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Samsung and Amazon create the new HDR10+ standard

Samsung and Amazon create the new HDR10+ standard

Samsung and Amazon create the new HDR10+ standard

Samsung and Amazon create the new HDR10+ standard

 

Samsung and Amazon create the new HDR10+ standard, adding "Dynamic Tone Mapping" to the HDR10 standard and thus creating a more confusing HDR ecosystem.   

At the time of writing, there are currently five major HDR standards, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, Advanced HDR and now HDR10+. This has created a very confusing ecosystem for HDR fans, as at this time nobody knows which standard will reign supreme in the long term. 

Thankfully HDR10+ will not require current owners of Samsung HDR10 display owners to purchase a new television/monitor, with Samsung offering support on their 2017 displays and new firmware updates to add support for the company's 2016 HDR10 TV lineup. This makes it likely that other TV makers will be able to update their HDR10 displays to offer support for HDR10+.   

The addition of "Dynamic Tone Mapping" is a huge change for HDR10, allowing your display to adjust brightness on a scene-by-scene (or even frame-by-frame) basis, allowing each scene to be shown with optimal brightness. Previously Tone mapping was static throughout a film or piece of HDR content, which could result in some scenes appearing brighter or darker than the director originally intended, IE a dark/bright scene in an otherwise bright/dark movie.  

Samsung and Amazon create the new HDR10+ standard

 

HDR10/10+ is an open standard, making the technology more attractive than the technically superior Dolby Vision HDR standard. Amazon has now committed globally to create and stream HDR10+ content "later this year", likely starting a Betamax VS VHS-style content war in the near future.    

 

You can join the discussion on the new HDR10+ display standard on the OC3D Forums.    

   

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21-04-2017, 05:13:28

Daiyus
Yeah. I'm just going to wait until the dust has settled and I can buy a 40"+ Freesync 4K screen that uses whatever HDR standard becomes THE standard.Quote

21-04-2017, 05:57:24

Dark NighT
I seriously laugh at those comparison shots, it is so easy to tell its just a load of bull, a decent not even crazy expensive panel on whatever tv wont be that dark or lacking such immense of contrast compared to the "new" thing.Quote

21-04-2017, 06:36:22

WYP
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Originally Posted by Dark NighT View Post
I seriously laugh at those comparison shots, it is so easy to tell its just a load of bull, a decent not even crazy expensive panel on whatever tv wont be that dark or lacking such immense of contrast compared to the "new" thing.
Yeah, these comparisons will always be strange, as they are trying to show a difference that cannot be displayed on the user's TV/monitor.

HDR displays do offer brighter images while simultaneously offering darker blacks, though it is impossible to showcase the difference on a standard/SDR display.

TBH while HDR does sound cool, I don't really see it as a requirement for anything. To me, VRR (variable refresh rates) are more important than HDR.

HDR is a cool feature, but I an unconvinced that it offer a big enough improvement to the viewing experience to be worthwhile. Maybe in a few years when a lot more content is HDR, but for now the price it too high and there is not enough HDR content.Quote

22-04-2017, 13:41:25

gijoe50000
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Originally Posted by Dark NighT View Post
I seriously laugh at those comparison shots, it is so easy to tell its just a load of bull, a decent not even crazy expensive panel on whatever tv wont be that dark or lacking such immense of contrast compared to the "new" thing.
I think the point is, as they said to: "adjust brightness on a scene-by-scene (or even frame-by-frame) basis". I often come across scenes,eg inside a dark building, where this would work great.Quote

22-04-2017, 14:08:33

NeverBackDown
Want near HDR experience? Get an OLED TV, they are amazing and you won't get screwed over by picking the wrong HDR setQuote
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