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Compatible HDR formats for an Android TV

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    Format overview

    High Dynamic Range (HDR)

    HDR enables the handling of brightness information of a wide dynamic range compared to Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) signals used in normal broadcasts. This reproduces shades in bright areas that tend to have blown out highlights and tones in dark areas that tend to lose. It allows the reproduction of images with depth and three-dimensional effects that make it feel as if you were seeing it with your own eyes.

    side by side diagram showing the difference between SDR and HDR

    Hybrid Log-gamma (HLG)

    HLG is a "hybrid" format that enables the output of HDR images similar to HDR10 and Dolby Vision™ format. It can also express pictures with well-balanced brightness even in TVs in SDR.

    HDR10

    An HDR technology standard used with Ultra HD Blu-ray.

    Dolby Vision

    One of the HDR technology standards developed by Dolby. It brings scenes to life with striking highlights, deeper darks, and vibrant colors. Dolby Vision is an HDR solution that creates an immersive, engaging cinematic experience in your home. Watch the   for more information.

    Compatibility information

    Input or SourceHDR formatTV Model Series

    X900C / X910C / X930C / X940C
    S850C
    X850C

    X850D
    X935D / X930D / X940D
    S850D

    X700D / X750D
    X800D / X830D
    X750E

    X800E / X820E X850E
    X900E
    X830F / X850F
    X780F / X750F

    Z9D
    A1
    X930E / X940E / X950E
    A8F
    X900F
    A9F
    Z9F
    X800G
    X850G (43/49)
    A8G
    X900G
    Z9G
    A9G
    X950G
    X850G
    Z8H
    A8H
    X950H
    X800H X850H
    X800H
    X900H
    Streaming Services/AppsHDR10YesYes*1*4Yes*1*4Yes*5YesYesYes
    Dolby Vision--Yes*1*2Yes*2-Yes*2Yes*2
    HLG-Yes*1*4Yes*1*4Yes*5YesYesYes
    HDMIHDR10YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
    Dolby Vision--Yes*1*3Yes*3-Yes*3Yes*3
    HLGYes*1YesYesYesYesYesYes
    USBHDR10YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
    Dolby Vision---Yes--Yes
    HLGYes*1YesYesYesYesYesYes

    *1 Update your TV with the latest firmware version.

    *2 For Dolby Vision, the video streaming app or service must support Dolby Vision. For more information, please contact the app or service provider.

    *3 HDMI devices with Dolby Vision playback such streaming media players and UHD Blu-ray players may require a software update. For more information about the update, contact the device manufacturer.

    *4 The TV supports YouTube™ HDR (HLG/HDR10) starting December 3, 2018. Make sure to update your YouTube app to version 2.04.05 or higher.

    *5 With the software update, YouTube HDR content is now detected automatically and displayed in HDR format.

    - Not supported

    Note: S80C, X83C, X80C, X81C, and 2K resolution TVs released in 2015 don't support HDR.