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Even with brightness set lower, I don't think the darker scenes look as they should on UHD content. My first guess would be that the gamma is not very good in UHD mode, at least not by the chart Chad had for mine from the Calman workflow. Now bright scenes look great, but those darker scenes just don't look good. So far I have seen the effect on The Revenant, Deadpool and Gods of Egypt. Pretty much enforces my decision that I'll go 2D or 3D 1080p from here on out. I mean UHD can be quite pretty, but other times it has some issues on these earlier sets IMO, and 1080p blu-ray looks great on the OLED.
I noticed the 2016's have a better gamma, but still not perfect, so maybe by 2017/2018 they will have more of this figured out. I am not going to spend $25-30 a movie to not see it at it's best, and I am personally not convinced UHD is the "best" in it's current state of disarray.
In case anyone is curious, I am watching in the mode Chad cal'd, and have even tried brightness lower to see what it does with the issues. It helps the banding in the "gray" dark scenes (I did not see any in Gods of Egypt), but they still don't look proper IMO, and I think that is the gamma being wonky.
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