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UHD Alliance wraps specs

December 9, 2015

By Chris Forrester

The UHD Alliance, which is made up of many 4K industry leaders including Hollywood’s major studios, says it has completed the premium specifications for Ultra-HD TV display screens, content and distribution.

A formal announcement, and release of its full specifications, will take place at CES on January 4th.

While most of the planned details emerged this past summer, one contentious element remained under discussion and revolved around the minimum and maximum brightness levels needed to be incorporated into consumer displays and which would permit the sets to be labelled as supporting High Dynamic Range capability.

The UHD Alliance, in a statement, said: “The UHDA’s specifications cover a combination of key features and consumer-tested benchmarks that will usher in a new era of in-home entertainment. The specification outlines performance metrics related to resolution, high dynamic range, and wide color gamut, as well as recommendations for immersive audio, among others. Advances in resolution, brightness, contrast, color and audio will enable certified displays and content to replicate the richness of life’s sights and sounds and allow in-home viewers to more fully and accurately experience the content creator’s vision.”

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