Originally Posted by TwayneP
Yeah, I've heard the reports on that, but... how come certain movies looked so great on my 5 series? Captain Marvel for instance, looked really good on the 5, I saw more detail, color, it was bright and clear. I know how that movie should look, and on my 6 it's pretty miserable haha. Even the original Star Wars movies looked really good to be honest.
Originally Posted by ocre
My 65R625 blows away my P series.
Dolby vision content I have seen is way brighter than my old 55P605.
I do roll on HDR Normal most times. I can't do Bright because it's broken. There's backlight fluctuations in "Bright" and it can't keep up with scene transitions. I would use HDR Bright with compensated settings if it wasn't so damn glitchy and unsightly. I do roll with warm temp and all motion settings off (except Natural cinema for movies) as well. Anything else is totally
off base with this TV.
I can't keep the local dimming to medium, though it does make the picture overall brighter, because it defeats the purpose of buying the TV in the first place for me. I have to have those nice blacks.
My old P605 came down and my new 65R625 went right in the same spot. Soon as I hooked it up, I thought it looked good, right off the bat. I naturally started off with settings set up like I had on my P- series. Using the Dark HDR settings it was only marginally brighter, thought it was an okay improvement
after I warched some HDR content that displayed decently on my old TV. This was bright content that looked good on my P series, the improvement in Dark HDR was okay, for sure brighter but it looked good on my old TV anyway.
Then I tried some content that was dim on my old TV. And although the P series does alright on spectacular content, I had plenty of HDR stuff that was too dark and just didn't look good. So that's when it really made a difference, content that was too dark and I couldn't stand to watch in HDR on my old TV, it actually popped and looked decent on the R625 using HDR Dark mode. But still, I was keeping things set similar to the old TV, the settings that looked the best, what got the most out of my P series.
I kept messing around with the new TV, like I do with everything I get, and got some really impressive results. The Normal HDR with warm color tone just took things to a whole new level. I was still testing with HDR content I couldn't even watch on my old TV cause it was way too dim. Watching a few hours, I was just happy I finally was able to see and enjoy it.
Then, leaving the settings like they were (similar to what I suggested), we put some stellar content on. Some bright high quality HDR/Dolby Vision stuff (marvel Spiderman movies, shazam, Battle Angel, etc) and oh boy what a surprise.
The difference was truly amazing. Probably cause I wasn't expecting anywhere near such a jump. I already knew the 6 series was supposed to be brighter but I did not expect the dramatic difference I was seeing the contrast, brightnes and color pop where dramatic and intense. A big difference to me.
As for your case, idk, that doesn't seem right. Don't know what model you had or if all the P series were the same but you should be able to find info on the HDR brightness capabilities across the spectrum to compare to the numbers for the
R625 reviews out. Seems to be a big difference in my 55P605 vs 65R625. I got more of a bump than I was expecting. I knew the new 6 series was gonna be a step up but honestly i just wanted to replace my 55" with something bigger. A little brighter would have been just a plus but it turned out a lot better for me, stunning with huge pop.
I am not sure if you can take yours back or not, something may be wrong with it.
Now I can't wait to compare them. So I plan on hooking up my old TV tomorrow. Got to pull the Samsung currently in my bedroom so I can hang the P605 up. I for sure know the difference was big but I look forward to being able to go back and forth between them.