jwb1 wrote: ↑15 Jun 2021, 13:16
I own the QN90A and this review makes things sound terrible when it isn't.
1) You only tested properly with calibrated SDR results
2) HDR is tested with default picture mode presets, when every knows you need to tweak them
3) You did not test contrast with LD properly
4) You are purposely showing photos with exaggerated blooming that you do not see in person.
5) They showed a photo with Sony X90J and QN90A, yet with my calibrated HDR the Samsung image they showed does not look like theirs
6) I don't know what they are talking about with the light sensor still being on even though its disabled.
1. Less than 1% of buyers have the equipment to calibrate a display. We show the potential of calibration but in our review we focus on what buyers will actually get, meaning the display technology, video processor, predefined picture modes etc.
2. If everyone knows that, surely it should be Samsung's job to make it right, no?
3. How do you know?
4. It's hard to capture both dark and bright elements on camera so some elements will be blown out or drowned. The photos are the best representation of what we saw in a dark room, which we always use for critical testing. Of course your perception of blooming will be different in a bright room, because... your pupils.
5. Surely it should be Samsung's job to design and tweak it to look right, no? Why else are you paying a TV maker?
6. Then ask, if you wish
jwb1 wrote: ↑15 Jun 2021, 13:16
In terms of HDR Presets, Samsung seems to target their HDR presets to assume you will watch HDR content in the day. Ideally you should at night or in a dark room. They probably should have a HDR day and night mode really like LG does.
Movies, games and other content are not graded for bright room viewing. If you want to watch TV primarily in a bright environment that's fine but it should not be the starting point for any proper picture mode.
A TV's picture mode should conform to the picture standards that the industry participants have defined in collaboration. Without standards or specifications everything will break down.
jwb1 wrote: ↑15 Jun 2021, 13:16A lot of your issues come down to personal preference and simply adjusting the settings. If you think Game Mode is too bright, simply turn it down? It seems like you simply wanted everything to be out of the box ready with no adjustments?
No, actually not. A TV's picture mode should conform to the picture standards that the industry participants have defined in collaboration. A signal that defines a given nuance of red at a given luminance should be reproduced by the TV as signaled. It's very straightforward.
A lot of your issues on the other hand come down to personal preference. If you don't want the picture to look as the creator intended it to look – the standards are there to make sure that's even possible in the first place – feel free to change it. It's your TV. But that's
personal preference, and we can't really argue about preferences.
Almost everything about the game mode (SDR color gamut, SDR color accuracy, SDR grey tones as well as HDR PQ luminance curve, HDR color accuracy etc) is wrong. We document that extensively in our measurements, graphs, and photo examples. If you are not sure about how to read the graphs, that's totally fine. I will be happy to explain.
SDR Game Mode:
HDR Game Mode:
jwb1 wrote: ↑15 Jun 2021, 13:16I think also for people who are use to OLED, going back to a QLED will seem pretty jarring because of all the brightness you are getting back. Its like when some people go from QLED to OLED and are like shocked with how dim it is.
Again, no. The TV should conform to the signal it is getting. There are no SDR sources from any studio with 1600+ nits brightness in the signal.
So you are not "getting brightness back". You are getting brightness that shouldn't be there.