Originally Posted by Ben Larkins
I went back and forth for so long between this 65 inch B7A and the 75 inch 900e. In the end I chose the B7A. Probably spend half the time play video games, half watching movies/tv shows. It just shipped today and I'm really excited. Coming from a 50 inch 2012 LG plasma, I feel this was a good choice (hopefully). Is there anything I should know? There's like 907 pages on this thread and I'd just like some advice, being a first time OLED owner. Same rules like the plasma regarding babying it for the first 100 hours? Should I apply the settings from rtings.com right out of the box? Hoping I made the right choice and very excited, as this is going to arrive around the time my basement mancave should be finishing up construction. Little nervous about the vertical banding but hoping I get a good panel, especially this late in the manufacturing cycle for the B7's. Also, a little concerned about how to best approach hdr gaming. I heard sometimes it can be too dark (or is that just unfounded)? How do I approach this? Any advice on this or overall would be appreciated!
tl;dr - Can I get some out of the box advice on set up for someone who splits time evenly between gaming and movies/tv?
This will help for settings: https://www.avsforum.com/forum/40-ole...l#post55037420
"Rules" for babying or breaking in on OLED are not rules and are for people with specific goals that do not apply to the average user. It can't hurt to vary your content in the first 100 hours, plus the TV runs it's own pixel refresher after a certain number of hours of use after the TV being off for a certain number of hours.
Don't worry about banding unless you see it in normal content with typical settings, don't try to force it with over-stress slides. Overall uniformity is better than an LCD (think positive). Banding is not typical.
I tried to sort out for myself why people some were complaining about dark gaming and could not see it. Pun intended. If I had to guess I'd say it was more for people with the 6 series and with the PS4. A significant majority of posts on the subject do not include game, game scene, game console, game settings, PC and graphics card type and settings, console settings, TV model, TV settings, room lighting, and if they wear coke bottle thickness glasses. My TV is in a west facing room with the screen facing away from the windows and I use OLED light settings of 37 for gaming and 48 for HDR gaming (out of 100 max.). Bright games like Forza Horizon 3, which happens to have it's own HDR brightness setting, will scorch your eyeballs. Games intended to be dark like GoW4 are darker but the detail level is outstanding on an OLED due to the great black levels of the TV. For late night cable TV viewing I have OLED Light set to 27 with just a single kitchen light on 30 feet away only.
A disc purchase you won't regret is something like "Digital Video Essentials: HD Basics" if you've never looked into how to adjust settings properly. HD TV's are not your father's Zenith CRT. You will end up with settings similar to the ones in the thread listed above, but you'll learn a lot very easily and can tweek things to match your specific TV and game console and blu ray player. If you know the difference between 0-255 and 16-235 then you should just download the appropriate slides and make your own settings, if not you will enjoy the disc.