So I say my Q70R, it's actually my parents. I recently helped them choose a new TV and the Samsung Q70R seemed to be a good 4K HDR TV at 49 inches which was the biggest they could fit in the space.
It reviewed well on rtings.com, seemed to have a decent peak brightness for HDR at around 700 or so nits etc...
Upon setting it all up however, and making sure it's properly calibrated, I have to say it seems EXTREMELY dim. I have all the Eco settings turned OFF of course, and whether it's in SDR or HDR content, it doesn't get particularly bright. I know it doesn't have AMAZING HDR capabilities, however even for SDR content in day time viewing, even at MAX backlight, it's very dim, and looks worse than the previous TV they had, which was a decent SDR Sony TV.
They aren't TV enthusiasts, however even they think it looks worse than what they had before, picture wise. Bare in mind I had calibrated their last TV and it was not set to vivid settings or anything like that, it was essentially calibrated to the same base-level standard.
Do you think that the set is faulty? I loaded up this black level chart on the TV http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/black.php
and it's near impossible to get all the black boxes looking how they should. Same with the white saturation chart as well. No amount of changing brightness, gamma or contrast settings get a satisfactory result.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated.