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My Concern About A Blu-ray Release Of THE LIGHTHOUSE

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Dick, Nov 29, 2019.

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  1. Dick

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    I own a 65" LG 4K 3D OLED, and, as others have discovered, the set has been manufactured to automatically dim the picture (to prevent burn-in, they said) whenever an image remains unchanged for too long a time. But it does more than that... it dims down already dark scenes even if the image changes, until a strong light source appears, at which time it suddenly regains its proper brightness. This is incredibly annoying.

    I saw THE LIGHTOUSE locally a few weeks back, and I am pretty sure it will get a Blu-ray release. I would like to buy it, but I doubt I'd have a pleasant viewing experience watching it on this otherwise beautiful display. The movie is loaded with very dimly-lit scenes -- in fact, only a few take place in broad daylight or brightly-lit interiors. I think I'd be wasting my money.

    LG posted a response to complaints about this, and there appears to be no user correction possible. I've tried, using every setting in the book. The company simply said, "We'll look into it for future models." Great $2,000 spent and I almost certainly can't properly watch THE LIGHTHOUSE.

    Anyone else in this boat?
     
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    That's absolutely ridiculous that there isn't a user option to disable it.
     
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    Dick

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    So glad I have your support. Sorry I haven't the tech savvy you appear to have. I am looking into this further thanks to the previous post from willyTass, which actually offers helpful advice. Enjoy your day.

    P.S. Mr. Cooper -- I may have misread your post and, if so, I apologize for my defensive response.
     
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    Unless I'm missing some prior context here, I don't think Jeff was being sarcastic. To me it seems like genuine disbelief that the manufacturer has locked out the consumer from controlling their own equipment in their own home.
     
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    It’s obnoxious that some of these settings are dialed in as fixed things rather than user adjustable options. I get that they’re concerned about burn in but I think a “are you really sure you want to change this setting?” extra prompt would suffice.

    Professional calibration can take care of these issues but that may be more than it’s worth to you, I have no idea what those costs are these days. It might be worth reaching out to one of the professional calibrators that hangs out on HTF to see if they can give you a ballpark quote and/or recommend someone in your area.
     
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    That could be so, and if it is, then I offer a sincere apology to Mr. Cooper.
     
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    One doesn’t need a calibrator to enter the service menu

    the only hard part is finding the posts at either avsforum or England’s avforums to glean which buttons to press on ur remote to get into the service menu
    Changing the automatic brightness limiter is binary: it’s either 0 or 1 , on or off.

    if u follow directions it’s easy ( done it on TV’s like Sony Panasonic and pioneer kuro)

    a calibrator would also do it if u ask them as part of a calibration which usually goes upwards of USD $200 for a full calibration
     
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    It's all good. Yes I meant it was really dumb of the manufacturer to not allow the user to disable it. 1st thing any tv should allow is for the direct image to be displayed without any kind of post processing done to it.
     

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