Tech & Science Samsung adds another ally in its battle over HDR standards

14:26  06 january  2018
14:26  06 january  2018 Source:   engadget.com

Samsung Maintains Lead In All-Screen Display Shipments

  Samsung Maintains Lead In All-Screen Display Shipments Thanks to Apple, Samsung is expected to keep its lead in all-screen display shipments for the remainder of the year. Samsung is keeping its lead in all-screen display shipments for the rest of the year. Its rivals do not even come close to half of the shipments the South Korea tech giant is making this 2017.On Wednesday, DigiTimes learned from market research firm Sigmaintell that Samsung Display, the display-focused division of Samsung, is expected to ship a total of 137 million units of all-screen display panels.

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This isn't exactly taking it back to the days of HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray, but Samsung's fight to push HDR10+ as an alternative to Dolby Vision is heating up. We have more details on how the two standards compare right here, but one main feature is that both improve on regular HDR10 by allowing content makers to dynamically adjust settings from one scene to another, or even from one frame to another.

While Dolby Vision been licensed by many TV manufacturers, Samsung isn't one of them and has chosen instead to push HDR10+ as a royalty-free alternative. Now Warner Bros. is joining Samsung, Fox and Panasonic in supporting HDR10+ on its 4K video releases.

We don't have a lot of specific information, but the team insists that other companies are also interested in using HDR10+, and soon they'll have access when its certification and logo program opens up. If it takes off, then that could mean there's an extra sticker/setting to look for on your next 4K TV, Ultra HD Blu-ray player, or movie.

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Smarter, sharper and bigger than ever.© Provided by Engadget It's obvious why LG's OLED tech stretched its run as Best of CES TV champ into a fourth straight year -- despite all challengers, we think this one was the most outstanding. Up and down its line of televisions, the picture quality is undeniable, thanks to its self-illuminating pixels, which provide a true black. This year, LG's upgrades focused on enhanced processing, added voice controls and, in some models, support for 120-frames-per-second video. We're still waiting to find out if these will be more affordable in 2018, but so far the premium price has been worth it.

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