Originally Posted by elliot.borst
Hey, no I wouldn’t say I’ve tried everything, I would consider myself an absolute noob at TVs.
I have played around with settings but I think I need guidance.
There are less settings when game mode is enabled, but from what I saw. I couldn’t get it to look good enough.
I’ve seen that settings are saved between sources, game mode keeps settings vs non game mode etc
I feel like I am missing something, like a simple option is turned on that needs to be switched off, it’s really like there’s a gross haze applied.
Okay, have you gone into the actual Game Mode menu, under General >External device manager >Game Mode Settings? There you should have an array of settings including the ones mentioned about black detail. Make sure you turn off all the general ambient and power saving ECO settings too.
The settings that are disabled when game mode is activated don't really matter, those are mostly post processing stuff that you don't need anyway. The contrast enhancer still should be enabled to mess around with while in game mode, and Samsung's Contrast enhancer can
help with games so you can try enabling that to see if it's any better/deeper, and ticking up the contrast all the way to 50, and brightness down to -1. See if you can get the blacks a little deeper that way and match your older set. I don't know if Masterchief collection is HDR enabled, but for HDR content your backlight should be maxed out. If it's NOT
HDR then your backlight should be around 20-25 (at least it can help with light blooming)
The local dimming should be on high too, in both regards, as it's a full array TV, and it should really help with contrast.
If I think of anything else I'll let you know, but, yeah this is puzzling to me haha. Game Mode should look just as good, if not better than normal modes(for games). There's always a way to compensate for it though. It will just take a bit of time and fine tuning.
But play your way, if the input lag outside of game mode doesn't bother, then hey, that works too. I agree, I would prefer a better, deeper picture over input performance too!