USB movie playback issues / LED clear motion / HDR+
I have been using the TV since january, 49ku6500, which i kept after trying a vizio P50 and a sony 800D. I like the curved screen and the wifi performance for 4K has been pretty consistent. I have not had any hardware problems that I can see like green bars or other issues, I don't have blooming or clouding or a much bleed. Screen uniformity seems to be pretty good. Maybe because the inflated price tag for the curved TVs means they get better QA/build quality? Don'T know.
Black levels are good. The P50 does a bit better in a totally dark room for ex. with white text on black, like rolling credits, but with a small amount of light in the room the 6500 performs nearly as well, whites really pop on black. Overall, the image quality of the P50 is more satisfying with wide color gamut, but the TV i had had trouble keeping a wifi connection. Also did not like the casting experience at all (i use glasses, PITA to always look at the remote) and the other glitches with the remote tablet which loses connection to tv. When it came to contrast in normal scenes like well lit indoors or outdoors, p50 looked generally richer more depth and contrast, 6500 flatter picture. In some cases of 1080 sources, it was a toss up between the 2 tvs. the vizio processing was better in some cases, worse than the 6500 in others. Upscaling 1080i was also a toss up, samsung won in some cases, vizio in others. Color - obviously more versatility for saturation with the vizio or sony, both around 9x% wcg (43 inch, very good blacks by the way, as good or better than 6500). Motion processing and articfacts for complex scenes - Sony is the clear king by dar for producing a clean image where the other 2 fail. Example : intro credits for the show Silicon Valley - the animated view of all the companies in the valley with many many moving parts. On vizio and sam, the scene simply falls apart, i.e. blocking, pixelation etc, not on the sony. (all set to movie mode, low brightness, high contrast etc,). Stunning difference here, Sony clearly wins (as does my sams plasma)
Because i got the ku6500 half price at xmas it would have cost another 40% on top if i had kept the vizio (also on sale), so I figured I would stay with the 6500 (bedroom tv) and wait a couple of years for wide color and everything else to be standard across the board and then pull the trigger on another tv. Even though the 6500 purely on contrast and color was not as good as p50, it varied widely depending on content and source, and the overall package of samsung, with bt support and fairly good smart tv OS (sony is good also with android TV). If the sony 800d came in a non IPS 49 inch I would probably have considerd it seriously because ideal size for my application, but it only comes in 2 sizes and 43 was too small. Of the 3 brands, sony easily has the best /most solid build quality, not to mention a headphone jack where the remote actually controls the volume. Why samsung lets you connect bt headphones but then you have no volume control with the remote is very frustrating
My 3 areas of issues/questions for the 6500.
1. USB playback on various HD content, i.e. good qualtiy 1080p content from yify YTS for example. I noticed severe ghosting/trails in any darker scenes on anything moving, and not just the outline, the whole object does not seem to refresh fast enough. Has anybody noticed this? Is there a way to fix it? I thought it was just 1 file, but I tried several files and sure enough, its on all of em -horrible. When there's nore light in the scene, no problem.
2. LED clear motion - I use this with movie mode and custom judder on 4. This seems to do the trick. At first I was annoyed by the flicker/strobe aspect if it, but got used to it. It reduces brightness considerably, but i find most stuff i watch good in that mode. I don't like dynamic modes anyways, and not needed in a dark bedroom
What is your experience with LED clear motion?
3. HDR+ - I've played around with HDR+, for some content, esp. streaming higher than 1080p content, its interesting. I'm wondering if it is just a set of settings, or is it more than that? Is there some processing going on besides the obvious changes to backlight (at max) etc?
When/how do you use hdr+ and what is your experience with it?
thx for comments
Last edited by marcrobert; 03-12-2017 at 06:10 PM.