Dolby Vision HDR at Home

Dolby Vision transforms your TV experience with dramatic imaging—incredible brightness, contrast, and color that bring entertainment to life before your eyes.

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There's More to the Story with Dolby Vision

Astonishing Brightness
  • Your picture blazes from the screen up to 40 times more brightly than on today's standard TVs.

Deeper Darks
  • Dolby Vision™ provides a new level of richness and precision that makes every scene look more real and nuanced.

Expanded Contrast
  • By using a much wider range of brights to darks, Dolby Vision more closely captures the look of the real world.

 
Ultravivid Colors
  • Dolby Vision unlocks many more hues across the full brightness range—some never before seen on standard televisions.

Refined Detail
  • Your display reveals the nuanced textures and patterns of our world through the precise use of expanded color and contrast ranges.

Enhanced Dimensionality
  • The TV screen shows you more lifelike forms, with realistic shadows and crisp edges that impart a subtle but convincing three-dimensional feel.

Compare Standard Picture to Spectacular

Use the slider for a demonstration of how Dolby Vision transforms a standard dynamic range picture.

The HDR Revolution

Dolby Vision is a powerful cinema technology that now transforms your TV experience. It brings entertainment to life with dramatic imaging—incredible brightness, color, contrast, detail, and dimensionality. And with the advanced capabilities in Dolby Vision, you’ll see there’s more to the story than generic HDR can reveal.

Makers of movie and TV entertainment encode or “master” their content in a special HD format to take advantage of new technology in your TV. Two HDR formats are available for televisions today: Dolby Vision, engineered by Dolby, and generic HDR, also known as HDR10. The television needs to have the right HDR technology to play content mastered in these formats.

The Development of Dolby Vision

Instead of just adding more pixels with UHD (4K), we're making each pixel better by sending content mastered in Dolby Vision to a Dolby Vision enabled display.

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Dolby Vision brings astonishing brightness, deep darks, and expanded contrast to your home viewing experience.

Experience Dolby Vision at Home

Now you can experience Dolby Vision content through streaming on Amazon, Apple TV 4K, Netflix, and VUDU. Dolby Vision enabled TVs and streaming devices are available for purchase from leading manufacturers.

Experience Dolby Vision at Home

Now you can experience Dolby Vision content through streaming on Amazon, Apple TV 4K, Netflix, and VUDU. Dolby Vision enabled TVs and streaming devices are available for purchase from leading manufacturers.

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New Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos Movies on Blu-ray Disc

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The Key Differences

Dolby Vision is a powerful cinema technology that now transforms your TV experience. It brings entertainment to life with dramatic imaging—incredible brightness, color, contrast, detail, and dimensionality. And with the advanced capabilities in Dolby Vision, you'll see there's more to the story than generic HDR can reveal.

Makers of movie and TV entertainment encode or "master" their content in a special HD format to take advantage of new technology in your TV. Two HDR formats are available for televisions today: Dolby Vision, engineered by Dolby, and generic HDR, also known as HDR10. The television needs to have the right HDR technology to play content mastered in these formats.

 

Advanced Image

Dolby Vision imaging combines 12-bit color depth with intelligence that maximizes your display's performance. Movies and TV shows mastered in Dolby Vision and played on a Dolby Vision enabled TV pop with incredible brightness, color, contrast, detail, and dimensionality that 10-bit generic HDR can't match.

 

Universal HDR Playback

Dolby Vision enabled TVs play both Dolby Vision and generic HDR content. As artists increasingly choose the flexibility and precision of Dolby Vision, you'll be able to watch newer Hollywood blockbusters and streaming TV series, as well as older content. Owners of TVs with generic HDR won't be able to get the benefit of content mastered in Dolby Vision.

 

True Cinema Technology

Dolby Vision leverages HDR technology that comes from the world's most advanced cinemas. Our engineers helped create the SMPTE ST 2084 standard that defines HDR for cinema, and we work with trusted partners to bring that immersive cinematic experience to the home.

 

Scene Optimization

Dolby Vision adjusts brightness, color, and contrast automatically for each scene. Dynamic metadata carries information that maps every image to your TV display's capabilities, so you see more of what the content creator intended. Static metadata in generic HDR is set once for the entire piece of the content and can't adjust the picture for your display.

The Development of Dolby Vision

Instead of just adding more pixels with UHD (4K), we're making each pixel better by sending content mastered in Dolby Vision to a Dolby Vision enabled display.

A Detailed Comparison of Dolby Vision and HDR

Televisions

Dolby Vision enabled TVs will help you play the best content well into the future, no matter what you watch.

 

DOLBY VISION

GENERIC HDR

Plays Dolby Vision content and generic HDR content

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Plays only generic HDR content

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Optimizes detail, contrast, and color for every image and scene automatically

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Recognizes the TV's capabilities and adapts content for the best image possible for each display

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Delivers 12-bit color depth and dynamic metadata to enhance vividness

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Delivers 10-bit color and static metadata

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Movies and TV Shows

Content created in Dolby Vision is the preferred version, and generic HDR is derived from Dolby Vision mastered content.

 

DOLBY VISION

GENERIC HDR

High peak brightness (up to 1,000 nits)

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Greater contrast ratio

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Wide color gamut (P3 color space)

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Ultrawide color gamut (Rec. 2020 color space)

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Cutting-edge technology chosen by Hollywood for cinema and home

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