Originally Posted by Crimson_Flam3s
Dude they literally said that if you have game mode on before activating hdr, then it will remain in game mode latency but the tv shows you hdr (they simply decided not to call it hdr game mode)
Can you link this statement?
Do you mean the various reviews? Rtings? Or TCl themselves?
I know what the reviews/Rtings say (put the TV in game mode before playing an HDR game). And I do that. I'm still a little suspicious. How do I know the firmware I'm using isn't different than what they did? Since I've only had the TV days and they tested months ago...
As I mentioned, I have reason to be suspicious. When in game mode beforehand and I play an HDR game, as said the tv switches to HDR mode and you cannot change it. But another suspicious part to me is several settings that as far as I know are likely to cause increased lag are by default ON when using game>HDR. Including "Motion" which is set to "high" (I'm assuming this is like motion interpolation, or some other motion processing effect) and "adaptive contrast" which is set to "on". Even though these same settings are all OFF (as you'd expect) by default in game mode (I'm not sure if you can change them in game mode, never tried). Further, these settings are not locked in HDR mode (after game mode, when playing HDR game), For example, I can manually go in and set the "Motion" setting to high, med, low, or off when playing an HDR game with game mode on before the game started.
So am I to believe none of these setting in HDR (game mode before) mode have an effect on lag? Am I supposed to go set them all off to lower lag? Are they supposed to be not really on when using game mode first, despite that the TV says they are on and allows you to change them? Rtings nor any review talked about any of this. As I said, maybe the firmware I'm using is completely different than what they reviewed?
No way to accurately test it yourself unless you spend about $150 for the tools.
It would ALMOST be worth it to me, perhaps if I could sell them later to recoup most of that cost or something. This is literally one of the main decision makers in whether I keep this set, which otherwise I'm mostly extremely happy with for the low low price.
I wish somebody on youtube or something would just make an HDR timer video, this would kick the set into HDR when viewing the timer and I could test using a PC and a PC monitor and mirroring the output (using game mode beforehand I guess, assuming it not being an actual game doesn't have an effect). Course granted I'm not sure there's even a way to use youtube HDR other than cast it from a chromecast ultra I dont have. The set itself doesn't seem to, or at least doesn't say it's in HDR mode when watching supposed HDR youtubes. Although some youtubes look so good I could definitely believe they are being displayed in HDR even if the set claims they aren't.
Anyways this could all been easily avoided if Le Eco just named their settings something which clearly indicated when the set was in HDR game mode, such as simply labeling it "HDR game mode" when on, as I'm assuming pretty much every other set on the market does (this is the first HDR set I've owned). Although the thing about being able to change lag inducing sub-settings might still be niggling. Do other sets allow such "laggy" settings to be manipulated in game mode as well?
Other than that I'm going to ask Rtings about it, but their Q/A is currently turned off.