Originally Posted by reek852
The HD Fury Linker is used so the projector can receive HDR. Then I input Dave Harper's settings to fix the image quality. Contrast and black level improve to my eyes, sometimes the image looks like 3D. I use smart eco mode otherwise I feel the image is too bright, I have a 92 inch gray screen. If I feel the need to adjust the settings while watching a film I use a combination of the blu ray player and the projector.
I've been looking into the HDFury, and it seems that they only do only HDR to SDR when downconverting to 1080p. I don't want to re-upconvert again through the PJ, that is not optimal, so I contacted them directly about it, and they confirmed that none of their products can do 4K HDR to SDR, instead pointing me toward the Lumagen Radiance Pro (7000 USD?!?) and the Oppo203 ($1000).
The Panasonic UB9000 and UB820 can both do this (I demoed the HT8050 on the UB9000), not from any sources but from UHD Blu-rays it plays, and possibly the streaming apps it comes with (Neflix, Amazon). I was planning on using my Xbox One X for UHD Blu-ray playback, I'm thinking that the 820 or even 420 (if I can confirm the HDS-SDR conversion and controls are identical to the 820) would be a better solution.
: after some research, the only difference i could find from the 820 (besides having a different chasis, build-in power supply, quieter operation and more audio features/physical connections on the back) is that the 820 supports Dolby Vision... I actually prefer HDR10 and since the UHD blu-rays support HDR10 as well, I don't think it matters. I also checked the menus between the two, and unlike the UB450, the 420 seem to have all of the advanced calibration tools that the 820 has. I got one a UB420 last night, and will do my testing with it when the HT9050 arrives.