Originally Posted by Jeff Goldman
Brand new owner of a B6 and so far very happy. The one thing that has been puzzling is the performance on 4K UHD HDR Blu Rays. I only have an XBox One S (and not sure if this is the best player) for 4K UHD player so this may be the issue. All the settings on both the XBox and TV (a 55" B6) look good. The HDR pop up happens shortly after the movie starts. I have played the following movies:
Star Trek Into Darkness
The Bourne Identity
I have downloaded and played some 4K UHD HDR content off the internet and it looks spectacular so I'm pretty sure the TV is working just fine.
To tell you the truth the 4K UHD Blu Rays don't really look any better than the 1080P Blu Rays. While I have not had the panel professionally calibrated I am very happy with the look of everything I have played and would have expected to see some improvement from the 4K movies. I have a nice den that is darkened for movies and my wife and I sit about 4-6 feet from the TV in two very nice recliners.
Any help would be appreciated.
I would say uncalibrated, my UHD HDR on HDR Standard picture mode did not look great. I have an XBox One S as my player as well. The first few I watched only looked OK, including "Trolls" which should have been extremely colorful, and XMen Apocalypse.
However, HDR Bright looked a lot better on both of those, and made a big difference. I read a lot of HDR setting opinions and found quite a few people choosing HDR Bright anyway so I stuck with that.
Now that I'm pro calibrated, the HDR Standard looks a lot better and is almost as poppy as HDR Bright (which he also calibrated a bit). I know Bright is not quite accurate so I use Standard, but they both still look great. I watched Guardians 2 last night in Standard, and it looked pretty incredible. Colors were deep and expansive and overall it was very impressive. I didn't check it in Bright yet. I also watched Lego Batman a few months ago in my calibrated Standard, which also looked great. It's very close to the DV stream, with less compression obv but more blooming, but the colors overall are accurate and Standard is correct once calibrated.
Source matters a lot I found. Some dull movies just look dull all the time (Arrival comes to mind) and benefit from HDR Bright while the movies like Guardians and Lego Batman and Trolls will be colorful and bright and HDR Bright will look too saturated.
But in conclusion Guardians 2 in 4k UHD disk looks pretty incredible. I was starting to wonder because my cable input gives a garbage picture but it has restored my faith. I wish I had access to the DV stream but I digress.