HDR


FIFA to use HDR and VR for World Cup 2018

FIFA has announced plans to produce all 64 matches of the 2018 Russian World Cup in Ultra High Definition (UHD) with High Dynamic Range (HDR) for the first time. FIFA said that another new feature for 2018 will allow fans to also follow the matches in virtual reality – both as a live experience and […]

Huawei and Dolby launch Dolby Vision HDR set-top box

Huawei and Dolby Laboratories have unveiled what they claim is the first IPTV set-top box to support the Dolby Vision high-dynamic-range (HDR) technology. The Huawei Q22 set-top box will include the same Dolby HDR technology that can be found in cinemas, delivering greater brightness and contrast and a fuller range of colours in the home. […]

Arris debuts Android TV-powered 4K HDR set-top boxes

Arris is due to unveil a new line of Android TV-powered Ultra High Definition (UHD) High Dynamic Range (HDR) set-top boxes at IBC. The next-generation devices are designed to address a range of requirements for cable, telco, satellite and terrestrial operators around the world. They offer WiFi connectivity and DVR options, as well as support […]

YouTube adds HDR to Android phones

YouTube has reportedly added high dynamic range (HDR) video playback options for a number of high-end Android phones. According to various reports, users with compatible devices are now able to use the YouTube app to access HDR videos at up to 1440p resolution and frame rates of up to 60 fps. Compatible phones at launch […]

UHD Alliance certifies streaming players, STBs, PCs

The UHD Alliance (UHDA) has expanded its Ultra HD Premium certification to include devices like streaming media players, set-top boxes, and desktop PCs. The new Ultra HD Premium specifications expand the family of Ultra HD Premium certified products – which already includes ultra high definition TVs, computer monitors and ultra HD Blu-ray players. “With 4K UHD […]

Apple to bring 4K, HDR support to new Apple TV

Apple looks set to launch a new version of its Apple TV streaming device with 4K and High Dynamic Range support, after code referring to these technologies surfaced online. iOS developer Guilherme Rambo tweeted an in image of a line of code from Apple’s Homepod Speaker firmware that referenced Apple TV support for 4K, HDR10, […]

Google Play launches HDR movies for Chromecast Ultra

Google Play Movies & TV has become the latest online video provider to add support to HDR for TV viewers via its Chromecast Ultra device. Google will make HDR movies available in the US and Canada initially, and content will only be available via Chromecast Ultra, plugged into an HDR-compatible TV. The content is not […]

Netflix teams up with Dolby for HDR and Atmos

Netflix has teamed up with Dolby Laboratories to deliver the first combined Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision high-dynamic range (HDR) streaming experience to consumers around the world. With the release of Netflix Original Movie Okja, Netflix subscribers around the world will have access to the first combined Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision experience streaming from Netflix […]

BBC technology chief outlines UHD TV priorities

A combination of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wider Colour Gamut (WCG), rather than higher resolution and higher frame rates (HFR), will be the key to the success of UHD TV, and the BBC will adopt technologies that ensure all its licence fee payers are able to view the content it produces, according to Andy […]

HDR TV shipments to reach 245m in 2022

Shipments of high dynamic range (HDR) TVs will grow at a 41% compound annual growth rate and reach 245 million units in 2022, according to ABI Research. The new study claims that HDR features will “help boost 4K’s (UltraHD) momentum” and that HDR sets are expected set to surpass 4K TV shipments in 2020. ABI […]