Originally Posted by Mattopotamus
This. Give me 1080P HDR over 4K without HDR any day of the week. It is also the reason why I would take a 1080P OLED TV over 99% of 4K LCD TVs. The contrast OLED provides adds a HDR feeling.
Remember that not all 1080P content is created equal (Myself, like some others im sure, have seen really sharp 1080P Blu rays that are actually sharper than some 4k discs). There's so many factors.
Also, have you had a chance to compare 1080P to 4k on an 80-88" oled? nobody said to cross compare technologies, because to be fair, you should be keeping all things equal. U shouldn't have to choose between SDR and HDR, because when all things are equal, of course the HDR will be superior and id choose it every time. You can do a full remaster/rescan at 4k and it will look at least good. But you cannot slap HDR on a low quality source and expect the same, it would likely make it look WORSE because it'll bring out all the flaws/grain in the image. HDR can also cause motion problems too, which ive read new cameras are being created to help fix this issue.
Ive never said take sdr over hdr, just that you want the highest resolution possible along with the HDR, unless your watching on a 50" tv where resolution OBVIOUSLY doesn't matter
BTW, early reports are that the new Wizard of Oz 4k remaster looks absolutely stunning
. I can promise you it would not be receiving the rave reviews its getting had they just taken the old BD and regraded it for HDR. it got a full 8K remaster and then downscaled to 4K. Same goes to some of the other out this world transfers, such as Spacey Odyssey 2001 which also had an 8k remaster. NOW you throw on the HDR and its unrivaled.