After the failure of 3D, television manufacturers needed another important innovation that would catch the attention of users. This novelty has come in the form of an increase in resolution . The 4K or UHD is on everyone 's lips and the vast majority of televisions sold today offer this resolution. However, perhaps even more important than 4K resolution is the HDR system . HDR comes from High Dynamic Range (high dynamic range) and its function is to increase the brightness levels to achieve purer whites and deeper blacks . But not all HDR systems are the same. Let's review what theHDR 1000 system on Samsung's 2016 SUHD TVs .
As we said, not all HDR televisions are the same . The idea is to achieve the highest possible brightness . The SUHD 2016 Samsung TVs use an HDR system that achieves a brightness level of 1000 nits . This does not mean that we are going to get a very bright or unnatural image, on the contrary, the HDR system expands the range of grays that go from the blackest to the whitest that a television can reproduce, making the colors even more similar. to what we see in real life . That is, we will get more realistic images .
Thanks to HDR, it is possible to show deep blacks within the same scene at the same time that we show intense brightness . This wide dynamic range, combined with Quantum Dot technology used in televisions SUHD Samsung , get some images very similar to reality . On a practical level, we could see it clearly in a scene with a completely black sky and stars, where we would have the entire screen in deep black (and not dark gray) and the stars shining brightly.
The HDR 1000 system is accompanied in 2016 Samsung televisions by two other very interesting technologies. On the one hand we have the Advanced Peak Illuminator system , which this year achieves 15% more brightness than that of the company's equivalent televisions last year. This system, combined with HDR , get some images with very high level of detail and also reduces power consumption .
On the other hand, we have the SUHD Remastering Engine . This scaling system is responsible for treating the images from the source so that they are displayed in the best possible way, regardless of the source they come from or the quality of origin. This year's SUHD TVs have improved their image processing algorithms to achieve several improvements over last year's models.
For example, SUHD Remastering Engine makes streaming images appear in the best possible quality regardless of bandwidth. It achieves this thanks to its exhaustive analysis of the source, metadata and the compression bit rate of the content, optimizing the images in the future so that they are displayed without cuts or jumps.
On the other hand, not all the images that we will see on the television will be recorded with HDR (currently we do not have much content in this format yet), so it is important that televisions that support HDR are also capable of displaying images that are not recorded. in this format with the same quality . In this aspect, the processing carried out by the SUHD Remastering Engine would also come into play , which in 4 steps manages to analyze the image, reduce noise and improve its dynamic range (HDR).
In short, the HDR 1000 of the 2016 Samsung televisions offers us what we could call the next step in image quality. A more realistic color ones, deeper blacks and intensity whites never seen before.