Originally Posted by 8mile13
In general folks use AVR passthrough which means that all AVR picture related processing needs to be turned off. If it is a 4K HDR capable AVR i guess it will passthrough everything up to 4K HDR. The TVs HDMI goes to the Output AVR. Inputs AVR goes to receivers..each of those inputs can get its own settings in TVs menu. So using a SDR receiver in a input and a HDR receiver in another input with their own settings would work, also changing from one set of settings to another set of settings would be an option. Sony used to have stuff like THEATRE button on remote control for a specific set of settings.
In the past there was stuff like DVDs and Blu-rays playback on Blu-ray receivers which was a similar problem. I rarely read about it...
If I understand you correctly your suggestion appears to be to connect devices directly to the TV then use audio-return-channel to route sound back to the AVR?
Then assign different picture settings per connected device? BFI to the SDR sources and not-BFI to HDR sources.
But how do folks deal with a single SDR & HDR device such as OPPO 203 4K player which can emit HDR or SDR? If I have HDMI-1 for SDR sources and HDMI-2 for HDR sources which do I connect the OPPO to? It needs to be connected to both depending on the disk being played.
This all started when I read this post:
Originally Posted by D-Nice
I always try to recommend for my clients to send SDR content to one input and HDR to another whenever possible. There are a few settings that only are beneficial to SDR that you either change or lose out on when everything runs through one input. This recommendation is regardless of TV brand.
If my AVR had dual outputs I could figure this out.
But it only has one ouput.
It seems to me that to solve this BFI-only-for-SDR (but not-for-HDR) issue I need to assign all SDR sources to one HDMI input and all HDR sources to another HDMI input.
Since my OPPO 203 only has a single video output, same for my AVR, the only way to solve this would be to treat the 203 as a SDR only device and then purchase another 4K player and connect it to the HDMI input with HDR settings?
Or am I missing something very obvious here?
Can I define SDR & HDR setting for a picture mode AND then quickly flick between those modes on the remote? My understaning is that won't work since BFI is a universal setting independent of picture mode?
Question about Android TV streaming on the TV, is it an overlay that can run on any HDMI input? So if I am on HDMI-1 (SDR settings) I can run Sony's Android TV in SDR mode, whilst if I flick to HDMI-2 (HDR settings) and can stream HDR content correctly? Currently I have a Panasonic plasma with no smart system, so I am not sure how inbuilt streaming works, whether it is a separate input or an overlay on any input.
I quickly looked at HDMI splitters, and it looks a mess.