High Dynamic Range, known more colloquially as HDR, promises the best picture quality you'll ever see on a TV (at least until the next big leap).
It provides higher contrast, wider dynamic range, deeper blacks, and whiter whites, making newer movies and TV shows more immersive. But there are two big caveats to enjoying the glory of HDR at home: Your TV needs to support it and the content needs to be coded for it.
In other words, watching non-HDR coded video (which is virtually everything), even on a fancy HDR-ready TV, won't add anything.
But that could all change thanks to newly developed software that can convert non-HDR content (also known as Standard Dynamic Range or SDR for short) into HDR. Read more...