Best HDMI 2.1 4K+ HDR TV for Consoles [2020]

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  1. AzBat

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    TLDW?

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    For those who use physical media, the PS5 BluRay is currently better.

    At launch Xbox Series X had other issues that are now fixed. So it's possible for Xbox to fix these new issues as well.
     
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    No Dolby Vision for either.

    HDTVtest also did a comparison.
     
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    No YUV 12bit output on Xbox, just RGB 10bit. ( Both 4:4:4)
    In theory the YUV 12bit, is a better 1:1 match for the data on the discs.
    Also very slightly broken playback for pure 24fps Blu-rays, vs the more common 23.976 fps.

    Would be nice to see MS update this in future, they fixed the black levels he made a video about a few months back, hopefully they get onto this.
     
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    Wait a sec. I thought you needed a 12-bit panel to actually use 12-bit color? And all the displays, now and for the near term foreseeable future, are 10-bit panels.
     
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    Well, sort of...
    To fully make use of a 12-bit signal, you would need a panel that has 12 bit precision.
    But the issue here is that the Xbox is converting the YUV data on the disc, into RGB, and sending it down the HDMI in RGB.
    When transmitting it as in YUV is a better match for the original data.

    In terms of the actual result on the Panel, they could probably send 10Bit YUV data, and it would likely be visually imperceptible from 12-bit YUV data,
    on anything but the absolute highest quality panels. But this is as much about the raw data values sent on the wire, and in that case 12bit will always be better than 10.
     
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    Thought some Series X owners might find this useful if you don't have an HDMI 2.1 TV like me...



    Here's the cool calculator he uses in the video...

    https://www.murideo.com/cody.html

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    So... on or off?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    The answer is it depends on individual TVs. Some TVs handle 10-bit better, some handle 12-bit better. So you will have to test it yourself to see how it affects sky or backgrounds with gradients in HDR games. Whichever looks better is the one you should stick with. If anybody has game suggestions for checking this let me know.

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