Originally Posted by ccool96
I agree. Sony internal tone mapping is just “average” at best.
I finally got my lumagen where it’s basically set it and forget it. For a long time I was happy with some titles but not others. But now I have it adjusted to the point where it seems to work great with just about every title I throw at it.
But it does a way way better job than the Sony tone mapping.
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That's what I notice too, Sony's tone mapping was really underwhelming and inconsistent from scene to scene . Then again the VW5000 was introduced back when HDR was a new technology, no projector had internal tone mapping solution that actually worked, all HDR tone mapping solutions included with available projectors were a disaster to use, everyone used an external solution or just did not use it at all. Onboard solutions have vastly improved but the best solutions are still provided with external devices, if you want the best DTM it would seem the Lumagen is one of the better alternatives , amd the very reason the vast majority who have a flagship projector utilize one. I'm sure MadVR offers something similar, but unless you already own a HTPC, that it's any easier or cheaper. For me the Lumagen is nearly plug and play, once the update with DTM was completed, taking all of 10 minutes, I was viewing the results immediately.
I'm sure a few VW5000 owners would appreciate improved internal HDR tone mapping solutions, the vast majority, however, do own a Lumagen Pro to provide the best turnkey plug and play solution. The Lumagen may be expensive, but when you consider they have upgradeable boards to keep pace with technology changes, replacements are not necessary. My Lumagen has already bridged three projectors, I expect it will last at least another.
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Last edited by roxiedog13; 06-13-2019 at 04:39 AM.