Originally Posted by cgpublic
Apple is just getting started with resolving the outstanding issues related to HDR content. It's not as if they lack the resources to get it right. This is just an incremental update. Not sure if they have something big in store for the release of the HomePod, but like I said, in six months I'm confident we're going to see a wealth of improvements to how it handles HDR.
My definition of fixing the HDR mess is a bit different, but yes, if mapping SDR into an HDR container is the goal, I agree they will continue to tweak and improve that process.
As you might guess, I personally don't think that's a genuine (or complete) fix because it ignores the OTHER HALF of the problem, namely, the compromises most consumer displays suffer from when displaying content in an HDR container -- less accurate REC709 color, less accurate SDR gamma, higher power consumption in some displays, raised black floor in some displays, lack of dynamic dimming/iris/local dimming in some displays, lockout of calibration controls in some displays, etc.
In other words: No matter how good Apple gets at shoving everything into an HDR container, there are many use cases where that is still a suboptimal scenario for the quality of the video that is displayed.
And while I don't have a lot of hope they'll provide an option to have the output type switch based on content type (though that approach works well on UDH blu ray players and on other streaming devices and TV apps), at least doing things like the following will make manually changing settings based on program time a little easier:
Originally Posted by bodosom
I can't speak to the OP's point but video format switches are much faster in 11.1. Not a flicker but maybe a second versus five seconds to get to the okay/cancel prompt. Perhaps this is step one.