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I have a few questions regarding the capabilities/possibilities of madVR, using an HTPC.

My equipment/system consists of the following:

JVC RS540/X790R/X7900
OPPO-203
i1 Pro 2
i1 Display Pro OEM
ColourSpace/LightSpace

I want to present a few HDR titles on my system as they are superior to their SDR counterpart.
However, the OPPO is quite useless due to its broken HDR/SDR 'Off (BT.2020)' feature.
I understand madVR is quite nice, but my understanding is quite limited.

A couple of questions to begin with:

1) Does madVR use dynamic tone mapping, converting HDR to SDR?
2) Is it based on frame-by-frame calculations, or scene-by-scene?
3) Does madVR require altering settings depending on the title?
4) Does my projector need custom HDR curves for it to work?

Thank you!
 

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I have a few questions regarding the capabilities/possibilities of madVR, using an HTPC.

My equipment/system consists of the following:

JVC RS540/X790R/X7900
OPPO-203
i1 Pro 2
i1 Display Pro OEM
ColourSpace/LightSpace

I want to present a few HDR titles on my system as they are superior to their SDR counterpart.
However, the OPPO is quite useless due to its broken HDR/SDR 'Off (BT.2020)' feature.
I understand madVR is quite nice, but my understanding is quite limited.

A couple of questions to begin with:

1) Does madVR use dynamic tone mapping, converting HDR to SDR?
2) Is it based on frame-by-frame calculations, or scene-by-scene?
3) Does madVR require altering settings depending on the title?
4) Does my projector need custom HDR curves for it to work?

Thank you!
1. Yes
2. Frame by frame
3. No
4. No
 

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Where to find screenshots of comparisons between SDR and HDR/SDR tone mapped by madVR?
 

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This might be daily bread to all you madVR enthusiasts, however I need to ask:
- 1920x800 through 'CRU' in Windows, eliminates masking needs (2.40:1) in the projector?

Projectors have potential internal light reflections when masked, avoiding that would be mint.
Added bonus is having no content overscanning my 2.40:1 screen, Windows scaled accordingly.

Perhaps an odd way of solving it, but this would let me zoom all content electronically in MPC-HC.
No need to adjust projector zoom/shift, small resolution loss for narrow content, convenient though.
Worried 1920x800 would cause a resolution loss for 2.40:1 content, seeing Windows look rather odd.
Screenshot comparison of 1920x1080/800 showed identical histograms and pixel information. (y)

I use different customized .hlsl scripts to fit different aspect ratios to my 2.40:1 screen.
Applied as 'Shaders' in MPC-HC, easily callable, correcting the aspect ratio as desired in an instant.
Any recommendations on how you otherwise would solve it?
Am I overcomplicating things?

I don't have my home theater setup yet, hence all my questions.
 
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