I read a lot on this forum but I don't post often, this thread has many pages so sorry if I repeat my story once again.
I've had bad "blooming" (I think this is how you call it) on my TV since day one, with 4-6" of bad discoloration on either side. Sony discarded my claim when under warranty, and the issue hasn't improved much through time and firmware updates. Sometimes the image is so bad it looks like the screen is "dirty" inside (don't know how better describe).
Based on the description many others have posted, it doesn't seem like I'm alone in this, maybe my set is just a little worse than others.(FYI I have Verizon FIOS and that's what I watch most).
I have tried all the settings on the spreadsheet and the ones other people have posted. I have tweaked every single one of them to find improvement, with very little success.
And yes, HDR is horrible on my TV as well, to the point that I don't watch HDR shows on Netflix anymore. It just seems to enhance 10 folds the blooming issue with an additional layer of fog on top (again, don't know how to better describe).
I posted pictures here of "The Ranch" in 4K from Netflix, and people responded "something must be wrong with your settings" just like someone did a few posts back to another user.
That doesn't help much, in fact it's sort of like being called a dummy
, also it doesn't help to call someone a troll because he has the same issues with this TV.
I love this forum and I consider it my primary source of information. I'm grateful for all the issues I was able to resolve, as I hope I helped someone else resolve theirs, although I'm not an electronic guru. A lot of people like me come here for help. When I read posts like the one I mentioned I feel like it defeats the purpose of this forum.
So please, if someone has suggestions on how to improve my (and other's) situation. Please share. Don't call us trolls.