Originally Posted by SkyYYZ
I can confirm that the Netflix app was updated and is now utilising available bandwidth. Prior to the update it would never bench higher than 25 Mbps, and now it correctly benchmarks over 70 Mbps. Caching is much faster for 4K/HDR content.
I can confirm this too. Heavy bandwidth 4K HDR content such as Altered Carbon now load seamlessly and quality looks great from the get-go.
I've had this TV for about a week now and I'm very pleased with it. This is my secondary TV, so I wasn't looking for all the bells and whistles like my main LG B6 OLED TV, but for the price it does many things well. I have the 49-inch version, so while being a 60hz panel, I don't care much for SOE anyways and also don't plan on watching cinematic movies on this set.
4K SDR on this MU8000 looks awesome. My reference UHD show is the first episode of the Blacklist on Netflix. This episode has a good mix of dark and bright scenes, and the image quality of this show was almost
as good as my OLED believe it or not. Almost
4K HDR is just okay on this set. Image quality is still good, just the highlights and color that you'd want for HDR isn't there. For most people in a dark environment it's pretty solid I guess, but when compared to my OLED it just doesn't "pop" as much. I know it may not be a fair comparison to OLED, but that's just how I see it. It's not "faux" HDR by any means, but it's true that if you don't have deep enough blacks, then you need higher nit output and much wider color-gamut to make up for that.
That said though, the black level on this TV is pretty impressive for an edge-lit TV. Inky blacks like OLED? No. Grey blacks like IPS panels? No. Just...black? Yes. Watching 4K YouTube videos that emphasize black level, I came away impressed. Was there blooming? Well, yes. Was it totally noticeable? No, not really.
Knock on wood but I have no light-bleed, flash-lighting or any noticeable uneven panel uniformity that I can see from my naked eye. Back when the KS8000 came out I had terrible light-bleed coming from the bottom of the panel so I was a little nervous when I got this similar looking TV. But it looks like they've improved upon the build quality of this set.
Speaking of build the TV looks great mounted! It is a beautiful looking TV and one of the reasons I bought it. Sure, I could've gotten a TV w/ better image quality, but aesthetics came into play as it's located in our living room and I wanted as minimal of a TV as I could get.