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Hdr game mode on Amazon Prime Video

by GiulioG10 / February 2, 2018 12:12 AM PST

Hi, I cannot use the hdr game mode on Amazon Prime video. It works fine on the hdmi with my ps4, but on the Amazon app the option doesn't even show up. I'm pretty sure that it worked once, but I may be wrong

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2018 8:49 AM PST

This should be available on HDMI connections. For the app in the TV, you're going to have to ask if they ever will implement it.

Post was last edited on February 2, 2018 8:49 AM PST

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by GiulioG10 / February 4, 2018 1:25 AM PST
In reply to: True.

That's dumb. I wanted to use the game mode to reduce the slight lags that happen on prime video. I can't understand why it doesn't work though. I mean, the other options are the same, it's just the game one that isn't available

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Not the same. It's technical, hang on.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2018 3:05 PM PST
In reply to: Unlucky

The HDMI supplies video in a very defined way. Only so many encodings are legal on HDMI so the HDR software can be made to deal with that.

APPs can do whatever they want so it's anyone's guess what encoding is there. To work around this the video would have to be brought in and transcoded to HDMI and then piped through that interface (real or virtual.) No TV to date has the grunt horsepower to do that.

It's technical why it's not done.

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