Het Robert600, did a bit more research and can confirm that I've been able to get Windows 10 to transmit HDR at 1080p, which I guess is something - but it is not 1080p HDR content. I thought I found monitor does 1080p as well as HDR (as this it what it claims - https
/www.benq.com/en/monitor/video-enjoyment/ew277hdr/specifications.html), but when looking closely at the specs, it only supports 8bit and has a nit rating of 300 to 400 nits). From another article I read from Nov 2017 (https
/dgit.com/4k-hdr-guide-45905/), it states that 8bit is HDR - but I guess for me when viewing 8bit, it really does look bland when compared to 10bit HDR.
IMO, HDR is just simply amazing! I recently purchased a Samsung 65" Q7F QLED TV that runs at 1500 nits and displays 100% of the colour gamut (the above BenQ monitor only displays 93% of the colour gamut). The difference for me in layman's speak is the richness of the colour - especially on the XBox One X. The colours that we see that weren't there before when displaying the same content on a non HDR TV was amazing - massively different playing experience altogether. It's also the same when watching movies. When it comes to downloading 4K movies, 8bit is always used in reference to SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) and 10/12bit is always referred to as HDR.
I guess that one of the things that is possibly clouding my judgment is that our new TV is 1500 nits (their are not many TVs out there that do 1500 nits), it also displays 100% of the DCI P3 colour gamut (again, very few TVs display this) and supports an elevated HDR10 standard which Samsung refers to as HDR+ or HDR10+ (which has something to do with glare reduction - thereby ensuring that what you see is being received by yours eyes without any other additional environmental image degradation). This might also sound like a sales pitch for Samsung, but it's not - as there are some issues with our TV that are handled better by Sony's XE90 for instance at a similar price.
I guess the reason why I am so intent on finding 10bit HDR 1080p movie content is due to their still being a very limited amount of 4K content. So if I've got to get stuff in 1080p, I'd love for it to be HDR10 compliant - but as yet, I have found no 10bit HDR 1080p content. Hope this makes some sense...