Dolby, Universal reveal VUDU UHD HDR slate
August 18, 2016
Dolby Laboratories and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) have announced the first slate of titles now available in UHD with Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) imaging. Dolby Vision titles now available for purchase and rental on OTT service VUDU include the all-new release The Huntsman: Winter’s War, and fan favourites Lucy, Oblivion, and Lone Survivor. In addition to Dolby Vision HDR imaging, Lucy and Oblivion will feature Dolby Atmos moving audio.
“We’re thrilled to partner with UPHE to deliver these exciting titles with the breath-taking colour, deep contrast, and striking highlights that customers have come to expect from Dolby Vision. Combined with Dolby Atmos immersive audio, Universal titles such as Lucy and Oblivion have never looked – or sounded – better,” said Curt Behlmer, Senior Vice President, Content Solutions and Industry Relations, Dolby Laboratories. “As more Dolby Vision enabled displays hit the market, streaming partners like VUDU make Dolby’s next-generation imaging technology easier to experience than ever before.”
Dolby Vision combines two powerful capabilities – high dynamic range and wide colour gamut – resulting in images that, compared to standard pictures, deliver brighter highlights, more light-to-dark contrast, and colours never before seen on TV. Dolby Atmos-enabled home theatre products allow sound to move around the room in a three-dimensional way in order to create a more powerfully immersive and emotive soundscape and experience. Together, these technologies provide viewers with a premium home entertainment experience.
“At VUDU, we’re committed to providing customers with the best possible home entertainment experience, and partnering with Dolby on HDR delivers on that promise,” said Scott Blanksteen, Vice President of Product, VUDU. “We’re excited to add these new Universal titles to our library and offer customers the largest selection of premium HDR movies of any digital service.”