Originally Posted by GuyR13
how do u think I fix it
I've gone back to try and follow your posts. It appears you are concerned with too dark HDR and a cropped picture. IDK if the latter is only with OPPO, just your broadcast TV, or all sources. I'm also not sure what picture profile and settings you may have changed from the defaults. Anyway, a couple additional suggestions:
- If it happens to all sources, not just ones via your OPPO to your A1E while watching content, on the A1E remote press Action Menu, then select Wide Mode from the pop-up. From there, change the format of "the crop" to suit your taste -- you'll see pictures and online help will provide more detail of what they do. "Full" is what I use most of the time.
- If the problem happens to only certain sources, change the settings on your OPPO, TV receiver or whatever to change the crop. Most of my sources allow me to also change the crop in that device, as well as in my AVR, and then also in my A1E.
- Some here will of course suggest you need to get your TV calibrated. That's up to you, but if greyscale, brightness, contrast, colors, etc. are off with SDR, HDR is likely going to still have an issue. You can of course cause all sort of problems with HDR and a too-dark image if you've got black level/black adjust messed up. If you've fiddled with whatever picture profile settings you are using, you may want to reset them to defaults and start over first.
- Do be sure though, besides the basic enablement of 4K HDR with "HDMI Signal Format: Enhanced", in Picture Adjustments under Video Options: You should have all three of those settings left at the default of Auto -- which amongst what they do, will cause the A1E to use your existing picture profile and regardless of your SDR setting, automatically max-out brightness and XDR when an HDR source is played. Without that, it's another possibility for very dark HDR content.
If the defaults and these suggestions don't help, I'll let you locate and explore setting combinations some of us have provided across the 3 A1E threads that work for us. Good luck.