Originally Posted by Whirlpool0548
Why would I need to do that for a player with “agile functionality” and “flawless 4K playback” ?
What could go wrong ?
(I didn’t quote the whole post because I didn’t want to deflate your expectations, but he did refer to it as “Snake Oil” for projector owners).
Come on mate, keep up! I've already said that this mode will be of no use to you, so I'm not really sure why you feel the need to comment other than to continue your negative and somewhat predictable crusade against Zidoo.
SDR 2020 is certainly not a panacea and at no point did I imply it was, but well done finding the word.
It is most definitely not snake oil either as quoted by your ill informed friend.
It is most useful to those with projectors that are able to natively display BT.2020 but do not have the ability to provide an ST.2084 PQ gamma curve (Epson LS10000 is I think an example, but there are many more).
It is also of interest to those who have projectors with ST.2084 functionality but who are not happy with the results - it provides another alternative to display "HDR" material without
the need of a colour space conversion - particularly useful for those who do not want to get into the intricacies of custom gamma curves. You can keep the correct colour space and let the box do the luminance gamma.
In reality, it doesn't matter which end of the chain this transfer function is applied, as long as it's done properly and as I said earlier, the success of this mode will depend upon the accuracy of the gamma(s) Zidoo provides, however at that point they output a standard power law gamma, so theoretically discrepancies are easy to compensate for.
Have to be honest, I probably won't use it as I have gamma curves I designed myself that work great for HDR material, but I'm looking forward to trying it.
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