No issues here with a Roku Ultra. My biggest gripe is there's no MaxCLL and MaxFALL information being sent, so the Auto setting on Tone Mapping doesn't work very well. Anyone else have an issue?
I agree with you, Dave. I watched The Mandalorian and a few minutes of A New Hope last night and found both incredibly dim using the Auto setting. I had to bump up to High to get a watchable picture, and even then found virtually no sense of "HDR" from either one.It looks too dark to my eyes, especially in backgrounds. Putting the lamp on high and changing DTM to High from Auto really helped a lot.
I don't know where you're getting deep blacks in The Mandalorian. The show is mastered with the same elevated black levels and flattened contrast as other modern Star Wars properties. It may not look as poor as The Last Jedi, but it frankly wasn't far off from that, IMO.I thought the DTM handled the 4K HDR stream of The Mandalorian very well last night through an Apple TV and Gigabit internet. Using Auto and FBF.
This show is incredibly cinematic and the roughly 10 million dollar per episode is on full display. It is presented in 2.35 and takes advantage of that AR with some jaw dropping wide shots. I saw zero banding. But, I did see incredibly deep blacks. The detail was outstanding. I was very impressed and this is coming from someone who would buy a physical copy over streaming any day. So if you are looking for something worthy of your new JVC then give it a whirl.
The Atmos sounded good as far as aggressive channel usage, but had limited dynamic range per the Disney norm.