01-17-202111:59 AM (Last edited 01-17-202112:16 PM) in
I don't know if Samsung even looks at these forums. Seems like it's for us to help each other, while privately contacting Samsung is the only way to reach them. So I'll try from one community member to another: All video signal uses bandwidth, and HDR uses up a lot. A TV's or monitor's top listed stats usually are for basic signal within listed subsampling range. Depending on the source, monitor, and cable bandwidth capability, you can often trade off one aspect for another, such as turning refresh down to 60hz but then being able to achieve 4k at 4:4:4, or turning down to 4:2:0 to achieve 4k at 140hz, or 2k to achieve 4:4:4 140hz, etc. If you're already hitting the ceiling/maximum stats, you can't add HDR to those particular parameters because all available bandwidth is already taken up. So you'd have to lower whichever one of those three main aspects would be least detrimental to your experience, in order to make elbow room for HDR. For text readability, you'd want 4.4.4 and 2k-4k, so lower the refresh rate. If only smooth motion matters, then jack up the hz and lower the resolution and/or chroma subsamples. And somewhere in there, see if there's room for HDR with acceptable sacrifice, if it looks worth it. Sadly it's a numbers race, and most consumers don't know which ones are actually important vs imperceptible. They'll look for the biggest K and the biggest hz, but be unaware of whether or not many other video options can fit those numbers or not. And hardware companies don't feel like being forthcoming with the full picture (heh) or offer their customers the truly best experience... They just want to make more sales than the competition by upping certain numbers and telling buyers that those are the most important. Like the old bit-wars in early console days (which got far less reliable at the Jaguar's claim of 64 bits), Sega's "Blast Processing", etc. But yeah. Currently most screens are being sold with claims of what's doable, but not doable WELL. To get those numbers all to their highest without compromises, as well as a bit of future-proofing... You'd have to specifically find what each model's limits are, and whether it can do ALL the things you want at the same time. Those'll be expensive, and you'll have to find deep honest capability stats with or without this or that feature. (Also, newer vs older HDMI cables are a factor, so if possible find out their bandwidth capabilities. It's not about gold this or that, just pure bandwidth and the company being reputable.) So yeah, try turning some aspects down and see if HDR becomes available or not. And see if it still looks good enough to keep using. Good luck!
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Wow and now this forum on the mobile app version ate my post instead of sending it! Samsung has gone down the tubes. 🤬 Trying again: On the home page of the Samsung Health app (at least on my phone this is how it is), click the Exercise menu, specifically the little list icon on the right side. On the list is a bunch of exercises. What you'll have to do is go through each and every one (or only starred ones? Or whatever ones your device thinks you're doing? I can't make any sense of it...) by clicking on the exercise. Then on the screen for selecting your Target/General Workout, look in the upper right-hand corner. To the right of Enter Data is a three-dot menu button. Click that, and you'll see Audio Guide. You can then turn that off (or change how often it talks, etc). You'll have to do that for every single exercise you don't want it bothering you about. Why no global on/off setting or quiet hours? Because Samsung has apparently decided its mission is to be as annoying and non-functional as possible over the past few years. :persevering_face: Anyway I hope that helps. And I hope I don't have to keep typing this out any more and it lets me actually submit my comment this time...
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