Originally Posted by spirithockey79
Appreciate the info on the 3D glasses as I'm looking at returning the Samsung 5150 for these or the Xpand 3D glasses. Don't really care for the Samsung's.
Separate question for you re: Oppo 203 with 5040. I noticed you were a beta tester and posted about your experience with HDR stripping. I'm guessing you've seen recent posts in the Oppo thread about this where it may not actually be passing WCG 2020 but instead just passing 709. Interested in your recent thoughts on this based on your experiences. Do you still notice a difference? Is it still very good? Do you let Oppo handle the conversion or the pj? What about impressions I'm general with the 5040?
My 203 should arrive on Wed. I've never had an Oppo (use PS4 currently) and have never seen a 4k disc on this pj yet - just upscaled Blu-ray. I have a 110" 2.35 screen and love the picture I get currently (basic cal via S&M, not professional). I'd be interested in what settings you are using with the 203 (I.e Auto, Direct, 4:4:4, 4:2:2, etc).
Thanks in advance for any feedback!
Most of those questions can be a mixed bag of nuts because you can go in different directions with different things.
I haven't really played much with Strip Metadata feature of the 203 lately, but...
I know it works and is also still a work in progress. I don't really see any major red push going to the 5040,
but this could have changed in the last few fw revisions, I'm not really sure.
I truly have confidence that Oppo will get it sorted out soon. You can be the judge for yourself when you get it and try it out.
(I don't think the bt2020 flag is false though. That is just people talking out of the wrong end of their body.)
Generally I let Oppo do the heavy lifting with upscaling, but again this can be tricky since the 5040 will be doing
conversion no matter what since it's not true 4K. I would try things both ways in your own setup and see what you like better.
Different ways of sending standard Blu-ray content would be Source Direct, or different iteration of Deep Color and Color Space along
with Custom 1080p, or scale it to 4K. Both Oppo and Epson have great scaling so one really isn't better than the other.
At one time, I think I thought sending Blu-ray at 1080p to the Epson looked better, but that is no official statement.
However for UHD Blu-ray I pretty much just send Source Direct.
One good thing about the Oppo is that the AUTO settings are very good. You can't really go wrong using them.
Since the Epson is limited on what it can accept, the Oppo receives the proper metadata for the Epson and sends the proper signals.
You will love what UHD looks like with the Epson. The darkness of HDR can be calibrated somewhat,
but try it with and without and decide for yourself.
Personally I tend to watch bright UHD content WITH HDR and darker movies WITHOUT HDR.
With the way I do stuff, and testing things and whatnot, I am always changing stuff, so my settings are a bit of a moving target.