Wednesday, December 22nd 2021

Samsung Electronics Announces HDR10+ GAMING Standard Support for Its New Screens

Samsung Electronics announced today that select 2022 4K and 8K TVs and gaming monitors will support the new HDR10+ GAMING standard, delivering the immersive, ultra-responsive HDR gaming experience to gamers. The new, cutting-edge HDR gameplay will be unveiled at CES 2022 along with a list of 4K and 8K game titles, all powered by NVIDIA GPUs.

"We are extremely proud to announce that the new HDR10+ GAMING standard will be adopted by Samsung's 2022 Neo QLED line up with the Q70 TV series and above and gaming monitors, allowing users to enjoy a game-changing experience through cutting-edge visuals and richer, life-like images," said Seokwoo Yong, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D Team, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. "Samsung will continue to invest in users' viewing experiences as technology continues to advance and provide enhanced new features and capabilities."
Advanced HDR Technology Maintains the Artistic Intent of Game Developers

This new standard, developed by HDR10+ Technologies, LLC, gives game developers the tools they need to provide gamers with a compelling and consistent HDR gaming experience without the need for manual calibration across a variety of display technologies for various input sources, including consoles, PCs and more.

Samsung's 2022 TV and gaming monitor lineup will support the HDR10+ GAMING standard by allowing automated HDR calibration that provides stunning picture quality to meet game developers' demand. This translates into one of the most responsive and accurate gaming experiences available to date.

By removing the need for manual settings when games are loaded, something previously only possible with movie and television content, the game engine automatically optimizes video game content in real-time. This feature ensures details in the dark shadows and preserves the brightest highlights so that gamers can see and react to everything on the screen. It also configures the display to "true reference mode", providing better color, also without the need for gamers to spend additional time with game settings.

Several gaming companies, including Saber Interactive, are expected to showcase their HDR10+ GAMING titles during the upcoming CES 2022.

"We are very excited to help usher in a new era of video game picture quality. By adopting HDR10+ GAMING, gamers of all ages will enjoy cutting-edge visuals for the best overall gaming experience," said Todd Hollenshead, Head of Publishing at Saber Interactive. "The HDR10+ GAMING standard is genuinely raising the bar, and we are proud to be at the forefront of bringing it to market with games like Redout 2, the fastest 8K anti-gravity racer ever made, and with Pinball FX, the king of digital pinball, brought to life in a brand-new way."

Game Mechanic Studios is also showcasing their HDR10+ GAMING title "Happy Trails and the Kidnapped Princess", which will be available in 2022.

HDR10+ Continues To Expand With Industry Support and Adoption for Premium HDR Experiences

HDR10+ brings superior picture quality by optimizing brightness and contrast scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame, with more accurate color expression.

Introduced four years ago, HDR10+ has built robust support across the industry, with 128 partners and over 4,000 supported devices, including TVs, projectors, smartphones and tablets from more than 28 manufacturers. HDR10+'s metadata also offers flexible reference tone and mapping curve definition for content creators, allowing them to deliver more impactful images exactly as they intended them to be seen.

In addition, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series, RTX 20 Series and GTX 16 Series GPUs will support the HDR10+ GAMING standard with drivers scheduled for release in 2022.

"NVIDIA GeForce gamers can enjoy a brighter, more vivid and consistent HDR gaming experience on their monitors or TVs from the support of the new HDR10+ GAMING standard," said Vijay Sharma, Director of Product Management at NVIDIA.
Source: Samsung Electronics
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20 Comments on Samsung Electronics Announces HDR10+ GAMING Standard Support for Its New Screens

