After more time playing around — Striping (or remapping HDR) through the Panasonic DP-UB420, and sending an SDR 2020 signal is the optimal method on my Epson 5040UB. I think/hope this will end my frustration with 4k HDR disks.
Sheldon, pull up some movies with lots of night scenes. I’m using the 4k disks of How to Train your Dragon 3, and The Great Wall to test.
I know you said you were hands off on the HDR slider but I was still basically unhappy with the picture in HDR even with the Panasonics tone mapping and hours and hours of tinkering. Just eliminating it all together is best in my opinion, on my setup. This is Dreamliners experience and I think Kris Deering of Sound and Vision’s recommendation as well.
. Give this a shot too. It wont be as colorful as the dynamic variant of hypervision you are using, but it’ll be more accurate and have none of the shadowy gamma foggish feel or dark muddiness that HDR brings to the table on our limited HDMI chipset.
I like my 5040ub in basically default natural mode with image enhancement on level 3 (from 1 default) and color bumped to 52-55 (from 50 default). I also like Dynamic Iris on High (from default of Off)
This is now the same for everything. No more futzing with it multiple times during the 4K HDR movie, or feeling UGHHHHH this too dark and what is that fog sheen that happens when I try to turn up the brightness.
I use the settings below with the best satisfaction I’ve found so far with 4k disks on this projector.