Originally Posted by Bill Wolfer
I watched Suspiria UHD on Amazon, but switched to the regular HD version part way through. The implementation of Dolby Vision is atrocious, rendering the film unwatchable. Some one completely screwed up this title in my opinion, because the color grading on the HD version is nowhere near that dark. It's not your set.
I don't think my set (TCL 65R615) is having the problems you describe with Netflix or Vudu, but I'll check the next time I watch.
HDR at this point in time is more trouble than it's worth, IMO. Instead of just being absorbed in a movie, I'm switching back and forth between versions (something Amazon doesn't make easy), checking the settings on my set, going into modes I haven't used (Medium Dolby Vision), then realizing I'm getting SOE because this setting has never been used by me, completely distracted because I don't know if my set is misbehaving, or Amazon has screwed up. I finally gave up worrying about it, switched back to the HD version for the 2nd time, and just watched the rest of the movie, which was stupid, so that didn't help my mood, either. If these streaming companies want me to watch their content, they need to get this stuff straight. HDR has been around long enough to not have these stupid bugs. How many people have returned sets because of bad HDR implementation on Amazon or Netflix? Enough.
i'd never watched this feature before, but, i did as a result of this and other posts about it.
as i mentioned, i have two TCL DV tv's (both 9.0.0 OS) and both are set to:
tv brightness - Dark
picture mode - DV/Dark
for non DV/HDR the picture mode is - Movie
i will admit, in some scenes, it was dark, but, honestly, to me, it appeared it was intended for the mood. the picture looked great to me, i saw plenty of bright scenes as well as some medium bright/dark scenes and plenty of dark scenes. the colors were very nice and stood out when needed. oh yeah, the ATMOS was nice at some points.
i will also say that the first say, 10 or so minutes, the opening and the Dr.'s office scenes, they were very dark, so, i'll give you that, but to me not unwatchable. i felt it was to give the climate of what the patient was going through and that the Dr. didn't have the office very well lit to help sooth the patients and keep them calm. also it was not a modern contemporary setting of today, it was old world setting so, lighting and power were different in those days especially. still, i enjoyed it and i was immediately put in a mood of desperation and loneliness that the patient was experiencing.
mind you, i watched about 30 minutes of it, but, i really didn't see anything wrong with it on either tv. having said that, i will say, because of the size, better tech and increased number of FALD zones, it looked better on the 65" 6 series than the 55" P series.
i have no doubt that it looked dark, possibly too dark for some, but, with my eyes, on my two DV tv's it looked great.