- Jan 28, 2014
Did you go into Video options -> HDR Calibration and set it up? Apologies if you already said whether or not you did. You need to set these correctly to get the proper effect. The values or out of order in how how should set them, in my opinion, so start from the bottom.Aren't you confusing peak brightness with contrast ratio?
A showroom with bright lights will never give you the same effect as a barely lit room at home. I've taken back displays that looked fine in showroom and at home it turned out that my eyes hurt after sitting in front of it for 10 minutes.
My display is 300cd and the brightness is set to 38%. So I'm using maybe 100cd. So why would I want 1000cd/m2 ? I'd end up returning that display too, that scorched my eyes with 1000nits.
Start by setting HDR Brightness to the correct value for your monitor according to its specs (1,000 for my PG27UQ).
Set the white point next. Some displays like the PG27UQ allow you to see the exact value in the OSD settings. This is the floor of the brightness values, so the higher you set it the more bright the whole image will be. On the PG27UQ this is set a little low by default to 80. Most HDR content is mastered with a white point of 100-120. I set it to 100 on both my monitor and in the game. If you don't know or can't find the value, general rule of thumb is to start with 80 for OLED, 100 for FALD, and 120 for edge lit.
Finally adjust the contrast. I would use the real time rendered image to set this instead of the static image it shows by default. This is really more of a gamma setting. Higher values will crush the image while lower will do the opposite. I left this at 50 as it looked best in my pitch black room.