When you are shopping this holiday season, you will encounter many exciting high dynamic range (HDR) televisions. It will be tempting to buy one but there are a few things that you should be aware of before taking the HDR plunge:
The HDR Experience
HDR televisions and components emerged this past year and made a big-splash on the home theater market. HDR technology brings richer color, greater contrast, more depth, and a visually more realistic image to the viewing experience.
Compatibility counts and not all HDR TVs are created equal. There are essentially two different types of HDR: HDR10 and Dolby Vsion. It is worth mentioning that Dolby Vision tends to take priority and will be the HDR default to when a component is compatible with both. Talk with technology retailers to determine the most practical route when shopping for TVs, based on your lifestyle and viewing habits.
It merits mention that technology continues to change every day, and just because you upgraded your television within the past five years does not make it pragmatic by today's viewing standards. It makes the most sense and is most cost-efficient to replace older TVs with contemporary HDR models rather than attempt upgrades to obsolete systems.
Can you upgrade to HDR? The answer is a resounding 'yes', but this doesn't spare you from replacing obsolete sets, components, or systems in order to maintain optimal viewing at home. Visit technology and electronic retailers and sites to compare HDR TVs and to find the best component for your home theater system.