Okay, so here is my quick(ish) take after testing out, for several hours, the 220.127.116.11
firmware I received today:
1. HDR on Xbox One S
is finally now working. Forza Horizons 3 looks incredible. Yay!
2. HDR on Nvidia Shield TV
is working. Tested Netflix (working) and YouTube (not working)
3. HDR continues to work well for me (so far) with the Playstation 4 Pro
(for both gaming and videos) and Chromecast Ultra
1. When exiting an HDR video (Daredevil, S1:E1) on the Nvidia Shield TV
, a high pitch noise began to play loudly through the speakers (Vizio SB4551-D5) while still inside the Netflix app. Had to click play to restart the video, then back out of the video again to fix. Hope this doesn't become commonplace while viewing shows late at night.
2. Could not get any HDR content to play through the Amazon Video* app on the Xbox One S
(Netflix worked fine)
*I later received an email from Amazon stating:
"Recently, an incorrect version of the Amazon Video app for Xbox One devices was available for download in the Xbox Store. To continue using Amazon Video, please uninstall the application from your device and download the current version of Amazon Video from the Xbox Store. We're sorry for any inconvenience.
= Will have to do that, and retest.
3. When playing Forza Horizon 3 in HDR on the Xbox One S
, there was a long vertical green line on the furtherest most left hand side. Appeared, and remained present after engaging something that utilized HDR.
4. When watching Daredevil in HDR on Netflix through the Nvidia Shield TV
, a similarly long, but this time horizontal, green line was present (and also persistent after having engaged HDR material) across the upmost top of the display. Very visible in both instances, but only mildly annoying considering how great the rest of the panel looked with HDR content, but still. [Picture Included]
5. HDR is not functioning on the Netflix, YouTube, or Amazon Video apps on the Playstation 4 Pro
. This could be simply that these apps are in need of an update on the PS4 Pro (just wanted to point it out if others were wondering).
Notes about my setup
1. My media devices (Nvidia Shield TV, Fire TV Gen 2, Chromecast Ultra, Playstation 4 Pro, and Xbox One S) are all running directly to the P65-C1 though identical Monoprice HDMI cables in HDMI 2 though 5.
2. One HDMI (1/ARC) input is connecting the sound bar (SB4551-D5) to the panel. Audio is set to Bitstream inside the P65's SmartCast settings.
1. Disable the option for enabling HDMI Color Subsampling for HDMI 5. It is misleading since this is not a functioning option.
2. Have had several (more than seven) instances where I had to re-pair the SmartCast app to either the P65-C1 or SB4551-D5 when switching between them (on my iOS devices at least).
3. Clarify the difference between choosing "Dolby D" and "Bitstream" in the Audio settings for the P65-C1. Why would one choose Dolby D over Bitstream (which supports Dolby Digital and DTS).
4. Now I know this is in the works, so I won't belabor the issue, but I'd like to see that HDR induced lag come way down.
I just received the Beta 18.104.22.168
firmware on my P65-C1. I will re-test the panel with the various devices and scenarios listed above and see if anything has changed. Feel free to drop me a line if you'd like me to check out something for you. I also want to give a big shoutout to Matt McRae
. Thank you for keeping us Vizio customers informed and in the loop. Helps a lot when it comes to keeping faith with the brand, and speaks volumes that you guys and gals over there at Vizio continue to do the right thing and provide these much needed updates to your products. Keep up the good work!