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Adaptive HDR10+: What is this technology that Samsung offers in QLED TV?

 


Samsung's futuristic advanced TVs, especially QLED, will feature new HDR technology. But what is its purpose and how does it work?

Samsung has not made its final say in the battle against Dolby via HDR. A year ago, The American unveiled Dolby Vision IQ technology that allows TVs to use light sensors to adjust the image. After 12 months, or CES, the Korean answer exists with Adaptive HDR 10+ technology which is ... Almost the same thing.

With the 2020 line, Samsung has already introduced automatic brightness adjustment technology, but this was mechanically working and was not as thin as Dolby's solution.
HDR 10+ Adaptive wants to correct this slight performance gap and relies on the same components to achieve this. Specifically, the new Samsung TVs will use data provided by different light sensors around the panel to play on the intensity of light or image contrast.
With metadata embedded in HDR content, it's no longer just a matter of almost adjusting the brightness. On the contrary, it will be adapted in real-time, one scene after another, from one end of the image to the other.

Dolby Vision IQ Home Version


In addition, before introducing the models that will be provided with Adaptive HDR10+, Samsung has already announced that its technology will support Filmmaker mode, i.e. display mode, which has been validated by many directors and producers. And Hollywood studios, which are working to deactivate part of the image processing to suit the wishes of creators as much as possible.
One question remains: Where can we find content compatible with Samsung's new format? The first part of the answer was presented by Amazon, the Korean manufacturer's first partner, which announced the activation of Filmmaker Mode and Adaptive HDR10+ for Prime Video customers.

 If you absorb the technological aspect, Samsung still has to look for new partners to justify interest in its HDR format. In fact, if the battle is tight during the launch of HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, the latter seems to have clearly benefited for several months, both in terms of the TV models it offers and in terms of the number of content and platforms. Compatible forms.

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