New 85" Q70R owner here. I got it yesterday. It's so big!!! Which I love!
This thing can produce an absolutely beautiful picture. I have tried the youtube app and watching 4k videos is amazing. I also have an nVidia shield that can produce some amazing quality videos. So this thing can shine. Oh, and the PS4 looks great.
However, I'm looking for some help and suggestions on getting DirecTv to look better. Let me try to explain what I'm seeing/experiencing. There are probably some better technical terms to use, but I will describe it with what I can. I feel like when watching the DirecTV the picture is VERY soft and grainy. To be clear, I am not expecting a 4k experience, I understand that's not possible. But, I feel like the picture should look better and sharper than it does, more crisp, less soft and glossy (not sure how to describe it exactly.)
I am using the Genie base for DTV. It's getting old, probably 6+ years old, I'd guess.
Let me qualify with saying I have 3 other Samsungs in the house, all with DTV hooked up (genie clients), and I think they look great on the other TV's.
I have a KS8000 65", an 6200 65", and a mu6200, all look better with DTV. I on 6200 I enabled the HDR+ mode, and I think DTV looks pretty good. I remember thinking the similar thing on the 65" 6200, but when I flipped on the HDR+ mode, it was like it got cleared up and it was refreshing. I was hoping for that moment as I worked with this TV
I have read through this post reading the settings, read the rtings, flatpanelhd, and cnet settings (they are all pretty similar), and been with all of the picture settings on the TV, and I can't seem to make it pop like I'd like.
Watching DTV (well sports specifically) is pretty important.
Looking for others thoughts and advice on watching cable/satellite. Is this just what it is because the TV is so big? Any ideas on what to try?
Another questions, on many of the settings pages at rtings, cnet, etc, they have the option for HDR+ to be disabled. I don't see that option on my TV at all, so wondering what triggers that option to be available? Or, was it removed in a firmware update?
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
Last edited by woodsdog; 11-27-2019 at 06:24 PM.