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I think usually right before the super bowl there are decent sales on Tv's. No?
 
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there have been several good deals this week. the KS8000 was on sale with Samsung EPP 55" for ~$729, 65" $1,080. Super Bowl week is always one of the best times to buy a TV. the problem with the KU6300/6290 is that it is already an older model that has seen at least 3 big inventory reduction sales across all retailers. you may have better luck (and end up with a better quality TV) looking for a newer model.
 

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Ah, I played the demo and no HDR there. The new Hitman however will update on t he 31st to include HDR rendering, so I'm eager to try that and see if the 6290 recognizes HDR while in PC mode. I'm on a GTX770 for the time being though, so I'm not sure I'll be able to use it (technically HDR signal should be usable at 1080p rom a HDMI 1.4 card, but who knows).

As for TV buying advice, Lifehacker recommends 1st and 4th quarter for TV purchases:

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there have been several good deals this week. the KS8000 was on sale with Samsung EPP 55" for ~$729, 65" $1,080. Super Bowl week is always one of the best times to buy a TV. the problem with the KU6300/6290 is that it is already an older model that has seen at least 3 big inventory reduction sales across all retailers. you may have better luck (and end up with a better quality TV) looking for a newer model.
I saw Samsung's sales and was really considering them, but decided to pass. Their curved 49KS8500 is about $845 while their non-curved 49KS8900 is $675. I kind of need a curved at such a huge size (for a monitor, mind), so I ended up dropping the idea.

Beyond that, I was going to go with the Sony X800D or X830C. This is still a big option for me. Any sales on them anywhere?

I'm only looking at the KU6300/6290 because it's priced so low that I can get one and then sell it to get a KS8500 when they're replaced by Samsung's 2017 line. It's a compromise between getting a KS8500 right now, which I can't afford, and getting a lower end X800D, which I can afford but wouldn't want to use for years.
 

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We have got little data about this TV besides rtings,would you mind getting some with your display calibrator? Stuff like:

Max brightness in SDR and HDR mode
Color gamut coverage
Calibration for HDR mode if possible
Max brightness in PC mode vs others (EG CE dimming off vs on)
Contrast ratio in PC mode vs others
Color bit depth


It would be nice to have additional data.

Interesting question, though I never thought of using hdr mode daily.

I had the TV since thanksgiving but never got to run it though with my calibrators, what else people want to know?
 

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played the Resident Evil 7 demo. game looks and runs great on my system (i5 4670k, 980Ti). with all settings maxed/on and TAA i never dropped below 60fps. there is a color setting where you can pick Rec 709 or SRGB but no HDR. my understanding is that the full version has HDR. gonna pick it up and try it out. the game is great! throwback to the old school RE games.
 

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Some numbers, all from PC mode, dont know how to toggle hdr or hdr+ mode in pc mode so didnt bother.
backlight 8 warm1
09:01:23,898 Uncalibrated response:
09:01:23,898 Black level = 0.0280 cd/m^2
09:01:23,898 50% level = 30.23 cd/m^2
09:01:23,898 White level = 142.90 cd/m^2
09:01:23,898 Aprox. gamma = 2.24
09:01:23,898 Contrast ratio = 5101:1
09:01:23,914 White chromaticity coordinates 0.2916, 0.3036
09:01:23,914 White Correlated Color Temperature = 8316K, DE 2K to locus = 2.2
09:01:23,914 White Correlated Daylight Temperature = 8324K, DE 2K to locus = 2.5
09:01:23,914 White Visual Color Temperature = 8157K, DE 2K to locus = 2.1
09:01:23,914 White Visual Daylight Temperature = 8519K, DE 2K to locus = 2.4

backlight 20 warm1
Black level = 0.0632 cd/m^2
09:05:11,970 50% level = 68.38 cd/m^2
09:05:11,970 White level = 322.62 cd/m^2
09:05:11,970 Aprox. gamma = 2.24
09:05:11,970 Contrast ratio = 5101:1
09:05:11,970 White chromaticity coordinates 0.2873, 0.2963
09:05:11,986 White Correlated Color Temperature = 8932K, DE 2K to locus = 0.2
09:05:11,986 White Correlated Daylight Temperature = 8943K, DE 2K to locus = 4.3
09:05:11,986 White Visual Color Temperature = 8913K, DE 2K to locus = 0.2
09:05:11,986 White Visual Daylight Temperature = 9395K, DE 2K to locus = 4.0

