Sony has confirmed that it’s preparing to introduce Dolby Vision on its current range of high-end 4K TVs by way of an over-the-air update, with the A1, XE93, XE94 and ZD9 set to be the first to receive the release.
Details are due to be announced next month, reports What Hi-Fi? All we know for certain is that the firm is hoping its adoption of Dolby Vision will put it in a better position to compete with Samsung’s HDR10 Plus standard.
Dolby Vision is essentially an enhanced version of High Dynamic Range (HDR). It offers brighter playback, a 12-bit colour depth – as opposed to 10-bit – and support for the transmission of metadata.
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That final piece of jargon is the most important, because it allows content creators to dictate how their material is displayed, regardless of the distribution method being used – in a cinema or on live TV, for example.
Put plainly: Dolby Vision should ensure the brightness and colours look the same on a supported 4K TV in your living room as they do on a state-of-the-art high-resolution projector screen in your local movie theater.
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