Originally Posted by lcrenshaw7
Hey guys, I’m a new 285 owner. Just mounted it last night. I have a oppo 203. any suggestions on settings? Thanks!!
Congrats on the 285!
I don't have an Oppo but I do have a 385.
For HDR try, start with Reference or User mode, set Reality Creation (RC) at 30 - 40, brightness at 50, color at 58 - 60, high lamp, contrast enhancer at medium or high depending on preference. Adjust brightness depending on contrast enhancer settings to where detail in dark dark scenes is not lost. Set HDR Contrast at max or close to max depending on overall appearance of HDR movie. Some are darker than others. Play something like GOTG Volume 2, or Blade Runner 2049 in the Oppo to really see good examples of HDR.
To really get the best, get yourself a good HDR calibration disc and setup your projector properly. Then tweak to personal preference. There are also a custom set of Gamma curves commonly referred to as the "German Gamma Curves" in this thread. If you search you will get information as to how to install and how to use them properly. But I didn't think they made as big a difference as most people claim. You can get close by just messing with the settings on your projector.
For SDR, most of the time you will be coming from a 1080p source. So again start with reference mode if HDR is using User mode, then set RC to 40 - 50, use low lamp depending on your screen size and environment, set gradient smoothing in the expert settings to high, set contrast enhancer to medium, set brightness at 50, set color at 55 - 58, adjust contrast with a good calibration disc to get the proper white level, set sharpness at 10 - 13.
Those can get you started. Reference mode looks pretty good right out of the box.
A good calibration disc is the R. Masciola UHD/HDR-10 Test Pattern Suite disc. It is reasonably priced, available in disc form or as a download.