Originally Posted by retro124
I'm pretty sure chips are ready already it is just game what all manufactures plays in those days. Why not to sell now expensive 4k players with limits and then make full 4K HDR next year or even earlier. It is just business what is big trend right now, no matter what happened every year needs to be a new model even if is sometimes worst then year before like Sony TV's 2014 vs 2015 (some models).
Sigma Designs shipping first UHD TV chip with Dolby Vision
ass Production of Industry’s First UHD TV Chip With Dolby Vision(TM)
FREMONT, CA and LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – Jan 5, 2016) – CES Las Vegas — Sigma Designs
(NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions focused on Internet of Things (IoT), Smart TV and media connectivity markets, has begun delivering volume quantities of its STV7701 Ultra HD High Dynamic Range (HDR). This powerful single-chip solution is the only product shipping in the market today that supports multiple HDR standards including Dolby Vision
, BD UHD HDR, and HDR 10 to enable the most amazing UHD visual experience available. The new UHD SoC comes with software optimized for over-the-top (OTT) video streaming services including Dolby Vision
with a broad range of advanced capabilities for premium Smart TV offerings. STV7701 together with a companion Ultra HD FRC chip can provide an ideal solution for UHD 120Hz Smart TV.
augments the fidelity of Ultra HD and HD video signals for over-the-top (OTT) online streaming, video on demand (VOD), broadcast, Ultra HD Blu-ray, and gaming applications. Today’s state-of-the-art cameras already capture more visual information than current TVs can display, but with Dolby Vision
, creative teams can finally have confidence that their content can be reproduced faithfully on Dolby Vision capable televisions.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Sigma Designs to integrate Dolby Vision
into its Ultra HD chipset solutions. Sigma Designs will bring the Dolby Vision
experience to OTT streaming services and smart TVs, delivering a dramatically different visual experience with astonishing brightness and incomparable contrast,” said Giles Baker, Senior Vice President, Broadcast Business Group, Dolby Laboratories.
High Dynamic Range technology has emerged as a disruptive technology over the past year due to the significant enhancement it delivers to the television viewing experience. Over the past decade, televisions have seen large strides in resolution (number of pixels on the screen) as well as refresh rates (pixels per second), but HDR addresses the “third pillar of image quality” — the information content per pixel. This third pillar directly addresses the amazing gradients of brightness and color that the human eye is capable of perceiving but heretofore never delivered.
Key capabilities supported on this leading edge platform include:
Ultra HD (UHD) Single Chip for 60Hz Smart TV
4K Ultra HD (UHD) resolution with High Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut capabilities include Dolby Vision
, HDR 10, SMPTE 2084 and 2086
512 Zones 2D Dimming
HEVC (H.265) UHD 10 bit video decoding at 60fps
Google VP9 UHD decoding
Trusted Execution Environment and ARM Trust Zone support for content protection
Integrated UHD HDMI v2 receivers with HDCPv2.2 content protection
Integrated Civolution NexGuard forensic UHD watermarking Technology to curb content piracy
Support for Android and Linux operating systems, as well as pre-integrated software for TV middleware, DRM, HTML5 browser engine and other software packages to build TV sets or other display products
Integration with industry partners — notably Google VP9 Technology and Civolution watermarking — also helps to make the STV7701 an ideal solution for next generation big-screen TV sets, providing the enhanced imaging and protection required for premium UHD services, including intensive high-motion content.
The new STV7701 single-chip solution is HDMI 2.0 capable and includes high-performance Quad Core ARM CPUs and Quad Core GPUs technology that enable outstanding video processing, advanced connectivity and OTT services for the next generation smart TV. To enable fast time to market, STV7701 comes with production-proven software solutions for all major geographical regions, as well as an integrated software stack for broadcast, broadband and in-home networking.
Sigma is demonstrating the first 4K Ultra HD Dolby Vision
TV with Dolby ATMOS
, powered by the Sigma Designs SoC at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, January 6-9 in the Westgate Hotel, suite 2992.
For more information about Sigma Designs, visit www.sigmadesigns.com
Dolby Vision Logo
Dolby Announces New Partnerships for Dolby Vision Ultra HD Video Chipsets
By Steven Cohen
Sep 04, 2015
Several companies will offer Dolby Vision SoCs for various devices.
Dolby has announced partnerships with Realtek, HiSilicon and MediaTek to provide Dolby Vision System-on-Chips (SoCs) for multiple playback devices. Through these new SoCs, the Dolby Vision technology can be incorporated into Ultra HD set-top-boxes, Smart TVs, Over-the-Top (OTT) online streaming, Ultra HD Blu-ray players and Digital Media Adapters (DMAs).
Dolby Vision is a video technology that uses high dynamic range and wide color gamuts to create and display content with superior brightness, contrast, and pop. Dolby Vision VS10 also has the benefit of being a universal HDR playback solution, allowing the tech to support Dolby Vision content and other HDR formats based on the SMPTE ST 2084 standard. VIZIO will be the first company to release Dolby Vision Ultra HD TVs with its upcoming Reference Series displays. Likewise, Chinese manufacturers TCL and Skyworth have also announced plans to release Dolby Vision products. Meanwhile, Warner Bros., VUDU, and Netflix will all be providing Dolby Vision graded content.
Specific products that will use the new Realtek, HiSilicon and MediaTek SoCs have not been announced yet.
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