Samsung Adds A-List HDR Movies To New UHD Video Pack

Forbes.com reports that however impressive Samsung’s new SUHD TVs may be, their key ground-breaking compatibility with the new high dynamic range (HDR) picture format has so far been hamstrung by a complete lack of native HDR content for consumers to watch.

Nobody has been feeling more aware of this problem, it seems, than Samsung itself. For with Netflix, Amazon and UHD Blu-ray’s HDR promises still seemingly many months from coming to fruition, Samsung has taken it on itself to roll out – as early as June – the world’s very first readily available HDR material, as part of a new UHD Video Pack.

What’s more, Samsung assures me that the HDR content contained on the UHD Video Pack won’t just be a handful of short demo clips. Rather it will comprise two full-length, high-profile Hollywood movies, offered at a native UHD resolution.

Samsung won’t yet confirm the titles of these two films, but since the brand has used HDR UHD transfers of Exodus: Gods And Kings and Life Of Pi extensively in demonstrations of its SUHD TVs, it’s hard not to think that these will turn out to be the movies in question. At the very least I’d expect the two films to be Fox titles, given Samsung’s proven relationship with the studio.

Read more at http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnarcher/2015/05/13/hdr-video-launches-samsung-adds-blockbuster-hdr-movies-to-new-uhd-video-pack/

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