Evening All. I own the UN65KS8500 and am just about to hit the end of my return cycle with Crutchfield, yet I have a few items I haven't been able to resolve at this stage of ownership. I was hoping folks here might have some insight.
One issue that seems to have gotten progressively worse is clouding, which I don't recall noticing when I first got the TV. I watched Star Trek Beyond in 4K the other night and noticed several areas on the screen that were completely washed out during the dark scenes (i.e. half the movie). Even the lower letter box was washed out bad enough that the bright light just blended into the movie. Since then I have tried playing with different settings but still see the issue subtly showing up in all my input sources (I usually run between 4-7 backlight, 45 brightness and 88-95 contrast). Are other folks encountering a similar issue? Should I just try the cloth rub fix and hope for the best?
Second issue is that the large zones seem to light up the screen even when a small object is on the screen. For example, on the Xbox One in Titan Fall 2 during the load screen there is just some small text in the middle of the screen, but I see the whole middle 3rd of the TV light up from top to bottom. I've seen some similar things with black light testing while on my PC mode where even thought there is only a small white cursor at the top right of the screen, the whole right quarter of the screen will activate and illuminate. Is this simply how this TV's zones are designed to work, or is it indicative of an issue?
Finally, I randomly have stutter issues with the TV, be it while on XBOX, TV or PC. I've read that other folks have had similar issues, but haven't seen a concrete solution to the problem, or an indication that its potentially a defect in the processor (I saw some folks say switching to Movie mode worked, but didn't see much feedback on that). Any thoughts? For reference, I'm running the Cable, Blue Ray and Xbox into a Denon X6200W via 4k capable mediabridge HDMI cables, then a single out to the TV. For the PC I am running directly to the TV with optical going to the receiver. I have everything set to pass through and no video processing on within the Denon.
I'd appreciate any help folks have to offer since I really would like to keep the TV and not have to go through the whole process of packing it up. Thanks.