Originally Posted by rjguk
You are getting HDR from the AFTV4K? Is that via Netflix, Prime Video or something else? More details please! (Prepares for crushing disappointment due to misinterpreting previous discussion...)
A good go-to stream for me is the Amazon Original TV show, "Mozart in the Jungle," Season 2, EV 1). I can get the AFTV4k to render in HDR on my 5040. The FireTV routes through a Denon AVR-X6300h receiver. The Epson is the 2nd Monitor (not zone 2, but 2nd monitor. My primary display output on the Denon goes to an LG 75UH8500 LCD. I have my harmony turning the LG off before bringing up the Epson. This avoids HDCP issues running to both displays. The cables between source components and the AVR are Ultra Clarity Cables (aka UCC), which have been good to me re 4k/HDR. YMMV. I am currently using a Monoprice Luxe 50ft active cable from the AVR to the Epson and I am using a UCC to the LG panel from the AVR.
So, the LG panel has WebOS 3.0 and native support for HDR through VuDu, Amazon and Netflix... it works well. I like some of the features on the FireTV (x-Ray for movies) and the additional channels on Roku (Screambox, Shudder, etc... which Amazon carries the content for if I wanted to pay for a new subscription, which I don't. They cant link to existing accounts for premium services they sell... or wont. That is for a different soap-box, though).
I had been so disappointed by the reliability of Netflix on Roku to support HDR. Like many on this forum, it disappears and I need to reboot, sometimes disconnect it... sacrifice a virgin to a blood god, etc... to get HDR to come back on the Netflix app on Roku. To me, the reliability is laughably bad. It is unusable and bothers me because HDR support is exactly why I got the Ultra. I have two- actually... the other is on my 65UH9500 upstairs in the family room... mostly for the other apps like Shudder and Screambox.
So I recall being surprised when I tried the FireTV's Netflix app and saw it supported HDR more reliably than the Roku app. Again, this is my first week with the PJ mounted and my assessment is very preliminary...
I have been considering going to a fiber hdmi cable for $300 between the AVR and the Epson... just to remove doubt from that signal path being an issue... but the Luxe has been working well enough for now.
As far as the AVR, I don't have any picture enhancements on. The built in overlay for the AVR is enabled and the output displays are all auto.
I hope this helps.
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