With HDR, there are no hard and fast rules. Set it to where looks good in your environment and then enjoy it.Thanks very much to both of you.
I finally had time to experiment a bit more today. I noticed that turning the brightness setting up from 50 to 53 eliminated most of the problem. However, I was under the impression that brightness should always be left alone at 50 for HDR, so I'm a bit confused whether I should put it back to 50 or leave it on 53.
m0j0, the internet is wired and has 600Mbps down and up, so I don't think speed is the issue. Smooth Gradation is set to low.
Also, my dynamic iris suddenly started working again. It is clicking though. I am concerned that if I leave it on, it will get stuck in a dim setting, so I have it turned off with brightness on max. Would be great to know if you'd suggest something different.
As for the iris, are you still under warranty? If so, then get the evidence in to Sony/your dealer and get a repair done.
You have two chances if you keep it operating. Sometimes they stick open but sometimes they stick closed down which makes them nigh on unwatchable.