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What are the compatible HDR (High Dynamic Range) formats on my Android TV™?

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Check the following.

Input
(Service/Device)
HDR format

Android TV Model Series

X93C_X94C
X90C_X91C
S85C
X85C
X9350D
X93D_X94D 
X85D
S85D series 

X75D
X80D
X83D
S80D
X70D
X80E
X85E
X90E
X75E
X82E
X85F
X83F
X78F
X75F series

Z9D
A1
X93E_X94E 
X95E
A8F
X90F series

A9F
Z9F series

X80G
X85G series (KD-43/49)

A8G 
X90G series

Z9G
A9G
X95G
X85G series (55/65/75/85)

Video Streaming
Services/Apps
HDR10

 ✔

 ✔*1 *4

 ✔*1 *4

 ✔*5

 ✔

 ✔

 ✔

Dolby Vision

 -

 -

 ✔*1 *2

 ✔*2

 -

 ✔*2

 ✔*2

HLG

 -

 ✔*1 *4

 ✔*1 *4

 ✔*5

 ✔

 ✔

 ✔

Input TerminalHDMIHDR10

 ✔

 ✔

 ✔

 ✔

 ✔

 ✔

 ✔

HLG

 ✔*1

 ✔

 ✔

 ✔

 ✔

 ✔

 ✔

Dolby Vision

 -

 -

 ✔*1 *3

 ✔*3

 -

 ✔*3

 ✔*3

USBHDR10

 ✔

 ✔

 ✔

 ✔

 ✔

 ✔

 ✔

HLG

 ✔*1

 ✔

 ✔

 ✔

 ✔

 ✔

 ✔

Dolby Vision

 -

 -

 -

 ✔

 -

 -

 ✔

*1: Please perform the software update.
For how to update, refer to: How to perform a software update
*2: To enjoy Dolby Vision content, the video streaming app/service must support Dolby Vision. For more information, please contact the app/service provider.
*3: Devices with Dolby Vision playback (such streaming media players and UHD Blu-ray players) that are connected to the Sony TV by HDMI may require a software update to support Dolby Vision playback through the device. For more information on the timing of an update to a particular player, please contact the player’s manufacturer.
*4: YouTube HDR (HLG/HDR10) has been supported since December 3rd, 2018. (Supported APK: v2.04.05 or later)
*5: With the software update, YouTube HDR content is now detected automatically and displayed in HDR format.

NOTE: S80C, X83C, X80C_X81C series and 2K models released in 2015 are not supported HDR.

Overview of each format

  • HDR (High Dynamic Range):
    HDR enables handling of brightness information of a wide dynamic range compared to SDR (standard dynamic range) 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 be lost. It allows for reproduction of images with depth and three-dimensional effects that make it feel as if you were seeing it with your own eyes.

     
  • HLG (Hybrid Log-gamma):
    HLG, as the name suggests, is a “hybrid” format that enables the output of HDR images similar to HDR10 and Dolby Vision. It can also express pictures with well-balanced brightness even in TVs in SDR (standard dynamic range).
  • 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 colors. Dolby Vision is an HDR solution that creates an immersive, engaging cinematic experience in your home. For further information, please refer to the following video. https://youtu.be/_vCYV6RWMOU