HDR – more intense, vivid images

A more beautiful picture thanks to HDR

Making television breathtakingly beautiful: HDR! HDR stands for “high dynamic range” and provides pictures with a revolutionarily high dynamic range with more brightness gradations than the previous standard. This means much more detail is visible in particularly light or dark areas, and the fineness of the gradations between them is significantly optimised. Greatly improved contrast ratio and finer gradients in colour depth visibly optimise colour reproduction: this is known as “10-bit colour depth”. Film scenes appear more natural, more vivid and more real than ever.

Alongside the most important static HDR systems (HDR10 and HLG), Metz Classic TVs also support all dynamic HDR systems. This means we are one of the few manufacturers to be able to offer the full range of demanding high dynamic range content.

HDR10+, Dolby Vision & Advanced HDR by Technicolor: What is dynamic metadata?

Televisions use static metadata to adjust the signal for an entire film, all based upon the scene with the highest brightness. However, using dynamic metadata (HDR10+™, Dolby Vision™, Advanced HDR by Technicolor®), the TV adjusts the signal scene by scene. This means the image will be more precisely adjusted to the individual characteristics of the TV screen, and each scene will be optimally displayed. Thus, HDR brings extraordinary colours, breathtaking contrast and impressive brightness to the screen – whether it’s a Blu-ray™ disc or Video on Demand.

DolbyVision

Developed by Dolby Laboratories, Dolby Vision® is reputed to be the most advanced HDR system on the market. Because the picture data and television are continuously adjusted, the maximum 12-bit colour depth and additional dynamic metadata provide the perfect presentation of compatible video content. This basically means that contrast values and colour saturation change from scene to scene, resulting in a brilliant film experience.

HDR10+

HDR10+™ augments the HDR10 standard by means of dynamic metadata. Dynamic HDR10+™ metadata adjusts the tone mapping curve scene by scene, enabling the best possible visual representation for each scene displayed.

Advanced HDR by Technicolor

Advanced HDR by Technicolor® covers an entire range of technical solutions: it provides a broadcast-optimised HDR process with comprehensive technical possibilities. Furthermore, Advanced HDR by Technicolor® offers an HDR format that includes dynamic metadata. Advanced HDR by Technicolor® also includes proprietary technology for high-quality SDR to HDR conversion.

Optimum performance for a perfect TV experience

Our OLED TVs and all UHD models feature the most advanced processor that Metz has ever built: the SX8 Quad Core. It analyses colour, contrast and the accuracy of picture content within fractions of a second. Rapid processing delivers the perfect display of demanding HDR content with stunning colour rendering and the finest of gradations.

Overview of the current TV models

Previously, Metz TV models supported HDR10 and HLG, the two most important static HDR standards. With the latest Chassis 618, we are expanding the HDR functionality of our top models to encompass all HDR formats, including the HDR standards that use dynamic metadata: DolbyVision™, HDR10+ and Technicolor HDR. 

For example, the Topas 48 TY91 OLED twin R and Alegra 49/43 TY87 UHD twin R come with Dolby Vision™ as standard. Dolby Vision™, HDR10+ and Technicolor HDR will be added to further models via software update at the end of March.

 

You can find the details in the table below: 

Dolby VisionHDR10+HDR10HLGTechnicolor
Topas65/55TY91 OLED twin RX*X*XXX
Topas48TY91 OLED twin RXX*XXX
Alegra49/43TY87 UHD twin RXX*XXX
Alegra49/43TY86 UHD twin RX*X*XXX
Fineo55TY82 OLED twin RX*X*XXX
Fineo49/43TY83 UHD twin ROX*XXX
Fineo49/43TY82 UHD twin ROX*XXX
Calea49/43TY64 UHD twinOOXXO
Cosmo32TZ38OOOOO
* via SW update at the end of March (with Dolby Vision only for devices from serial no.300,000)