Projectors will, typically, switch in and out of HDR mode. For example, on HDMI2 (HDMI 2.0) my UHD50 will save the settings for HDR mode and use those when HDR is detected, and it will switch into the preset non-HDR mode, and use the preselected settings for that as well. Additionally, the UHD50 will save the settings for signals detected on HDMI1 (HDMI 1.4) and apply those.This may be a dumb question, but I'm contemplating either moving to a projector in the near future or trying to upgrade to a decent 80+ inch TV. I currently have a 65" TCL 6 series TV and it's been great. My setup is Nvidia Shield Pro > Emotiva XMC-2 > TCL HDMI input 3. I have the TCL set to the recommended settings per rtings.com for the best color and picture quality. If I play something in HDR the TV will automatically switch to HDR mode and then switch back to rec 709 when done, for example when playing a movie with Plex.
I guess my question is, do projectors allow for this sort of "set it and forget it" type experience? I don't want to be messing with remotes to change settings or picture modes if I play something in 4K HDR or watch YouTube. I'd like to just set it to the most color accurate mode and not touch it after that. I'd like to spend less than $2000 so I'm thinking maybe a used Epson 5040UB or a BenQ HT3550. Thanks for any guidance on this.
However, I think you'll find that projectors may need more tweaking depending on the content, especially with HDR sources, than a TV, because of the non-standard way that HDR content is mastered.