Game of Thrones on LG55 C9 OLED - no spoilersrs

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    I have just watched The Long Night (Season 8 Ep 3) on my OLED. It was a challenging episode for contrast and darkness but the level of banding or haloing was really bad. Does anyone have any tips on picture settings for viewing this. I have a Standard User setting which is good for virtually everything, but this didn't stand up - tried ISF Dark and Bright rooms which have different panel luminosity but nothing coped. Scenes inside Winterfell with people moving in the gloom were particularly bad.
     
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    Hi I don't know if it's any consolation but mine was shockingly bad too on a Sony xf90 fought it was my TV must be the broadcast doubt it's your TV to be honest.
     
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    I started watching the copy of a 2.00 am UK broadcast this afternoon and had to turn it off as you could not see many of the dark scenes. I have one of the last Panasonic Plasmas 50 inch that was made and I have not seen this level of blur before (if that is what you call it). I am going to see if the normal broadcast time one is better. I have seen other people's comments on facebook and they seem to say the episode was great with no concern for picture quality, so i guess it comes down to your perception or even if you care. Unfortunately I do care. !
     
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    Yes I care too! I watched it over in NZ on SOHO (HBO channel) and via the Vodafone TV service. This is IPTV with the STB upscaling to 4K. The big benefit of the A9 processing in the 2018 LG OLEDs was apparently to reduce banding and contrast improvements. It would be really interesting to see this episode on a good old CRT 100Hz refresh widescreen TV from the late 90s :)
     
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    You must've not seen all of the bad comments of quality then.. I do care of course I just wanted to say it can't be your lg oled. I re watched the episode just now and adjusted the settings slightly better but still getting that bad polarization. HBO films in low bit rate apparently. Unless you watched it in sky Atlantic HD?
     
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    Give up on getting good PQ and just watch it. Honestly, there is NOTHING that could have combatted that episodes issues/broadcasting of said episode....apart from @Mikeyfnz idea of watching on a CRT lol.....cue a Sony Trinitron Widescreen dropping the mic.


    Wait for the discs that have you know, something you can actually watch.
     
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    Looked terrible on Sky Q too! (through an LG 55C7 OLED)
     
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    Thanks that article is really enlightening....
     
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    Saw it on sky atlantic. A lot of peple complain that it is lower than 720 but we do not know for sure. Either way the broadcast cannot deliver the darker scenes. It is as though the picture is breaking up or cartoon like . 15 million pound episode as well i think !
     
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    Absolutely dreadful on my Panny 65FZ. Last night's episode has done Sky no favours in the broadcast quality stakes.
     
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    Genuinely the one time I've spend a prolonged period of time looking at my C6 and thinking.... ugh.

    Thankfully by the mid-point I was so invested in the episode I didn't really care and had forgotton about it by the end. But it was a really rough start.
     
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    Yep looked awful on my 65" C8. Once the episode was over I went to bed and watched it on my iPad and looked a lot more passable
     
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    I have a 65" LG E6 oled and yes it was bad quality - I watched it via the built in NOWTV app - to put it simply, I think this is a money grap. At some point this series will be put out in 4k hdr / dolby vision etc and the highhest bidders will win it for their networks. This is going to be a long battle for end users, who will propably only get to see it in it's best quality many years from now. Even Startrek discovery on Netflix is only in 1080p not 4k - this is networks jousting with their exclusive content and it's really end users who will be paying again and again for it.
     
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    Watched it on my Lg E7 oled and thought it was fine except for a few colour gradations.....i did watch it on a spanish satellite channel though so that bitrate wise would of being an improvement over sky.
     
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    I started watching the 2am record, found that it was 3.5gb the on demand download was 8.5gb. The on demand PQ was better. Not great but better.
     
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    On my SkyQ the on demand download is only 4.3gb. Where did you get the 8.5gb version?
     
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    Just did a voice search and selected the hd version. I didn’t check the size after that though.
     
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    I watched it on my B6 via Sky Q and here are some (should be spoiler-free) pictures of what it looked like on my setup, are they as bad as what you were all experiencing? Where is the best place to watch since Sky can't seem to provide a decent stream (and also the ads, the bloody ads...)?
     
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    read my post above - this is a money grab.
     
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    This is one of the top shows on Sky and it still shows in HD? People meant to be buying 4K TVs in mass but have to put with these crap low res shows.
     
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    It's not a low res show - it's mostly shot in 4k, but for end users to see it in 4k hdr etc - then we will all have to get our wallets out again. This show will be streamed in 1080p and not 4k etc until the right price is paid by another network for the priveldge,
     
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    That would be plausible if it weren't for the fact that HBO only stream it in 1080p too. For the record, Now TV is 720p so the version you watched was inferior to the Sky version (not that the Sky version was any good!)

    It's a shocking picture quality but as I understand it it's due to the fact that it was a dark episode with a relatively limited range of colours and the compression required to make it a broadcast-friendly size meant that the limited range of colours became even more limited.

    Why did last night’s ‘Game of Thrones’ look so bad? Here comes the science! – TechCrunch
     
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    I totally agree its been like this for all the eight series its just the whole of this episode was filmed in the dark if you watch the bluray discs its 100% better with the full bitrate
     
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    thanks for making my point even more so "HBO only stream it in 1080p too" - if you understood what I wrote you will see the truth of it.
     
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    They stream it in 1080p but no way near the same bitrate as a 1080p disc
     
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    Which surely should be HBO themselves or a Warner channel. Since TW have their own cable service that they are free (thanks to Trumps new FCC CEO) to prioritise bandwidth over any other channel or streaming service but are not doing this, then it's simply a case of FU.
     
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    Yep FU is right - all get your wallets out and eventually we all will, if we want to see GOT in all it's 4k glory. The first season is available in 4k on UHD disk, so it's a no brainer to see that the most popular TV show ever., is going to milk us ALL as much it can and as long it can. Which translates to increasingly better streams being available = more money and a staggered UHD disk release. They can stream other shows in 4k dolby vision on their first airing, so this is clearly a money grap and on HBO's terms.
     
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    It is terrible for me via a Samsung Q9FN and a Panasonic CX802B and Panasonic DX902b professionaly calibrated and to end it all a Panasonic OLED makes it look even worse.

    I have cancelled my Sky TV sub over this and told them why.
     

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