Did you mean "Dynamic Range" as in the range of colors that it is producing? "Depth of field" refers to the area that is in focus in optics, particularly photography. Not picking on you, just want to make sure we're all on the same page.zedaxy wrote: depth of field
Most TVs should have an image mode setting that adjusts properties like saturation, contrast, and sharpness with names like "PC", "Computer", "Game Mode" etc. You might want to try fiddling with those settings to see if it produces the image you're looking for. They're probably found under something like Settings->Image/Display/Video.zedaxy wrote:I want to get the same nice quality, smoothness and depth of field that I get when hooking up a HD directly to the screen (or using smart TV youtube app) when I play something via my PC. How's this possible?
ChronoReverse wrote:What are you using to play the video?
There are some subtle differences in colour and brightness outputted by a TV and most PC applications and your video player might not account for that.
For smoothness, the player might be using an inefficient method to decode.
Also, if the colour appear less saturated you can turn on Digital Vibrance in your Nvidia control panel. A lot of TV media is a bit more saturated than they should but it looks better to most people.
ChronoReverse wrote:Also, what do you mean by "depth of field"?
The meaning I'm familiar with (regarding photography) cannot apply to the video image on a screen so I'm curious what that is referring to.
mortifiedPenguin wrote:Most TVs should have an image mode setting that adjusts properties like saturation, contrast, and sharpness with names like "PC", "Computer", "Game Mode" etc. You might want to try fiddling with those settings to see if it produces the image you're looking for. They're probably found under something like Settings->Image/Display/Video.
Oh, you're referring to the "3d effect". Still not quite "depth of field" but I can see why you'd say that. I know it sounds a bit... basic, but are you sure that 3d is turned on when playing back via your PC? Pretty sure that would make things on screen stop separating themselves from their backgrounds.zedaxy wrote:With depth of field I mean here, that when you watch a full HD movie via TV on it, even when it's not 3D, you can still see the colors are fine and there's a little bit 3D. I mean - there's a nice depth of field; it seems like a person is for example really standing in front while there are trees in the background for example. The person then really stands out and is sharp etc. I'm missing that experience when I play a movie with my computer.
The text and icons etc on the TV function look awful. The text is hard to read, and the icons looked terrible. There was a weird "ghosting" effect around the text as well.
ludi wrote:The text and icons etc on the TV function look awful. The text is hard to read, and the icons looked terrible. There was a weird "ghosting" effect around the text as well.
I may have missed this already in the thread, but is the display changing resolutions on you when you switch between "TV" and "PC" mode, and then messing up the text via the scaler? As an example, I have a very cheap 39" LCD from a BestBuy Black Friday sale, and when driving it from my HTPC, 1080P does not quite fill the screen so it tries to use the scaler and chops up everything. If I disable the scaler, the quality is fixed, but now there's an extra inch of unused border around the image.
On the other hand, if I set the PC to 1680x1050, it fills the entire display and looks normal again. (As a side note, this forces the Windows aspect ratio slightly off-kilter -- 1.6:1 instead of 1.77:1 in the same physical display area -- but it's close enough for my use and willingness to pay.)
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