I got some questions for you:
Ever since I got my C9 I watched like 20 Blu-Rays in SDR (my UHD-Player should arrive within the next few days
While watching a movie I turn all my light sources off.
At first I was using the ISF Expert Dark Room Setting as it is. I lowered OLED Light to around 35.
While watching The Amazing Spiderman I had the feeling that blacks were crushed. Details in darker areas were
simply missing. Then I started to increase OLED Light. Even with OLED Light 100 was not that much better.
In my next step I switched to ISF Expert Bright Room (even though I was sitting in a dark room).
Once again I lowered OLED Light to 35. Turns out with this picture modes details in darker areas were much better.
Even better than ISF Dark Room with OLED Light 100...
After reading the recommended settings on RTINGS I noticed that they were using ISF Dark Room with Gamma 2.2 instead of BT.1886.
Now I compared ISF Dark Room vs. Light Room while both picture presets were set to Gamma 2.2. Surprise. Now there is zero
loss in black details between Dark Room. Unfortunately I still have the feeling that I am missing some details in darker areas. At least from time to time. Increasing the Peak Brightness to Minimum will make this even better. But I do not think that this is an option I am supposed to use in SDR?
I already tried to adjust contrast/OLED Light with test patterns. But I always end up increasing/decreasing the brightness slider on my OLED. Which ruins the
picture even more. That is why I leave it at 50. With OLED Light and Contrast I am simply not able to hit reference blacks and whites. Then I do but best. But I usually see black/white bars in those images that I am not supposed to see. But that is another story I guess.
So now I decided to use RTINGS settings for now. With Peak Brightness set to off. But I do not get the point with Gamma 2.4/BT.1886.
I know that those settings will darken the image. With my old Panasonic television I never had the feeling that I lose that much details when using Gamma 2.4. As a matter of fact I am still using Gamma 2.4 on my Panasonic LCD because it just looks better in dark room. So yea. I never had a Plasma or OLED before. Is it normal that blacks appear to be more dominant on these televisions?