Originally Posted by Keithian
Congrats on your purchase. What settings are you using and what sources are you watching? Like to hear impressions of different resolutions.
Thanks!! 4K HDR looks great from the limited amount I've seen -- I'm still getting through my favorites. Groundhog Day
on Apple TV 4K looks like a new print. LEGO Batman
is a stunning explosion of deep blacks and searing colors. Going to do some Netflixing to really see what it can do.
I'm actually most impressed with the upscaling of 1080p. Films from the 1970's like Godfather
look superb, even preserving some grain. Colors pop way more than on my VT50 without looking over-saturated. Blacks are simply better. Marvel stuff is just killer.
For whatever reason, things look more detailed and crisp when streamed through my Apple TV 4K than through the native Samsung streaming apps.
Oppo Blu-Ray (1080p) content also looks better than it did on the VT50. Because of upscaling, though, now 1080p on the Apple TV is virtually indistinguishable from Blu-Ray, to my eyes anyway. (Doubt I'm ever going to get a UHD player. After the $ I spent on BD's, I'm done with physical media.)
One thing this TV does is maximize the quality of content for better or worse, in the way a good hi-fi system can really highlight both good and bad mixes. For example, some movies are inconsistently color-corrected, with the skin tones spot-on in one scene and overly bronzed in another.
SDR/Cable is Meh, but I really don't care. The less crap on broadcast TV my family watches, the better. I don't game, so N/A there.
Knowing I don't have to badger my kids anymore to not pause the TV (I had to explain burn-in every week for the last 5 years) is going to add years to my life. One Connect is genius. And off-axis viewing is far better than I expected.
So happy I bought this TV. Zero OLED envy.
I tried to take a picture of Thor: Ragnarok and it just blew out my iPhone, so hats off to everyone else on Earth who seems to know how to photograph their screen.
Anyway, here are my settings. Nothing fancy, no curveballs, but it seems to be working. Curious to see what a D-Nice calibration will do down the road.
Picture Mode: Movie
Apply picture settings: All Sources
Digital Clean View: Auto or Off
Auto motion plus: Off
Local dimming: High
Contrast enhancer: Off
HDR+: (greyed out)
Color tone: Warm 2
Gamma Bt.1886 0
RGB only: Off
Color space: Off
And make sure all the HDMI ports are selected for UHD color.
Hope it's helpful!!