Originally Posted by NismoZ
Hello. I am trying to understand how the C9 choses different picture modes on what type of content is playing. For regular content, I have ISF Dark mode with settings close to Rtings.
I use the Xbox for all sources and it's HDMI direct into the TV.
-When I start my X1X and am at the dashboard, it choses mode: ISF Dark
-When I start my X1X and start game, the C9 chooses: Game mode
-When I start Microsoft Media Player app on X1X, the C9 chooses ISF Dark.
-When I start bluray player with a 1080p bluray on X1X the C9 chooses ISF Dark.
-When I start my X1X Netflix app on X1X, the C9 chooses DolbyVision picture mode (Game): On this setting, it bumped up OLED light to 100, same with contrast. It also does not allow me to change some settings, like Gamma and many others. How is the C9 selecting this mode automatically and how does the C9 know the Netflix app on Xbox is different?
-Haven't tested a UHD disc yet, but assume the C9 will pick some HDR mode where it will max all settings again?
I notice that when in some of these picture modes it selects, I cannot change back to ISF Dark. That is not available.
Of the settings that the C9 changes to max values, should I be moving the settings back down to match my ISF Dark mode settings?
If I make any picture choice changes or settings changes, will the C9 remember that the next time X1X Netflix starts or Media Player or a Game?
I am coming from a 10 year old Samsung LED DLP, which offered great picture and it was a set and forget for all sources. Meaning, all the activities above looked consistent across each other, from Netflix to media streaming to blurays. I realize how nice this was and hoping you all can help me tame the C9.
hehe, it does look a bit crazy when you first experience this, but I think it's simple once you understand the logic. Here's how I understand it, based on my experience the past week:
1 - the TV has 2 setting GROUPS - one for HDR/Dolby Vision content, and one for SDR content
1a - choose Cinema for HDR/Dolby Vision, and, unless your eyes hurt from the brightness, leave the oled light and contrast at 100, because the tone mapping sent by the content expects those settings in order to work properly. Personally, I often reduce oled light because it's crazy bright for me.
1b - choose ISF Dark mode for SDR content
1c - choose Game mode when playing games (both setting groups have Game mode available)
2 - the TV switches to the setting you chose the last time you used the specific input, but
3 - since the same input can be fed different signals (e.g. the Xbox can (a) play SDR video, (b) play HDR video and (c) play a video game), the TV recognises the signal coming in and switches to the appropriate mode (that is, the mode chosen the last time you played the same content).