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- Apr 7, 2020
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Was this warning marketing ever on any other media release of this title?The warnings are for people with epilepsy. The tv flicker during the opening scene is enough to induce and epileptic seizure.
I ask because that's precisely why I mentioned it in my post -- if it was referring to JUST this new 4K release, it didn't seem (to ME) that the warning was warranted because it didn't come across as significantly brighter than previous editions. Now, again, this could absolutely be a matter of my particular gear -- my display puts out a max of around 800 nits, so while it's a decent HDR portal, it's not what you'd call an eye-searing "light cannon." Additionally, I am using my Panasonic UHD BD player's "HDR Optimizer" function, which handles internal tonemapping before it gets to a display for more accurate HDR rendering based on the display that's connected; in the case of my Samsung 8 Series LCD, I have the player set to a "Medium/High Luminance LCD" adjustment for the HDR Optimizer, and this tonemaps high nit content down to 1000 nits, where at that point my Samsung takes over tonemapping duties.
I only bring this up as a possibility for why the HDR highlights on Poltergeist didn't really wow me as much as everyone else and for why I didn't personally think the warning stickers were necessary (the sequence in which Carol Anne's closet gets super bright as they attempt to pull her in was, admittedly, glaringly punchy) -- however, I haven't studied the nit output numbers for this disc, so I am uncertain exactly what my player was doing via the Optimizer, if anything, to affect the picture.