VIZIO Begins Roll Out of Updated Firmware to Support HDR10 Format
VIZIO, Inc. announced today a new firmware update across its VIZIO SmartCast P-Series and M-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Displays that enables support for the HDR10 format specification on HDR Blu-ray players. While both P- and M-Series collections launched with Dolby Vision content support out of the box, the HDR10 update expands compatibility of these displays with HDR discs played on existing UHD Blu-ray players from Samsung (UHD-K8500) and Philips (BDP7501/F7). VIZIO is continuing to work to further expand support for additional players as they become available in the market.
In addition to the new firmware update, VIZIO consumers also have access to even more HDR content in the living room. VIZIO SmartCast P-Series and M-Series users can benefit from the addition of new Dolby Vision HDR titles to the VUDU library. Films like Batman v. Superman, Nice Guys and Keanu will join over 50 Hollywood titles already graded in Dolby Vision and available through VUDU. Dolby Vision content support transforms the entertainment experience with dramatic imaging, incredible brightness, contrast and color that brings content to life.
HDR10 is based on the Rec2020 color space format, but restricted to a P3 color space and a maximum of 1000 Nits in a 10-bit format. Dolby Vision is a theatrical format, featuring the Rec2020 color space but capable of offering up to a 12-bit format. Where the HDR10 standard is limited, Dolby Vision content is mastered in Rec2020 and boasts 4000 Nits with the potential to expand even further for more finely-tuned dynamic content.