Updated my Q8FN to firmware 1290.4 yesterday, immediately noticed downgraded brightness and color vibrancy in Game Mode.
Local Dimming has also been messed up again in Game Mode, even though it worked ok in the previous 2 updates.
Picture quality is just worse overall.
There are other users on the EU Samsung forum that have noticed the same thing.
PLEASE FIX THE GAME MODE BACK TO EXACTLY AS IT WAS IN FW 1270!!
your settings may have been reset
what have you tried to rememdy this issue?
local dimming settting to high?
eco solution off?
led motion off?
please add more information if your looking for a solution to your issue
Previous settings (in Game Mode, non HDR) Xbox one x, PS4 Pro, Switch
now I have to use:
brightness (-2) to avoid washed out image
local dimming -high
I don't expect a "solution", just stating that the new FW 1290.4 has nerfed the PQ. Many other people are complaining about this on other forums right now also
This update has ruined Game Mode. I am done with Samsung. Their FW updates fix 1 thing, but then always break 2 more... and in this case a complete degradation of picture quality