Purchased a 55" c8 a few weeks ago, and had been really looking forward to owning it (despise LCD tech); However, I've used the TV for about two weeks now and no matter what settings I use - the set is just dark.
The detail in shadows and blacks is absolutely crushing. Brightness over 55 and blacks become gray, gamma 1.9 starts to look acceptable, but is still dark and gray washed. It looks like it'd need gamma 1.5 or less to approach being watchable - but then all of the other aspects of the picture would be ruined.
- My brothers 900e Sony looks much better and it's an LCD!
I get very similar crush as in this video.
At Youtube: watch?v=LHs5flKbIQ4 (Sorry less than 5 posts - can't post links)
Frankly it's ridiculous and I can't imagine this is what an OLED set is supposed to look like.
I have made sure HDMI black level settings are correct, re-labelled output for 'PC' 0 - 255, and using 'High' black level setting.
Also tried limited and low and any other combo - just cant lift the darkness.
Has anyone else had this issue or is my panel faulty. I noticed the video on Youtube is a recent upload and my set is manufactured in July/2018 - perhaps bad batch.
I'm really annoyed that no content is watchable due to this, especially with the premium price paid, and I'm seriously considering a obtaining a refund.
Any AVS expertise is appreciated