The number of devices certified for HDR10 + support has grown a bit more, now that Chromecast with Google TV and the latest Roku devices have joined the list. While HDR10 + isn’t as widely adopted as Dolby Vision, it’s been around in some TVs for quite some time now. These televisions include Panasonic and Samsung, which is the company behind the technology.
In the ad (PDF) identified by Flat panels HD, Roku’s VP of Retail Product Strategy revealed that the company has enabled HDR10 + on the all-new Roku Express 4K +, Roku Express 4K, and Roku Ultra (2020) products. This means that these products, along with Chromecast with Google TV, can now deliver HDR10 + content, as long as viewers use apps that stream in the.
Viewers streaming in HDR10 + can enjoy more vivid colors, with deeper blacks and brighter whites thanks to dynamic metadata. Unlike standard HDR10, which sets brightness levels at the start of a movie or show, HDR10 + and Dolby Vision can adjust on the fly.
Services with HDR10 + support are quite limited at the moment, although they include Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, and YouTube. Paramount is the latest company to back the standard, announcing that its streaming service (Paramount +) is now also capable of streaming HDR10 + shows and movies – Stephen King’s The stall being one of them – to compatible devices. Until companies like Samsung add Dolby Vision support to their TVs, extended HDR10 + access should bring a better experience on these displays.
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