It's been awhile since I've done anything with home theater in awhile due to a busy life but finally pulled the trigger on the 82" version at Costco ($2250 seemed like too good of a deal to pass up). I went back and forth between this and a Q80 and a Sony 900F and 950G but the price to perfomance ultimately made me give in to the Q70 as we moved and had a great spot for a large tv.
Initially turning it on and hooking up anything HDMI I was completely underwhelmed and it looked like something was almost wrong (both Spectrum cable and bluray movies) but Netflix and Prime looked amazing. Anything HDMI was blurry and not sharp no matter what settings I changed. So I did a factory reset and then everything looked much better (maybe I picked a bad setting or something, not sure). In any event watched a movie with the picture in Standard picture mode with nothing changed and thought it looked great.
I spent all morning messing with settings and I used the rtings.com settings adjusting movie mode and it looks good, but colors feel a little more muted than I like. BluRay movies look pretty good but cable not as much. I know this is the most accurate picture but it doesn't wow me in this mode. Accuracy and clarity does, but colors do not.
Actually after messing with what I feel like every setting was natural mode with warm1 instead of the default warm2. Especially cable tv seems fantastic and the picture wows me again. Anyone else not do movie mode? And if you went more on the natural mode, anything to you changed to make it even better?
Love the tv either way, but as someone who tinkers always trying to make it better. Jack Ryan on Prime, it floored me how good it looked and didn't change anything there. I haven't even figured out how to change the HDR settings yet, maybe I shouldn't.
Last edited by slider34z; 03-20-2020 at 09:55 AM.