Dolby Vision IQ cures HDR that looks too dark – CNET

11
59
Dolby Vision IQ cures HDR that looks too dark – CNET
ces-2020-lg-presser-5531

Certain LG TVs will adjust your Dolby Atmos picture automatically.


Angela Lang/CNET

This story is part of CES 2020, our complete coverage of the showroom floor and the hottest new tech gadgets around.

TV shows and movies in 4K HDR offer the best home video quality available today, but in some situations it can look too dark. That’s because they’re often created to be shown in a dark, theatrical environment, and when the lights come up, or you watch during the day, details in the image can be obscured. At CES 2020 Dolby rolled out a new augmentation to its Dolby Vision HDR format called Dolby Vision IQ, which is designed to fix that problem by automatically adjusting the picture in response to room brightness.

LG will be the first and only US TV maker to support the feature this year, where it will appear on select 2020 TVs. Panasonic is also delivering Dolby Vision IQ TVs in Europe.

I (Katzmaier) got to check out the demo at Dolby’s suite and it worked well. There were two LG OLEDs set up side by side, one with IQ engaged and showing standard Dolby Vision. In the dark the two looked basically identical but when an engineer turned up the lights the TV with IQ looked markedly better. Shadow details were clearly visible in the equipped model, while the non-IQ set showed an invisible mass of darkness, its details obscured by the glare of the room lighting on the TV screen.


Now playing:
Watch this:

LG’s OLED 2020 TVs are rollable, 8K and flush-mount



6:07

Dolby Vision IQ isn’t a separate picture mode, instead it will be automatically engaged in the standard Dolby Vision setting (Dolby said if you don’t want the image to react to room lighting you can disable the LG’s ambient light sensor manually). That sets it apart from the UHD Alliance’s Filmmaker Mode, a separate mode designed to offer a picture that “maintains the creative intent” by disabling stuff like the soap opera effect. IQ is specific to Dolby Vision content and the UHD Alliance says its mode will also work with Dolby Vision.

At CES Dolby also showed off its Dolby Atmos Music format which enables home theaters and mobile phones alike to experience “immersive” music — tunes mixed in surround with added height channels. 

11 COMMENTS

  1. Can I simply say what a aid to find somebody who actually is aware of what theyre talking about on the internet. You positively know the right way to bring a problem to mild and make it important. More folks need to read this and perceive this side of the story. I cant believe youre no more fashionable because you positively have the gift.

  2. What i don’t realize is actually how you are not really much more well-liked than you may be now. You’re so intelligent. You realize thus significantly relating to this subject, made me personally consider it from numerous varied angles. Its like women and men aren’t fascinated unless it is one thing to accomplish with Lady gaga! Your own stuffs great. Always maintain it up!

  3. You actually make it seem so easy along with your presentation but I to find this topic to be really something which I think I’d by no means understand. It kind of feels too complex and extremely large for me. I am having a look ahead for your next post, I¦ll attempt to get the grasp of it!

  4. I’m not sure exactly why but this website is loading very slow for me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a issue on my end? I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

  5. Someone essentially assist to make seriously articles I would state. That is the first time I frequented your web page and to this point? I surprised with the research you made to make this actual post extraordinary. Magnificent task!

  6. I don’t even know the way I finished up here, but I thought this submit was once
    great. I don’t know who you are but definitely you are going to
    a famous blogger if you happen to are not already.
    Cheers!

  7. Sweet blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News. Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Many thanks

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here