Total HDR/4K Confusion - Help Needed :(
Found 29th Dec 2017Edited by:"superfreddy"
I bought a Philips 43PUS6262 4K TV yesterday, but I'm having loads of issues that I didn't think I'd be facing, so looking for some advice please...
Firstly, I have the following devices:
The TV, Sky Q, Xbox One S, PS4 Slim, Chromecast, Sony Blu-Ray Player.
I also have a Sony soundstage ht-xt1 (posh soundbar). This has an arc connection, so I can hook the TV up to it via a HDMI cable - at the back of the soundstage are 3 additional HDMI ports which I can plug devices into it - it kind of acts as a HDMI switch.
When the PS4 or Xbox is plugged into the Soundstage and the video output is pushed through the soundstage to the TV, it won't output HDR according to the PS4 settings - it says the TV doesn't have HDR capabilities. However, when plugged directly into the TV, I can enable HDR. My guess is that even though the soundstage manual says it is 4k compatible, it actually isn't? Or is it, but it just won't output HDR? Does that matter?!
Secondly, I'm confused by 4K and HDR. I plugged the PS4 directly into the TV and it allows me to enable HDR. I plug my Xbox One S directly into the TV and can choose the output as 4K UHD, however it says in the details of the output that 'Your TV setup does not support HDR10 for gaming. Games will not be shown in HDR'. The TV is 'HDR plus' - why is the Xbox saying games won't utilise HDR? Is this because it's running at 4K so HDR doesn't matter?
When using the YouTube app on the TV itself, I've searched for 4K videos to play. How can I tell if they're actually playing at 4K though, or if it's just a 4K video downscaled to HD?
Finally, if I decide to just use the soundstage via optical, and connect everything directly to the TV, I'll be short of HDMI ports. Are you able to buy a switch which allows 4K/HDR devices through it? My soundstage doesn't appear to so I presume you can't just use a normal HDMI switch. I'm a bit stuck here.
Thanks in advance.