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Dolby Vision Seeing The Light With HDR

Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) technology is expanding beyond a pair of high-end Vizio TVs to include TVs from Philips and TCL.

Marketed by P&F USA, two Philips-brand TVs in the new 8600 series TVs – the 55-inch 55PFL8601/F7 and 65-inch 65PFL8601/F7 — feature Dolby Vision HDR technology and playback of Open HDR content. The two also feature back-lit local dimming to enhance dynamic range.

For its part, TCL is unveiling the curved-screen 65-inch X1, targeted for second-half availability at an unannounced price with 288 zones of full-array local LED dimming.

TVs with Dolby Vision VS10 technology “will play back a variety of HDR content types, such as Dolby Vision single-layer and dual-layer streams, HDR10 from UHD Blu-ray, and UHD Alliance-certified HDR content,” a Dolby spokesperson noted. Positioned as a “universal HDR playback solution,” Dolby Vision combines the ability to play back Dolby Vision content as well as other HDR profiles based on the SMPTE BT 2084 standard through one integrated playback solution.” However, the spokesperson added, “it’s up to the TV OEM to make the decision on whether they want to support playback of other HDR profiles and ‘flip that switch on.’”