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Old 04-08-2011, 07:13 PM
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Default Video player's dynamic color range is off

The D3's video player's dynamic color range seems to be 15-235 rather than 0-255; anyone else notice this? It basically makes blacks look gray, even though the OLED screen can turn black pixels off. Here's a comparison I made between the S9 & D3 playing the S9's stock video (D3 is stock 3.33 and both are on max brightness):

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Old 04-08-2011, 11:32 PM
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Yeah, me too, on all the formats I've tried.
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:18 AM
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This might be the reason why my D3 colors look a bit washed-out compared to the J3? The J3 for me is much more vivid.
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:06 AM
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This might be the reason why my D3 colors look a bit washed-out compared to the J3? The J3 for me is much more vivid.
If you mean while playing videos, yes. This is only within the video app.

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Old 04-09-2011, 01:21 PM
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This might be the reason why my D3 colors look a bit washed-out compared to the J3? The J3 for me is much more vivid.
Yes, it limits reds/greens/blues which makes up every color. AMD and Nvidia video cards have the same setting in their drivers that sometimes gets set incorrectly.
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:13 AM
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This is extremely annoying, and a reason why I still watch videos on my J3 instead. Did anyone find a fix for that washed out contrast ratio bug in the meantime?
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:46 PM
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I'd bet they added a backlight behind this OLED display Might have been to make it show up better when outside. Never seen an OLED that didn't look great except the D3's.
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:13 AM
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It does show true blacks in other screens, though (or at least it seemed to me that way on a cursory glance) - it seems the contrast issue is only related to video playback.
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:58 AM
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Any difference with alternative video players?
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:09 AM
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Any difference with alternative video players?
I tried rockplayer and the black levels were perfect; however it was very jerky due to software decoding and the relatively slow cpu. There's definitely not a backlight. Kind of depressing that this hasn't been fixed yet
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:07 AM
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The contrast issue is definitely related to video hardware decoding. Players that support both, hardware- and software decoding, like Rockplayer, IMPlayer+, Soul Movie, etc look fine (but play choppy of course) in software decoding mode, but in hardware decoding mode the contrast goes bad.
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