SES and Samsung demo first DVB transmission of HDR UHD TV

Satellite operator SES and Samsung Electronics have this week teamed up to demo what they say is the first DVB transmission of High Dynamic Range UHD TV at the annual SES Industry Days in Luxembourg. The content is being transmitted via an SES satellite directly to a Samsung SUHDTV using the BBC’s Hybrid Gamma (HDR) […]

Amazon to support High Dynamic Range this year

Amazon is set to add High Dyamic Range (HDR) support to its Prime Instant Video service in the UK, Germany and US later this year.  Announcing the move, the e-retail giant said that Amazon Originals will be the first content to arrive in HDR video quality later this year. Amazon added that it is working […]

HDMI Forum unveils new version with HDR support

The HDMI Forum has unveiled the latest version of the HDMI specification, enabling the transmission of High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats.  HDMI 2.0a will be available to current HDMI 2.0 users via the DMI Adopter Extranet, according to the Forum. HDR is designed to enable better picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail in both […]

HDR and UHD developments should be separated out, says SES

High dynamic range (HDR) is “too big a topic” to be simply linked to the rollout of Ultra High Definition content, according to SES’s vice-president, reception systems, Thomas Wrede.  Delivering the closing keynote at the SES Ultra HD conference in London yesterday, Wrede said that HDR promises to “change television forever” and greatly improve picture […]

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