If you're one of those people who buys a brand-new TV, spends hours straining your back trying to place it in your home entertainment centre (or affix it to your wall) and starts watching your favourite show to celebrate... you missed a crucial step. Your television, new or old, comes with a bunch of settings that are worth exploring to get the best picture quality — or, at least, a picture you're pleased with.
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The iPhone XS and XS Max are the latest devices to support High Dynamic Range (HDR) videos on Youtube, which is great news for those who own either. If you're unfamiliar with HDR, it's a video format with an expanded contrast ratio that makes colours more accurate and more vibrant than non-HDR (Standard dynamic range, or SDR) video.
When it comes to creating great photos, snapping the ideal shot is just step one. The real magic happens once you start editing, and HDR Projects 4 Professional is here to step up your photo editing game. Using cutting-edge HDR technology, this software brings out a greater range of colors, resulting in crisp, professional photos.
Netflix has declared 2017 the year of High Dynamic Range (HDR) programming. The popular streaming service has already dramatically expanded its 4K HDR content - and there's a lot more to come in the months ahead.
Last year, we were invited to check out the company's state-of-the-art colour correction suite in New York where Netflix Originals receive a fresh lick of digital paint in the HDR conversion process. Here's everything we learned.
If you followed the news out of CES closely this year, you probably heard the word HDR tossed around a lot. In 2017 we'll see TVs for under $700 with the feature, and fancy monitors for over $1300. But what does HDR even mean?
4K TVs are becoming cheap and ubiquitous enough for everyone to buy, but that doesn't necessarily mean you need to start watching 4K Blu-rays. This video shows the benefit you really get from those.
If you have a new (and probably quite expensive) 4K HDR TV, then 4K video is amazing -- it looks incredible. But to watch a 4K Blu-ray, you need a 4K Blu-ray player, which can set you back quite a few hundred dollars more than regular Blu-ray. If you do want to make that investment, though, the cheapest 4K Blu-ray player actually does a lot more than just play movies. You can buy a 4K-toting Xbox One S for as little as $349, a full $200 cheaper than the least expensive Blu-ray player on sale in Australia today.
4K TVs have come a long way. They used to be expensive, there was nothing to watch on them and you could do better for less buying 1080p. That's not the case any more: There's plenty to watch, new 4K panels have a ton of features and they're affordable enough for everyone now. If you've been waiting, now it's safe to start looking.
TV manufacturers always look for the next leap in picture quality that will make watching TV feel like you're looking through a crystal-clear window. HDR is the latest trend in display technology and it's here to stay. Here's everything you need to know about how it works, and why you may want to consider it when you buy your next TV.