backlight 20 standard
Black level = 0.0632 cd/m^2
Black level = 0.0621 cd/m^2
09:07:07,773 50% level = 58.61 cd/m^2
09:07:07,773 White level = 279.63 cd/m^2
09:07:07,773 Aprox. gamma = 2.25
09:07:07,773 Contrast ratio = 4506:1
09:07:07,789 White chromaticity coordinates 0.2740, 0.2754
09:07:07,789 White Correlated Color Temperature = 11874K, DE 2K to locus = 3.8
09:07:07,789 White Correlated Daylight Temperature = 11886K, DE 2K to locus = 7.5
09:07:07,789 White Visual Color Temperature = 12801K, DE 2K to locus = 3.3
09:07:07,789 White Visual Daylight Temperature = 14149K, DE 2K to locus = 6.7

backlight 20 warm 2
09:09:02,388 Black level = 0.0614 cd/m^2
09:09:02,388 50% level = 64.60 cd/m^2
09:09:02,403 White level = 299.26 cd/m^2
09:09:02,403 Aprox. gamma = 2.21
09:09:02,403 Contrast ratio = 4872:1
09:09:02,403 White chromaticity coordinates 0.3029, 0.3194
09:09:02,403 White Correlated Color Temperature = 7182K, DE 2K to locus = 4.8
09:09:02,403 White Correlated Daylight Temperature = 7185K, DE 2K to locus = 0.3
09:09:02,403 White Visual Color Temperature = 6955K, DE 2K to locus = 4.6
09:09:02,403 White Visual Daylight Temperature = 7173K, DE 2K to locus = 0.3

backlight 10 warm 2
calibrated

Measured luminance: 159.2 cd/m²
Measured whitepoint XYZ (normalized): 152.47 159.24 174.16 (95.75 100 109.37), CCT = 6452K
Assumed target whitepoint (XYZ): 6500K daylight (95.02 100 108.77)
Measured black luminance: 0.035 cd/m²
Contrast: 4551.8:1
gamut volume :110.7srgb, 78.4 DCI P3
gamut coverage :99.6srgb 77.9 DCI P3

backlight 10 warm 1

150.3 158.45 174.17 (94.86 100 109.92), CCT = 6592K
Measured luminance: 160.7 cd/m²
Measured whitepoint XYZ (normalized): 152.86 160.69 175.8 (95.13 100 109.41), CCT = 6527K
Assumed target whitepoint (XYZ): 6500K daylight (95.02 100 108.77)
Measured black luminance: 0.0345 cd/m²
Contrast: 4658.5:1
gamut volume :109.2srgb, 77.3 DCI P3
gamut coverage :99.6srgb 76.8 DCI P3

So warm1 seem to be the TV's most native state, calibrated warm 1 seem to fare a little better in term of contrast and tracking compare to warm 2, but not subtle enough to care about. So if you use any native tv app at all and care about accuracy then do warm 2.
 
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Some numbers, all from PC mode, dont know how to toggle hdr or hdr+ mode in pc mode so didnt bother.
backlight 8 warm1
09:01:23,898 Uncalibrated response:
09:01:23,898 Black level = 0.0280 cd/m^2
09:01:23,898 50% level = 30.23 cd/m^2
09:01:23,898 White level = 142.90 cd/m^2
09:01:23,898 Aprox. gamma = 2.24
09:01:23,898 Contrast ratio = 5101:1
09:01:23,914 White chromaticity coordinates 0.2916, 0.3036
09:01:23,914 White Correlated Color Temperature = 8316K, DE 2K to locus = 2.2
09:01:23,914 White Correlated Daylight Temperature = 8324K, DE 2K to locus = 2.5
09:01:23,914 White Visual Color Temperature = 8157K, DE 2K to locus = 2.1
09:01:23,914 White Visual Daylight Temperature = 8519K, DE 2K to locus = 2.4

