Originally Posted by mikeandnor
I bought the 605 version a couple of weeks ago and have been pleased overall with the quality of the picture. There is a very brief bit of blur in motion/panning scenes that I can live with (for sports I've turned off the local dimming and dynamic contrast, which seems to help).
HDR is great, and I'm impressed with bright scenes when watching cable or streaming shows. But for normal 1080 shows like Game of Thrones, I get noise, sometimes banding, in some dark areas when the overall scene is also dark. The windows behind Daenerys in the opening scene of GoT this week is a prime example. It looks pretty-much the same whether through my Spectrum cable box and HDMI or streaming HBO Go over ethernet. I do not see the issue with HDR, for example Man in the High Castle.
I've tried all the settings recommended by Rtings, even the color adjustments to no avail. I also used the calibration disk from this site to do basic brightness/contrast adjustments without effect. The only way to get rid of the issue is to lower the brightness down to around 40, which is way too dark and crushes details.
Does anyone have any other ideas what I might be able to try to address this or what's causing it? Is it just life with 1080 upscaling and possibly compression?
Any feedback or ideas are appreciated. Thanks.
I don't have a answer, but I have the exact same issue and came here to find a solution.
Had my 55P605 for about two weeks now. Most content looks great. Some dark continent looks very noisy
and the blacks look clipped if that's the right term. I've done the basic Brightness\contrast\color\tint calibrations with test patterns. Gamma is set at 2.0 or 2.2. Sharpness at 0 and Noise filter at low (though I've tried all noise filter settings including Off
) . Nothing seems to help much. I've tweaked various settings (Brightness\contrast\Noise\Gamma) while viewing the dark content with no real success in cleaning it up or reducing the noise at all really. Fortunately, it doesn't seem to happen often, but when it does, it's quite noticeable.
Very noticeable in the most recent episode of Game Of Thrones (S7-E2 "Stormborn") where Jon Snow and Little Finger are in the basement of Winterfell. Also, one of my all time favorite movies Glengarry Glen Ross
looks extremely noisy throughout the whole movie. I watched it recently from my cable box (Brighthouse-Spectrum) and also through streaming Showtime. Streaming looked better, but only marginally.
Any ideas would be appreciated.