With developing technology and the need for better pictures, quality streaming, and cameras, there are many different upgrades coming into our households.
Some are just small tweaks to existing technologies like QLED with LED technology, and some are major advances in the screening area where you get a different experience with your new televisions, monitors, or mobile phones.
Even though it is a huge, complicated engineering behind these technologies, all you need to know is the basics and which one fits better to your needs.
One of those technologies that make a massive difference in your screening experience is Dolby Vision.
We will explain what Dolby Vision Technology is and explain it further for you to understand it.
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What Is Dolby Vision Technology?
In the simplest form, Dolby Vision Technology is an HDR type that Dolby Labs developed and introduced to the world.
HDR is for making and taking quality pictures or movies with better brightness and contrast colors.
Dolby Vision is an even more dynamic version of classic HDR that can optimize the quality of the picture on the screen depending on what you are watching.
It accommodates your needs without you doing anything. This Dynamic HDR technology produces better outcomes than classic, static HDR.
Dolby Vision Technology is one of the most advanced and quality picture formats that supports a variety of color choices and better brightness for better accuracy in the pictures.
The technology is so vast that many televisions on the market can’t even cover all of the color options this technology offers.
Even the current technology for the screens can’t match this dynamic HDR technology that offers an intense experience with your screen.
It is important to note that you can even find this technology on your mobile phones, like iPhone 12 Pro Max.
There are a variety of sizes available for TVs with Dolby Vision technology, but the most popular sizes seem to be between 55 and 65 inches.
Which Devices Offer Dolby Vision Technology?
When you are planning on watching content with Dolby Vision Technology, you need to ensure that both the device you are watching it from and the content you will watch supports this technology.
If the content is not shot with a camera that supports DVT, you will not have that quality.
LG, Sony, Philips, Panasonic, Hisense, and other TV manufacturers’ televisions support DVT and some iPhone models.
Most streaming channels like Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Fire TV support DVT.
What All TVs support Dolby Vision?
In order to play Dolby Vision content, you need a 4K Blu-ray player capable of playing Dolby Vision along with a tv that can receive Dolby Vision.
All LG OLED TVs Support Dolby Vision, including LG C1, LG A1, LG Z1, LG G1, etc.
X1 Extreme chips Sony TVs, including OLED, XE94, XE93, A1 OLED, etc., also support DV.
Panasonic’s 2019 range, such as GZ2000, GZ1000, GZ1500, GZ800, etc., supports DV.
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What All Dolby Vision Content Can I View?
The first 4K Blu-ray titles supporting Dolby Vision were Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2. A Star Wars Story, Jurassic World, Avengers Infinity War, etc., were added later on.
Many streaming services support Dolby Vision. On Netflix, you can view Marvel’s Daredevil, Lost in Space, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Stranger Things 2, Santa Clarita Diet, Dynasty, etc.
Amazon Video is limited when it comes to Dolby Vision content. You can view Men in Black 3, After Earth, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Fury, etc.
Even Disney Plus has a lot of Dolby Vision content, including Pirates of the Caribbean, the Star franchise, and marvel movies, among others.
Dolby Vision On Mobile
Even many smartphones support Dolby Vision HDR these days and provide you with brighter, clear, and richer images.
Dolby Vision works in a similar way as on tv and adjusts to the light, offering you the best brightness and colors.
LG G6 was the first phone to adopt Dolby Vision technology, and even Apple is onboard with its iPhone 12 series and is the first one to sports editing and video recording.
What Is Dolby Vision IQ?
Dolby Vision IQ is an upgradation of Dolby Vision that allows changes in ambient light. Dolby Vision IQ uses your tv sensors to detect and adjust ambient light levels on the content.
In simple terms, your house will have different intensities of light coming in at different times of the day.
So Dolby Vision IQ technology detects the different light levels and adjusts the colors of the content on TV accordingly so that you have the best viewing experience.
Dolby Vision IQ technology is available in many Panasonic, and LG TVs launched after 2020.
To conclude, Dolby Vision Technology is one of the most advanced screening technologies in the world.
It offers better brightness and a variety of color options for a better experience with your phones, monitors, or TV screens.
It is a dynamic HDR technology that works better than static ones, and most TVs on the market can’t even match the quality this technology has to offer.
If you want to use it to the fullest, you need to ensure that your device and the content match the technology for optimal results.
Is Dolby Vision available in games?
Dolby’s vision is not limited to TVs. If you hook up your Xbox Series X or S with a DV-compatible TV, then you will be able to enjoy Dolby vision even in your video games.
Which TV brand does not support Dolby Vision yet?
Samsung does not support Dolby vision yet, and believes in using its own patent technology and hardware.
How to check if Dolby Vision is working on my TV?
Follow these steps to check if Dolby Vision is working on your tv:
- Select home and go to settings.
- Now select display & sound>picture> Picture Mode.
- Select picture & display>picture adjustments>picture mode.
- Now you will be able to see the Dolby Vision option and whether it is selected or not.
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