Things like picture mode (BT2020 vs HDR), picture tone, dark level, etc are new to me. The front page has some great sample numbers, but I would love an explanation of them (especially as they apply to Oppo vs non-Oppo, various UHD input types).
I'm _loving_ my 540, yay us! And thank you all for the rec.
I just got a Sony x700 as a first 4k player (rationalization being I can get an Oppo later and it will be great as a second unit). The HDR looked super-poppy on the quick bedroom test on the LG Oled... and it looked amazing on the 540 -- except when it's too dark. For the first time I actually feel like I have a theater, rather than a really big TV -- it's like the movies... except when it's too dark.
So, I'd love to be able to understand the tweaking so I can tweak it up occasionally (based on source material or occasional sub-par light control). Sometimes I just think HDR isn't worth the lack of pop... so I think I understand the attraction to the Oppo 203 ignore meta feature.
Currently, my JVC automatically goes to HDR mode, with the basic HDR settings. If I change the Color Profile from HDR to BT.2020 it gets brighter (the input is 2020, so I don't understand why that isn't the default profile used, or the difference between them). If I change the Gamma off HDR to Custom then everything gets brighter/washed-out and throws off color.
Anyway, the basic question is there a nice place to read up on all this stuff rather than eaking out tidbits from threads. Like, what is the equivalent to the old "brightness" -- if I want to bring up the black level at the expense of contrast so I can see in the dark? Like if you wanted to cheap on an HDR game?
Thanks in advance for any and all help. I know it's a ramble... I really am just looking for a writeup on every control and how they interact with the different UHD input types.
(FYI... my screen is almost surely too big for proper HDR with a 540, so part of understanding is so I can fix for this with minimum damage).