Originally Posted by EllisGJ
Auto Picture Mode - in Picture & Display > Picture Adjustments Settings
Does anyone know exactly how this feature works? I'm having trouble finding a credible/complete description online. I'm doing some troubleshooting and this info would help me.
I've been testing it out lately and might keep sticking with it. It's not perfect but close for the way I use it. It would have been better if it can recognize content better within the same source. I have my ps4 pro, cable box, pc, and Oppo player routed through my AVR and only one HDMI cable to the TV.
This is what I've noticed so far:
- You can manually switch to a picture mode (Home, Pro, Sports, Game etc), turn on Auto, and it will remember.
- It doesn't switch or remember by content though. So if you have it on Sports while watching NBA on cable box, it won't be able to switch when changing the channel to a movie for example. It will keep it on Sports.
- The good news is that it does recognize 24fps so if I switch to Opppo, it will keep it in Sports mode for example while at the home screen, but as soon as you load and start a movie it will switch to Cinema Home. It doesn't seem like you can make it go to Pro.
- When PS4 loads up, it puts it in Game Mode which is fine since I only use it for games. Unfortunately you can't make it switch to other modes if you use the apps like Netflix. Ps4 is always in Game Mode with Auto activated.
- pc is similar as above but it puts it in Graphics mode. Which is fine for me and works well for my PC games with similar lag as game mode. Just hjad to adjust to same settings.
- TV apps it deactivates auto mode but it remembers your last picture mode. Netflix has it's own for HDR and SDR, while Amazon Video, YouTube, and HBO Now seem to use whatever settings you used last time. Once you exit TV mode it goes back to Auto.
So for me, it's ok with the content I watch and how I watch.