FIRMWARE UPDATE TO BRING HDR10+ TO PIONEER BLU-RAY PLAYERS

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by Marc Rushton

one month ago

FIRMWARE UPDATE TO BRING HDR10+ TO PIONEER BLU-RAY PLAYERS

Pioneer has announced an upcoming HDR10+ firmware update for its already highly-sought after UDP-LX800 and UDP-LX500 Universal Disc Players

HDR10+ is the latest version of the HDR (High Dynamic Range) format. Assuming you have the compatible TV or display, and AV Receiver, HDR10+ better realises the incredible dynamic luminance potential of Ultra HD Blu-ray discs.

HDR10+

The current HDR10 format uses static metadata present on an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc to initially set brightness which then remains unchanged for the duration of the disc when it’s played back. 

HDR10+ improves on HDR because it uses dynamic tone-mapping metadata to allow brightness to be adjusted frame by frame. This results in much more dynamic looking, colourful and realistic HDR images, closer to the creator’s original vision.

The firmware update is expected to be available in early 2019.

For more information visit Pioneer.

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StereoNET's Founder & Publisher and still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers to headphones. Marc also founded Melbourne's International HiFi Show.

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