HDR televisions

By May 11, 2016News

As 4K continues to increase in popularity, 2016 is sure to be the year when the next big thing in display tech, HDR, takes off. But what is HDR and why should you care about it? Here’s everything you need to know.

As companies make more affordable 4K TVs and Ultra HD continues to rise in popularity, the next stage in high-resolution viewing is truly here. But, as with all technology, the next big thing is never far away, and if there’s one TV feature that’s going to define 2016 it’s HDR.

HDR, or High Dynamic range, was the talk of CES 2016, with every major TV manufacturer unveiling new HDR-compatible TVs.

But what exactly is HDR? Some may be familiar with the term in relation to photography, but how does it pertain to TV screens? Allow us to explain as we take a closer look at the big TV tech of 2016.


In a nutshell, it’s the ability to display a wider and richer range of colours, much brighter whites, and much deeper, darker blacks. This gives the TV picture a more ‘dynamic’ look, which is where the name comes from.

HDR content preserves details in the darkest and brightest areas of a picture that are lost using current standards. It also allows for more natural, true-to-life colours that are closer to how we see them in real life.

Contrast and colour are therefore the two main things to keep in mind when thinking about HDR. We’ll take a closer look at both, but first it would pay to go over the newly announced Ultra HD Premium label.
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