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PSA: Fix your PS5 HDR Settings. (HDTVTest)

SlimySnake

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So it seems the Sony HDR calibration tool isnt entire accurate. It tells the user to brighten or darken the image until it is barely visible when it should actually disappear entirely or your tv will not achieve its peak brightness.

Also, for LG CX owners, set Dynamic Tone Mapping to HGIG before doing this. ( I am not a 100% sure on what he meant when he was talking about the HGIG settings, waiting for clarification, but someone in the comments said that it increases input lag.)


Summary:
  • If your tv is HGIG compliant, set it to HGIG before adjusting HDR.
  • Increase or decrease the brightness slider for the first two screens until the Sun icon completely disappears.
  • OLED owners should set the brightness to minimum in the last screen. It needs to be completely black.
 

ProLogY

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I may not be fully educated on this topic, but doesn't the game itself need to support HGIG for it to work properly? Otherwise the image is super dim. Seems a little inconvenient if so to have to switch back and forth between DTM and HGIG on a per game basis.
 
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Resenge

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He was not clear if this would actually work on Sony TV's due to the HGIG thing. I did try it though on my 900h and it has made a difference. The colours pop and are more vibrant now.
 
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He was not clear if this would actually work on Sony TV's due to the HGIG thing. I did try it though on my 900h and it has made a difference. The colours pop and are more vibrant now.

I was gonna wait for people to post their personal impressions after changing the HDR sliders in the PS5 system menu before doing it myself (everything looks great to me already) but if you definitely noticed a difference I guess I’ll give it a shot
 

laser_printer

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I may not be fully educated on this topic, but doesn't the game itself need to support HGIG for it to work properly? Otherwise the image is super dim. Seems a little inconvenient if so to have to switch back and forth between DTM and HGIG on a per game basis.
HGIG was accidentally set on my C9 and most games just look like SDR unless it’s supports it. Modern Warfare standard HDR looked like crap by comparison but it’s also one of those improvements that’s not noticeable UNLESS you can switch back and forth.
 

FrankWza

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OLED owners should set the brightness to minimum in the last screen. It needs to be completely black.

Just to add something, if you do this on your PS5 you’ll most likely need to recalibrate the rest of you settings on your PS5 input on yourTV. This affects contrast, brightness and black setting.
 

whyman

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I have the X900H (XH90) this is where I ended up.

On TV:

Brightness: Max
Contrast: 90
Auto local dimming: High
X-tended Dynamic Range: High

On PS5:

1/3: 20 steps from 0
2/3: 14 steps from 0
3/3: Set to 1 step from 0

As Sony don't have HGIG. Do these settings seem correct? (I'm noob at this)