Originally Posted by jlstang95
Uncaliibrated at this time, waiting for Jeff Meir to make it out my way again. Even on uncalibrated set shouldn’t the Dolby vision presentation look the same coming from two different sources on the same input. I feed my Apple TV through my Denon AVR to hdmi 3 on the Sony and the same goes for the Xbox One. To me the Apple TV looks like overall image is too dark. I put on Rogue one not looking to find any of this and watching this in a completely dark room it was hard to see anything it was so dark, so tried the Xbox and that seemed to brighten things up without changing any settings.
I tried Dolby vision bright on the Apple TV and it helped but still darker than the Xbox which was still in dv dark. Maybe it’s just my personal preference. I was just hoping others could see the same to validate.
Right, even if you have an uncalibrated TV, DV should look the same brightness, assuming the signal is the same, from multiple devices. D-Nice and I discussed this last night. We very rarely see a Sony where the SDR gamma is correct and therefore the HDR and DV calculated from the SDR settings, in this case, will not be correct. Once you calibrate SDR correctly then HDR and DV should be correct and you should get the brightest and most correct DV picture. That said if you have one device for HDR and DV and you are saying DV is too dark, then you need to calibrate the set and then make the judgement but whatever brightness you get, that's the way the set is designed to display it. In SD13's case he's comparing two different DV sources and seeing a difference which shouldn't be.
We have compared, side by side DV content on an A9G and a C9, two different DV formats, and regardless what any reviewer's opinion is, there is not that much difference between the two sets. Meaning the C9 DV is NOT significantly brighter than the A9G after DV calibration
especially if you turn on ACE to Low in the A9Gs DV PM. Remember, ootb, the C9's DV is brighter because it's not following PQ correctly.
I know this is a little confusing but at the end of the day, calibrated or not, DV is a Dark picture mode and if you want it brighter, as D-Nice suggests just use DV Bright PM. I hope this helps.