Originally Posted by acphydro
I often wonder if those that complain about DV and HDR have defective sets. There doesn’t need to be different modes there just is to have options. My TCL R617 has 3 different modes yet it’s DV Dark profile is the most accurate the other 2 increase brightness but make the colors cold and wash the picture out. The dark profile is the recommended setting for a reason and funnily enough it looks the same as my 900F.
I can see what some are saying about DV being dark in some shows but those are only shows that are designed to be that way. 2 such shows that come to mind are Sabrina and Ozark on Netflix. Both of those shows are presented dark on my TCL as well. Those are certainly dark and they get bright highlights when needed. The one thing we can take from this is that you can’t please everyone. I don’t see why they can’t provide us the option of disabling DV if we wanted. I certainly wouldn’t disable it. Most of the DV/HDR content I have watched gets eye searingly bright at times. If this doesn’t happen for you then we are only left to assume it’s your settings, source or the specific TV is at fault in some fashion. Another possibility is that those that have an issue are watching normal content with the brightness way too high and the switch to HDR modes just gets lost on them because they watch TV in a bright room or have their brightness set too high for their viewing location in the first place. There is a reason when you go to the theater that they dim the lights.
A common misconception is that HDR content is supposed to be bright all the time, that’s not the case, it’s supposed to show you a larger dynamic range, which it certainly does. Shows can have very dark scenes but very very bright spectacular highlights. It’s not supposed to be eye searingly bright all the time. I have yet to play a game in HDR on my PS4 Pro that was dark. Why? Most games are designed to be vibrant and stick out and I’m confident if they were presented in DV they’d be just as bright as they are now.
Sorry for the rant. This isn’t an attack on your thoughts or how you see HDR, but, rather just a comparison from someone else who actually much prefers HDR/DV over SDR for everything and appreciates what HDR is designed to do. All I can suggest is that you (and others) that have this issue is that HDR/DV simply isn’t for you and that you simply prefer something else as HDR simply “makes blacks blacker and whites whiter” without making the entire scene completely bright.
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Originally Posted by lyubohar
Yeah, accusing people of not admitting there's something wrong with DV, just because YOU and others think there's something wrong - not very cool. I am usually frustrated by the smallest issue I have with my TV so I would never pretend there's no issue just to...justify something? Are we in the kindergarten?
I watch Mindhunter in DV on Netflix every night (usually dark room, but not always) and it's just perfect; if this is frustrating for anyone, it's their problem. I watch on the TV's native Netflix app, my Gamma is maxed and Black level dialled back to 47, if that helps. The only issue I have is with local dimming around subtitles.
This is exactly what I’m talking about. “Everyone with this issue has a defective set”, “Are we in kindergarten?” (that was classless), “Maybe DV is not for you”, “DV is intended to be…”, “It’s their problem”. No one will admit that there is an issue and that people should be able to watch DV the way that they want to. Why should everyone be forced to watch DV the same way? It makes no sense. I’ve been watching DV for years on multiple TVs and the 900F is the only TV that I’ve had this issue with. Just because YOU
like DV on the 900F doesn’t mean that there is not an issue for those that like DV a little brighter. Try Googling “Dolby vision dark 900F” and see what you come up with…it is not just a few people. I guess we’re all idiots and don’t know what we’re talking about. Are you saying that DV is just as dark on every other TV? I would much prefer to watch everything
in DV & HDR than SDR. Lost in Space is awesome in DV on my Vizio P65-E1. I looked forward to watching everything I could in DV, so please don’t accuse those of us with an issue as though we don’t know what we’re talking about. It’s just a matter of preference, period. Like you, I’m sorry for the rant, but I don’t like other people's viewing preferences being forced on others. We should have a choice and we don’t with DV on the 900F.