Originally Posted by rajendra82
I am sorry if I came across as annoyed. I am really not at all with this awesome TV in my house. I am just voicing my opinion about what I like my room to be when I watch it, and why I think it is the correct choice. I am also trying to hear from those that think otherwise, and why they do.
Ok. In the same spirit I will say this. First off, it's not the "correct choice". It's your personal preference. It might be the best thing for you, but I would try to avoid using the word "correct" when it comes to personal preferences vs scientific standards
HDR content is mastered to be viewed in an environment which has a surround luminance level of 5 nits. That's a fact, not an opinion. Please note, that 5 nits means it's definitely not completely pitch black, no matter what other people around here think. You will probably ask for a reference, and I will provide ONE, leaving it as an exercise for others if you want more. http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/4k-vs-201604104279.htm
. You are free to reject this if you wish, it won't affect me at all.
But I myself prefer to watch the content as intended which is why I strive for an ambient lighting which is NOT pitch black. Only yesterday, less than 12 hours ago, this was discussed on AVS (2019 owner's thread I think) so it's getting a bit boring now.
You are always free to view your content it in a different environment if you prefer. Pitch black, direct sunlight, do what you like. Having a discussion about what you prefer is fine, but it is an endless discussion which I refuse to take part in. I have zero interest in what other people's personal viewing preferences are, or how they came to those preferences. They are personal to all of us.
I'm only interested in what the standards are. And for HDR viewing, it's 5 nits. You were wrong to say that the mastering environment is irrelevant, and this post explains why with a reference. HTH