Originally Posted by alettiere
I left peak luminance at medium, with a brightness of 17. This produces about 110 nits, which is my preferred brightness for a dark room. It was very confusing at first, because I turned it off and didn’t understand why I had to crank my brightness so high. But yeah, I think just a straight OLED light would have been easier for most people. Especially those without a meter.
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Yeah, sony could have made it simpler for setting peak brightness for SDR viewing by having an oled light setting. Instead, sony resorts to brightness + peak luminance.
>When peak luminance is set to either low, medium or high , then the peak luminance setting in combination with your brightness setting defines the nits output. If you had a meter, you could measure the nits that your combo setting provides.
>When peak luminance is set to off, the brightness setting has no impact (whether brightness is set to 20 or all the way up to 50, it does not matter). Since with peak luminance set to off, the tv has a constant nits output. According to rtings, it is ~140 nits, according to other sites, it is around 100-120 nits.
I use peak luminance off for SDR, in a dark room it feels enough. It provides a constant light output with no fluctuations, has the least ABL and makes the colors look punchier to my eyes.
But i would have preferred having just an oled light setting. Besides, there is no sony documentation available on the web or in the barebones manual that comes with the tv, that details it out how to set the peak brightness and how the brightness+peak luminance combo has an impact on the nits. To people new to sony oleds, it can be a bit confusing.