Originally Posted by Palmgrower
My TV (ISF calibration by Chad) didn't switch so I did it manually.
All 4 of the HDMI inputs of Chads calibrations are saved, I assume the other ways need to be customized as well.
We used antenna input for local coverage, Hurricane Mathew, and the picture was too bright and over saturated.
I was lucky , no damage, and my old in attic antenna did its job.
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You don't need to switch the TV to HDR manually with the ULTRA app. It doesn't look like it's doing it automatically if you use the Action Menu to check the mode during playback. This is because the video actually stops when you open the Action Menu (unlike Netflix or Amazon that just pause the video) and the TV switches back to whatever mode you normally have set since the HDR signal is gone. As soon as you start the video again the TV WILL switch to HDR mode, but you'll never be able to verify it by looking at the menus.
I found this on the Sony forum and it was applicable back when the Amazon app stopped video instead of pausing. Since the ULTRA app works this way it was an easy way to verify that HDR was indeed auto enabling. Just follow the instructions below using the ULTRA app instead of Amazon:
When playing HDR content in the Amazon app, if I open the Action menu and look at Picture mode, HDR picture mode isn't selected. Does that mean HDR mode is not engaging automatically?
Short answer: No. When you select the Action menu when playing HDR content in the Amazon Instant Video app, the HDR video stops playing. As soon as that happens the TV changes the Picture Mode back to your standard picture mode. So by the time you select Picture Adjustments on the Action menu to display the Picture mode menu, HDR mode has been replaced by your normail picture mode as the current selection. (For your Physics geeks this is kind of like Heisenberg's uncertainty principle - the act of looking at something changes it.) HDR mode is automatically engaged when the Amazon HDR content is playing in the Amazon app, you just can't see the HDR picture mode selected in the Picture mode menu, since the HDR video stops when you go to the menu. AVS forum members have tested and confirmed this multiple times with a delightfully simple test that member 400Mhz Man provided:
1 - Launch the Amazon app
2 - using the ACTION MENU on the remote select "Picture adjustments" after the "Picture adjustments" menu opens you should see at the top, below "Picture adjustments" the term "Apps (video), this means this setting will be applied to streaming content.
3 - set the "Picture mode" to "Vivid" (this is just to provide the greatest contrast between Vivid and HDR modes)
4 - change the color setting to "Min" this will make it so non-HDR content will use the ""Vivid" picture mode and the content will be black and white.
5 - Play several non-HDR videos and you should see that they will all play in Black and White.
6 - Play the HDR version of "Red Oaks" and "Mozart In The Jungle" please note that it is not Black and White, it will use the HDR picture mode settings.
To further convince yourself you can set Color to "Min" for your normail Picture mode for Apps (Video) (e.g., Cinema Pro) and then play HDR content in Amazon and you will see that the TV is using the HDR settings and you have normal HDR color.