HDR


4K HDR Ultra HD logo launches at CES

Eurofins Digital Testing has launched a new logo scheme that aims to boost consumer confidence in 4K, high dynamic range (HDR), ultra high definition (UHD) TVs. Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the logo is designed to ensure that the latest generation of UHD HDR screens, which deliver the highest available […]

Ultra HD Forum updates deployment guidelines

The Ultra HD Forum released version 1.2 of its Ultra HD Phase A industry guidelines at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. The Ultra HD Forum said that the revision builds on best practices and lessons learned in 2016 and feedback on previous versions of the guidelines. The updated guidelines are designed […]

BBC launches HDR trial of Planet Earth II with HLG technology

The BBC has begun making its flagship natural history series Planet Earth II available in 4K HDR to a limited number of BBC iPlayer users. Viewers with a compatible connected UHD TV can open up their iPlayer app and view a four-minute HDR clip of the show in 4K resolution. The BBC iPlayer test footage […]

YouTube adds HDR support as Chromecast Ultra starts shipping

YouTube has added support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) for videos on the platform. From yesterday, viewers can watch YouTube videos in HDR on supported devices including via HDR-enabled TVs with Google’s new Chromecast Ultra HDMI dongle. Support for HDR will be extended to YouTube viewing on Samsung SUHD and UHD TVs soon, the video […]

MIPCOM 2016: INsight TV commissions first HDR sports reality show

INsight TV, the company behind UHD TV service TV Entertainment Reality Network (TERN), has commissioned what it says is the first sports reality programme to be filmed in the HDR format. The show, The 30//10 Challenge, is described as an adventure stunt series that follows action sport athletes Sam Hardy and Nathan Jones on their […]

Roku hails biggest device launch in its history

Roku has introduced five new streaming devices in what it described as the biggest player launch in the company’s history. The new device line-up introduces new entry-level options as well as high-end 4K and high dynamic range (HDR)-capable devices. The full product line consists of the Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+ and Roku Ultra and ranges in […]

Sony unveils 4K, HDR-capable PlayStation 4 Pro

Sony has announced details of its new high-end PlayStation 4 Pro console, which will support 4K and high dynamic range (HDR) and will run ultra high definition (UHD) video apps. The PS4 Pro is due to launch on November 10, priced at US$399.99, and is equipped with a more powerful GPU and faster CPU, providing […]

Sony unveils next-generation HDR TV line

Sony has unveiled its new Z series of 4K, ultra HD (UHD), high dynamic range (HDR) TVs, in what it claims is a “significant leap forward” in display technology. Sony said the new flagship TV line, which tops Sony’s current X series line-up of UHD TVs, introduces a “new level” of HDR with ‘ultra-contrast’ and […]

DVB’s Wood outlines progress towards HDR recommendation

Standards bodies are slowly progressing towards a recommendation for sharper contrast technology HDR in UHD TV standards, but difficult choices still have to be made, ANGA COM attendees heard this morning. David Wood, CM-UHD TV chairman at the DVB Project Office, outlined steps to date, current thinking and the choices still to be made on […]

SES launches HDR test channel

Satellite operator SES has launched a new Ultra HD test channel that includes High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. The channel was unveiled at SES’s annual Industry Days event, where SES is focusing heavily on technologies that can enhance the quality of UHD TV with HDR. Demonstrations at the event include HDR 10, Dolby Vision, Hybrid […]