Originally Posted by Hermolicious84
Just got this set earlier this week and so far I’m happy with it. The screen uniformity is pretty good, but coming from a Panasonic plasma I was bound to be at least a little disappointed.
1) What video settings are you guys using for Dolby Vision on the built-in Netflix app? I use the Dolby Vision Dark mode, but carrying over similar brightness and backlight settings from my non-HDR settings, the picture is super dark and detail is completely lost in dark areas of the screen. Watching stuff like Luke Cage or Iron Fist, scenes that take place in broad daylight look like dusk, and scenes in dimly lit rooms make it pretty much impossible to see any detail. When you can only make out Luke Cage’s eyes, Something is clearly wrong. I watch at night in a dimly lit living room.
2) When I use the Xbox One’s built-in calibration tool, I can never see the “closed eye”, the pattern on the screen that is meant to differentiate blacks on the darker end of the spectrum. No matter what I do with backlight, brightness, or any other settings I have found to mess around with, I have never been able to get the closed eye to appear. Am I missing something? Is there a setting for HDMI black levels or something? This is on an original Xbox One, no HDR.
I find the following settings for DV Netflix content the best compromise thus far to have a decent viewing experience.
- Picture Mode: BRIGHT
- Color Temp: WARM
- Gamma: 2.0 (Using EXPERT PICTURE SETTINGS in Roku Smartphone app)
- I leave the Backlight, Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness settings at their Defaults
This works for me with the DV Netflix content (i.e. Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones) that are unwatchable if I use the Default DARK DV mode. I think this has as much to do with how Netflix is encoding their DV Original Content than the capabilities of the TV. HDR content on Amazon Prime in DARK HDR mode looks great. Others in the forum have commented on DV DARK mode with UHD Discs and streaming DV content from VUDU can look great, so a considerable amount of this has to do with how the provider is encoding the content.
Let's hope the providers get better at consistently delivering HDR quality streaming content and that future firmware releases from TCL can improve things as well.