Originally Posted by Justin4894
^^ Really looking forward to your review of the HDR Stipped feature on the oppo. Like you it's the main feature that would cause me to spend $ for the oppo. Like so many I want the expanded color without the other issues HDR can cause.
And $549 is a lot cheaper than $699 + $249 (Fury and Panny).
I am going to try and get Bourne and Suicide Squad UHD watched this weekend.
When I had the combo, I watched TMNT 2 and it looked outstanding with HDR stripped and 10 bit color in tact. I actually yanked the UHD version of Batman v Superman out after about 20 minutes (dark scene issues) and threw the Blu-ray version in. When I checked it later when I got the Fury and 900, I would have left it in. All these signs tell me HDR and my display are not for me. Like I said, I see the benefits when they are there, but I am not willing to sacrifice for that with what I am seeing in the dark scenes.
Trying to combat the black issues in HDR mode, I went down another click on brightness for Independence Day 2 UHD, and it was so dark it wasn't worth it, granted that cured some of my ills. Just a sacrifice I don't think I should have to make, dark scene contrast is still one of the most important image qualities IMO.
My wife had never seen Jupiter Ascending and wanted too, even though I had both we watched the 1080p version this weekend. Space shots looked great, with plenty of pop light area vs dark areas. I didnt find myself saying "Man, I wish this was HDR". Now I have seen extra sharpness in UHD vs Blu, and better cloud detail with BT 2020 intact vs SDR VT709, so I fully believe you still gain a good bit just having 10 bit color and 2160p resolution.