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Missing Shadow Detail, nothing below 2.5% black.....now 4.1%

Any issues that are tvOS specific
Boris Blank
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Re: Missing Shadow Detail, nothing below 2.5% black

Post by Boris Blank » 08 Jun 2019, 03:29

I'm using Kodi on the 4k firestick. No problems at all with HDR or SDR.

If I remember correctly I had to sideload Kodi onto the firestick but there is plenty of information on how to do that kicking around over at the Kodi hardware forum. Also, you should hardwire your firestick to your network as WiFi doesn't give the best speed for watching full-fat UHD material. Again full info over at the Kodi forums here https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=336151

-wyld-
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Re: Missing Shadow Detail, nothing below 2.5% black

Post by -wyld- » 08 Jun 2019, 19:22

Nice... I already have an Amazon TV 4k so I cna give this a shot. Looks like it still can't do Atmos lossless passthrough like Shield can but looks like it's better than Apple TV in every way - at least at first glance.

Boris Blank
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Re: Missing Shadow Detail, nothing below 2.5% black

Post by Boris Blank » 09 Jun 2019, 06:00

Well it can certainly do HDR shadow detail better that's for sure!

To be fair, the Apple is a superb device, just not for me due to its HDR issue. I don't think there is a 'perfect' streamer, they all have one flaw or another.

wesk05
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Re: Missing Shadow Detail, nothing below 2.5% black

Post by wesk05 » 11 Jun 2019, 05:09

Boris Blank wrote:
26 May 2019, 13:31
Well, infuriatingly the missing detail has now jumped up to about everything below 5%. Presumably this is due to the latest firmware update for the Apple. Even more infuriating, Infuse works perfectly.
Yes, indeed. The range now is 100-924 (4.1% to 98.2%), It's a hard clipping and not a scaling error because the rest of the output is bit perfect. With infuse, the range is 64-924. It still clips above 924 (not much of an issue).
Boris Blank wrote:
09 Jun 2019, 06:00
Well it can certainly do HDR shadow detail better that's for sure!
FireTV 4K stick also passes through superblack/white. It also passes all of the HDR10 metadata correctly.

cosmoxl
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Re: Missing Shadow Detail, nothing below 2.5% black

Post by cosmoxl » 20 Jun 2019, 01:46

Plex testflight for tvOS now has HDR support using its new video player.

I'm curious if it has the problems discussed in this thread.

Boris Blank
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Re: Missing Shadow Detail, nothing below 2.5% black

Post by Boris Blank » 27 Jun 2019, 17:09

cosmoxl wrote:
20 Jun 2019, 01:46
Plex testflight for tvOS now has HDR support using its new video player.

I'm curious if it has the problems discussed in this thread.
Sorry Cosmoxi, no idea.

wesk05 - thanks for the confirmation. I'm aways amazed that hardly anyone notices the clipping, to me its blatantly obvious (certainly at the just above black level, especially with all the missing shadow detail :o ).

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