Difference between 'HDR Processing' and 'HDR10'?

Found 9th Sep 2016
So... I'm considering buying a new 4k TV, as mine has just broken, this is also nice timing as I plan to purchase a PlayStation 4 Pro.

However, as I look around at 4k TV's there seems to be quite a different set of HDR versions on different sets. I've so far found Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HDR Processing on different sets.

Can someone explain the difference between these three HDR points and what it means in real terms when looking to use the PS4 Pro? I know that supports HDR10, but not Dolby Vision from their F.A.Q., but if I buy a set with HDR Processing will that still utilise the full benefit or do I specifically need a set with HDR10?

Any telly aficionado can help?


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Dolby Vision is largely on LG OLED new sets it requires a chip and licence from Dolby. There is a view by some people that it will be the "betamax" of HDR
HDR 10 is the most common standard for HDR and samsung intend to modify it in the near future to make it dynamic i.e more like Dolby vision for their sets
Never heard of HDR processing.
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It is confusing If it has a 10 bit display it's HDR certified . A lot of sets are not proper HDR so I think you need to look for hdr10 . Dolby vision is totally different and better but some LG SETS combine both so you get the best of both but you could argue they are not proper Dolby vision as they require a 12 bit panel. HDR10 is the one I would go for
Just read this on flatpanelshd.com as I too am searching for a new TV. This was for the ku6xxx range of Samsung models but I believe still stands.

"Samsung also advertises HDR but be aware that none of the 6 series models have the hardware to reproduce HDR, hence “HDR processing”. They can receive the HDR material but not reproduce it."
“HDR Processing” is used by cheaper TVs to support HDR10 without having the actual hardware to implement it. Full HDR10 requires a 10-bit panel to support the full range of colours, but TVs with hardware that only has an 8-bit panel can still support HDR10 by using software to map the pixels from 10 to 8 bit. Sort of like upscaling in reverse.
True HDR10 requires HDR10 hardware which means a full 10-bit panel. Beware manufactures that claim HDR10 support but implement HDR Processing (hello Samsung).
To add even more confusion “HDR Processing” also seems to refer to the software that up-scales non HDR10 to HDR10 format in those systems that to have 10-bit panels.

Edited by: "GarethIt" 10th Nov 2016
Easiest way to see it is for true HDR you need a 10 bit tv, in most of the big ranges that's £400 to £600 more than the ones that can process HDR pictures. If you can afford it and think you can see the difference go for the full fat ones, if you can't justify the extra outlay go for the standard uhd set.
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