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    HDR: Will you upgrade?

    I've seen 4K and have never really been impressed. But HDR is different. The demos I saw at CEDIA made me a believer. HDR is a big improvement, IMO. It's almost like seeing an HDTV for the first time. You really don't need to see a side-by-side to know that it's a huge upgrade. Will anyone be upgrading their gear for HDR or any of the other new video improvements?
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    Need to see it first
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    Waiting to see the next generation of OLEDs, and also wait out the "format war" between DolbyVision and the other implementations.

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    How do we even know if we can play this resolution? I have an Oppo BD 95 and will likely be ordering a JVC DLA-x700

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    For those who may not know what HDR is and that there is a difference between HDR for TV and HDR for Photography, this may help.

    http://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-hdr...ould-you-care/
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    Current OPPO players are not UHD compatible. As I'm not sure how HDR will be encoded on discs, I can't speak to the ability to play HDR content.

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    Just a note that HDR is not dependent on video resolution. Any video from DVD to Blu-ray can be encoded to be HDR (in backward compatible way using technology such as Dolby's) and by using an appropriate display and connection to it, experience a much higher dynamic range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amirm View Post
    Just a note that HDR is not dependent on video resolution. Any video from DVD to Blu-ray can be encoded to be HDR (in backward compatible way using technology such as Dolby's) and by using an appropriate display and connection to it, experience a much higher dynamic range.
    Does HDR require any proprietary decoding in the player or does that all happen inside the projector/screen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by amirm View Post
    Just a note that HDR is not dependent on video resolution. Any video from DVD to Blu-ray can be encoded to be HDR (in backward compatible way using technology such as Dolby's) and by using an appropriate display and connection to it, experience a much higher dynamic range.
    so does that mean if we buy an HDR blu-ray or dvd, that we can play on an existing oppo? or are we saying, as per RBFC, that we can NOT use existing Oppo players to work with HDR? i suspect the latter based on the article that suggested HDR players will be coming out end of this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LL21 View Post
    so does that mean if we buy an HDR blu-ray or dvd, that we can play on an existing oppo? or are we saying, as per RBFC, that we can NOT use existing Oppo players to work with HDR? i suspect the latter based on the article that suggested HDR players will be coming out end of this year.
    I stated that current OPPO players are not compatible with UHD (4K) playback. I don't know enough about how HDR will be delivered as to whether it will work with "legacy" devices. In the case of DolbyVision, which is supposedly backward-compatible, your current player will work if this is true.

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