Originally Posted by Lend27
Hi guys, I need some help understanding the various picture formats as it relates to my new Sony X930E:
I have an Apple TV 4K and a Roku 4K.
I want to check to see if I am able to view movies in 4K, HDR, and Dolby Vision.
I am using HDMI 2 on the tv.
Do I need to install something on the tv to enable Dolby Vision? I have the latest firmware installed on the Sony and the date of mfg is March 2018.
Should I use Netflix as an app on the TV or from my Apple TV or my Roku?
I don’t see Dolby Vision listed anywhere in the Apple TV video settings.
Is there anything I can check while viewing that will confirm the video format ?
Thanks for the help!
First are you routing your devices through a receiver? If so, you'll need to make sure that A) your receiver can pass HDR and/or DV and B) the receiver is setup for enhanced 4K. This is different for each maker, so let us know what AVR you have.
The 930E will need to have it's 4K mode set to Enhanced. Here's a video (not mine) that shows where this setting is:
Once the TV and AVR are setup properly......you may want to pull the power to all devices and then plug everything back in. Sometimes this is needed. Also make sure your HDMI cables are new and support 4K HDR/DV.
The Roku can only do 4K HDR. The Apple TV can do 4K HDR and Dolby Vision. Your TV needs to be on the latest firmware that includes DV, and the Apple TV needs to be on 11.3 for DV to work with the Sony.
There is no popup badge for HDR content. The only way you will know is if you bring up the Picture settings and see the HDR badge in the upper right.
There should be a badge for Dolby Vision if the TV detects DV as a signal and switches to it. You can also pull up the picture settings and see the HDR badge in the upper right and the picture mode will be listed as Dolby Vision.
Using the built-in Netflix app is a good test to make sure you are seeing DV on the TV. If you don't with Netflix, then you have to troubleshoot that. Also note you do need to be on the UltraHD plan at Netflix for 4K.