backlight 20 warm1
Black level = 0.0632 cd/m^2
09:05:11,970 50% level = 68.38 cd/m^2
09:05:11,970 White level = 322.62 cd/m^2
09:05:11,970 Aprox. gamma = 2.24
09:05:11,970 Contrast ratio = 5101:1
09:05:11,970 White chromaticity coordinates 0.2873, 0.2963
09:05:11,986 White Correlated Color Temperature = 8932K, DE 2K to locus = 0.2
09:05:11,986 White Correlated Daylight Temperature = 8943K, DE 2K to locus = 4.3
09:05:11,986 White Visual Color Temperature = 8913K, DE 2K to locus = 0.2
09:05:11,986 White Visual Daylight Temperature = 9395K, DE 2K to locus = 4.0

backlight 20 standard
Black level = 0.0632 cd/m^2
Black level = 0.0621 cd/m^2
09:07:07,773 50% level = 58.61 cd/m^2
09:07:07,773 White level = 279.63 cd/m^2
09:07:07,773 Aprox. gamma = 2.25
09:07:07,773 Contrast ratio = 4506:1
09:07:07,789 White chromaticity coordinates 0.2740, 0.2754
09:07:07,789 White Correlated Color Temperature = 11874K, DE 2K to locus = 3.8
09:07:07,789 White Correlated Daylight Temperature = 11886K, DE 2K to locus = 7.5
09:07:07,789 White Visual Color Temperature = 12801K, DE 2K to locus = 3.3
09:07:07,789 White Visual Daylight Temperature = 14149K, DE 2K to locus = 6.7

backlight 20 warm 2
09:09:02,388 Black level = 0.0614 cd/m^2
09:09:02,388 50% level = 64.60 cd/m^2
09:09:02,403 White level = 299.26 cd/m^2
09:09:02,403 Aprox. gamma = 2.21
09:09:02,403 Contrast ratio = 4872:1
09:09:02,403 White chromaticity coordinates 0.3029, 0.3194
09:09:02,403 White Correlated Color Temperature = 7182K, DE 2K to locus = 4.8
09:09:02,403 White Correlated Daylight Temperature = 7185K, DE 2K to locus = 0.3
09:09:02,403 White Visual Color Temperature = 6955K, DE 2K to locus = 4.6
09:09:02,403 White Visual Daylight Temperature = 7173K, DE 2K to locus = 0.3

backlight 10 warm 2
calibrated

Measured luminance: 159.2 cd/m²
Measured whitepoint XYZ (normalized): 152.47 159.24 174.16 (95.75 100 109.37), CCT = 6452K
Assumed target whitepoint (XYZ): 6500K daylight (95.02 100 108.77)
Measured black luminance: 0.035 cd/m²
Contrast: 4551.8:1
gamut volume :110.7srgb, 78.4 DCI P3
gamut coverage :99.6srgb 77.9 DCI P3

backlight 10 warm 1

150.3 158.45 174.17 (94.86 100 109.92), CCT = 6592K
Measured luminance: 160.7 cd/m²
Measured whitepoint XYZ (normalized): 152.86 160.69 175.8 (95.13 100 109.41), CCT = 6527K
Assumed target whitepoint (XYZ): 6500K daylight (95.02 100 108.77)
Measured black luminance: 0.0345 cd/m²
Contrast: 4658.5:1
gamut volume :109.2srgb, 77.3 DCI P3
gamut coverage :99.6srgb 76.8 DCI P3

So warm1 seem to be the TV's most native state, calibrated warm 1 seem to fare a little better in term of contrast and tracking compare to warm 2, but not subtle enough to care about. So if you use any native tv app at all and care about accuracy then do warm 2.

HDR+ is a Samsung setting to add an "HDR-like" effect to non-HDR material. it is not available in PC mode as it adds processing and would increase input lag. most seem to think it is not good.
 

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Is there a consensus on using a early 2015 retina macbook and an active mini DP to HDMI 2.0 adaptor (such as the club3d one on amazon) with this tv to get 4k @ 60hz?
 

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Ah, I played the demo and no HDR there. The new Hitman however will update on t he 31st to include HDR rendering, so I'm eager to try that and see if the 6290 recognizes HDR while in PC mode. I'm on a GTX770 for the time being though, so I'm not sure I'll be able to use it (technically HDR signal should be usable at 1080p rom a HDMI 1.4 card, but who knows).

As for TV buying advice, Lifehacker recommends 1st and 4th quarter for TV purchases:

jwbl995amv1oyginf1ev.jpg
HDR will be enabled in PC Mode with some of the newest games like Shadow Warrior 2, Hitman and Resident Evil but won't work properly if you are running in 8-bit mode. On my 49KS8000, I change the input to Game Mode, Enable HDMI UHD Color, Smart LED to High and Backlight to 20, Last of all, under my gfx card control panel I change Output Color Format to YCbCr420 and Output color depth to 12 bpc.
 
