Originally Posted by srfreak
Well, I have a Af8 and DV works fine (bright picture) with build in Netflix app. But is Way too dark when watching DV content from external HDMI devices ie Apple TV 4K
Take a look at This.
There are also lot of DV content on Apple ITunes but it is a shame that Sony has implemented a lousy DV support from HDMI sources.
Originally Posted by gadgtfreek
Its why I stopped using the ATV4K. I just use the Sony bluray players for netflix and Amazon.
I haven't tried the built-in Netflix app, but per my comments in my post above, from my (limited) testing, when DV gamma is 1 point higher than HDR, the resulting picture is roughly the same brightness when using DV on the Apple TV 4K.
I hooked up my old Roku (supports HDR but not DV) to compare to my Apple TV 4K (supports DV). I played Ozark on Netflix on both devices. Same episode. Toggled back and forth between inputs on the TV. Used HDMI inputs 2 and 3 which support the enhanced HDMI signal.
When DV gamma via Apple TV 4K was 1 point higher vs. HDR on the Roku, the picture was VERY similar when watching the same scenes on Ozark. I used a gamma setting of "1" for HDR and "2" for DV. If the gamma was NOT raised by 1 point for DV, then yes, DV looked a bit too dark compared to HDR.
Has anyone else done a similar experiment? Can someone do a similar experiment?
As I said, my testing has been limited, but I was able to make the DV picture visually match HDR in brightness with a simple 1-point increase in gamma for DV mode. This is with the Apple TV 4K. So I'm a bit confused by the comments suggesting that the ATV4K is making everything too dark. I guess my point is, if a 1-point gamma bump for DV yields the same approximate brightness when watching the same content in HDR-only, then I would conclude that the DV content now looks the way that it "should" after the 1-point bump.
I would love to hear other people's findings if they have the ability to perform similar testing to what I have done.
Even if you look at D-Nice's recommended settings for the A8F (one of the most respected calibrators in the industry in case anyone here is unaware of who I'm referring to), he used a DV gamma value that was one point higher vs. HDR. In his case, he recommended "0" for HDR and "1" for DV. I prefer "1" for HDR and "2" for DV personally - but we have the same one-point "bump" for DV. I'm sure D-Nice used a lot more source equipment/material than I did to come to this conclusion however where as I only have an Apple TV 4K and streaming services such as Netflix for my DV testing (I don't have a DV/HDR blu-ray player and don't really use physical media anymore anyway).