Don’t call it a format war. Dolby, Technicolor, Samsung, Philips and others have different ways to create the beautiful high dynamic rage (HDR) images that make your new TV look its best. In theory, they can all coexist inside your TV, and streaming and Blu-ray can also support multiple formats. That’s why it’s not the kind of winner-take-all “war” the tech world fought over Blu-ray and HD-DVD or VHS vs. Betamax.That said, every HDR format is a bit different, and they’re still competing against one another, especially for support from different companies.How does the competition affect you? Just about every HDR-capable TV supports the most popular format, HDR10 or “generic HDR.” Many also support Dolby Vision and HLG, while other formats, namely Samsung’s HDR10+ and Technicolor’s Advanced HDR, are just getting started. In CNET’s tests, both the capabilities of the TV itself and the way HDR is used in the movie or TV show have a greater impact on image quality than the actual HDR format. But knowing your way around the different formats is still worthwhile. Here’s a tour of the HDR landscape as it stands today. The basics Most new TVs have the ability to display HDR content, which… Read full this story
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