The Eurogamer HDTV Guide Page 217

  • TommyUnderwear 9 Dec 2019 20:51:44 296 posts
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    @its-H1ggyLTD game mode every time.
  • monkman76 9 Dec 2019 20:53:23 16,156 posts
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    Is it either or? No HDR in game mode?
  • Switch024 9 Dec 2019 21:46:40 3,904 posts
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    its-H1ggyLTD wrote:
    Are LGers playing games in Game mode or HDR mode?
    The HDR picture mode in the menu is just colour and contrast whacked right up for SDR, itís awful and should be avoided.

    You can actually use any picture mode you want for gaming on this years sets provided you go in and turn on Auto Low Latency Mode. That will switch off all processing and will make sure you get the low input lag no matter what you choose.
  • Switch024 9 Dec 2019 21:48:52 3,904 posts
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    When a game does use HDR youíll notice a banner appear in the top right of the screen and your picture mode will automatically change to a true HDR one.

    Edited by Switch024 at 21:49:03 09-12-2019
  • Psychotext 9 Dec 2019 23:56:16 67,165 posts
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    Fuck me this TV is good. It's like someone waxed and polished my eyes.

    Real life looks sort of shitty by comparison.
  • barchetta 10 Dec 2019 00:24:35 2,519 posts
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    Crank the latest Attenborough in HLG and then go back to normal iPlayer. Night and day and I think the OLEDs make the disparity even worse. Surprised were aren't seeing more UHD with or without HDR on iPlayer tbh. I'd probably pay a (sensible) premium on top of lic fee.
  • Psychotext 10 Dec 2019 00:57:38 67,165 posts
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    I really must grab them all on 4K blu-ray at some point.
  • TommyUnderwear 10 Dec 2019 01:13:10 296 posts
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    Switch024 wrote:
    When a game does use HDR youíll notice a banner appear in the top right of the screen and your picture mode will automatically change to a true HDR one.
    Yeah, this. Just shuts off other bits of picture processing to keep the latency low.
  • Psychotext 10 Dec 2019 23:14:39 67,165 posts
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    Ugh... so I just noticed that the "smudges" which are on the HiSense B7500 I bought a couple of months back aren't smudges, they're full on scratches in the screen.

    I was hoping that it was actually a protective film or something... but nope, apparently that screen doesn't have one.

    That's what I get for buying cheap shit and being too busy to check it I guess. :(
  • Dougs 11 Dec 2019 07:26:01 94,595 posts
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    Monsieur_Blade wrote:
    Set up the B9 over the weekend and we definitely made the right choice going for OLED. HD looks great but I watched about 10 mins of Seven World, One Planet (The Australia one) in UHD and I was absolutely blown away by the picture! You always think it'll never look as good as the demos they show in store but I think it looked even better!

    We then watched Spiderman: Far From Home on Blu Ray and I was messing about with the different picture settings. I loved the clarity of the picture in Normal mode but it had the Trumotion thing on that makes everything look like a soap opera. I tried the dedicated Cinema mode and that got rid of the soap opera look but the picture clarity didn't seem quite as good as on the Normal setting. What settings do other people use to watch films? Do you have the Trumotion off completely? I think on normal mode mine was set to 'Smooth'?
    Was playing about with the settings last night,after watching some native UHD on Prime. I preferred standard HDR mode with image processing off, my wife preferred the more dulled cinema home mode. I agree the clarity didn't seem as good. I don't think there's a right or wrong really, it's personal preference. Just might take a while to find out what suits best.
  • nickthegun 11 Dec 2019 07:44:26 82,265 posts
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    Seems so. I house sat for my dad a few months ago and had a stab at calibrating their 65Ē QLED because I was finding it really hard to watch.

