Be interested to get views from members about the gradual adoption of HDR Hybrid Log Gamma profile for UHD content on the BBC Beta IPlayer and SkyQ HDR.
This format is a HDR dynamic profile optimised for broadcasters, as opposed to cloud providers like Netflix and Amazon who instead tend to use HDR10 or Dolby Vision. HDR HLG has legacy compatibility with non supporting TVs, which is why I guess broadcasters have interest with it. I look at it like playing an MQA file through a PCM only player.
Interestingly though you do need a fairly recent TV to decode this correctly… My LG E6 required a firmware update… and now I get a pop up briefly to indicate when HDR HLG decoding is underway by the TV … and one sees a colour space and gamma shift.
As far as vision, the BBC media seems to be first class… I think the Sky content (in Cinema and some box sets) has a few encoder teething problems… but on the whole is a plus and certainly has more intense and varied dynamic presentation than regular non HDR UHD.