Originally Posted by pclausen
I have a centrally located Emby server lots of full 1080p rips (about 20-30Gb .mkv files) and well as full 4k rips (about 30-60Gb .mkv files). I have 4k HDR capable TVs in other locations in the house, and they play back 4K HDR content in all their glory where the color really pop.
However, my "casual" TV is an older 84" LG that, while 4K, is too old to support HDR, but given that it is a 84" unit, I'm reluctant to retire it just yet. Also, as I mentioned in my original post, in addition to the Shield, I also have a HTPC connected as another source. It has a 1050Ti GPU, and is is fully capable of converting 709 color space to Bt.2020 to where the colors of 4K HDR source material does not look washed out. Sure, it does not have the same pop as watching that same content on a HDR capable display, but it does not loose color either, compared to watching the 1080 version.
Glad to hear Nvidia is working on getting this working for the Shield. Playback of 4K titles with proper tone mapping is the only thing I still need the HTPC for these days.
I did some testing per
I've configured my Devices to use a "rec709 only" state.
Shield is set to "rec709"
Dynamic Range on the Shield is set to "Limited"
Tested both 4K and 1080 resolutions
Sony Display is set to "rec709"
RGB on my Sony Display is set to "Limited"
Color Depth on Oppo 203 set to "8-bit"
Color Space on my Oppo 203 is set to "RGB Video Level"
HDR on Oppo 203 is set to "off(bt.709)
Output Resolution for Oppo 203 is set to "Source Direct"
Via Kodi, when playing 4K/HDR Content, HDR is of course not displayed and it is showing in SDR with proper tone mapping.
Reading the information from my Oppo 203's displays rec709 SDR
Netflix and Amazon only display 4K and not HDR for titles with HDR as a result of forcing the Colorspace to rec709 as expected.
((((Removing the Oppo 203 from the mix, the Shield is able to display the same content with the same tone mapping.))))
(((If I set the Resolution for the Oppo 203 to "Auto", it will produce a washed out image, Black Bars look gray, for example.)))
Hope this helps.