    When they got back my step-mum moaned that they actually like it brighter than the sun and all colours popping like an 80s music video.
  • nickthegun 11 Dec 2019 07:46:00 82,265 posts
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    Thatís also the same know it all thinking that will see me walk into the front room, turn it to the HD channel of whatever the mrs is watching and walk straight back out again.
  • monkman76 11 Dec 2019 08:10:12 16,156 posts
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    The HD channels are usually a second or so behind so you donít miss anything. They know...
  • Dougs 11 Dec 2019 08:13:36 94,595 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Thatís also the same know it all thinking that will see me walk into the front room, turn it to the HD channel of whatever the mrs is watching and walk straight back out again.
    Ha, I do the same. Drives me mad as she's stuck watching normal BBC or C4. HOW CAN YOU NOT SEE THE DIFFERENCE?!
  • nickthegun 11 Dec 2019 08:18:43 82,265 posts
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    The most annoying thing is she used to be a broadcast engineer, so she knows more about this stuff than anyone.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 11 Dec 2019 08:30:13 25,562 posts
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    I spent Christmas at the inlaws and her dad fucking loves that motion blur shit. Drives me insane.
  • Switch024 11 Dec 2019 09:51:37 3,904 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Monsieur_Blade wrote:
    We then watched Spiderman: Far From Home on Blu Ray and I was messing about with the different picture settings. I loved the clarity of the picture in Normal mode but it had the Trumotion thing on that makes everything look like a soap opera. I tried the dedicated Cinema mode and that got rid of the soap opera look but the picture clarity didn't seem quite as good as on the Normal setting. What settings do other people use to watch films? Do you have the Trumotion off completely? I think on normal mode mine was set to 'Smooth'?
    Was playing about with the settings last night,after watching some native UHD on Prime. I preferred standard HDR mode with image processing off, my wife preferred the more dulled cinema home mode. I agree the clarity didn't seem as good. I don't think there's a right or wrong really, it's personal preference. Just might take a while to find out what suits best.
    For both SDR and HDR, Cinema mode is the one to use if you want colour accuracy. Standard is over saturated.

    Cinema mode can look dull at first but if you give yourself a couple of days to get used to it and then go back to Standard you'll see how it's too colourful.

    It is a personal preference thing though, if you like the colours to pop a bit more then stick with Standard.
  • Switch024 11 Dec 2019 09:59:22 3,904 posts
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    Gamma settings make a big difference aswell. If you're watching in a dark room you should really change your gamma to 2.4 or BT.1886. Most TVs are set to 2.2 by default but that's better suited to bright rooms.
  • Psiloc 11 Dec 2019 10:15:31 5,532 posts
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    What's with the weird names for the gamma setting by the way?

    Also is gamma actually a preference thing or is it like RGB High/Low where the source dictates what it should be set to?

    Never fully got my head around that setting
  • Switch024 11 Dec 2019 10:28:07 3,904 posts
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    https://app.spectracal.com/Documents/White%20Papers/BT.1886.pdf

    BT.1886 was the new standard for gamma that was introduced a few years ago. On my TV though it's identifical to 2.4 so I think it really needs to be calibrated to get the most out of it.

    2.2 was the standard for a number of years but I personally think 2.4 or BT.1886 looks much better, you might lose a little shadow detail but the contrast is much better.
  • Switch024 11 Dec 2019 10:40:06 3,904 posts
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    There's an old article here that goes through the differences in Gamma settings with a few calibrators.

    https://referencehometheater.com/2014/commentary/gamma-correct/
  • Psiloc 11 Dec 2019 13:44:40 5,532 posts
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    Switch024 wrote:
    https://app.spectracal.com/Documents/White%20Papers/BT.1886.pdf

    BT.1886 was the new standard for gamma that was introduced a few years ago. On my TV though it's identifical to 2.4 so I think it really needs to be calibrated to get the most out of it.

    2.2 was the standard for a number of years but I personally think 2.4 or BT.1886 looks much better, you might lose a little shadow detail but the contrast is much better.
    Reading through that PDF suggests BT.1886 might actually be better for near black detail. I'm going to look into this, older OLEDs like mine aren't great at near black detail and I think I might have mine set to a different gamma setting
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 11 Dec 2019 13:48:36 25,562 posts
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    So you cunts have made me buy a C9 today.
  • AboutHalfaStevas 11 Dec 2019 13:53:08 2,765 posts
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    Where from, are there Xmas deals?
  • Switch024 11 Dec 2019 13:54:51 3,904 posts
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    @Psiloc Yeah I believe that's right but on mine it looks pretty much the same as 2.4 so I think I'll need to calibrate it to get the extra detail.
  • Derblington 11 Dec 2019 13:58:01 33,409 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    So you cunts have made me buy a C9 today.
    Congrats!
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 11 Dec 2019 14:05:01 25,562 posts
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    AboutHalfaStevas wrote:
    Where from, are there Xmas deals?
    Richer Sounds. Was going to wait until the boxing day sales but a fever over came me.
  • Switch024 11 Dec 2019 14:36:15 3,904 posts
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    Do you have to wait for delivery or do you have a Suziki Swift to get it home?
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