What is Dolby Vision?

dolby vision black and white logoDolby Vision is a next-generation video format from Dolby that when paired with Dolby Atmos creates a realistic, immersive video and three-dimensional sound experience. The “High Dynamic Range” (HDR) format provides brilliant colors, detailed highlights, and deep black levels to provide ultimate contrast.

Dolby Vision can be seen in many theatrical movie presentations including Edge of Tomorrow, The Martian, The Great Gatsby, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens among many others.

The first consumer televisions to support Dolby Vision were the VIZIO Reference Series 4k Ultra HD TVs. Now, many 4k HDR TVs support Dolby Vision such as Sony X80J and Bravia X90J series, as well as TVs from LG, Vizio, Insignia, and TCL.

4k Blu-ray players from Sony, LG, and Panasonic support Dolby Vision HDR. See models on Amazon. And, some mobile devices, PC monitors also support Dolby Vision. DV is currently not supported by home theater projectors.

In home theater applications, Dolby Vision is featured on many Blu-ray Discs and 4k Blu-ray Discs including Terminator Genisys, Man of Steel, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Unbroken, and Game of Thrones to name a few (see a full list of 4k Blu-ray titles). Dolby Vision can increase color bit depth up to 10-bits, a huge improvement over previous 8-bit limitations on 1080p Blu-ray.

Dolby Vision is also offered with digital movies from streaming providers such as Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Disney+, Netflix, Peacock, and Vudu.

The other HDR formats that are commonly used for increased color range in home video applications are HDR10/HDR10+ and HLG. You will find HDR10 supported by Samsung TVs and 4k Blu-ray players as well as on 4k Blu-rays and in digital formats. HLG is commonly found in over-the-air 4k broadcasts.

Read the latest news about Dolby Vision and the immersive audio format Dolby Atmos.


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