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Which would you prefer if pushed.

HDR. 23 58.97%
 
Ray tracing. 8 20.51%
 
Neither/other in comments. 8 20.51%
 
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HDR os the most overhype shit on gaming, its 3D ir ver but way worse



 

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I'm one of those who has to see the difference side by side to notice the difference and since I only have one 4K HDR tv I dont know ;P
I only have a regular PS4 but I do have an Xbox One X so do you have any recommendations on a game that would be a good game to see the greatness of HDR?

One friend of mine is hyping it... another friend of mine says it's just this generations MMX processor hehe.. who do I even trust!



Mbolibombo said:
I'm one of those who has to see the difference side by side to notice the difference and since I only have one 4K HDR tv I dont know ;P
I only have a regular PS4 but I do have an Xbox One X so do you have any recommendations on a game that would be a good game to see the greatness of HDR?

One friend of mine is hyping it... another friend of mine says it's just this generations MMX processor hehe.. who do I even trust!

Odyssey looks nice with HDR, it really is a game changing feature. Ones who play it down clearly haven't used it.



I can’t speak for gaming, but for movies HDR is more important than 4K (4K being totally unimportant on my main TV at my normal viewing distance, since no one will know if they are watching a 1080p feed or a 4K feed (heck I think hardly anyone would see the difference between 720p and 4K). Its 65” at roughly 3 m for reference).



HDR makes a huge difference. This week Mount Panorma is one of the weekly sport races on GT Sport, at night time setting. On my 1080p tv you get blinded every time the car in front kicks up a cloud of dust and it's hard to make out the numbers on the distance markers. In HDR you can perfectly see through the fog due to the expanded contrast range and the numbers on distance markers are always clearly visible. Besides that, it looks amazing at night while without HDR it looks fake like any other game trying to simulate night time.

The benefits are less obvious during day time settings, unless you enjoy looking at the sky. Going in and out of tunnels is a lot less disorienting with HDR. It's a shame RDR2 didn't have HDR, it would have done wonders for the dynamic weather system and night would actually look like night.

God of war looks really nice as well in HDR and expanded color, really nice reds in the lava stages. It makes a huge difference in SotC remake as well. Some screenshots I took are completely ruined by the SDR conversion, can't even see what I was taking a picture of. Spiderman same thing, crawling through the dark vents on my old Plasma, can hardly see where I'm going, keep turning in circles. No problem with HDR.



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HDR is more important for console gaming, but ray tracing will likely be more important for the future of graphics in general.
When HDR is implemented correctly, it can make a huge difference in the quality of graphics. One of the best showcases for me is Shadow of the Colossus (remake).
However, since ray tracing is taxing on the strongest of PCs, I don't see its use catching mainstream gaming until the tech catches up to ray tracing.
But when light simulation is nearly life-like, it is a bigger game changer. Unfortunately, I've only seen it on Digital Foundry videos and other tech showcases, because I don't have the hardware to support it, and I don't see ray-tracing coming to the next generation of consoles, either.
HDR wins in the short term for me.



Perhaps it's my tv settings but HDR makes most games look worse. It's a Sony X800D 49 (XBR49X800D)



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Dgc1808 said:

Perhaps it's my tv settings but HDR makes most games look worse. It's a Sony X800D 49 (XBR49X800D)

It's not the best for HDR but it should certainly look better than without.
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x800d
They do recommend a dark room for HDR viewing.

Hmm, Note that the 49" variation has an IPS panel, and so the contrast ratio is expected to be closer to 1000:1. That's pretty low. That might not be enough to get decent HDR.



Yea get back to me in 2022. I'm still having fun with my dumb tvs.



I've tried RTings setting and why were terrible for me.

The third to last post here https://community.playstation.com/content/pdc/us/en_US/pdc-communities/support/Consoles-Peripherals.topic.html/ps4_pro_hdr_issueso-WVef.html are producing good results for me right now in Uncharted Lost Legacy. Will try some other games later, the game's starting to get interesting.



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