Originally Posted by Deckard71
Am I the only one thinking that HDR looks much better than DV? Through the Apple TV is very noticeable, but even with the TV alone, I find HDR much richer
Theoretically DV should look better overall, and this is my experience, however you can have bad DV and you can have good HDR depending on who's doing the mastering, the source material, and how much care is taken. The Martian
and Alien Covenant
are HDR-10 on iTunes and looked quite good. Conversely I was not particularly impressed by some Dolby Vision movies like Close Encounters
, the original Blade Runner
(Final Cut), and Terminator Genisys
. These movies don't look bad, but they didn't blow me away either. But then there are some movies that don't even have HDR that look great, I was very impressed with the 4K Edward Scissorhands
, the colors really pop off the screen despite the lack of HDR. Look at the scene where he is cutting the womens' hair outside (maybe about 1/2 way through?), there is even great detail in the clouds behind that looks like HDR but isn't.
Of course the first thing to check is you have all the proper settings. Each HDR mode gets its own settings so I'd look at your DV settings. Brightness, OLED light, dynamic contrast, etc. I had to dial these in separately for HDR-10 and DV, they are not transferable.
Also, make sure you have the ATV set to switch (match) format and HDR and are not forcing it to map to a format that doesn't match the content.