Vizio Demos HDR-Enabled Ultra HD TVs
Vizio on Monday formally unwrapped the first model in its two-model Reference Series Ultra HD Full-Array Smart TVs. The 65-inch set will be launched into the market sometime in 2015 (pricing to be announced) along with a 120-inch model, and both will feature High Dynamic Range (HDR)-enabled technology that supports the Dolby Vision standard.
John Hwang, director of product management/TV for Vizio, explained that the Dolby Vision technology in the Reference Series sets provides greater content dimensionality and brightness in image rendering, due to its use of an 800-Nit full-array LED backlight and 384 active local-dimming zones, which permits precise contrast control of the image. The technology produces a wide color space beyond the Rec 709 color gamut specification adhered to on most TVs.
Content to take advantage of the Reference sets’ display capabilities, when they ship, is currently limited to six 4K Ultra HD Dolby Vision titles that will be available from Warner Bros. and streamed through the VUDU OTT (over the top) video service.