Originally Posted by Rudy1
I apologize for not updating the intro page when I first learned that the 3D update had been cancelled. I've just made the necessary correction.
Your UN65HU8500FXZA/SEK-3500 combo may benefit from you enabling two independent picture settings for the input where you have the BDP connected. One would be for non-HDR content (you could use DYNAMIC), and another (I would recommend MOVIE) for 4K HDR content; you could easily switch between settings on the TV by pressing the OPTION button and selecting PICTURE.
The auto-HDR settings only work when the UBD-M9500 is connected to one of the 2017 Q series sets, and only if the player is connected directly to the TV.
Thanks Rudy1. I appreciate it. That's what I ended up stumbling across a week or so ago. I found that by switching the Picture setting to Movie, along with changing some other settings, 4K content (w/ or w/o HDR) looks amazing (esp "Passengers"), compared to Bluray. At first it was super dark. But when I use the TV or the 9500 to stream HDR content it is still dark. I'm guessing I'll have to set up a "profile" for Movie picture setting and any time I play any HDR content (streaming or 4k disc) I'll have to switch the picture setting from Standard to Movie. Usually, I use Standard because Dynamic seems to over saturate. I've calibrated the TV, you can use any Sony bluray disc and just type in 7669 (SONY) on the keypad, and the picture was perfect until the 9500 came on the scene.
As far as the picture settings for Movie (HDR content) go, do you or anyone else have the best settings recommendations, including Picture Options and Advanced Settings options?
Lastly, does it help to send Samsung frequent emails requesting them to return 3D playback support? I've read some articles that speculate the technology is indeed in the 9500 but it would just need the firmware update from Samsung. I have over 100 3D movies, so for now I have the BD-J7500 still connected on a different input. I can't understand why they still support DVD and gave up on 3D! I get that they want to push 4K but 3D doesn't even compete; it's in a category of its own.
Samsung used to come out each year with 3 bluray player models, an entry level (with very few features), a midline (more options) and their flagship model, with everything under the sun--much like their TV line. I wonder why they've abandoned that business model and instead went the route of just one model per year. Seems like the 9500 could be the one with everything, including 3D support for legacy consumers (and to help them move into 4K) and then a lower line with just Bluray/4K. Who in the world is still buying DVD's? That's like going to Sprint and asking for a flip phone.
Anyway thanks for the advice you guys provide in here. Very much appreciated!