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HDR will be enabled in PC Mode with some of the newest games like Shadow Warrior 2, Hitman and Resident Evil but won't work properly if you are running in 8-bit mode. On my 49KS8000, I change the input to Game Mode, Enable HDMI UHD Color, Smart LED to High and Backlight to 20, Last of all, under my gfx card control panel I change Output Color Format to YCbCr420 and Output color depth to 12 bpc.

Interesting. I just found an MSI RX 480 GPU for $155 on Newegg so I'll be testing this with Hitman when the card arrives. Normally I set the highest bpp available just because, I didn't think this would impact HDR rendering. Interesting days ahead for my KU6290 (not that the HDR will be very good in it anyway).
 

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My PG278Q ROG Swift is acting up (anything above 100hz flickers) so I figured now is as good a time as any to try this TV out. I picked up the 6300 from Best Buy. It's just not for me. The pixel response time and lower refresh rate are just too slow (apparently I've been spoiled by the ROG Swift). I totally get the appeal though. 40" at 4K is glorious. I can't put enough emphasis on that. The colors are fantastic and the screen coating (semi glossy) is exactly what I would choose out of all coating options. There's tons of value in this thing. Going back to my 27" monitor feels like putting an iPad on my desk...so incredibly small.

I did some testing with my ROG Swift at various settings (different refresh rates with and without gsync). Based on that this is my list of priorities for a monitor in order:
1) refresh rate
2) resolution
3) size
4) color reproduction
5) gsync/freesync
6) screen coating

I'll keep playing around with the 6300 a bit but what this has solidified with me is that I can't wait for a 40" 4K high refresh rate monitor.
 

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My PG278Q ROG Swift is acting up (anything above 100hz flickers) so I figured now is as good a time as any to try this TV out. I picked up the 6300 from Best Buy. It's just not for me. The pixel response time and lower refresh rate are just too slow (apparently I've been spoiled by the ROG Swift). I totally get the appeal though. 40" at 4K is glorious. I can't put enough emphasis on that. The colors are fantastic and the screen coating (semi glossy) is exactly what I would choose out of all coating options. There's tons of value in this thing. Going back to my 27" monitor feels like putting an iPad on my desk...so incredibly small.

I did some testing with my ROG Swift at various settings (different refresh rates with and without gsync). Based on that this is my list of priorities for a monitor in order:
1) refresh rate
2) resolution
3) size
4) color reproduction
5) gsync/freesync
6) screen coating

I'll keep playing around with the 6300 a bit but what this has solidified with me is that I can't wait for a 40" 4K high refresh rate monitor.
Sony's X830C may be a decent fit. It's a 4K 43" screen and is IPS to boot. Color reproduction, resolution, and size are covered. As for refresh rate... it can do 120Hz, but only at 1080p. Most people who've tried this say that it's still an amazing experience, and you won't get any artifacts since 1080p and 4K scale perfectly. A high refresh rate (at 4K) and variable refresh (g-sync/freesync) may come if HDMI 2.1 ends up beings a partial software update, but I wouldn't hold my breath for that if I were you.
 

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I think I'm liking PC mode better than Game Console mode since the display is able to flicker the backlight in PC mode to clear up some of the motion blur. Anyone else feel the same? Not sure I can tolerate the increased input lag, I'll need some more play time.
 

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I think I'm liking PC mode better than Game Console mode since the display is able to flicker the backlight in PC mode to clear up some of the motion blur. Anyone else feel the same? Not sure I can tolerate the increased input lag, I'll need some more play time.
Most people here hate flicker, as it adds quite a bit of eye strain. I share those sympathies; I'd prefer less strain as opposed to less blur.
 

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Refresh rate bothered me for a bit, but I adjusted after a week or two.

yeah i'm finding the same after playing on it the last few nights. i feel like i'm trying to convince myself i'll eventually fully adjust to 60 hz because the positives of this tv (size, resolution, color) are just so great.
 

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Btw, what would be a fb02 version panel? Google can't seem to find it.
 

