The BBC will usher broadcast TV into the HDR age
Now a new trial conducted by the BBC and LG at SES Industry Days in Luxembourg is looking to change thing by bringing the color clarity of HDR to non-streaming digital broadcasts.
HDR content essentially has a higher peak brightness level, and a darker range for blacks. The result is a broader range of brightness available, leading to brighter whites and blacks that are truly black rather than a milky gray.
The technology, which was developed by the BBC alongside NHK, is also backwards compatible with non-HDR equipment, meaning that the new standard won’t break your non-HDR TV or set-top box.
Although without HDR-enabled hardware you obviously won’t be able to enjoy the benefits that HDR content brings.