The black screen when switching from HDR to SDR seems normal. It did it on my Sony A1E too. Not sure if plugging into the bar makes it worse or not, since my PS4 is plugged into the TV. I turned off off CEC on my blu-ray player to make sure eARC has no control over my player sending to the bar. With CEC on, eARC is still involved in the transmission of audio from player to soundbar. With it off, I have to change the input from eARC to HDMI on the soundbar manually. But it solves my two biggest problems with the TV for now, so I’m happy. Maybe they’ll fix things and we won’t have to do a rain dance to get things just bright.Yes I am running the pro to the soundbar as that is the only way to get the best audio but the issue is the hdmi handshake that occurs at times. For example when gaming in HDR and closing out the game. It flashes to black to return to sdr and at times that change causes the soundbar and tv to not know how to return the image and it starts flickering and it then settles but it happens enough times to be a pain.Also, thereâ€™️s nothing wrong with plugging the PS4 into the soundbar. That will let send PCM if youâ€™️re determined. Youâ€™️re not going to get what you want with eARC, Samsung still needs to work out the bugs. I run my blu-ray player through the soundbar to deal with Atmos discs dropping sound through eARC. Sounds fantastic that way.
Some other things I discovered today
The game mode on this tv is superior to the OLED in terms of input lag and most important motion.
I turned on an old game like dark souls 3 in sdr and the movement felt so smooth on the qled in game mode compared to game mode on the oled.
My request to samsung is they fix their earc issues with multi channel pcm and that there is no sudden change to overall brightness in a dark area when coming from a bright area. It goes real dim and it takes a few minutes to return to the brightness it had before. I read that this is just how the local dimming on high works
Not sure yet if I should settle on low for contrast enhancer or off. what do you guys use?
Also is there anyway to remove game mode pro sound stage from derfaulting every time i play a game on ps4....worst of all is returning to cable tv it remains on game mode pro...Have to manually change it to standard each time