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Got one delivered from Costco today and while the size is quite something compared to my 27" 1440p monitors, I think its going to be a bit too much at normal desktop viewing distances. And I am not entirely convinced that replacing my 3 screens with one of this is going to be more productive. One bright side though is that colors on warm 2 setting seem reasonably accurate compared to my hardware calibrated NEC screen though being a VA panel viewing angles are narrower and do affect desktop color perception a bit. Will also need a 4k hdmi switch and an active dp to HDMI adapter to make it work with my work latptop dock/gaming rig setup. Decisions, decisions.
 

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Got one delivered from Costco today and while the size is quite something compared to my 27" 1440p monitors, I think its going to be a bit too much at normal desktop viewing distances. And I am not entirely convinced that replacing my 3 screens with one of this is going to be more productive. One bright side though is that colors on warm 2 setting seem reasonably accurate compared to my hardware calibrated NEC screen though being a VA panel viewing angles are narrower and do affect desktop color perception a bit. Will also need a 4k hdmi switch and an active dp to HDMI adapter to make it work with my work latptop dock/gaming rig setup. Decisions, decisions.

I have one of Monoprice's Blackbird Pro 4k automatic HDMI switches on the way, intending to use it as a way to share HDMI port 1 (as it is the only one with 4:4:4 chroma and HDR support) between my PC and PS4. Will let you know if it gives me any trouble.
 

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Well guys, the party is over for me. My Black Friday KU6290 started glitching really badly today over all 3 HDMI inputs. I tried two separate cables on both my laptop and desktop with the same result. I tried messing around in the settings a bit but without any improvement. Interestingly the menus and smartapps all looked fine, so I suspect this was a problem with the HDMI processing.

Anyway, I took it back to Costco and they didn't have any more in stock and said they weren't going to be getting anything until the 2017 models are out. All they could do is give me my money back. I guess I'll be in the market for something else now. FWIW, my KU6290 was one of the ones that would glitch out during firmware updates. I have a feeling that the electronics in these things are pretty cheap and thus the crazy low prices. I guess it's karma since my Soyo Topaz S is still going strong! Not sure I'll be buying another Samsung. This is 2/2 for me on Samsung LCDs dying.

Here's what it looked (notice the green rectangles at the bottom, those were flashing all over the screen):
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Bummer man. I suppose the good news is you're in the market again and get to explore other options and other monitors/TV's.
 

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That's too bad, but at least you'll get a better LCD panel in the 2017 models and hopefully better HDR support for not much more money, unlike what was availalb ein 2016.
 

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I suspect we're looking at a bad firmware flash, not a hardware failure.

Doubt it. This was quite unlike the kind of glitching seen during firmware updates. Firmware update screen glitching has typically been fairly minor and intermittent. This was totally unsauble. Also typically the firmware updates happen relatively quickly and prompt when they complete, while this lasted for at least an hour before I gave up on it. I never saw any prompts that it had downloaded a new firmware. I actually only mentioned the firmware update glitching since other folks have mentioned it as well and I thought they should know that it was a symptom (though not necessarily related).
 

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So apparently this TV cannot play 24p content correctly (uses 3:2 pulldown), however it does have a 24hz display mode and accepts a 24hz signal, so is this something that could possibly be fixed in a firmware update?
 

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So apparently this TV cannot play 24p content correctly (uses 3:2 pulldown), however it does have a 24hz display mode and accepts a 24hz signal, so is this something that could possibly be fixed in a firmware update?

Probably not. If Samasung cared about this they would have done it on release. 24hz content isn't exactly new...
 

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So apparently this TV cannot play 24p content correctly (uses 3:2 pulldown), however it does have a 24hz display mode and accepts a 24hz signal, so is this something that could possibly be fixed in a firmware update?
Probably not. If Samasung cared about this they would have done it on release. 24hz content isn't exactly new...

The way I look at it: This was an entry level TV that Samsung quickly discontinued and liquidated for 2017. Whatever profit they made from it is done (except for the ads you can't disable). There's not much incentive for them to spend additional resources on it.
 

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Don't know if it was the size or something with the blur/backlight but while the size and rez were awesaome, I found it really disorienting to work with this tv. The backlight was set to 10 to avoid PWM just in case. Plus getting it to work reliably at 4 k 60 Hz through my P50 workstation proved to be a big challenge (my GTX 1080 gaming rig was just fine though). Need to wait a year or so more before everything moves to HDMI 2.0a (or can TV makers just put some display ports on their higher end models atleast?) before 4k becomes really practical. This one is going back.
 

