Originally Posted by dannyk100
I agree with you on most of this and have whined about it on here in the past. DV and HDR in general have been very disappointing.....particularly with Netflix. Sometimes it just looks washed out and other times it is simply so dark that it is unwatchable. I just started watching Altered Carbon (via ATV-4K with 11.3 beta) on Netflix and it looked like other HDR content.....dark. The ATV is set to 4k-SDR and I just changed dynamic range matching off. It looks much better. MUCH better. In fact, after having this OLED since Sept 1, I find that 4K content without HDR/DV is simply stunning. Check out Medici on Netflix. It is beautiful. I hope there are changes coming for the way these enhanced dynamic range formats are streamed.
I don't have a 4K blueray disc player as I don't really do the disc thing but from what I read on these boards, they are a much better solution at this point.
Will check out Medici. Thanks for the tip.
I also tried Altered Carbon last night - same thing, super dark. I think it looks slightly better with the built-in Netflix app vs ATV. Something is still not quite right with how the ATV and A1 are coordinating DV.
Everything is SO much brighter in SDR via ATV, but it is not as rich as HDR. Looks washed out when comparing against the HDR setting.
For now I think I'm locking my ATV to 4K-HDR with these picture setting on the A1:
Brightness: Max, Contrast: 90, Gamma: 2, Black level: 53, Black adjust: Off, Adv. contrast enhancer: High, Peak luminance: High, Color temperature: Expert 1, Live Color: High
I think this setup with ATV is the best compromise I've found that handles HDR, SDR and upscaled HD for most of the content I've tried via iTunes and Netflix on ATV. I'm curious if eventually getting the set calibrated will improve this or not.
Next step for me is to get a disc player to compare non-DV HDR.