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Tab s8 ultra fault

(Topic created on: 29-01-2023 03:07 PM)
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I had previously enjoyed a very smooth, non-laggy, ultra low latency with 120Hz output display connection from my Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra to my Samsung Neo QLED QE50QN90BATXXU TV, via a certified HDMI 2.1 cable connection using a USB-C to HDMI 2.1 dongle which has full 144Hz compatability at 4K compatability (had to hunt around for that special dongle).
Just to note, when I connect to the external display I simply use the default mirroring and I choose not to enable DEX. DEX itself is no doubt useful for certain situations, however I just had chosen to stick with basic mirroring through the HDMI 2.1 link as this diverts all GPU power to concentrate on driving only one display output (which is merely mirrored) and not having the GPU drawing graphics for two different outputs. Helpful for emulation of games.
Initially this was all good, because I was able to set my Samsung QN90B TV onto Game Mode with everything connected up properly and I enjoyed having extremely low almost non-existant latency in Game Mode and better still the experience was very good because I was getting 120Hz performance on the outputted display connection - fantastic! (though the TV can display up to 144Hz, however the Tab S8 Ultra's capability is a very respectful and still impressive 120Hz to the TV which looks great)... well it did look great when it had worked previously.
However, I did have a bit of a break and had not connected the Tab S8 Ultra to the TV for a period of time. Meanwhile during this period of time I had done a number of Samsung/Android System Updates (at least 3 separate updates over time), but then the problem with the connection to the TV happened.
Connecting to the external TV display is now a completely unpleasant affair. It's laggy and stuttery. The TV in Game Mode only reports a nauseous 30 fps (30Hz) and the latency is absolutely terrible and super delayed. Even the Tab S8 Ultra's own display is stuttery and laggy as well as the external display's.
I'm left feeling that I wished I had never updated the S8 Ultra. There appears to be no menu and no proper settings or means to adjust anything when connecting to external display via USB C to HDMI 2.1, something admittedly which I didn't have to do before because it all just worked properly back then.
Samsung need to fix this a.s.a.p. as the cable link is the only way to obtain virtually no latency and the S8 Ultra's 120Hz to the QN90B's external display. Just to reiterate this problem did not exist before.
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