Greetings gents. I've been reading countless threads and I hope someone can assist me to get me into 4k HDR bliss with my new Oppo 203 with my JVC X550R.
My X550R has been professionally calibrated by one of the best in the business and the picture quality is absolutely stunning for bluray on my Oppo 105D, roku4 in 4k etc. Built up a library of 20 plus 4K UHD movies and made the plunge to the Oppo 203 to enjoy all what 4k HDR brings. Despite trying the JVC recommended settings for HDR and BT2020 (I don't see that profile in my user profiles. must it be downloaded via software?), my picture quality for 4K HDR is absolutely horrible. Flesh tones are watched out, scenes are gray, dark looking and quite void of any color or "pop". In contrast bluray 1080P content and 4k content on Roku (non HDR) look incredible.
Even with the calibrator here live to calibrate my projector specifically for 4K HDR, despite any settings he input and that were saved in the projector and even manually changing them, they literally make no improvement in the picture quality for 4K HDR movies. Something is definitely not right and we can't figure it out. I've emailed JVC (no response...), Oppo who gets right back to me but their solution thus far (turning on HDR strip metadata and adjusting target luminance) has still not reached optimal results.
I have a 12M cable run of Audioquest Pearl HDMI cable from the projector through the ceilings routed down to my AV unit. We even tried taking the AQ cable out of the Anthem and put right into the 203 and the poor picture quality for 4K HDR discs still exists. Calibrator even loaded a custom 1 profile to my gamma setting (which defaults to D and is way too dark) that I have to change manually every time only when attempting to watch a 4K HDR movie on the 203. Again, no improvement whatsoever. My bluray 1080P pic quality at the moment far surpasses my 4K HDR bluray content with the 203.
I'm frustrated beyond words but trying to remain patient as I'm hopeful there is a solution out there. Nothing like hearing from the wife with your brand new 4k player "that doesn't look right, actually it looks pretty bad".
I ordered today a Monoprice "certified premium" 26ft HDMI cable just to try and see if the Audioquest Pearl cable could possibly be a culprit. JVC has software u83.2. Is that the most current update? I've always checked the JVC website and it "appears" to be the latest.
Pausing on PS4 Pro on Horizon Zero Dawn (4K HDR) info menu:
Deep Color 12 bit
Color Space YUV
Soft Ver. u83.2
PS Ver. 0FOA2
JVC info menu while playing 4K HDR UHD disc via Oppo 203
Deep Color GRAYED OUT. Is this an issue??
Color Space YUV
Soft Ver. u83.2
PS Ver. 0F0A02
Calibrated settings for 4K HDR for Oppo 203
Color Profile Custom 1
Color Temp. 6500K
Gamma Custom 1
Correction Value 2.3
Color Selection White
Picture Tone 0
Dark level 0
Bright level -2
Even manually adjusting all of the above settings and more made no real changes whatsoever.
Hope someone can help or have experienced the same and can shed some light. Thanks in advance. I'll attach display pictures later on with 4k HDR. Warning....They look terrible.
Please help! I would be so happy to get things looking the way they should with 4K HDR.
Processor: Anthem AVM 60, BluRay: Oppo 105D, 4K: Oppo 203, Amps: Rotel RMB 1095 & Rotel RMB 1555, Mains: B&W 804S, B&W HTM3 center, Atmos: (4) Golden Ear Invisa HTR 7000's, Surrounds: DefTech Studio 350's, Subs: (2) PowerSound Audio S1500, Projector: JVC DLA X550RB, Screen: Stewart Filmscreen Deluxe Screenwall 2:35:1 screen, Media/Gaming: Apple TV 4K, Roku4 Ultra, Xbox One X, PS4 Pro. Remote: Control4 EA1