KS8000 settings for gaming at 4k/HDR

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Question: For PC gaming in 4k, do you guys/girls use game mode or pc mode? I've been using game mode exlusively but I heard that PC mode adds Chroma 4:4:4 color while adding 10-15ms of input lag, giving a sharper overall look. Is the image quality gain worth it?
Game mode for me. If you are using the TV for reading and working then it's probably worth the hit in latency for the increased readability on fonts and such but if you're like me and mostly just play games on it then I don't think it is. I can't see much difference in-game for 4:4:4 so I leave it in game mode for the quickest response.
 
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It's a great TV, you won't find one anywhere though
The best replacement I know of is the Samsung NU8000

The reviews say "great for gaming thanks to it's wonderfully low input lag and is capable of breath taking HDR"
Thanks mate im thinking about to upgrade my 1080p tv for the ps5 next year
I will look at the nu8000 to see how much it costs here in germany
 

AntsaK2

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After a almost year taking a brake I started again tinker with my KS8000 HDR settings but I still have the same problem. On a HDR mode colors always seems faded and washed out.





I know that it is absolute travesty to take "HDR" images with phone camera but this still is somewhat how I see with my naked eye. First picture is HDR enabled and latter with disabled. Every game (including Desktop) I have tried is the same. No matter what HDR settings I try there always seems to be this "over bright film" on top of my picture. To me this feels like colors are faded and washed out.

I also have Samsung MU6100 and with it I tried to Game Stream with Nvidia Shield TV from same desktop that is connected to KS8000 and HDR works just great. I have literally tried every setting and config that I have found but I just can't solve this problem. Has any of you KS8000 owners tackled with issue?
 

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I turn off HDR for all my playstation games on my 7000. Hell only Horizon does HDR properly anyway and it really pops on my Sony 4k. Last time I buy a Samsung tv. (lag input is low and I can still use it for fighters so I'm not that mad tbh)
 
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After a almost year taking a brake I started again tinker with my KS8000 HDR settings but I still have the same problem. On a HDR mode colors always seems faded and washed out.





I know that it is absolute travesty to take "HDR" images with phone camera but this still is somewhat how I see with my naked eye. First picture is HDR enabled and latter with disabled. Every game (including Desktop) I have tried is the same. No matter what HDR settings I try there always seems to be this "over bright film" on top of my picture. To me this feels like colors are faded and washed out.

I also have Samsung MU6100 and with it I tried to Game Stream with Nvidia Shield TV from same desktop that is connected to KS8000 and HDR works just great. I have literally tried every setting and config that I have found but I just can't solve this problem. Has any of you KS8000 owners tackled with issue?
I know the issue you're talking about. I thought the same until I started playing with a low backlight in sdr mode. Playing sdr with a high backlight will make hdr look dull and dim. Only way to really combat the faded/washed hdr picture is to use dynamic contrast but that crushes a lot of picture detail.
 
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I know the issue you're talking about. I thought the same until I started playing with a low backlight in sdr mode. Playing sdr with a high backlight will make hdr look dull and dim. Only way to really combat the faded/washed hdr picture is to use dynamic contrast but that crushes a lot of picture detail.
I have KS9500 and what doesn't make sense to me is that YouTube video content with HDR looks amazing with the same configuration that makes games look washed out.
 
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jonnyXx

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After a almost year taking a brake I started again tinker with my KS8000 HDR settings but I still have the same problem. On a HDR mode colors always seems faded and washed out.





I know that it is absolute travesty to take "HDR" images with phone camera but this still is somewhat how I see with my naked eye. First picture is HDR enabled and latter with disabled. Every game (including Desktop) I have tried is the same. No matter what HDR settings I try there always seems to be this "over bright film" on top of my picture. To me this feels like colors are faded and washed out.

I also have Samsung MU6100 and with it I tried to Game Stream with Nvidia Shield TV from same desktop that is connected to KS8000 and HDR works just great. I have literally tried every setting and config that I have found but I just can't solve this problem. Has any of you KS8000 owners tackled with issue?
I have a 1080 Ti and when I turn on HDR the image is very desaturated/washed out just as you describe. In order to get proper colors, once HDR is enabled I have to either change my resolution, the color depth(8, 10, or 12 bit) or the black level (Full or Limited). Making any changes to any of those settings fixes HDR for me.

My usual process is to enable HDR in the Windows display settings and then change my resolution to anything else and just hit "revert" instead of "keep changes" to go back to my native res and then HDR displays fine. I don't know what the culprit is, whether it's Windows, the Nvidia drivers, or the TV, but this method works every time for me. Then when switching back to SDR colors are super oversaturated and I have to repeat the same method to get proper colors in SDR.
 
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Just started playing Black Ops 4 on the Pro along with my KS8000. Some of the textures/graphics are blurry as hell. Is it my KS8000 HDMI port or a bad cable? It's not as sharp as I thought a 4K game would be. Anyone else having the same issues?
 
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Hello GAFFers

Do any of you know how to get 1440p working on PC's for this TV? Most games on my laptop only seem to have 1080p or 4k options only.
Is it better to have 1080p or 1440p on a 4K screen? What are your thoughts?
Any help would be appreciated.
 
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Hello GAFFers

Do any of you know how to get 1440p working on PC's for this TV? Most games on my laptop only seem to have 1080p or 4k options only.
Is it better to have 1080p or 1440p on a 4K screen? What are your thoughts?
Any help would be appreciated.
With LCD tech is usually best to have a native resolution image. When that's not possible, the TV will upscale a lower resolution image to the native resolution but it's not as good as rendering natively.

Now the TV has a 16:9 form factor while a PC monitor has a 16:10 monitor unless it's ultra wide screen. It's important to take this into account because for a TV you want something like 1920x1080 while an equivalent resolution for a monitor would be 1920x1200. Displaying the second on a TV looks really bad.

Now, people have different opinions about this but I have found that 1080p scales better to 4k than other resolutions because 2160p is twice as much as 1080p, meaning that it scales in a 4:1 ratio.

So in my experience and for my taste, 1080p is a better resolution than other options when using a native 4k TV like this Samsung.
 
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