Microsoft’s new Xbox One S console offers High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for video and gaming to deliver richer, more luminous colors in games like Gears of War 4. This new HDR functionality will be available only with supported TVs. There are two HDR formats in the market right now: Dolby Vision and HDR10. Sony and Samsung TVs come with HDR10 while LG, VIZIO and others come with Dolby Vision.
VIZIO announced today a new firmware update (v188.8.131.52) across its VIZIO SmartCast P-Series and M-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Displays that enables support for the HDR10 format specification.
HDR10 is based on the Rec2020 color space format, but restricted to a P3 color space and a maximum of 1000 Nits in a 10-bit format. Dolby Vision is a theatrical format, featuring the Rec2020 color space but capable of offering up to a 12-bit format. Where the HDR10 standard is limited, Dolby Vision content is mastered in Rec2020 and boasts 4000 Nits with the potential to expand even further for more finely-tuned dynamic content.
“When we launched the VIZIO SmartCast P-Series and M-Series Ultra HD HDR display collections, it was always our intent to accommodate the HDR10 standard in addition to our support for Dolby Vision,” said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “While Dolby Vision offers consumers excellent picture quality, it was important to us to give consumers options. VIZIO now offers HDR10 and Dolby Vision compatible displays with some of the best picture quality options available for the home experience.”
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