I’ve been doing some extensive comparisons today with the ATV vs internal apps vs Xbox One X. A few somewhat strange and interesting observations. The ATV Netflix app is a bit on the dark side overall. I find that the SDR image is substantially brighter, but it’s badly over saturated towards red and lacks depth. Everything is bright, even the darker areas that should not be. The DV image, although being darker overall, has far more depth and looks much more pleasing to the eye. Brights are bright, darks are dark, and everything looks more natural as it should. I love how HDR images can show such bright and dark objects on the screen at the same time. To me this is what HDR is all about and OLED really excels at dark images with bright lights/objects. I put a higher priority on how my panel handles dark images versus bright.
I do understand what some folks are saying about the brightness though. I’m thinking the problem is more a limitation of OLED panel brightness than anything else. If you really want those eye searing bright images that HDR can provide you really need to get into one of the brighter LED models, like the Sony Z9. Myself personally, I’m satisfied with the HDR image brightness on my A1E.
I’m still a bit perplexed at the difference between the internal Netflix app DV brightness and the ATV Netflix app, but I suspect that it will be corrected in an update at some point. The internal Netflix app DV really is noticeably brighter. In comparing the ATV Netflix app with DV to the Xbox One X with HDR10 the image brightness is about equal. I’m still using the Xbox One X for Netflix anyway, because Dolby Atmos capability squashes any advantage that DV gives me over HDR10.
One last observation to mention is that iTunes DV movies look stunning on the A1E! This was the main reason I grabbed myself an ATV and I’m not disappointed so far.
Samsung 82” Q90R * Denon X4500H * 5.2.4 Atmos * Xbox One X * PS4 Pro
Last edited by BRAC; 05-20-2018 at 02:11 PM.