Originally Posted by Mike25690
Thanks for the response. I am also having problems with the way I have currently connected everything. My DirecTV DVR, my 4K player (Pioneer UDP LX-500) and an older Oppo Blu-ray player are connected to various HDMI inputs on the Marantz SR-7012, and the HDMI out from the AVR then goes to a single HDMI input (#1) on the Samsung One-Connect box. DirecTV works fine, but the disc players are hit and miss.
I'm having problems getting the proper HDR color; sometimes I get it, sometimes not. I have experienced this with the same settings, and after changing them; I've tried turning HDR off on one or more devices, which seems to sometimes work, and I've also experimented with various HDMI control settings on all of the devices, but I can't seem to get the right combination.
Would it be better to connect all of these devices to separate TV inputs, and then the TV optical out to the AVR? Or is there something else I'm missing? Thanks for any help anyone can provide.
This HDR problem (or at least I think that's what it is) is strange. I've disconnected some things, and am now just running a DirecTV DVR, Samsung Q9FN, and a Pioneer UHD player (UDP LX-500) with my Marantz SR-7012.
I have HDR set to auto in the UHD player; I have turned off all of the HDMI control stuff in the AVR, since I control everything with a Harmony Elite. I also have the HDR turned on for the HDMI input I'm using on the TV. But, if I switch activities, shut everything off, etc.; sometimes when I start playing a disc, the color is washed out. I can then switch off HDR for the TV input, and sometimes the color will be restored; other times it will wash out further.
I'm sure that this is due to an incorrect HDMI setting somewhere, but I've tried lots of combinations, and I can't get the color to be correct all the time; sometimes it's great, sometimes it has some level of de-saturation and is darker. (This color shift only occurs with UHD discs; DirecTV is fine, which leads me to think it's an HDR/HDMI problem.)
I've been working on this for a couple of days now, with no solution; I would really appreciate any suggestions; thanks.