Pioneer announces that its UDP-LX500 player will be updated to the latest HDR10+ format

Pioneer is proud to announce that it will issue a firmware update in Spring 2019 that will bring HDR10+ compatibility to its UDP-LX500 Universal Disc Player HDR10+ better realizes the incredible dynamic luminance potential of Ultra HD Blu-ray discs*.

HDR10+ is the latest version of the HDR (High Dynamic Range) format. The current HDR10 standard uses static metadata present on an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc to initially set brightness which then remains unchanged for the duration of the disc when it’s played back. HDR10+ improves on HDR because it uses dynamic tone-mapping metadata to allow brightness to be adjusted frame by frame. This results in much more dynamic looking, colorful and realistic HDR images, closer to the creator’s original vision.

*To play back HDR10+ compatible Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, a HDR10+ ready TV and AV receiver (if the Ultra HD Blu-ray player is routed through it) will also be required.
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