The latest buzzword in TVs for 2017 has to be HDR. It doesn’t seem that long ago that 4K and OLED TVs were leaving us wonderstruck with their superb picture quality. Just when you think the newest line-up of TVs are as good as it gets when another year rolls around. This year’s impressive range is no different with 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED 3D TVs on the horizon with full HDR certification. But as with all technology new to the market prices are not going to be cheap. However, for many when it comes to wanting the best in home entertainment tech, investing in a big screen Ultra HD Premium TV is the only way to go.
So what are you getting for your money and what is an HDR TV anyway? Keeping things as simple as can be when it comes to TV features, HDR is the newest in display tech. HDR or High Dynamic range will make your viewing experience a whole lot brighter. Expect more colour as it provides a wider colour palette, images closer to real-life with brighter whites and darker blacks.
Real Life Pictures
Common in photography and now the next big thing in the video world. It refers to a technique that essentially combines the best parts of a series of overexposed and underexposed image shots. By heightening a picture’s dynamic range the closer the picture gets to real life with varying degrees of brightness levels and detailed shadowing. Basically, content is left looking so life-like it’s hard to believe it’s not the real thing.
Which TV Brands Sell HDR TVs.
The good news is all the major manufacturers will be offering HDR TVs in their mid to high-end model lines for 2016. New TVs with 4K resolution from brands such as LG, Samsung, Panasonic and Sony are HDR compatible so will be able to playback HDR content. Look out for the Ultra HD Premium logo, it’s one sure way of knowing the TV will support HDR content. Likewise, Blu-ray discs will also display the logo to certify that the TV show or film has been produced to the correct standard.
What Can I Watch in HDR
Once you have your new HDR display device you will be able to watch HDR content via streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video. This in addition to new UHD Blu-ray players, HDR-mastered DVDs and Ultra HD Blu-ray discs gives enthusiasts the complete AV package. Choose your favourite way of watching movies and TV shows, via streaming or videos and get ready for a truly immersive viewing experience.