Originally Posted by Peule_P
Well I could play regular Blu-rays indeed with the UB424 without changing any settings, but I prefer to play them in 1080p with e-shift disabled.
The UB424 will upscale to 4K otherwise unless I change the output to 1080p manually every time.
As for the custom curves, I then can use custom 1 for 2.4, custom 2 for Javs V3 1200nits and custom 3 for Javs V3 4000 nits, right?
And when I play HDR content on preset 3 cycle to the corresponding custom 2 or 3 curve?
I used to do that for awhile but got tired of fussing with it and eventually just left eShift on. I had a PS3/PS4/HD BD & 4K BD. I had to start trimming so the HD BD player was the first to go. Then I got rid of the PS4 in anticipation of the backwards compatible PS5.
I forget specifically which JAVS V3 curve I ended up with, I loaded a couple and kept trying different ones until I found one I liked and forgot which one it was.
Originally Posted by coderguy
Do you use the Panny UB-420 for streaming HDR?
The UI leaves a lot to be desired, but I think I may use it for streaming regardless. It's great the HDR Optimizer works for streaming, I didn't even know that it did from the way everyone was earlier saying there is no solution for streaming. The IR receiver on the Panny is one of the weakest IR's I've ever seen, I'm probably going to need an IR repeater, for now just angled it perfectly at the screen works somewhat.
The quality is great after watching some of Dark, amazing, though it could just be the cinematography on that series. Not really into that show though, slow and depressing kind of nature (well it is called Dark after all), but cleanliness of the image (at least on the episode I was watching) was amazing. That and Witcher are the best thing I've seen so far streaming wise. I just received my RS-420 a couple weeks ago though, so haven't watched that much stuff yet.
I plan to compare my old JVC in 1080p side-by-side to the RS-420 to see how much difference. I thought a lot of this was hype (some of it may be), but I have to say, I am seeing some MAJOR difference, unless it's just the camera. I zoomed the 2:1 Aspect on my scope almost all the way, and the quality barely even went down.
Don't recall seeing that before on anything really, usually always notice some loss in quality.
I've been streaming with my Nvidia Shield. I did not know the HDR Optimizer works on the Panny for streaming. I wonder if the HDR Slider does also...probably. I don't stream much because its 50/50 if it looks good or not. I've said before I wish Panasonic made an HDMI I/O box that converted all HDR to SDR2020.
I've not had any IR issues, but my entire equipment rack is in another room and I use a Harmony Elite, so I wouldn't notice this issue.
Forum hyperbole is a real problem. I try not to overstate my position and only recommend things I know for certain to be true. But when I know I'm right, I'll stand firm and lean in.
When I upgraded my RS46 to RS400 in 2016 I noticed right away the pixels were physically closer together. With eShift off that difference is super noticeable. I was previously able to just barely make out pixel spacing from my seating position on my screen size, with the RS400 I can't. I also noticed the black level was slightly higher on the RS400 but that was quickly forgotten about when I saw how much brighter the RS400 was over the RS46. I was 100% fully satisfied with HD on the RS400.
When it came to HDR though, I was sorely disappointed. It was still 2016 and the forum kept talking about how great everything looked and I was just not having any of it. Months and months of drama ensued where the forum would defend the way it looked until a new option came available, then they'd bash the old option and praise the new one. Rinse and repeat a few times until we finally landed on SDR2020 with the UB420/820. Streaming is still a bit of a mixed bag and isn't as consistent as SDR2020 discs via the UB420/820. I still wish would could get a SDR2020 HDMI I/O box, that would be so awesome.
SDR2020 with the UB420/820 is the key to excellent looking UHD on the RS series projectors.