Originally Posted by fafrd
Yes, exactly. 'Context' for a decision = reason to justify a decision.
Yes. It is either that the content is not ready for release or a collective decision by Vizio, Dolby, Time Warner and Vudu to await the availability of an HDR-capable (probably HDR-lite with more limited peak brightness) 2015 Vizio P-Series to be announced and widely available in typical Vizio channels like Costco and Best Buy by later this year (October).
All of this hoopla with only a single (relatively) expensive TV to watch it on will have a much more limited impact than having a full line-up of Dolby Vision-enabled TVs at more consumer-friendly prices to introduce Dolby Vision to the marketplace.
Samsung's UHD Alliance initiative has upped the stakes and Vizio and Dolby (with Warner Bros. support or urging) may have raised thier sights accordingly...
I just don't buy this. I see no reason why, if these displays were truly ready, that Vizio couldn't release them today while promoting them as their 'best ever' displays, that will be fully compatible with the 'spectacular HDR content coming soon'.
Once that HDR material is released, Vizio simply instructs retailers to demo them with this new HDR material as they would have had they held up their release. If these units are as good as Vizio claims they are, they should be perfectly capable, in the interim, of showing their superiority with the same content that every other UHD display must contend with.
Of course if the HDR material, which will be seriously limited for quite some time, is simply a crutch to allow the Vizio R to show a 'better than most' picture only
with that material, but an average at best picture with non-HDR material, than I could certainly see why the delay.
I'm simply pointing out another possibility in addition to Vizio's propaganda.
In the interim, if they're really that good, they are missing out on many potential sales between now and whenever (if ever) they are released.
I'm sorry fafrd, something simply doesn't smell right.