Hi guys, new forum member here. Just picked up the 65" Q9FN a few days ago after upgrading from a 60" KS8000. Overall I'm very happy with the Q9FN, FALD makes a massive difference and is a big step up over the edge lit KS series.
One thing that's concerning me though is some very strange clouding on the left of the screen. You can clearly make out a dark "curved plus sign" on the left of the screen and it shows up in all content (Netflix, Youtube, PS4 Pro, even TV menus). It's obviously way more visible at night on HDR content. The attached pics are all in HDR Movie mode (HDR10 not HDR+ mode), local dimming/brightness @ Max for HDR, warm 2, etc.). The brightness adjustment pic is in SDR with no source selected. I've got plenty of other pics with different content showing the same thing.
Has anyone here ever seen something like this? The clouding on the left remains even when the bright parts of the scene are on the right of the screen (the 2 moon pics show this best). I wasn't expecting perfect blacks and would expect some blooming around bright objects but this seems way out of spec for a flagship FALD panel.
Samsung 65" Q9FN (previously 60" KS8000) | Xbox One X | PS4 Pro