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HDR is a technology that enables a television to display highlights and shadows with more detail, allowing for a more realistic viewing experience. Most HDR televisions also offer a wide color gamut, enabling richer, more vivid colors on screen.
Whether you’re watching an action-packed film, such as Greyhound on Apple TV+, or enjoying the green rolling hills in a Studio Ghibli film on Max, HDR creates images with more detail and vibrant color.
It is difficult to fully express the positive impact that HDR has on the movie and television watching experience; it’s as stark a difference as going from standard definition to high definition back in the early 2000s.
If possible, we recommend heading into a local electronics retail store to see the technology with your own eyes.
We feel so strongly about HDR televisions’ color and contrast benefits that we would argue most consumers will have more enjoyment from a slightly smaller screen with HDR rather than a larger screen lacking the new technology.