#1
watzupken
So far, there is a lot of display makers claiming HDR support. But most of it are using edge backlighting and even though the brightness can go really high, the experience is not as good as a mini/ micro LED lighting or OLED. Samsung have quite a wide variety of QLED models, and at the top end, it will cost a bomb. At the mid and lower end, you get edge backlighting, which is still a subpar experience in my opinion.
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jigar2speed
As an owner of Samsung QN90A - i am excited.
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#3
CallandorWoT
I'm going to get the 42" LG OLED for my desk. can't wait.
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#4
Chomiq
lynx29I'm going to get the 42" LG OLED for my desk. can't wait.
AFAIK LG doesn't support HDR10+. It's either Dolby Vision or HLG. Doubt this will change for C2.
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#5
stimpy88
Poor little Samsung. Still can't afford a Dolby Vision license and chipset? Still trying to push a standard nobody asked for?
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#6
CallandorWoT
ChomiqAFAIK LG doesn't support HDR10+. It's either Dolby Vision or HLG. Doubt this will change for C2.
I'll take OLED any day. Especially LG OLED, which is superior to Samsung OLED in the way it is done.
stimpy88Poor little Samsung. Still can't afford a Dolby Vision license and chipset? Still trying to push a standard nobody asked for?
Samsung's quality control has gone downhill a lot in last 3-4 years. I tried one of their gaming monitors, horrible, also my Samsung phone is loaded with bloatware I can't get rid of... might get a Pixel 6A when it comes out in August hopefully.
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#7
R-T-B
ChomiqAFAIK LG doesn't support HDR10+. It's either Dolby Vision or HLG. Doubt this will change for C2.
Right. LG is HDR10 or DV/HLG. No HDR10+

It really does not matter much though honestly.
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#8
stimpy88
R-T-BRight. LG is HDR10 or DV/HLG. No HDR10+

It really does not matter much though honestly.
DV looks amazing on mine, simply nothing better.
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#9
dir_d
Samsung is still pushing HDR10+ even though no one uses it really but them. I really wish they would just give up and go DV.
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#10
chodaboy19
Samsung should just bite the bullet and add Dolby Vision already...
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#11
Minus Infinity
Still pushing their glorified LCD TV's at higher than OLED prices. Hate to think what they'll ask for their actual QD-OLED TV's.
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#12
Tigger
I'm the only one
Our new 58" TV is 4k HDR10, it's a toshiba, dunno if they are any good.
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#13
jigar2speed
Minus InfinityStill pushing their glorified LCD TV's at higher than OLED prices. Hate to think what they'll ask for their actual QD-OLED TV's.
I own LG C10 as well Samsung QN90A, as far as blacks goes Samsung QN90A has achieved 90% of OLED pitch black. What you get from Samsung is 1500+ nits brightness which excellent when viewing HDR movies and no burn in risk whatsoever.

I specifically use LG C10 as my drawing room TV and Samsung QN90A as my gaming monitor.
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#14
AsRock
TPU addict
TiggerOur new 58" TV is 4k HDR, it's a toshiba, dunno if they are any good.
Well mines lasted over 12 years now, tried a LG 43un700 and it failed within 4 months and due to packaging damage they cannot come up with a way for me to ship it to the other side of the country for a repair. They keep saying the same thing ask UPS and Fedex for a box to put it in but neither one can supply one.

They seem to like to hang up on you too.
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#15
Minus Infinity
jigar2speedI own LG C10 as well Samsung QN90A, as far as blacks goes Samsung QN90A has achieved 90% of OLED pitch black. What you get from Samsung is 1500+ nits brightness which excellent when viewing HDR movies and no burn in risk whatsoever.

I specifically use LG C10 as my drawing room TV and Samsung QN90A as my gaming monitor.
Wasn't talking about performance. It's still a LCD TV at an obscene price.
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#16
Tigger
I'm the only one
AsRockWell mines lasted over 12 years now, tried a LG 43un700 and it failed within 4 months and due to packaging damage they cannot come up with a way for me to ship it to the other side of the country for a repair. They keep saying the same thing ask UPS and Fedex for a box to put it in but neither one can supply one.

They seem to like to hang up on you too.
I can even see the picture from the side at an extreme angle. it's not a bad TV
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#17
AsRock
TPU addict
TiggerI can even see the picture from the side at an extreme angle. it's not a bad TV
that's one reason i kept this one over 12 years ago. good to hear they are still get that going for them.
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#18
Soul_
It all depends on adoption. We all know how well HDR10+ was adopted, by how much HDR10+ content there is, so I am not holding my breath.
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#19
R-T-B
TiggerI can even see the picture from the side at an extreme angle. it's not a bad TV
That suggests they are using an IPS-style panel. Not bad.
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#20
Tigger
I'm the only one
Here's a pic, that's a pretty extreme angle, and i can still see the pic.

another even tighter
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