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  • SGTMARCUSDR
    Original poster 7 posts

    Hi.

    I've been playing Valhalla on Series X since launch and have constantly been trying to adjust my HDR settings trying to get it right and cannot seem to find the correct setting. I have a Samsung Q95T which I have calibrated to using the Xbox HDR calibration tool. I initially had game mode on but have now turned it off as I think it makes the image quite dull. When it is night time the game still seems very bright as if it were a cloudy day rather than night. I had no issues on AC Odyssey which was wonderful on my One X. I'm not sure what the luminance and exposure should be set to. Have them at 1000 and 1 just now but the more I try and adjust it the more I think the image quality doesn't look quite right.

    Any help much appreciated and if anyone has the same TV I would be interested in knowing your picture settings for comparison.

    Thanks

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  • diiorio
    40 posts

    @sgtmarcusdr

    sansungs are generally 300 to 1200 depending on other factors

    If your contrast enhancer is. High it will make it darker then you will set a Hdr maybe 1000 . IF auto or medium then maybe 300 to 500
    When you look at the clouds, they should be defined, not washed out.

    I recommend doing a fine tuning with the white balance, and color points. look up a guide for that model. I did all the 2 point and other 12 point or what eer, the white balance and all and its a big difference.

    Then adjust the Contrast

  • SGTMARCUSDR
    Original poster 7 posts

    @diiorio

    Thanks for your reply.

    All the guides I have followed so far have told me to set contrast enhancer to off however when I was experimenting with different settings last night found that the picture actually looked better with it on and game mode turned off. If I have read things right VRR is linked to game mode so I suppose it should have it on but can't stand the dull image quality. I've never had to adjust settings so much before with such inconsistent results.

    Thanks

  • diiorio
    40 posts

    @sgtmarcusdr OFf means no contrast extension for games and it will look grey, dont follow those guides.

    Auto or hig h then adjust contrast manually if you want deeper blacks rather than grey.

    To get the ideal image for movies and games you need to fine tune a lot. That includes white balance and color spacing.

    game mode is ideal, as the response time is faster for consoles and PC's hooked via HDMI. then adjust warm tone to 2 and the BT2080 setting is recommended.





  • Draco619
    2 posts

    @sgtmarcusdr They really do need a full HDR calibration tab in game, or at the very least paper white settings like in the previous two AC games. My Sony X950G is fully calibrated, and what it looks like in game is incorrect tone mapping for 10-bit zones, especially for dark scene 10-bit zones. I have played every single HDR10 game since the Series X launch, and literally none of them have this issue, and most have the tweaking settings in game that we need to take their games and fine tune to bring them in line with our respective panels.

    Calibrating your TV to fit standard 2.2 gamma and HDR10 luminance and tones is only the first step, but make sure you're using something other than this game to calibrate your TV. The best advice would be to get it professionally tuned, but barring that, rtings is a great poor man calibration site, but do not use their fine tuning pages because every panel is different; however, their general settings tabs are near perfect for most HDR10 displays they test. The site offers test results for out-of-box ratings, and they at least give a baseline to go on when you start to tweak settings yourself. I don't recommend messing with the individual tone / luminance zones yourself without a calibration tool to aid you.

  • ChihaSeed_
    11 posts

    Yep. Have the same issue. It’s not right.

    All other XSX with HDR look amazing. ACV looks quite off. It’s dark, washed out and colours are a bit off. The limited in game settings for Luminance and Exposure don’t do much. And, for some reason the top two settings are disabled with HDR?

    Im playing on a Sony X900H and as I said before other HDR games look amazing, including PS5.

    I did find a way to adjust the brightness though. If you disable HDR on the Xbox, open AC, increase brightness to about 6/7 and Contrast on 5/6. Quit the menu, close the game (completely). Enable HDR again and boot up the game, the settings carry over.

    Seems odd, and I presume will be fixed in a patch. Don’t get me started on screen tearing...my goodness!

  • SGTMARCUSDR
    Original poster 7 posts



    AC Valhalla HDR analysis from HDTV test

  • ChihaSeed_
    11 posts

    @sgtmarcusdr thanks for sharing. I’ll try resetting everything and trying again.

  • SGTMARCUSDR
    Original poster 7 posts

    @chihaseed_

    Let me know how you get on. I'm still having issues with mine and think there may be a setting I am missing on the TV. I have noticed that if I am standing in a building looking out during the day everything looks good. Within a couple of seconds of leaving the building it is back to been dull again. Thinking it must be some sort of auto feature messing it up but haven't found it yet.

  • basemix2007
    10 posts

    Quick fix is to turn hdr off, there is no right settings for hdr in this game. It’s simply poor implemented and need to be corrected from the team.

  • SGTMARCUSDR
    Original poster 7 posts

    Having watched a video about HGiG today I think it needs to be used by developers far more and in my opinion should be standard for Xbox Series X and PS5 games. From my understanding of the explanation it allows meta data to set all these settings so people don't have these issues. Unbelievably it seems only 3 games support it so far.

  • ChihaSeed_
    11 posts

    I reset all of my settings in the game and tweaked the Lum and Exposure and it looks great!

    I also recalibrated my TV’s gaming settings using the Xbox Calibrate options and then (for SDR) and then adjusted AC and wow, looks a lot better.

    I have the Sony X900H but I have Lum set at 1000 and Exposure set to 0.2.

    I don’t think I’ll get any better. Games like Mile Morales put this to shame IMO, but ACV is a beautiful game nonetheless (except the screen tearing),

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