Originally Posted by LRS3
I think blue means "on," and light gray means "off," as I always figured it did on our 940Ds.
I too haven't figured out what Auto Picture Mode does. Right now, I have it off, and my limited testing hasn't shown any negative effect on the set automatically switching between SDR, HDR, and Dolby Vision. This is another item where we may all have to figure it out together. I have the Light Sensor turned off, as I always did with my 940D.
You probably already know, but don't forget to properly set the "Screen" settings, which are hard to find. Sometimes I find them with the "Action Menu" button; other times I have to go to "Home," and then find them in the settings menu (gear icon) on the top right of that page. For that one, I have "Auto wide" on, "Auto display area" off, and "Display area" set to full pixel. Again, these were the settings I was using on my 940D; you may have been, too.
I have the Light Sensor switched to the right (blue on) for both the Z9F and the 940D. Switching it to the left increases picture brightness significantly. It is important that I understand this setting correctly, because if I calibrate to 100nits SDR with the switch in the right position, then switching it to the left will exceed 100nits for sure. And I don’t want any automatic brightness optimization going on. I want to set brightness once, and have it remain stable regardless of the ambient light conditions. Isn’t that what everyone wants? I hope someone can clear this up.
Yes, I am familiar with the “Screen” settings, and have them properly configured.
And finally, on the 940D, the Auto Picture Mode wasn’t a slider, it specifically stated Off or On, so no confusion as to whether the slider position was actually off or on. Not sure why some of the settings have changed so significantly from the 940D. For example, there are fewer Motioncontrol options. And when selecting Custom, the Smoothness and Clearness settings on the 940D were min,1,2,3,4,max while on the Z9F they are only min,1,2,max.