Scott Wilkinson on Home Theater

Episode 1249 (18:17)

Scott Wilkinson

Scott says that 2016 will be the year of Ultra HD Blu-ray which will not only have 4K, but high dynamic range as well. HDR gives your image more "pop." HDR will give the image 5-6 additional stops of dynamic range, and it provides far more detail in shadows and bright ambient light. So with HDR, you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

CES begins on January 5th, and we'll be seeing a lot of different 4K blu-ray players, plus other things as well. There will be different versions of competing HDR standards vying for audience share. Just like we did when HD Blu-ray went up against HD-DVD. Another format war is off and running. The problem is that one TV won't support the other. So if you have to get a new TV, get one that supports the open standard of HDR, that way you can have a best chance of enjoying UHD Blu-ray.