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Sony X850C HDR Calibration

I have a X850C. Does anyone have settings for HDR mode? I am still new. For over a year I've been using custom calibrations I found online (including 10pt.) setting I really enjoyed. However, in HDR the skin tones do not look very good, almost reddish, and I really do not know how to properly calibrate on my own. Does anyone have any settings or tips they could give out?

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Honestly unless you have the equipment to be doing a full custom calibration you're probably better off using settings such as these:
http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x850c/settings

and just modifying the the color temperature settings until they are closer to what you would like to see in HDR.
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I have a X850C. Does anyone have settings for HDR mode? I am still new. For over a year I've been using custom calibrations I found online (including 10pt.) setting I really enjoyed. However, in HDR the skin tones do not look very good, almost reddish, and I really do not know how to properly calibrate on my own. Does anyone have any settings or tips they could give out?

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I have tried a bunch of different suggested HDR settings, and I usually find myself going back to the factory default HDR settings.

One thing I've found is that HDR is REALLY in the eye of the beholder. I've become pretty dubious of just using someone else's settings at this point. I don't think I'll mess with it until I know what every setting does exactly and can tune it to my tastes.
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Yeah I see what your saying but I was able to find a great custom calibration for the Custom mode and have been very happy. My main gripe with factory is that the black a bit too gray I've corrected that but then the skin looks too red.
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Good gaming setting.

Hi, I'm new to the forum but have owned an 850c for a couple years now. I have a setting I quite like for gaming but don't care for too much for TV or movies. If you'd like it I'll be happy to post it. The motion setting is what makes me dislike it for TV and movies. For gaming it works and looks fantastic.
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any advice on HDR settings for the xbox one x ?

I seem to be getting mized results for example i can get Gears 4 to look good but the COD WW2 looks awful on the same settings and vice versa.

Any advice on settings that would give me something more consistent.
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any advice on HDR settings for the xbox one x ?

I seem to be getting mized results for example i can get Gears 4 to look good but the COD WW2 looks awful on the same settings and vice versa.

Any advice on settings that would give me something more consistent.
Its because the 850C does not have real HDR, Sony used a **** marketing ploy to advertise "HDR" for this model when all it was doing is trying to reproduce HRD and not TRUE HDR. Its like the SONY Blue-ray players that advertise "4k upscaling" in a way that makes a consumer thing it does 4k.

There is in option on the Xbox in the settings that will Show you what your TV is and is not capable of.. and be in for a shock when you see it. These Tvs cant hardly do anything
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Its because the 850C does not have real HDR, Sony used a **** marketing ploy to advertise "HDR" for this model when all it was doing is trying to reproduce HRD and not TRUE HDR. Its like the SONY Blue-ray players that advertise "4k upscaling" in a way that makes a consumer thing it does 4k.



There is in option on the Xbox in the settings that will Show you what your TV is and is not capable of.. and be in for a shock when you see it. These Tvs cant hardly do anything


I just did the latest firmware upgrade. First upgrade I have done since buying mine two years ago. Before the upgrade the menu said my set did not support HDR gaming and would not support all HDR video. After the upgrade all lines in the 4K TV details are checked green. I'm sure this is some trickery on Sony's part. Before the upgrade HDR discs looked awful. Washed out and muted. Now after the upgrade they look better. But that is because it defaults to the new HDR picture mode. Which you can't change if you are watching an HDR disc. So I am pretty sure this is just a simulated HDR experience. They change all of the picture settings to simulate what HDR should look like and make the set default to it when viewing HDR content.


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I just did the latest firmware upgrade. First upgrade I have done since buying mine two years ago. Before the upgrade the menu said my set did not support HDR gaming and would not support all HDR video. After the upgrade all lines in the 4K TV details are checked green. I'm sure this is some trickery on Sony's part. Before the upgrade HDR discs looked awful. Washed out and muted. Now after the upgrade they look better. But that is because it defaults to the new HDR picture mode. Which you can't change if you are watching an HDR disc. So I am pretty sure this is just a simulated HDR experience. They change all of the picture settings to simulate what HDR should look like and make the set default to it when viewing HDR content.


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Setting to an HDR mode is normal behavior for an HDR TV. HDR And SDR approach gamma/EOTF differently, and HDR modes take that into account
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I these settings will work great for UHD HDR on XBR850C
Enjoy

SD and HD UHD/HDR10
Picture mode Custom Custom
Auto Picture Mode Off Off
Brightness 6-12 40
Color 50 50
Light sensor Off Off
Advanced settings
Brightness
Brightness (Backlight): 6-12 40
Contrast: 90 90
Gamma: -1 +1
Black level: 48-50 48-50
Black adjust: Medium Medium
Adv. contrast enhancer: Off High


Color
Color: 50 50
Hue: 0 0
Color temperature: Expert 1 Expert 1
Adv. color temperature
Basic
Gain: Red Max, Green Max, Blue Max
Bias: Red -9, Green 0, Blue -5
Multi point (10p): (not used)
Live Color: Off Off

All motion settings Off
Other settings Auto
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Sony XBR850C
Calibration settings for HDR

UHD/HDR10
Picture mode Custom
Auto Picture Mode Off
Brightness 40
Color 50
Light sensor Off
Advanced settings
Brightness
Brightness (Backlight): 40
Contrast: 90
Gamma: +1
Black level: 48-50
Black adjust: Medium
Adv. contrast enhancer: High

Color
Color: 50
Hue: 0
Color temperature: Expert 1
Adv. color temperature
Basic
Gain: Red Max, Green Max, Blue Max
Bias: Red -9, Green 0, Blue -5
Multi point (10p): (not used)
Live Color: Off Off

Motion Settings: Off
Other Settings: Auto
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Sony X850C Calibration settings for HDR
UHD/HDR10
Picture mode Custom
Auto Picture Mode Off
Brightness 40
Color 50
Light sensor Off
Advanced settings
Brightness
Brightness (Backlight): 40
Contrast: 90
Gamma: +1
Black level: 48-50
Black adjust: Medium
Adv. contrast enhancer: High


Color
Color: 50
Hue: 0
Color temperature: Expert 1
Adv. color temperature
Basic
Gain: Red Max, Green Max, Blue Max
Bias: Red -9, Green 0, Blue -5
Multi point (10p): (not used)
Live Color: Off Off

Motion settings: off
Clarity settings: off
Other settings: Auto
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Its because the 850C does not have real HDR, Sony used a **** marketing ploy to advertise "HDR" for this model when all it was doing is trying to reproduce HRD and not TRUE HDR. Its like the SONY Blue-ray players that advertise "4k upscaling" in a way that makes a consumer thing it does 4k.

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On the XB1X, the 850C is capable of everything on that screen except Dolby Vision.

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