HOLY ****, DOLBY VISION OVER HDMI IS FIXED ON 04.70.70!!!
- no more elevated black levels via HDMI on my Apple TV 4K!
Just updated my LG OLED B7A via USB to the 04.70.70 firmware on the Korean LG site
. I was on the 04.70.36 US firmware before this.
Here's some proof. Here's the Mindhunter show on Netflix on episode 8 at around 8:50 minutes in. That scene where he's waiting outside on his stoop and his girlfriend arrives on a car had the black bars turn very gray on 04.70.36 while watching on the Apple TV 4K via HDMI 1. My Apple TV 4K is on the latest 11.2.6 public firmware.
For my test screens below, I used the Dolby 'Cinema Home' preset as I know that preset had even more issues with black levels. Using default presets with brightness at 50. Also tested with Dolby 'Cinema' (which is my day to day preset) with brightness at 50 as well to make sure both presets were fixed and they both are!
Here's the BEFORE
on version 04.70.36. Notice the black bars turned gray, it looked horrible:
Now, here's the AFTER
on firmware 04.70.70. Voila!! The black bars remain inky black! Plus I find the colors look better too!:
Edit: here's a cropped, zoomed in look so you can see the difference better:
It's fixed!! I'm so happy right now!