The G27F2 supports HDR10 signals by switching automatically when one is detected. All picture controls are locked out, and light output goes up by 16%.
HDR Brightness and Contrast
The G27F2 doesn’t offer any more contrast for HDR content, but there is visibly greater brightness. With 16% more light available, highlight areas have a little more punch and color looks slightly richer. The difference between SDR and HDR isn’t significant, but HDR is a little better. The Pixio’s VA panel offers greater native contrast, but the HP delivers the biggest improvement with over 9,500:1 contrast for HDR content.
Grayscale, EOTF and Color
Despite the lack of HDR picture adjustments, the G27F2 has good color and grayscale accuracy. Grayscale tracking is a tad cool, but the error is hard to spot in content. The EOTF tracks perfectly except for the darkest part of the image, which is too light. That makes shadow detail more visible at the expense of true blacks. With a tone-map transition at 65%, there is plenty of bright highlight detail that adds a little extra pop to the image.
For DCI-P3 HDR content, the G27F2 is well suited. It hits all the saturation targets except 100% red which is a little under. Blue is generally over-saturated but not so much that detail is obscured. There is also plenty of green, which is better than most wide-gamut monitors can boast. For Rec.2020 material, the G27F2 hits the inner saturation points until it runs out of color between 80 and 90% saturation. Color stays on the proper hue trajectory, which again is better than more expensive wide gamut monitors in my experience. While the G27F2’s HDR won’t bowl you over with its contrast, it is very color accurate and makes excellent use of its attributes.
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