Xbox One Is the First Gaming Console to Support Dolby Vision HDR
Microsoft has announced that, in collaboration with Dolby, they are turning the Xbox One into the first gaming console to support Dolby Vision HDR through media streaming apps like Netflix.
With Dolby Vision, your TV experience will be enhanced with even better picture quality. As described by Xbox Wire, “when compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver colors never seen before on a screen, incredible contrast, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. The result is a refined, lifelike image that will make you forget you are looking at a screen.”
Check out the below video to learn more about Dolby Vision:
While Dolby Vision is typically enabled through a signal to your device, Dolby and Microsoft have together developed a new way that is tailored for video game consoles. This new method means the Xbox One console processes and renders Dolby Vision content before sending it over to your TV. In other words, the console handles most of the work first.
In order to take advantage of Dolby Vision HDR, you’re going to want to make sure your TV supports the latest version of Dolby Vision and that you’re using a One S or X. You can also check on the console itself by going to Settings -> Display and sound -> Video output -> Video modes -> Allow Dolby Vision. Right now, it appears that Netflix might be the only app that supports Dolby Vision but you will need a Netflix premium subscription. Some Netflix content that supports it is Altered Carbon, Stranger Things, Marvel’s The Punisher, Lost in Space, and a ton more. A Dolby Vision logo will indicate if the show or movie will enable the feature.
Dolby also has a handy evergrowing list of TV’s that support Dolby Vision. If your TV is on there, you may be required to download a firmware update from your TV OEM.
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