Originally Posted by JoelArt
In Spiderman if you look at the sun during daytime in SDR, then at the same location, go in to the games settings and toggle to HDR and you will se that it lowers the Suns brightness so it's now light gray. It really shouldn't look this way, it should max out at the displays capability, at least a white day sun. Also Spiderman will look good on almost any OLED and this is due to OLED getting brighter than 900nit and most are around 700-800 nits. It's important to know that the HDR values are of an absolute scale, if a game send a sun with an intensity of 650 nit and you have a display capable of only 650nit the sun will look white on that TV, but when you have a TV capable of 1900nit then the sun will look gray. But if you had a game with a sun of 10.000nit then it will look good on both displays, they simply failed at taking more capable displays in to account when they did Spiderman.
About color, I recommend Color Temp. Expert 1 as this is closest to the D65 white point as I understand it. And personally I often run with a saturation at 60 rather than the default 50. Using a cooler temp will just exaggerate blue colors and the industry color grades everything at the D65 point.
Thanks much! I am indeed using Expert 1. Brightness (which for Sony's is actually Backlight) is where I'm struggling, but I think I'm happy with 16 for now...which is bright enough for daytime but not so bright as to hurt my eyes in the dark.
Re Spider-Man, I switched back and forth a lot, and both looked good to my eyes, honestly. The SDR popped a tad more, but the HDR looked more natural, and I think I preferred it in the end. I'll take another look at the sun. It still appeared orange to me, though perhaps not quite so much as the SDR, from what I recall. Both modes looked good to me though (but again, that's subjective).
SDR games on the PS4 look WAY different. I knew the OLED defaulted to cool, but I think it had quite a bit of color processing as well. I'll need to get used to that processing removed, but I think I'll have a more natural picture at the end of the day. (Not gonna lie - I miss it a little, but I think only because I'm used to it, similar to how people grow used to a cool color setting). I may consider turning color up if I end up not liking this, but I feel like I should try to get used to natural color first.
Thanks for all the feedback. It's much appreciated to figuring this out.
Despite a little frustration finding all the perfect settings, this TV is a beast. I had no worries about running at default brightness on the OLED as it was never too bright for me. This thing has headroom, and that's a good thing - I just have to dial in the settings that I'm happy with.
I sampled a bit of Spider-Verse in Dolby Vision (at the default gamma; not upped), and...man...it couldn't have looked any better! Still have to figure out why some things are dark in DV, but I may just do dark with the defaults and bright with the increased gamma and call it a day. I tend to overthink sometimes. =oP
I had an old plasma calibrated by ChadB, who did a great job. I didn't do that with the OLED as frankly, I never felt it quite needed it. But depending, I MIGHT consider it once again with this TV, just because there's a lot more headroom than I'm used to.
All that said, I think I made a good choice here. It's a killer TV. I was a little worried about DSE or a bad panel, and I'm happy to say, as far as I can tell, my panel is great!