I am sure
won't mine me posting his PM to me here for the benefit of the rest of the members...
Originally Posted by pjl99
I had some time to play with this since I've been reading the discussion in the forum and it all got my interest up in learning more.
This is what I've found. I've been able to get that "entertain/standard only choices" ("E/S") mode back by first unplugging UHD Blu-ray source, then (BEFORE plugging it back in) setting the input type (not name) to "PC." When I then plug in the source I get the E/S mode choices, and playing non-HDR content keeps that available. If I then play any HDR content the TV kicks into the typical HDR mode where the contrast, etc. bump up and the "normal" four picture mode choices available. When I stop playing the HDR content, the TV kicks back to the E/S mode.
Kinda strange, and I was not totally believing the behavior but I can reliably duplicate it now.
What do you think? I didn't want to mention this in the thread but wanted your thoughts.
Good choice not bringing it up on the thread, otherwise I would have to hunt you down and rough you up! Ha, ha, just kidding.
I see you saw my post yesterday where I finally figured out why some guys could do this Edit Device Type
and create a 'PC' device with only the Entertain & Standard picture modes... and I couldn't.
I certainly wouldn't want any of my inputs going into the PC > Entertain picture mode unless it truly was a Personal Computer but even then that might not be my preferred setup... so here is what I would suggest.
Whatever you do, do NOT set the Device Type to PC using the Edit Device Type
option (unless you have reason to want to use the Entertain picture mode for some particular reason such as where you might have a PC plugged into an HDMI port for example). In other words select one of the other prefab names that appear such as 'Blu-ray' as shown in Thumbnail D on my post above since only the 'PC' Device Type does this 'Entertain' picture mode thingy.
If you don't like the name Blu-ray, you can always rename it afterwards to something else such as "UHD Player" using the Edit Name
option if you like.
: Option A leaves the Edit Device Type
option in the list of drop-down options.
Or better yet set up the input using the Universal Remote Setup
feature which can be accessed by pressing the Source
button on your SEK remote and find the option on the far left side. Here you can pick the manufacturer of a given device and it walks you through a series of tests that checks to see if the SEK remote is controlling that particular device. It even puts a funky little icon that appears in the spot depending on what you choose while configuring the option as shown below.
: Option B will remove the Edit Device Type
option from the list for that particular HDMI input and replace it with Delete Universal Remote
. In order to get the Edit Device Type
to return to the list you would need to click on Delete Universal Remote
on that input.
This is how I have all my gear set up. The beauty of this is that I can use the SEK remote to control most functions on the devices I have connected to the SEK-3500 HDMI inputs without having to reach for another remote. In my case that includes my TELUS
STB/DVR manufactured by Arris, my Samsung
UHD Blu-ray Player, my Apple
TV 4K, and my Marantz
Receiver. Four different manufacturers, one remote!!!