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What are the compatible HDR (High Dynamic Range) formats on Sony's Android TV?

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    Format overview

    High Dynamic Range (HDR)

    HDR enables the handling of brightness information of a wide dynamic range compared to Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) signals used in normal broadcasts. This reproduces shades in bright areas that tend to have blown out highlights and tones in dark areas that tend to lose. It allows the reproduction of images with depth and three-dimensional effects that make it feel as if you were seeing it with your own eyes.

    side by side diagram showing the difference between SDR and HDR

    Hybrid Log-gamma (HLG)

    HLG is a "hybrid" format that enables the output of HDR images similar to HDR10 and Dolby Vision™ format. It can also express pictures with well-balanced brightness even in TVs in SDR.

    HDR10

    An HDR technology standard used with Ultra HD Blu-ray.

    Dolby Vision

    One of the HDR technology standards developed by Dolby. It brings scenes to life with striking highlights, deeper darks, and vibrant colours. Dolby Vision is an HDR solution that creates an immersive, engaging cinematic experience in your home. Watch the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vCYV6RWMOU 4K HDR TV with Dolby Vision video tutorial   for more information.

    Compatibility information

    Input or SourceHDR formatTV Model Series

    X93C / X94C
    X90C /X91C
    S85C
    X85C
    X9350D 
    XD93 / X93D / XD94 / X94D
    XD85 / X85D
    SD85 / S85D 

    XD75
    XD80
    XD83
    SD80
    XD70
    XE80/ XE83
    XE85 
    XE90
    XF75
    XF80
    XF83
    XF85
    XF87

    ZD9
    A1
    XE93 / XE94
    A8F 
    XF90

    A9F 
    Z9F 

    XG80
    XG81
    XG83

    A8G
    XG90 

    ZG9
    AG9
    XG95
    XG85  (55/65/75/85)
    ZH8
    A8
    XH95 (49/85)
    XH85 / XH91
    XH95 (55/65/75)
    XH80
    XH81
    XH90 / XH92 

    Streaming Services/AppsHDR10YesYes*1*4Yes*1*4Yes*5YesYesYes
    Dolby Vision--Yes*1*2Yes*2-Yes*2Yes*2
    HLG-Yes*1*4Yes*1*4Yes*5YesYesYes
    HDMIHDR10YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
    Dolby Vision--Yes*1*3Yes*3-Yes*3Yes*3
    HLGYes*1YesYesYesYesYesYes
    USBHDR10YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
    Dolby Vision---Yes--Yes
    HLGYes*1YesYesYesYesYesYes
    • *1 Update your TV with the latest firmware version.
    • *2 For Dolby Vision, the video streaming app or service must support Dolby Vision. For more information, please contact the app or service provider.
    • *3 HDMI devices with Dolby Vision playback such streaming media players and UHD Blu-ray players may require a software update. For more information about the update, contact the device manufacturer.
    • *4 The TV supports YouTube™ HDR (HLG/HDR10) starting December 3, 2018. Make sure to update your YouTube app to version 2.04.05 or higher.
    • *5 With the software update, YouTube HDR content is now detected automatically and displayed in HDR format.
    • - Not supported
    •  S80C, X83C, X80C, X81C, and 2K resolution TVs released in 2015 don't support HDR.