NVIDIA HDR demo at Computex reveals HDR isn't always better
Posted on Wednesday, Jun 07 2017 @ 12:18 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
NVIDIA compared a regular display with one of the new HDR displays at Computex 2017 to show off the superiority of the latter. Unfortunately, it seems whoever set up the demonstration felt that the difference between the two screens wasn't large enough. HardwareCanucks was there and discovered that NVIDIA had rigged the test by toning down the contrast and brightness settings of the non-HDR monitor, and that they had also adjusted the gamma settings to ensure the HDR display delivered a better picture:
HardwareCanucks says it was granted access to the monitor settings that Nvidia used for its demo at Computex. As it turns out, Nvidia toned down the brightness and contrast on the non-HDR monitor, and even altered the gamma to ensure a better picture on the HDR display.
After performing a factory reset on the non-HDR monitor, HardwareCanucks performed a second comparison, and this time the SDR looked much better than before, with the HDR monitor even looking worse in some scenes.
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