HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG: How does HDR work?October 14, 2019
Once you get past the formats and the standards, HDR is really about both filming and playing video that can be brighter, more colorful and show more detail and contrast than standard definition video (SDR). The greater dynamic range range can show subtle detail, especially in the shadows, and brighter highlights make scenes feel vibrant and lifelike. The boosted contrast can even make the image look sharper, without the harsh edges or artificial halos of a traditional sharpening filter.
When everything is working right, HDR just looks great. But there lies the problem: Beyond needing the right content and TV to get the full experience, there are also a handful of competing formats, each with different pros and cons. If you want to know how HDR actually works, and the full differences between HDR10, 10+, Dolby Vision and HLG, be sure to check out the video. (And if you just want advice on the best TV to enjoy all this great-looking content, we’ve got you covered there, too.)