CES 2018 News: Dolby Vision gains momentum despite HDR10+

Dolby Vision to go head-to-head with HDR10+ and HLG

by Steve Withers Jan 12, 2018 at 5:20 AM

  • Dolby Vision has gained significant momentum over the last year.
    The proprietary HDR format is now supported by a host of TV manufacturers that includes LG, Sony, Hisense, Philips, TCL, Vestel, Loewe, Sharp, Toshiba, Vizio, Skyworth and Changhong. This gives the format a particularly strong foothold in both the US and China where the only TV manufacturer that doesn't support Dolby Vision in those two markets is Samsung.

    Whilst hardware support is important, you also need content and Dolby Vision has made significant gains in this area too with Disney, Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Universal and Warner Bros. all supporting the format. In addition there is strong support from the streaming services with Netflix, Amazon, Vudu and iTunes all using Dolby Vision.

    However the company isn't sitting on its laurels and they are already looking at expanding Dolby Vision into areas other than films and episodic TV. The main area where Dolby hope to expand Vision is live sports broadcasting and they have already been testing the format at the French Open. We spoke to Stephen Auld, Senior Manager in Consumer Entertainment at Dolby, about the latest developments in Vision and what the future holds:

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