They're working on fixing it.
I'm curious about something though, is it just darker or is it also more washed out? Like, for example, since this is an OLED, if the screen is simply darker, then theoretically if you block out all other light in the room (easier at night) then your eyes should adjust to the darker image, and it should look the same, maybe even better if there's expanded highlights as others have said.
However, if it's darker due to a change in the transfer function / gamma / tone mapping / etc, then the image will still look washed out even after your eyes adjust in a dark viewing environment.
I'm curious about the experiences of people who have the new update. Play for a while in total darkness and let your eyes adjust to the dimmer image (maybe play for 20 minutes or so). Once your eyes adjust, does the image look as dynamic as it used to, or does it still look wrong? I'm curious if it's only that the image is dimmer, or if something else is going on. Unfortunately nobody has apparently done any proper measurements in this new mode yet, so I still have no idea what's actually going on aside from the fact that it's dimmer.
Another possibility I was wondering about is if the problem is that it isn't reading the metadata properly. I had a similar issue on my Sony a couple times, and when that happens it looks like pretty washed out SDR instead of HDR.
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