Hey everyone - first of all, I apologize in advance for adding another 4K HDR post to the massive pile of posts on this forum already. However, I have spent well over an hour reading through hundreds of posts and the wiki and I’m not confident I have correctly interpreted my issue and what my options are.
If someone smarter than me could check me out on my understanding before I start going out shopping for a new AVR/TV/Splitter, I sure would appreciate the help / sanity check.
Anyways, longtime member going back to the early days, but I’ve been on an Odroid-C2 the last few years and just bought a 4K+
Essentially, my issue is that HDR 10-bit content sent through the Onkyo comes out too dark and my TV doesn’t even see the HDR flag (possibly the Vero is auto-switching HDR off? Not too sure)
Here is my setup:
The Onkyo is about 5 years old and while it supports 4K passthrough, I think it can’t survive with HDR. It does process TrueHD and DTS-HD/MA which I like.
The Samsung KU6000 has HDMI UHD Color options for HDR support (but only on HDMI 1 input)
If I connect my Vero 4k+ direct to the Samsung and enable the HDMI UHD Color, I get the 4k resolution and the HDR flag is shown on the Samsung and the picture looks great. However, I then run into a brick wall with all the issues around getting HD audio to work and I’m fairly confident that there is simply no hope of getting TrueHD via HDMI and the ARC. It seems pretty clear that Optical does not support TrueHD so there’s no hope there.
If I connect the Vero 4k+ through my Onkyo and output it to HDMI 1 on the Samsung, my audio works as expected, but I do not get the HDR flag showing on the Samsung anymore and the video looks too dark.
I think this means I really only have two options if I want to have both HDR output to my Samsung TV and still have HD audio support?
- Buy a new AVR that can properly handle HDR content passing through
- Buy an HDMI splitter so I can send the Vero4K+ signal to my AVR for Audio and to the Samsung for Video
Both of these are going to require spending more money than I really want to do at this stage so I want to make sure I have correctly assessed this?
The only question that I can’t really answer is if it is possible to setup, or tweak, the Vero 4k+ so that I solve the issue of HDR content being too dark? That would give me an interim solution to playback my HDR content and have it look at least as good as SDR until I can fork out the cash for a new AVR?