Vertex 2 works - Dolby Vision on projector

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RedCharles

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So I got a Vertex 2, and got it working.
After some tinkering.
I got Dolby Vision working. It's a major improvement. I'd say it's worth the 470 bucks they charge.
 
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RedCharles

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Ya, there's actually a pretty huge difference between HDR 10 and Dolby Vision on the 295 ES.
 
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RedCharles

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The colors on the projector are so much better with Dolby Vision turned on. I'm considering getting the Sony X800m2. Apparently you can force some form Dolby Vision on regular Blu rays even.
 
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heightshare

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I know everyone has wondered and asked and there have also been many questions as to whether we could get Dolby Vision on our home theater projectors. Which amazingly also gives an awesome side benefit......... DTM (Dynamic Tone Mapping) by auto converting your SDR HDTV and HDR10 UHD HDR Blu-Ray collections!!! All this, without having to pay thousands of dollars/pounds on the likes of a Lumagen Radiance Pro or MadVR PC or Envy, nor the setup and tweaking hassles. This also means that you DO NOT have to have a newer JVC 4K LCoS with it's latest FW with DTM, famous football players nor wait for your specific brand to offer it as an "upgrade". You can enjoy this no matter the brand of projector you have right now, be it Sony, Epson, Optoma, BenQ, Vivitek or even an older JVC eShift and also the vaunted RS4500/Z1!!!

How do we do this, you ask?

1. Acquire and install an HDFury Vertex (or similar I would guess, i.e. - Vertex 2, Integral 2, Maestro, Diva, etc.) and use the "Sony A1" EDID in the Custom EDID List or use Automix with the LLDV (and even HDR10+!) option enabled . Force HDR10 on the output by checking the "Force HDR" box on Vertex1 or the various LLDV options as desired on the Vertex2/Integral2/Maestro/Diva (to make your projector go into its HDR PQ mode) and set then send the LLDV custom string metadata to whatever luminance parameters your display works best.

2. Use a Sony (X700, X800M2, X1100ES) or Oppo (UDP-203 or 205) UHD Blu-ray player, which can each force Dolby Vision output, and activate this mode. If using the Oppo, also force Dolby Vision "Player Led" mode.

This should result in some amazing images where you can clearly see the DTM working when you compare it to your older, static HDR metadata images. Custom curves and expensive DTM solutions should be a thing of the past now! Of course you should do at least a basic calibration (black and white clipping, color, etc.), but it will be surprisingly close to what you already have for HDR10 Static. At least it is on my amazing BenQ LK990.

Play all your favorite discs and shows, be they SDR HDTV, HDR10 or Dolby Vision, and you will easily see the improvement! Your UHD BR player will confirm that you are getting the Dolby Vision mastering on the input and output when playing a DV disc, and DV at the output when playing an HDR10 disc, showing it's being converted to DV with DTM. (Do a long press on the "i" button on the Oppo remote or the “Display” button on your Sony renoteto verify this).

I was able to immediately see the results with DV movies like Mortal Engines, Star Wars Last Jedi and Solo, Rocketman, The Meg, Aquaman, Justice League, Fantastic Beasts: Grindelwald, Black Panther, etc. and the best part, DTM with HDR10 discs like Blade Runner 2049, The Revenant, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Lucy, et. al.

I will try to post some menu pictures for ease of setup if/when I can. Feel free to fire away any questions and post your thoughts and opinions if you try this. I think this is a game changer and HUGE money saver to boot. Enjoy!!!

***Edited and updated on 1/19/2020 to account for new information since original post. I will try to do this as often as I can, but feel free to prompt me when you feel it needs updating and I miss it.
 
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