Given the welcome HDR improvements over the last few updates, one thing remains that is perhaps slightly less than ideal. That’s is how I typically have to change picture settings between HDR and SDR content. In my case, owning a Sony 55” XE9305, when HDR content is seen on an HDMI port, it sets brightness to maximum leaving contrast as it is. Mostly because the set doesn’t maintain separate settings for HDR and SDR inputs for each picture type (custom, standard, movie, etc). When the December update rolled out, it was this behaviour that made me think HDR playback wasn’t improved - it was just my contrast remaining untouched.
Anyway, I was thinking about whether it was possible for OSMC to be able to signal a different (configurable?) HDMI content type when playing back HDR content. On devices such as rPi, this is achieved by the edid_content_type state. I’m unaware as to whether the AMLOGIC libraries used by OSMC on Vero/4K allow for this to be changed though.
If I could specify the content type number to be used when playing HDR content, I could have my TV automatically change to a suitably adjusted picture preset when necessary.
Is there any mileage in this as a request for OSMC?