CEA outlines industry definition for HDR video displays

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced the industry definition for high dynamic range (HDR)-compatible video displays, paving the way for the introduction of HDR-capable screens.

The new CEA designation is designed to help retailers and consumers identify display products that have the technology needed to display HDR content properly.

The CEA said its display manufacturer members collaborated with content providers and distributors, as well as other technology companies, to establish the new display characteristics for HDR interoperability.

“HDR provides a significant step-up in delivering an incredible viewing experience for the consumer,” said Brian Markwalter, senior vice president, research and standards, CEA.

“We encourage manufacturers and our industry partners to use this voluntary compatibility guideline to provide greater consistency and clarity while ensuring compatibility and interoperability across the full content development to display ecosystem.”

According to the CEA, a TV, monitor or projector may be referred to as a ‘HDR Compatible Display’ if it meets the following minimum attributes: it includes at least one interface that supports HDR signalling; it receives and processes static HDR metadata; it receives and processes HDR10 Media Profile from IP, HDMI or other video delivery sources; it applies an appropriate Electro-Optical Transfer Function (EOTF), before rendering the image.

The CEA is the technology trade association that represents the US$285 billion (€254 billion) US consumer electronics industry.

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