Originally Posted by theone26
So guys I heard there's this perception contrast with Oled TV where its infinite black level brings out the otherwise relatively "dim" level of brightness a bit more, is that true owners? Does it make 4k HDR movies look somewhat comparable to the 4k HDR LED TV in terms of showing nice highlight and brightness? Or how do HDR movies look in general if viewed in a relatively dark room? This is one thing I would like to find out before I make a purchase if anyone could help please.
The E6 can produces images which are incredibly bright. It's hard to believe people could tolerate being in the same room with a set that was brighter.
The issue is the "Tone Mapping". If you have HDR content that's authored to produce specular highlights at 4,000 nits, the E6 can't do that. So it maps these very bright highlights into the range it CAN reproduce. Now, that's plenty bright but the mapping has to squeeze a large range of content values into a small range of upper output the E6 can reproduce, so you can lose "detail" in those highlights. The worry is not that things won't look bright enough to your eye, but that you won't see all the detail in those bright highlights that you were intended to see.
But these specular highlights are not supposed to be large. They are glints and sparks and such. So there's not that much detail to lose because such really bright areas are not that big.
Now the region of reproduction where Tone Mapping takes effect blends down into less bright values as well. And so the issue is that those values, which may be used to show larger bright patches (although not as bright as glints and sparks), may also lose detail that WOULD be noticed. And that all comes down to how good the Tone Mapping algorithm is in the E6.
And judging THAT is made complicated by the fact that the studios are all over the map these days in how they are producing UHD HDR content!
The bottom line is you are unlikely to feel the E6 is not bright enough. Much the opposite, you are likely to feel that HDR content is TOO DARN BRIGHT. But you may POSSIBLY run into cases where there's detail loss in bright parts of the image. Time alone will tell whether the studios will get their act together, along with the display makers, and resolve this.