Originally Posted by Viche
This seems like something Epson could easily add to the projector via a firmware/software update. What do you think the chances are of that happening?
Well, Sony did it for their VW365/665ES models after the 675 came out and offered it, so there may be the possibility of Epson being able to with the 5040/6040 too, depending on hardware limitations.
To me, after my HDR on SDR tweaks and also the UB900 HDR tone brightness slider, it seems easy to rectify now. Just either get a UB900, or if that's too expensive for your budget, use your current UHD Bluray player to send HDR WCG to the Epson and then apply my settings using SDR and....voila!
Originally Posted by Evan201
I'm really hoping they do. I'm going to hold off on the UB900 blu ray player until the price comes down. Where can you email them or request it from them?
You can always find a used one. I remember seeing tons of them for great deals when the Oppo 203 dropped.
Originally Posted by spirithockey79
I thought Dave's settings were really for use with a P3 mode, like Cinema or Digital Cinema? The Bright Cinema setting is already pretty bright, and to use it with SDR with contrast and color at 100 doesn't seem like it would have a very good or accurate picture. But I'm going to try it anyway and see how it looks.
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Yes it's designed around a P3 mode like Digital Cinema or Cinema. It does seem to me that Evan201's settings are quite high and probably over processed, but it sounds like that's how he likes his picture, so have at it and enjoy, I say.
Originally Posted by covsound1
you can get a good picture with sdr and gamma adjustments but if you own a panny player with the new update whats the point. i will even say there are more than one way to skin a cat to get the same result. the idea behind sdr for hdr projectors was to get more light output. with the panny running as a processor and hdr nit mapping combined with epson custom gamma you have all the control you need to throw a more than respectable hdr image.
I actually compared it both ways with my UB900 and it was better with the pseudo HDR on SDR settings. I used my tweaked Oledurt's custom gamma too and have played with it some too. I think it's because when you use the tone brightness adjustment slider, it's coarsely raising the whole range between the end points. I agree maybe with some further gamma tweaks it could really be something though.
I don't know, but there's just something about this HDR using SDR thing that just makes this projector sing and seems to hit its sweet spot, that's for sure! It totally preserves the high and low ends and the detail presented in between is just astonishing, without any white clipping or low black crushing. You see tons of high white details and low black details in the shadows, and to top it off the mids just pop and kill it man!
This actually reminds me of when in the CRT projector days we started using 48Hz for movies (24fps x 2, same as theater's film projectors) and it really brought out the details and sharpness and brought this true to life looking, clear and detailed image with tons of depth on screen, besides of course the 24Hz flicker that was kinda cool, like being at the theater watching real film.
This mode has this analog CRT quality and gamma look to it, with the benefits of what digitalis bring now, is the best way I can describe it.