Originally Posted by papusale
Happy for you!
I am also looking to buy this model. However there have been some word about the latest update causing issues on the Game mode. Not sure if you are going to play games with it, but if you are, would you mind seeing how the local dimming works in Game mode?
Just need to make sure that people how are having issues with it has to do with the settings rather than the firmware update.
Had this tv for a year now. The game mode issue must be seen as relative. Yes, game mode local dimming is nowhere near as good as non-game mode. This isn't an update issue, it's been like that since I got the TV. However, the non-game mode dimming is right up there with the top LED tvs in the world.....game mode still looks great relative to the majority of other LED tvs.
My friend has a q7fn and game mode dimming and black levels are way way better on the Q9fn (Q7 is edge lit and it shows compared to Q9). Then take game mode motion smoothing and freesync and this is still a great gaming TV. Do I wish game mode dimming was better? Yes, but compared to other LED tvs this is still a top notch gaming set.
Finally, on the update that allegedly broke HDR brightness that people reported, I got out my nit meter. Game mode brightness is still about where it was before in terms of total nit ouput.....and as before, movie and standard mode go brighter by a fair bit in some scenes prob due to samsungs aggresive (overbright) EOTF tracking. Tested against my friends Q7FN with a nit meter, the Q9FN is brighter in game mode than the Q7FN in any mode and in all types of scenes (Q7 HDR brightness is the same in game mode, movie and standard mode).
The only thing that really annoys me with this set is DSE, which I'm starting to notice more in normal viewing content and not just sports. Generally when gaming though I rarely notice it. This is set specific though so your mileage may vary.
In summary then, given the reduced price of this tv and given the lack of major advancement of newer models, I would still choose this TV today. The only missing gaming feature is HDMI 2.1. If you want 4k 120hz then 2019 Q90r may be better choice. For gaming at 4k 60fps with HDR this is still a very competitive TV. For 60fps games, input lag is much lower so for some games you can get away with playing outside of game mode. Then you get best of eveything outside of a bit more lag. 30fps game feel very laggy outside of game mode though.
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