Finally got an acceptable 5040ub through the roulette lottery, and been working on dealing with all the different combinations of settings to get everything working. My conclusion after probably 20 plus hours of reading and configuring stuff, HDR almost seems like its not worth the effort.
I did use "harper vision" and yes the image looks great but most of the time I have a hard time telling the different between his settings and just using natural and auto bright for hdr. Yes I made sure to set the advanced signal settings to SDR for harpers settings. It does look good, and Ive I spend some time looking at screen caps I can usually tell the difference. But between having to have like 4 different memories saved, and THEN you still have to go into advanced settings, it just seems like its more hassle than its worth?
Honestly not looking for anyone to convince me or prove anything to anyone. I know Ive seen a few comments on here that voice the same frustrations with HDR. Just wanted to add my input.
I've had to mess around with the shield, the color space, the frame rate, HDR, and all that that comes with, including laggy GUI in shield because you have to set it to 23.98hz, etc etc. It just seems like HDR and the trouble it brings with 4k to be a non starter for a lot of us. I really wish I could just use 4k movies without having to deal with all the rest of it. I am getting to the point where I think I will just use my remux blurays since they seem to look just as good as the 4k material from 10 feet on 120 inch screen. IDK maybe its just my eyes getting older?
I am hoping in the near future all this HDR and color space matures a bit more, and all the apps and appliances will detect the signal correctly without all the messing around with setting those things.
Sorry for the long winded rant, just wanted to share my perspective since I've read all yours in the past 600 plus pages =) If anyone would like to share their thoughts or critiques on what I said I am more than happy to hear them.