Originally Posted by jayraysaiz
Al how does this stream compare to your AE1 and how the XE1 processes the HDR10. I assume this process is similar to LG "active" HDR.
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I've affirmed again here at home as I did at the shootout, my opinion is the Sony dynamic HDR10 presentation meet the DV dynamics and further is superior in image balances to this Meridian DV stream.
I find LG's "Active HDR" works, on day 2 of the Shootout, it was active on the E7, but in my opinion, it doesn't take HDR10 content dynamically to the same performance height as Sony's process of where I could say the LG process ever looked equal or better than Dolby Vision; which for LG is a small matter because LG is the most capable "real" DV platform...
The paradox for me so far is I find playing content like Daredevil S2, ep12 - the Sony HDR10 dynamic performance here was the first instance I noticed the A1E was doing something "special" with HDR10, the dynamic HDR performance being superior to the DV version with the bright highlights of the sunlight coming through the cracks of the dark warehouse, the black level details of the Punisher sitting in the woods, then going into a utility room in those woods and turning on a florescent light that just pierces off the screen on top of those dark backgrounds not being affected in performance due to the volume of OLED pixels separating the dark/light performance.. the DV version of this episode, in my opinion, doesn't present the contrast of light-dark no where near the same..
As related to DV disc content, I've found Sony's dynamic HDR10 with Fate Of The Furious delivers to 90% of what the real DV disc version delivers to the W7 in comparison, which is really saying a ton as full bitrate Dolby Vision is a very heavyweight PQ fidelity experience to the point that if I attempt to adjust any settings in the Cinema DV picture mode on the W7 past the default (like Brightness up 3 to 53) the W7 processor can't take it and black level performance get sketchy and motion judder gets extreme.. I said it before, and I'll say it again, default picture settings on the W7 with DV discs ensures a flawless experience of DV..
For Sony to achieve 90% of that with all HDR10 discs while processing dynamic metadata, is remarkable..