I intend to use this monitor for general PC use and have been reading a lot of people's suggestions. I just wanted to post my preferred settings for others that may be new to this screen. I have tried to achieve a balance of image saturation at the expense of accuracy based on personal preference. Appreciate any feedback.
-Game Mode Settings SDR / HDR
---OLED Light: 80 / 100
---Contrast: 100 / 100
---Color: 70 / 70 (I chose this to match Vibrant mode setting.)
---Color Temperature: Cool / Cool (I chose this because this is most similar to Vibrant mode setting.)
---Dynamic Tone Mapping: - / On (Off/HGiG appear too dim for general PC use. HGiG may be more accurate in bright areas of applicable games and could be toggled as needed.)
WINDOWS 10 SETTINGS
---ClearType: Off (This is easiest way I found to minimize rainbow text fringing, which is especially noticeable in Chrome.)
---Power plan: (AMD Ryzen) High Performance
---HDR: Off (I keep this Off to avoid running OLED Light at 100 constantly, which increases risk of temporary image retention and MAY accelerate brightness loss over time.)
---If HDR On: Set SDR brightness to 10% to avoid automatic brightness limiter going on/off
These are the ones I don't agree with.
- You are running OLED light very high for SDR.
- Settings equivalent to Vibrant mode can afaik have more strain on the OLED which is why they are generally not recommended. It's also the least accurate mode so you are really mangling your image quality but you do you.
- Dynamic tone mapping in PC use should be Off or HGIG. On will again make everything less accurate. Off/HGIG is definitely not too dim, you are most likely just reacting to it being dimmer than On.
- Cleartype should be kept on. Text looks completely awful with Cleartype off. Chrome generally does not respect Cleartype settings very well and does its own thing. If you are getting rainbow text fringing make sure you are actually in PC mode and have the color space set to RGB. Check the HDMI diagnostics on the TV (11111 in Programme -> Programme settings highlighted) that it is actually outputting RGB.
- Ryzen High performance might just increase power use for no good reason depending on how it's set. Ryzen Balanced is what I use.
- SDR brightness slider should be set to have appropriate SDR brightness levels when HDR is enabled. Not to combat ABL.