Originally Posted by webminster
If I go to PC input mode and set black level high, it feels better. But occasionally I turn the TV on and blacks are all grey, like it forget to establish the PC levels... usually a power cycle fixes that, but has bad WAF (and self AF).
My second EF9500 has the same issue, the TV randomly forgetting it's HDMI level setting and having to restart it. I actually can't use RGB on my PC because everytime I launch a game it will randomly mess up. I am forced to use YCbCr444, which i'm sure your cable box doesn't support. I'm positive the first EF9500 didn't have this issue because it even happens on my BD player (which I had to set to YCbCr444 too). I believe the .50 firmware caused it, but I have downgrade and it still does it, so who knows if it's firmware related or just some weird HDMI handshaking issue that wasn't happening before.
I have a replacement coming on the 3rd, that I won't be upgrading to the korean firmware, i'll let you know if it has the same issue.
Originally Posted by 10k
The issues you are seeing are the result of your cable box 1080p upconversion. Set your cable box to "passthrough" and let the TV handle scaling, refresh rate, and deinterlacing.
Hmmm, doesn't seem to be the case for me... My popcorn hour VTEN upscales 1080p 24hz to 4K 24hz, then sends the video to the display and the hiccups still happen with TrueMotion on and off. Blu-ray content. The only way I can fix it is playing video on a PC while in PC mode (real cinema/motion processing is grayed out and off). Disabling PC mode, and playing video in MPC-HC, VLC, etc the issue returns.
I've actually debated using PC mode for every single source.
I still think there's some weird EF9500 firmware issue going on, because none of this happened on my EG9600.