Originally Posted by Pedro Ferreres Gordillo
After updating. Gamma by default in 2.2, brightness adjusted correctly, the Ire 5 shows a gamma 2.9 until it drops to 2.3 in the 25th. Can someone explain to me, what are these types of LG thinking about ?????? I have enough knowledge and material to repair this, but most people do not. Do you spend a lot of money on a TV to see crushed blacks ????? if you do not adjust the gamma correctly, after the update, the image is a disaster, no detail is distinguished in the shadows. I can not believe that LG has done this.
They’re thinking a lot of people see banding in dark scenes and others have flashing and others experience brighter sides of the screen with dark uniformity performance. They’re basically telling the black levels to bypass the trouble spots, it seems. The panel variance has been problematic with the 8 series it seems, even though not everyone has experienced those problems... but certainly more than enough have.
So their thinking was, “Oh, crap... we have to figure out a firmware based solution for this. No way are we going to replace all those panels!”
This is their solution. Darken the ‘brighter’ blacks that cause gray stuff to appear or act as a catalyst for the flashing.
It’s a little disappointing but I’d honestly rather have this right now than my ‘half the screen is brightet with certain black levels’ than I had experienced.
Goodfellas dark opening was a banding nigntmare before... but not anymore. That’s just one example.
One scene in Lady Bird though, on the flip side of this coin, where the main character and her boyfriend are laying on the ground in the evening, is crushed to kingdom come.
Overall, for me, it’s the lesser of two evils. I was honestly thinking of just moving the C8 to the bedroom and replacing it in my man cave with a Vizio P series. That’s how much the prior performance bothered me.