Notebookcheck
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

VESA introduces three-tier DisplayHDR open standard for LCD screens

Each tier has its own distinct logo. (Source: VESA)
Each tier has its own distinct logo. (Source: VESA)
The new DisplayHDR certificate aims at a more clear classification for HDR-grade LCD displays. It includes three tiers that have distinct logos and are differentiated according to luminance, color gamut, bit depth and rise time. Commercial DisplayHDR-certified screens will be available as soon as Q1 2018.
Bogdan Solca,
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

VESA (the Video Electronics Standards Association) released the first specifications for the DisplayHDR open standard that is designed to help manufacturers better classify upcoming LED-based laptop displays and PC monitor screens according to their respective high dynamic range performance. The new standard delineates three tiers according to performance criteria such as luminance, color gamut, bit depth and rise time, with each tier having its own specific DisplayHDR logo. The minimum requirement for the DisplayHDR certification are HDR10 compliance, true 8-bit drivers without dithering and inclusion of global or local dimming arrays.

DisplayHDR 400 corresponds to the low-end tier, bringing significant improvements over the SDR (standard dynamic range) baseline. Its main prerequisites are:
•    true 8-bit color precision
•    global dimming array  
•    peak luminance of 400 cd/m2

DisplayHDR 600 represents the mid-range tier, targeting professional/enthusiast-level laptops and high-performance monitors. The main requirements for this tier include:
•    peak luminance of 600 cd/m2
•    full-screen flash – for realistic effect rendition in games and movies
•    local dimming array with real-time contrast ratio adjustment
•    10-bit color precision

As the high-end tier, DisplayHDR 1000 is aimed at professional/enthusiast/content-creator PC monitors. The requirements are steeper, and they include:
•    peak luminance of 1,000 cd/m2 with full-screen flash
•    local dimming array that yields 2X contrast increase over the DisplayHDR-600 tier
•    10-bit color accuracy

The new standard from VESA is expected to be featured by a number of manufacturers at CES 2018, and certified commercial display models should be available in Q1 2018.

The three-tier DisplayHDR standard delineated according to performance criteria (Source: VESA)
The three-tier DisplayHDR standard delineated according to performance criteria (Source: VESA)

Source(s)

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1630 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
contact me via: Facebook
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2017 12 > VESA introduces three-tier DisplayHDR open standard for LCD screens
Bogdan Solca, 2017-12-12 (Update: 2017-12-12)