How to Check If You Have An HDR TV

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HDR or High Dynamic Range TVs have excellent brightness and contrast levels. They also have a larger color scope, which makes the images look real. Ideally, our eyes pick up brilliant whites and more blacks, which means extra dynamism that an average television cannot display. Your next question might be, “How can I determine if my TV is an HDR one?” No worries, we have laid below the steps for you.

1. Look for the Logo
The easiest way to confirm if your TV is HDR is to search for the UHD Alliance’s stamp of approval, which is a group that consists of technology companies and producers of content. The point is to reduce confusion when people are acquiring new kits. Without guidelines, people may get confused. Beforehand, HDR did not have any set guidelines and most TVs had an HDR sticker, no matter whether or not were they actually HDR. There were no definite specs provided for the manufacture of HDR content and screens. The UHD label shows you the least and exact specs needed to declare a TV HDR.


2. Compare Colour and Contrast
HDR TV sets have a backlight that outputs nearly 1,000 nit’s peak brightness or more. A standard HDTV has an output of about 100 nits. A nit is the brightness of a TV, although it mostly refers to brightness in specific places, especially in scenes. If you use a higher range of brightness and a larger color palette, the HDR recreates amazing visuals, which were previously impossible. HDR has very vibrant color with a lot of realism. 8-bit is the norm for the standard and traditional TVs, whereas HDR has higher color bits.


3. Do a Demo
HDR has very vibrant colors. To test this, you need to play a high-quality video. The difference between TV with HDR and one without it is immediately obvious. You have to make sure the video’s contents are HDR. Demo UHD 3 contains a huge list of 4K HDR demos you can easily download to test if your TV qualifies as an HDR.


4. Check formats
While your TV may be HDR branded, the color and brightness specifications are important, as are the formats. The main formats are Dolby Vision an HDR10. Dolby Vision includes 4,000-nit brightness and a color depth of 12-bit. HDR 10 in turn uses the Rec.2020 color space and a color depth of 10-bit. Various UHD TVs and consoles such as Xbox One and PlayStation 4 support HDR10.