Originally Posted by AMartin56
Watching the new Ghost in the Shell in UHD on my 385es. Previously I'd only watched the Blu-ray. Very sharp image and excellent motion even with Motionflow off but the dark scenes seem to have been mastered a bit too dark for me. Maxing out the Contrast Enhancer is a relatively effective quick fix but it's a shame that the darker scenes don't wow as much as those with mixed brightness (THEY look great). This may be another title I ultimately prefer watching in SDR.
That is the problem with HDR right now, it's just not ready for main stream consumer consumption . Standards are not really set , movies are mastered at levels all over the place and projectors cannot compensate properly.
The Sony has a descent OFTB set up right now, the slider will get you a little further but not enough . JVC has external aftermarket tools to do custom gamma curves if you have the skills and inclination . Except for the very
few handful of enthusiasts here the majority of general public want plug and play not pug and pray features .
per had hapervision settings to make the best of this mess by eliminating the HDR gamma, using SDR and the intensities of HDR, the image did look somewhat better. My version on the VW675 worked very well indeed
but took a lot of patience to get there .
Too dim is the normal complaint , had it with the RS600 and the VW675 for most HDR . Second generation HDR was much better, still has a way to go . I suggest starting with Dave's settings see how that looks, adjust accordingly .
Best solution I have seen so far is the Lumagen Pro . The HDR tone and intensity mapping implementation is best I have seen, others have reported exactly the same . Not quite plug and play, but it is very close and works much better than
any projector to date . When projectors can do HDR this good without external devices or implementation, and when standards are settled, we will finally get HDR the way it was intended .
I have to mention that at least Sony recognized the mess it had with HDR on the VW665 , the revised implementation including HDR slider and HLG and a number of other features was given without question to every 665 owner
once they upgraded to the VW675 . JVC on the other hand , absolutely denied any such upgrade , left their owners high and dry . Not that any of these upgrades were the solution, it was only a improved version at best. Having a
projector with "older" features devalues that device while the "newer" model continues to sell .
Many of the JVC owners believed I was unrealistic demanding this upgrade , caused quite a stir . Now in the JVC upgrade thread I see how many of the same are upset that older units are not getting the CMD fix, in fact it was one
of the first questions asked of JVC at Berlin . Obviously , requesting an upgrade for a feature that was broken is not so preposterous after all .