Article ID : 00131980 / Last Modified : 11/22/2017

High Dynamic Range Feature on the 4K Android TV

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What Is High Dynamic Range (HDR)?

  • HDR content has a wider dynamic range of luminance than standard video format at the creating process.
  • It expands the range of both contrast and color. Bright parts of the image get brighter, and the colors expand to show more bright blues, greens, reds, and everything in between. The expansion of the contrast ratio and the color palette offers a more realistic and natural picture.

Watch Content in HDR

You will need each of the following in order to watch HDR videos:

  • A 4K Android TV™ that supports HDR.
    • Make sure you have the latest software update  installed.
    • The software update to enable the HDR feature on the XBR-49X700D, XBR-55X700D or XBR-65X750D TV models is available for download. Downloads are posted on your model support page.
    • You will need to enable the HDMI Enhanced format in order to activate the HDR feature.

      Enable HDR on your TV

  • One of the following HDR sources:
    • An HDR capable source device connected to the HDMI® port on your TV.
    • A streaming service that offers HDR content ( Netflix® app and Amazon™ steaming).
    • Contact the app provider for information regarding if or when HDR content will be supported.

How Do I Know If Content Is HDR Compatible?

An HDR icon appears under the Picture adjustment settings in the menu, if a video or game is HDR compatible.

Check the Picture adjustment settings:

  1. Press the HOME button.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Under the TV category, select Picture & Display.
  4. Under the Picture & Display settings, select Picture adjustments.
    • The HDR icon should appear on the bottom left corner of Picture adjustments.

      HDR indicator

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