Vincent from HDTV Test has uploaded a new video where he compares HDR with SDR after patch 1.05.
Unfortunately, HDR is still broken:
I really can't understand how something like that can happen and that nobody noticed when testing the game before it was released. Since the PS4 Pro was released in 2016, almost all AAA titles have been published with HDR support. I am only aware of one prominent case where it had similar problems and that was RDR2.
It is really disappointing. Nightcity should have been an HDR showcase with all the neon lights etc., but unfortunately it is unplayable when HDR is switched on. On the PS5 there is also the problem that the console always outputs HDR, regardless of whether it is activated or deactivated in the game. You have to disable HDR in the PS5's system settings, but then of course it is disabled for all games. It's frustrating.
The game is a tech demo, run by corps, managed by the worst and deserves what's coming to it.
HDR is just another drop in the bucket list of trash this game will forever be known for.
I don't see it as negatively as you do. All problems the game has can be fixed, except maybe the low resolution and the bad frame rate on the last generation consoles.
The Witcher 3 wasn't perfect when it was released and had a lot of bugs and was still a milestone and even after 5 years it is still the best action RPG ever made.
Ok, The Witcher 3 was in better shape than Cyberpunk when it was released, but I haven't given up hope that CDPR will fix most of the problems.
I'm just afraid it will take months ...