Originally Posted by erylant1
Thanks Brett. Deep Color is set to on with HDMI 1 and 2, but not 3. The HDMI cable (Monoprice Certified Premium High Speed HDMI Cable, 4K @ 60Hz, HDR, 18Gbps, 28AWG, YUV 4:4:4, 3ft, BlackMonoprice's Certified Premium High Speed HDMI® Cable is designed to meet and exceed the highest standards of HDMI performance. Capable of delivering 18Gbps bandwidth, these are the only cables to be tested and certified by HDMI Authorized Test Center... ...) is plugged into HDMI 2 on LG TV (the only ARC port), but again, other than sound for the Denon it serves no function. Everything I have is plugged directly into the Denon, which is a 2017 NVidia Shield TV, a PS4 Pro, and a Sony UBP-X700 ( a 4K HDR/Dolby Vision player). I even unplugged the Denon entirely out of the setup and let the LG be stand alone, just streaming pretty fast Wi-Fi and it made no difference. And again, if the show was in DolbyVision, it would pick that up, at least the logo and limited choices in the 'picture mode' settings on the LG. Can't honestly say I was wowed by the picture but assume/guess that is mostly a function of the LG's limitations with brightness and black levels.
But, in this case I am not using any cables anyway. I am using the app on the LG in the OS3 for Netflix, or Prime, or YouTube. None of them activate the HDR. I will also say that even if I use Netflix or Prime on the NVidia device, which of course is using the cable to the Denon, then to the TV, the result is the same, no HDR. So....cables, no cables does not matter. Deep Color is on, Netflix is top tier subscription, streaming YouTube videos that claim to be HDR....nothing.
of all the apps on my 55UH8500 the only one I've used is Vudu. just about everyone of their UHD movies are also Dolby Vision. From day one since having the TV, every DV title on Vudu (internal app) would pop up with the Dolby Vision flag on the screen. It's been quite awhile since I first got the tv, but don't remember ever making any changes to the TV except picture settings, for the internal apps
when I added the Sony x700 player to my config, I wasn't wowed with the Dolby Vision picture, like I had been with my previous Samsung k8500 player (no DV). I saw similar results (no wow factor) this whole time with DV content from Vudu, but thought that might have been because it was streaming. I was using the Dolby Vision - Bright room setting for both internal apps and the hdmi input the x700 is plugged into
I researched further and found this page. When I used this guy's settings for Dolby Vision (customized Vivid) the picture really popped, getting back to that wow factor (like the first time I saw Lucy UHD or other UHD titles):
I set TruMotion to OFF, only difference from what he applied
remember on this TV, whether it's internal apps or hdmi inputs, the TV saves different picture settings for SD/HD, HDR10 and Dolby Vision. The option to "Apply to all inputs" only applies the settings to the appropriate on each input, SD/HD -->SD/HD all inputs; HDR10 ->HDR10 all inputs; DV -->DV all inputs
just an fyi in case you think you disabled TruMotion on HDR10 on one input, but it is enabled when playing DV on the very same input. All other settings have the same as well
hope this helps