Why is my Samsung's brightness control not not ever lifting pure black?

VHS Gamer

Novice Member
Slight issue with setting the brightness control on my Samsung Q60R. Using a PLUGE pattern, I do not see the pure black around the pattern ever lift or turn to gray at max brightness, it just remains constant black, with only the shades of grey themselves getting brighter and brighter. Granted I can't see the below black either but I can see whiter the white in the contrast.

I heard that these Samsung's are not actually adjusting black level but some kind of gamma, not sure, both the TV and sources are on limited. Normally I would set brightness till pure black lifted, then back down one. What's going on here, and how should I set the brightness control in this case? Thanks in advance.

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