I hooked things up to my new C7 today and I have to admit I'm incredibly overwhelmed by the options, settings and various modes depending on what content is being displayed via what source, etc. Even trying to just follow the rtings guide was confusing, as it sometimes told me to change things that were unavailable in what I thought was the right picture mode. I also don't understand how the various picture modes work, as they seem to change, along with a variety of other picture options, depending on whether I have HDMI 1 with my PS4 Pro selected, or the built-in Netflix, or the Youtube app, etc.
I tried Uncharted and it asked me if I wanted to use HDR. I then selected Game mode from the basic settings on the tv. I think HDR was on but I wasn't blown away as I expected to be. Then I was toggling picture modes and sometimes it would say "HDR" but other times not. I'm feeling like I'm going to be tweaking and changing things constantly, and I can't get my head around how to setup each input and mode for longterm, easy use.
Aside from all of that, a few more basic questions:
My current setup is a Marantz SR6008 receiver, with 2.1 audio. I've got audio setup fine with the TV via optical out. I also have an HDMI cable going from the receiver ARC to the TV ARC. I just select the "TV Audio" option on the receiver. I believe I have the correct settings for HDMI ARC setup on the receiver. Anything special I should know here?
Meanwhile, when I put the PS4 into standby mode, I've had it turn itself on and come out of that mode a few times now. It must be tied to something with the TV auto-turning it on, right? The PS4 is connected to HDMI 1 on the TV.
One of the available inputs is some sort of Sonos wireless option. I have two Sonos Play:1 speakers in our bedroom. What are the capabilities and options of this? Can I play music via the TV Sonos thing through my 2.1 setup in my livingroom now? It seemed tied to some local storage thing vs. some regular Sonos app.
Lastly, I found the magic remote thing to be a blessing and a curse. It's often useful but sometimes takes to long to disappear and it's not always obvious which button will make it disappear quicker. Hitting "Back" usually messes with the content being viewed, particularly with the Apps on the TV. Any advice here?
For reference, my primary uses for the TV are:
PS4 Pro for gaming and streaming services not available via the TV (HBO GO). I want to make use of the HDR functionality of the PS4 Pro but am finding it daunting to setup the right picture modes for this, and when to choose which for a game vs. video content. Uncharted didn't immediately strike me as incredible HDR, which I was totally expecting.
Netflix, Hulu, Amazon apps built in. Is there one main picture setting/mode/whatever I can setup for use in all of these? Again, I want to use HDR when/where available.
Currently just feeling bummed that I’m always questioning whether the picture is being properly output and displayed. Why is true motion suddenly on? Is this actually 4K? Is this the right hdr mode? Is the image to dim/too bright because of the picture mode, a setting I should tweak in the picture mode, etc. I want to just enjoy this thing but it’s overwhelming and not intuitive.
And on top of all that, I worry that maybe my panel isn’t as good as it should be.
Lastly, I've attached two screenshots of the Netflix logo screen and two of the opening of Blade Runner in 4K via the Vudu app. Do things look right to you? The pictures are a bit more exaggerated than in person but I didn't expect to see some of these grays/cloudiness/bloom.
Does this seem like a symptom of calibration and settings/picture mode, or panel lottery?
I know this is a lot; apologies for this spewing of my crazy overwhelmed mind right now! Thanks for any help.
Last edited by rbf1138; 03-22-2018 at 08:01 PM.