A promised Dolby Vision firmware update which was announced nearly a year ago at CES 2017 will roll out on certain models this January, with other European models to follow in February.
The models highlighted for the update include the following:
4K OLED TVs – A1E Series
4K LCD TVs – Z9D Series, HDR-enabled
4K LCD TVs – X930E and X940E, HDR-enabled
XBR-55X930E – 55-inch
XBR-65X930E – 65-inch
XBR-75X940E – 75-inch
Following the update, all TVs on the list will subsequently support HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision.
Dolby Vision is a premium HDR format which takes advantage of a ‘dynamic metadata’ system to optimize HDR picture quality on a scene-by-scene or even frame-by-frame basis. The content itself will control brightness and dimming, and Dolby Vision offers optimal tonemapping. As a result, content will look as good as it can, as the DV system measures the capabilities of your particular compatible model.
There’s not much information beyond this at the moment, but please comment below if you’ve been waiting for this update for one of your Sony models, or if you have more nuggets to share…