weird issue in some dark/dim scenes lately. I really noticed it during the (horrible) movie Fright Night (2011), which has many dimly lit scenes. I don't know the right terminology to describe it, but it's almost as if the brightness is too high, etc... On most other movies/scenes it's not noticeable. It looks like gradient blocking around certain light areas or something. Anyway, I was watching dracula untold, and immediately saw it in the first 5 1/2 minutes into the film. I've attached some pictures, although they didn't come out that good, you SHOULD be able to see what I'm talking about easily.
I spent quite a bit of time adjusting settings and picture modes. In Fright night, I was able to reduce the effect significantly by altering brightness settings. In Dracula Untold, I could not.
I also thought it might be the player, as I was using Kodi, but I tried the DLNA player and had exactly the same results.
Even more telling, I still have a 65" LG 4k tv that I haven't returned yet, so I played the movie on it. On the LG, i do NOT see this issue.
I've included links to clips of the scenes on dropbox. Please check them out and see if you are seeing the same thing.
Also, the blooming/bluish edge issue hasn't been bad on my tv, but in this movie, it is highly noticeable in some scenes as shown in the pictures. Although, my phone seems to have made it look worse that in was, but not by much.
I'm hoping no one else has this other issue and it's just my set...
Blocky Issue Clip:
Blooming test clip:
Full 2 minute clip: