So I'm staring at a 55 inch Q70R. And also the suggested settings on Rtings
I hit a snag. That didn't take long.
Rtings makes a point of calibrating for optimal sources, such as UHD Bluray or the equivalent from PC. I have discovered to my consternation that "Display Mode" will only offer "Standard" and "Dynamic" as options
when I use any source but "TV", and "TV" is just whatever the unit can get from satellite. This is a problem, because pretty much the very first thing Rtings recommends changing is to set "Display Mode" to "Movie". The user manual
agrees that this should be a thing, but it just isn't.
I had a chat with Samsung about this. After some very obvious confusion on their end, they eventually concluded that apparently it just only works for satellite, and satellite alone. The "preset" that is "Display Mode", for apparently no reason whatsoever, cannot be changed for any other source. And that not only doesn't jive with Rtings or
the user manual, but it also makes this TV unique among every TV I've fiddled with in the last decade.
It also means I can't get anywhere close to the settings Rtings recommends for this TV.
What the heck gives?