Originally Posted by darrellh44
When you say "once specs are defined for consumer playback, it should be fairly solid", are you referring to the static metadata version of HDR10, or do you mean we'll need the dynamic version with HDMI 2.1 for it to work right?
At the moment, with the static version of HDR10, we have two main issues. 1) The standard isn't finished and doesn't define clear specs for consumer content playback, so each manufacturer does its own implementation and doesn't share what it does with for example calibration software developers and 2) the metadata provided in the current implementation is static (for the whole film) instead of being specific to each scene/shot, which limits the accuracy and flexibility of the presentation on a variety of displays, as well as the use of a dynamic iris. Both these issues should be resolved with the HDR10 implementation using HDMI 2.1. I have no idea if we'll get 1) which doesn't need HDMI 2.1 before 2), but hopefully we'll get both with the implementation requiring HDMI 2.1.
Originally Posted by rak306
Remains to be seen. I'm doubtful. I just don't think a movie graded for 4k NITS will end up looking good on a 400-600 NIT display. (But I could be wrong.
Sure, but that's a limitation of our projectors, for which HDR makes little sense anyway. HDR10 can be completed and work for 99% of the marker (flat panels). They have made it very clear that home projection wasn't even an afterthought.
Still HDR already works fairly well today despite these limitations, so I'm not as gloomy as you are. We can't calibrate for it, but the JVC Autocal does a good job and the Panny player works very well.
To get a better implementation for projectors, we'll need a laser source with a good modulation implementation and perfect fade to black. It would be great to get the cinema grade, but it's unlikely to happen as the market is too small. As far as I'm concerned, I will be happy with a projector that can reach 200nits in low lamp and offers a working auto iris implementation thanks to dynamic metadata as well as perfect fade to black thanks to the laser. I don't want brighter than that due to fan noise, power consumption and heat.
Hence why my next planned upgrade is a laser with native 4K, HDMI 2.1 and ideally Dolby Vision (as well HLG to be complete). All for under 10K
I don't expect this to land, if we're lucky, before the end of 2017, so I plan to enjoy my RS500 for a little while. It's a fantastic projector for the money.