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Old 11-21-2017, 04:15 AM   #1
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I recently purchased a Sony XBR43X800E. One limitation I found with it is that I can't change the light sensor setting when there is an HDR signal, such as my Apple TV 4k set to 4k HDR. The result is a darker image at the same brightness level that I have to set the brightness all the way up and it's still not as bright as when I had it with HDR off on the Apple TV 4k and the light sensor feature turned off on the TV. The light sensor option is grayed out with a message saying that this feature is unavailable with HDR signals. Has anyone here with this TV figured out a way to change the light sensor setting with an HDR signal?

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I'm not sure if the light sensor on the TV is disabled or enabled when HDR is turned on as I can't change the light sensor setting with an HDR signal. It's in the disable position but I'm not sure if it's actually disabled.
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Should HDR be darker than SDR in the Apple TV 4k's interface or is this the light sensor feature on my TV doing it's work?
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:28 PM   #4
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Interesting thread as I just got 55" of this model.
It's literally only been in the house a few minutes.
If I find out anything, I'll post here. Hopefully you can do the same.
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I have the 75" model. Can't figure out how to turn off the so-called "Soap Opera Effect" setting that comes out of the box. Maybe Sony calls it something else?
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Picture & Display > Picture Adjustments > Advanced settings > Motion

I brought the 800 back and got a 900, but the menu should be the same.
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I picked up the 55" model last night. Out of the box the picture is quite beautiful. I tried out The Dark Knight 4K on it and was blown away.

My previous 4K model (Samsung 6290) had limited HDR capability, so the difference is like night and day.
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