Latest in Gear

Image credit: Engadget

Samsung brings its HDR10+ tech to 8K TVs

Two types of HDR are available for TVs none of us can afford.
Steve Dent, @stevetdent
09.04.19 in AV
98 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Engadget

Samsung has announced that it will support 8K HDR10+ streaming, meaning 8K movies and other content will have richer colors and deeper blacks on 8K TVs. It said that three European OTT streaming services, Chili, The Explorers and Megogo, will adopt 8K HDR10+ to go along with their 4K HDR10+ content. This is a mostly symbolic announcement for now, as none of those services offer 8K streaming of any kind right now and hardly anyone owns an 8K TV.

Samsung noted that it would be enabling the "world's first" 8K HDR10+ technology. However, since HDR10+ is a Samsung invention designed to do an end run around Dolby Vision, that's not exactly a grand feat. To benefit from HDR10+, consumers would need to have TVs that support it from Samsung or its other partners, including Panasonic and Hisense. Other manufacturers, including LG, have instead announced support for Dolby Vision HDR on 8K.

The different standards have made things confusing for consumers, but Samsung came up with HDR10+ as a cheaper option to Dolby Vision for content producers and TV manufacturers. With 8K being the next TV battleground (though not anytime in the near future, I'd guess), Samsung is clearly trying to win the hearts of streaming services as early as possible.

Source: Samsung
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
98 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Virgin Galactic passengers will wear these Under Armour spacesuits

Virgin Galactic passengers will wear these Under Armour spacesuits

View
The FCC voted to approve the T-Mobile-Sprint merger

The FCC voted to approve the T-Mobile-Sprint merger

View
Law enforcement shuts down largest known child porn site on the dark web

Law enforcement shuts down largest known child porn site on the dark web

View
Google needs a sustainable phone moonshot

Google needs a sustainable phone moonshot

View
Volvo unveils the XC40 EV, its first full-electric vehicle

Volvo unveils the XC40 EV, its first full-electric vehicle

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr