mid-2017 HDR primer @ flatpanelshd

4K is great, especially if you have a large display, but it’s not nearly as interesting as HDR. If you’re in the market for a new TV, or just want to stay updated on what’s going on with the technology this write up is a great place to learn more.

 Although Ultra HD TV has not yet quite supplanted HDTV as the norm, another buzzword has taken over – HDR, short for High Dynamic Range. There’s a lot of confusion in the media and the market about HDR because first of all the term is used for two quite different technologies, and secondly because there are by now an almost bewildering number of formats and allegations of a format war. So what’s going on in this area in terms of technologies and standards? Before looking into that, let’s take a step back and look at what HDR video is and what’s the benefit of it.