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Don't know if it was the size or something with the blur/backlight but while the size and rez were awesaome, I found it really disorienting to work with this tv. The backlight was set to 10 to avoid PWM just in case. Plus getting it to work reliably at 4 k 60 Hz through my P50 workstation proved to be a big challenge (my GTX 1080 gaming rig was just fine though). Need to wait a year or so more before everything moves to HDMI 2.0a (or can TV makers just put some display ports on their higher end models atleast?) before 4k becomes really practical. This one is going back.

did you try higher than 10 backlight? i'm not positive, but i thought i read that PWM kicked in AT 10 and lower.
 

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I bought the 6290 version of this. I am messing around with the service menu options. Have you guys found any good setting tweaks in there? Trying to figure out the WhiteBalance/RBG tables and also unsuccessful to get pvr enabled.
 

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did you try higher than 10 backlight? i'm not positive, but i thought i read that PWM kicked in AT 10 and lower.
I did but I suspect more than the PWM it was the 30 hz refresh rate through my workstation that was causing an issue. There are work arounds and I could play with 2-3 different DP->hdmi adapters to make it work but I didn't like the screen that much to make the effort. I'd easily pay twice as much for a proper 40" 4k monitor with DP inputs, avoiding these hassles.IPS would be welcome too.
 

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I bought the 6290 version of this. I am messing around with the service menu options. Have you guys found any good setting tweaks in there? Trying to figure out the WhiteBalance/RBG tables and also unsuccessful to get pvr enabled.

Make sure you record every number before you change it. You can really dink up the display if you change too many settings.
 

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I did but I suspect more than the PWM it was the 30 hz refresh rate through my workstation that was causing an issue. There are work arounds and I could play with 2-3 different DP->hdmi adapters to make it work but I didn't like the screen that much to make the effort. I'd easily pay twice as much for a proper 40" 4k monitor with DP inputs, avoiding these hassles.IPS would be welcome too.

oh, def the 30hz. my Nvidia control panel switched to 30hz a couple of times after driver updates and it was unbearable for the couple of minutes it took me to figure out what had happened. i can't imagine trying to actually use this thing at 30hz.
 

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I'd easily pay twice as much for a proper 40" 4k monitor with DP inputs, avoiding these hassles.IPS would be welcome too.
Although I LOVE the HDMI standard with a passion, I must admit that it's lack of support in graphics cards is annoying. I'm on the same boat, but I honestly doubt anyone would make a 40" TV with displayport. I'm better off hoping AMD and Nvidia come to their senses and start supporting it better. And maybe put more than 1 port on each card...

As for IPS, that's a big fat nope on my side. I've fallen in love with VA's contrast. It trumps it all for text-work and gaming (which is what I do).
 

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i like to run my 6300 in Game mode full time. it automatically boots in PC mode whenever i shut down or restart. is there a way to get it to boot into Game mode?
 

euskalzabe

[H]ard|Gawd
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oh, def the 30hz. my Nvidia control panel switched to 30hz a couple of times after driver updates and it was unbearable for the couple of minutes it took me to figure out what had happened. i can't imagine trying to actually use this thing at 30hz.

HA. I had a similar experience: bought an RX480, excitedly fired up Mirror's Edge Catalyst on Ultra at 1080p... and boy was it choppy. Disappointed, I lowered everything to medium (confused, as I knew it could run on ultra). Still mega choppy. Uninstalled driver, reinstalled, I was really suspicious of everything. I was just about ready to do a clean install of win10 (a pain, as I'd have to reinstall a bunch of stuff). Then, out of sheer luck, I noticed it said "1080p @29.94fps". I nearly punched myself in the face. Switched back to ultra, to 1080p 60fps... Perfect, buttery smooth performance.

The weird quirks we don't expect, those are our downfall :)
 

AdamK47

Limp Gawd
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Feb 7, 2004
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I bought the 70" version of the KU6300 for my new-to-me house. Decided to hook my PC directly up to it and try out some gaming. The input lag is minimal in PC mode with 4:4:4 chroma. I really don't notice any lag. The backlight uniformity is good. It's much much better compared to the curved versions. Gaming in 4K on this display with the new speaker/receiver setup is a truly wonderful experience.

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