The swing towards this TV being a "keeper" has begun.
I picked up the 4K HDR Blu-rays of Solo and Star Wars - The Last Jedi.
As expected, this non-bit-starved version of The Last Jedi showed none of the macroblocking on black scenes. And thus, none of the flashing either. I also tried the included 1080p blu-ray and it too was much better with only some more obvious blocking (but no flashing) in the dark scenes mentioned prior (35m:05s and 1h:00m:54s). One odd note about the 1080p blu-ray though. They didn't encode the black bars as just pure black. When you increase brightness while watching it, you can see that the bars are made up of various black shades and noise (this doesn't happen on my other blu-rays). Bleh.
The wife and I watched Solo in 4K HDR. Overall, the experience was amazing and has me thinking that this TV is a keeper. I did notice flashing and/or macroblocking in just one scene: Where the "crew" is all gathered around the fire before their first job. The flickering fire set off some macroblocking and flashing off on the horizon while they talked for just a couple seconds. Distracting, but hopefully some day I won't be so sensitive to it and won't even notice (or LG fixes it!). That was the first time I had seen the behavior on a 4K blu-ray.
Last edited by Hurin; 01-01-2019 at 08:43 AM.