Originally Posted by FGEvans
Is there a reason that Yrc444 is not used as the starting point.
I have used the settings above and everything looks good - (it enabled HDR on my TV with these settings)
however would 444 give a better picture
Originally Posted by brazen1
It appears Nvidia is encouraging us to use their 'use default color settings'. I often wondered why they added that as HDR began to take hold in HTPC's. So, I've recently started using it thinking HDMI EDID problems might be handled better as well as retaining settings after cold boots since this is what it defaults too when it occurs. The only other change I made was in my display going from FULL aka Normal aka 0-255 to AUTO. Calibration remained the same after checking. Desktop mode looks the same. Video mode looks the same. GUI's look the same, etc. 2D, 3D, SDR, and HDR behave properly. I have noticed SOME titles in PowerDVD fail to adapt to the new color space crushing blacks (black bars are not black) while others don't. Other players do not exhibit this so I believe it's confined to PDVD. It has other problems with resolution change on some mkv's as well but I usually use MPC or the Kodi video player anyway now that it reads menus. I think processors and memory are so fast in AVR's, GPU's and displays now, the extra conversion isn't detrimental. It's always going to end up at RGB limited 12bit dithered down to 10bit for video playback. As long as Desktop mode and Video mode can coincide, that's all I care about. Lastly, some displays prefer a color space. Mine doesn't. So on AUTO the display can adapt for a dedicated player, a GPU, a device, etc. with no manual intervention. I think this is why NVidia added the setting. So far, I'm good with it. I'd say experiment with the different color spaces and see how your environment reacts. Post your findings.
What I'm struggling with is slightly different, and I'm sure it stems from my personal lack of knowledge. Its also probably outside the scope of this thread, and should go in the Display forums, but I'm going to post it herein in any event, as I know brazen1 knows more about these matters then anyone else I know (I don't know if you recollect, but you helped me tremendously in the past in Kodi forums, setting up PDVD as external player and some other nVidia issues).
Select YCbCr422 and save.
... This works well, and is what I went with.
MY problem is more to do with the Options & Settings on my display, the Samsung UN65MU7000, at this point, rather then the nVidia Control Panel.
The HTPC this display is connected to has a 50-50 usage: Media Playback AND PC Gaming.
The Display Settings are mainly to do with the HDMI Input which is connected to my HTPC. And here's where my issues begin.
My first & biggest issue is with the "Source" setting, in particular, this screen:
After scouring the Internet, all I hear anybody state is that I must choose "PC" as the source when connected to a PC (or HTPC) in order to enable something known as "Chroma Subsampling" -- which I honestly have no clue what it is.
So I set it to "PC". But when I do that, almost 80% of the Video settings are greyed out and you cannot choose/select do anything. If I choose any other source, like "Blu-ray" or "Game Console", those settings are enabled - although different settings are enabled for different sources.
Quite honestly. I very much wish I could choose a Source that would leave all settings enabled and I could just pick & choose what I want to do with each.
I have also noticed that "PC" source leaves the Windows Desktop and even something like Kodi interface extremely washed out - really poor looking. It does automatically change (And some options open up) the moment I playback media or game.
Do you have any advice on this matter? Should I or should I not select "PC" as the Source input on the Display?
My next issue is the "Picture Mode". Everyone seems to recommend the "Movie" preset but I find that the worst. Very greyed and washed out and dark. I find "Natural" to be the best, but Standard & Dynamic aren't bad either. I can't for the life of me choose "Movie".
This is the option screen:
I also don't like to enable "Game Mode" as some recommend for gaming, as it also affects PQ negatively.
Outside of these 2 issues, I don't seem to get all of the options available to me as shown below in these screenshots, and it might be to do with picking a different "Source" input then "PC", I'm not sure, however, I'm posting these below if I can be given any sort of advice on what settings I should choose -- considering the HTPC is used 50% for Media Playback & 50% for Gaming. I'm not necessarily asking for values for "Color" or "Brightness" or "Tint", but rather the more technical ones like Color Space, Gamma, White Balance, etc.
I did make sure I have UHD Color enabled for all inputs:
This still does confuse me a little, because if I'm not mistaken, I believe Samsung insists on calling "HDR" as "UHD Color". I'm not sure why. It took me a long time to figure this out just because of this reason.
Anyhow - Any advice I can get - Both with Display Settings and anything else I should change in the nVidia Control Panel - I'll greatly appreciate.