Originally Posted by Dreamliner
The UB820 only makes sense if you take advantage of the SDR2020 and/or Optimizer and/or Dynamic Range Adjustment Slider and/or Tone Mapping functions. If you got the UB820 at Best Buy also they will probably take back the UBK90 if you ask very nicely and point out the reason your returning is because you bought a more expensive player from them (bring the UB820 receipt).
That's pretty much what I was thinking with the return... yes, I got them both at Best Buy. So I have another 9 days before the deadline for returning the UB820.
give me time to narrow down whether the Tone Mapping functions of the UB820 warrant the price leap without being made irrelevant by the "tone-mapping" of the t.v. itself. That, and getting away from the UBK's random hijaking of the AVR. Think it is going to take some pretty significant differences, but I'm willing to give it a fair shot. I certainly won't be needing the SDR2020, and I'm not sure that I've seen the Dynamic Range Adjustment Slider yet. I've pretty much only messed with the Tone Mapping, with the t.v.'s "tone-mapping" turned off.
I guess I don't, honestly, know enough of what I don't know in order to assess whether I'll be using any of the other functions, other than SDR2020, that you're talking about. All I know is that I want the best picture possible without going too terribly upside-down in the return/cost ratio.
I would say there is a certain element of future-proofing involved in the equation, but the gliches I've seen in the UB820 give serious cause for concern for the life expectancy of said player. Though not quite apples to apples, I want to say both Panasonic HTIBs I've owned before lasted around four-and-a-half to five years.
Originally Posted by claw
In the LG 7 series, setting Dynamic Contrast to Low is the same as the Dynamic Tone Mapping setting in the 8 series. LG added Dynamic Tone Mapping to the 7 but didn't add a new setting for it.
Thanks for that. That was my suspicion. I had turned that setting off in most, if not all, of my t.v. inputs shortly after purchasing my OLED before I'd heard of tone mapping based on an article I read (I think in rtings.com). This seems clunky. So what's it doing if I increase the level of "Dynamic Contrast"? Is it lowering the effective nit-rating adjustment of the display (i.e. treating it as 700 nits, 400 nits, etc. as opposed to 1000)?