Editor's Choice Awards – Best Home AV 2017 & Discussion

It's interesting that Dolby vision is the top AV innovation but is not supported by the best home cinema TV @ £5k!

Either it's not that important or the TV is lacking a fundamental feature that undermines it's credibility
 

Phil Hinton

Editor
Staff member
HDR 10 and Dolby Vision are the same fundamental system, with Dolby adding a layer on top of HDR 10 (it was a Dolby open source technology) to bring dynamic metadata etc. and where that excels is with less capable displays. So TVs that struggle with peak brightness and so on, can benefit greatly from the dynamic nature of the Dolby Vision system to get the best out of those TVs in HDR mode. This is where Dolby Vision offers the greatest rewards to image quality and why we chose it as our innovation of the year. The Panasonic doesn't need the dynamic metadata of Dolby Vision to offer an excellent HDR experience and any side by side comparison with a similar level DV TV would probably be very, very close. Where Dolby Excels is with less capable displays. So it is not quite as night and day.
 
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Jessica Noir

Well-known Member
Great to see Arrow's hard work on their excellent The Thing getting some love. Truly an amazing blu-ray.
 

Hixs

Distinguished Member
Think I'll have to buy Bladerunner and The Thing, as I have seen neither...:blush:
 

Toon Army

Well-known Member
Phew! I brought the Denon AVR X4400H on Black Friday based on your original review and it's being delivered tomorrow.
 

Hixs

Distinguished Member
It's a shame they're not wife/GF friendly.
 

meagabyte

Well-known Member
still looking for the best device to play movies over NAS haha
 

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