Sony joins LG in the hunt for HDR 4K content and Netflix looks set to deliver it this year.
Chief of streaming and partnerships at Netflix, Greg Peters, confirmed the streaming giant would be working with Sony engineers to make sure its range of TVs in 2015, including the super-slim X90C, will be able to support what Peters claims is one of the biggest TV innovations of the last decade.
Speaking at Sony’s CES 2015 press conference, Peters was keen to talk up HDR (high dynamic range) content, saying that consumers are going to be blown away by it. “This increased spectrum of brightness from the darkest darks to the lightest colours… It’s stunning and adds tremendous realism to the content you are watching.”
Peters had already confirmed earlier in the day at LG’s CES 2015 press conference that Netflix would also be aiming to bring HDR 4K to LG TVs this year, although didn’t give a timeframe of when we can expect to see the first example.
In other Netflix-related news, Sony dished out some interesting information about the company, revealing that Netflix now has 53 million subscribers and that 63% of people in the US watch Netflix on their TV. Perhaps most impressive of all is that two billion hours of Netflix is watched every month.
That’s certainly a lot of Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy and Spongebob Squarepants.