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I agree. I have the 65" X900H (I know, different models, but still) and the picture is stellar. I've played with settings a lot though, on SDR and HDR.

My 14 yr old and I have watched the first 3 seasons of Stranger Things the last few weeks, keeping the living room lights way down to 10% (Brown w/Phillips Hue) and it's looked beautiful. Season 4's first 2 episodes have had a lot of dark scenes and no issues seeing anything. I know you said it's been professionally calibrated, but are the Auto settings set to off (Black adjust, Contrast Enhancer, Local Dimming)?

And what is the deal with everyone watching Stranger Things??
Except your TV is LED, easier to see things in the dark scenes.

I have already decided to get the 85” mini-LED Sony Z9K when it is released later this month, the A90J OLED is going in my game room and the 85” TCL 7-Series that is in there now will go to my daughter.

OLED is just not for me, I hate watching everything with the light off ( or on dim) or with the shades closed during the day, I love the sunlight here, benefit of living in Florida, did not realize how much the grey skies in Michigan during late Fall and Winter was making me depressed.
 
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OLED is just not for me, I hate watching everything with the light off ( or on dim) or with the shades closed during the day, I love the sunlight here, benefit of living in Florida, did not realize how much the grey skies in Michigan during late Fall and Winter was making me depressed.

I fully agree with you. I know that you should watch TV in low or no light to get the maximum contrast benefits but I watch TV in a well lit room cause I enjoy the sunlight. I own Sony led TVs. The dark scenes from OLED sets are to dark for many scenes. If I would watch in low light I would probably end up falling asleep.
 
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It’s raining out now, so that impacts how bright it is of course, but I regularly watch in my garage with the door up. (Granted this isn’t a dark scene, but I watch in these conditions generally).


Idk. I just don’t have the issues some seem to.


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Make your poor truck sit outside in the rain, just so you can watch TV…
;)

Vincent on HDTVTest has had some episodes about OLED panel dimming to minimize burn in potential. He also talks about “Filmmaker Mode” to quickly set your OLED with the optimal settings for viewing content in the manner the content creators intended.
 
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I agree. I have the 65" X900H (I know, different models, but still) and the picture is stellar. I've played with settings a lot though, on SDR and HDR.

My 14 yr old and I have watched the first 3 seasons of Stranger Things the last few weeks, keeping the living room lights way down to 10% (Brown w/Phillips Hue) and it's looked beautiful. Season 4's first 2 episodes have had a lot of dark scenes and no issues seeing anything. I know you said it's been professionally calibrated, but are the Auto settings set to off (Black adjust, Contrast Enhancer, Local Dimming)?

And what is the deal with everyone watching Stranger Things??
Go ahead and start watching it ....
You'll be hooked too ...
You have to start from the beginning thou. :)
 
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Ronnie:
I see the reflection of a rear car door in your TV screen photo. That could be very distracting.
 
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Ronnie:
I see the reflection of a rear car door in your TV screen photo. That could be very distracting.
You are mistaken sir. That’s not a car.

That’s a SUV.


In a open sided garage, yes there will be a few things that will reflect depending on the viewing angle. If I had taken the pic when I had the QLED out there you would have seen a similar reflection in certain scenes.


That said it doesn’t bother me in the least, and it wasn’t the point being made in posting the pic.
 
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You are mistaken sir. That’s not a car.

That’s a SUV.
The term SUV was devised to allow the auto makers to thwart CAFE fuel mileage standards. That there is even less "utility" to it than a station wagon of old, it must be a car. My goal was to observe that it wasn't the car with the bed on it that appeared in the other picture.
 
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The term SUV was devised to allow the auto makers to thwart CAFE fuel mileage standards. That there is even less "utility" to it than a station wagon of old, it must be a car. My goal was to observe that it wasn't the car with the bed on it that appeared in the other picture.
I've always considered Station Wagons the precursors to SUV's
 
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I've always considered Station Wagons the precursors to SUV's
Station wagons typically offered much more usable space for passengers and cargo as well as better outward visibility. There's a reason that backup cameras are a requirement in modern vehicles. Something that weighs well over two tons should have a lot more room and a much better ride.
 
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Station wagons typically offered much more usable space for passengers and cargo as well as better outward visibility. There's a reason that backup cameras are a requirement in modern vehicles. Something that weighs well over two tons should have a lot more room and a much better ride.
I had a 2000 Expedition Eddie Bauer Edition and it was very roomy and rode like a dream
 
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I had a 2000 Expedition Eddie Bauer Edition and it was very roomy and rode like a dream
The Expedition is an SUV and it drives and parks like a very well-mannered truck (especially the 2003 and later models with independent rear suspension). Compare that to a 2000 Lincoln Town car and there's a noticeable difference.

I find it hard to use the term "utility" for anything that won't fit a 4'x8' (or even a 4'x4') sheet. The Expedition can do that but may so-called "Sport Utility Vehicles" (and many smaller pickups) cannot.
 
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I hate my 83’ Sony A90J OLED, even with the lights out, curtains closed, at night, cannot see what is going on in dark scenes.

Last episode of Obi-Wan, when Luke is being chased in the desert, just murky blackness, current season of Stranger Things, same issues., tried the Netflix Calibrated mode on the Sony, even worse.

TV is going in my Game Room, buying the 85” Sony Z9K mini-LED when it comes out next month.
Going thru my settings, noticed that brightness was totally off, the person who did the calibration was who did it.

Turned it back to 50 ( highest setting), but then had a super washed out picture, since the TV was calibrated with it set at 0.

Decided to just go back to the original settings, once I reset everything, played the last episode of Obi-Wan and now I can see what is going on.

I feel like I wasted all that money getting it calibrated, but I am just going to use the original settings now.
 
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