Help needed - all games are too dark when i play them


Established Member
Let me explain
This is not new, it is since day 1 on PS4, and i have it for months now. Played 30+ games.
They are NOT dark when light sceen is and such, but when i play lets say Dark Souls, TLOU1,2, Tomb Raider or GOW and you have parts when u play at night or in closed space which has no or little light - my picture is sooo much dark somethimes really hard to play. And when i check walkthrough on youtube, everyone have brighter screen. How is this even posible? Are they put 100% more screen light or what?

I have LG SK8000 and SK9000 calibrated, perfect dark and picture in 4k movies and SDR cable tv. BUT way too dark in games when i compare it to any walkthrough on ps4 and played on 4k tvs. I have always HDR one, is it cuz' of HDR?


Established Member
Have you got the picture in game mode, or cinema mode, as this also makes a big difference? Also adjust brightness settings in the game itself perhaps, but you probably have tried that anyways?

Perhaps the PS4 is defaulting to RGB Auto? Perhaps if you change this setting it might help? For HDR content, the TV should be set to low black level and the PS4 to limited. For SDR content the TV needs to be set to High black level and the PS4 needs to be set to full. Or, perhaps someone might be able to suggest other combo of settings?

The latest video from AVForums

Sony A84L/A80L BRAVIA XR OLED TV Review - COMPARED to LG C3, Samsung QD-OLED & LG G3
Subscribe to our YouTube channel
Support AVForums with Patreon

Top Bottom