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Discussion in 'NEO U9-H' started by vincenz0, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. vincenz0

    vincenz0 New Member

    Hi, it's possibile adjust the brightness of the device rather than on television? the same channel on kodi you see darker

    Hi using the XBMC 16 on the U9 with the latest firmware
  2. Snakebite

    Snakebite Active Member

    Agree with this observation.
    Thought it was my tv but the U9 is noticeably darker than the x8h plus. Needed to increase tv brightness from 45 to 65. Changing brighness on video settings has no effect. For some reason the general settings don't have the brightness slider available.
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  3. Risto Soikkeli

    Risto Soikkeli New Member

    I also noticed this same issue.
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  4. whfseeguy

    whfseeguy New Member

    Same issue on the U9 with Kodi. Please fix!
  5. KellyND1

    KellyND1 Member

    I've noticed this as well. So dark I can't use the deep color feature. Just too dark.

    Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  6. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Turn HDR off and try again?
  7. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    There is actually more to this issue. I am not sure whether this is a Mediacodec (Surface) problem in the firmware or a Kodi problem specific to Amlogic.

    The output black levels are incorrect, instead of it being 16-235 it is to 0-217 and this is what makes the picture dark. HDR setting has no effect. Also, this doesn't happen with "Movie Player". I guess, "Movie Player" is still using amcodec.

    Also, this problem seems to be limited to 8-bit content at 1080p or 4K. The levels are OK for 10-bit 4K content.

    8-bit content at 1080p, 2160p have incorrect levels.
    10-bit content at 2160p with deep color mode off (8-bit) or on (10-bit) have correct levels.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2017
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  8. vincenz0

    vincenz0 New Member

    Hi, unfortunately, even with the hdr off does not change anything. the problem is quite annoying because the video is much darker and it is also difficult to navigate the Android menu because the selection can not see well because of too intense black.

    Hi, do you think is fixable with a firmware update? However, I have problems not only with kodi. black is also very strong in the Android menu
  9. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Noted, thank you.
  10. nms43

    nms43 New Member

    I noticed this right away with the first movie I watched on it (1080p - Kodi). It was definitely too dark and did not look good.
  11. skynet

    skynet Moderator Moderator

    Same issue here, and in settings also.
    It's hard to choose an option bacause we can't see the "selected bar".
  12. vincenz0

    vincenz0 New Member

    I agree, the problem is not just about Kodi. In the menu you do not see the selection because of color too dark
  13. jurmalnieks

    jurmalnieks New Member

    I have the same problem. It makes movie watching experience very unpleasant :(.
    This issue MUST be solved!
  14. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Problem fixed yesterday, will be addressed @ FW004.
  15. vincenz0

    vincenz0 New Member

    Good! Can i know when the new firmware will be be released?
  16. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    With the release of a new box, there are always some bugs that need fixed with a new firmware so now might be a good time to remind all members of the forum rules, and in particular this one;
    • Don't ask for releases dates! Firmwares or updates or bug fixes will be released only when ready. All posts asking for ETA will be deleted without comments.
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  17. Menorca Man

    Menorca Man Active Member Trusted Helper

    I agree and, indeed, made the same point in a different sub-forum some time ago. Trouble is, if the Mods and Admins stuck to the rule we would probably end up with a lot of skinny threads!!! :LOL:;)
  18. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    We hope we can release this month and worst case early next month, since we have to include fixes for other reported issues, not only this issue, thanks!
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  19. Runge

    Runge Member

    While we wait for the new firmware to fix this issue I have found a work-around ...though, it only works until you reboot or turn of the device.

    Simply play a 4K 10bit file and stop it again, then you should be able to see that the colors have changed in both GUI and whatever movie you play afterwards (I used Kodi to play the 4K file)
  20. mis3

    mis3 Active Member

    My Sony TV has 3 picture settings: vivid, standard and custom. They called this Picture Mode. While the brightness in the custom mode is 50%, I set the standard mode to 60%.

    Now when I watch Kodi video with darker picture, I would choose standard mode with a click on my remote.