Originally Posted by swanlee
Anyone know if the 9000 series has confirmed HDR? Besides being curved it looks like it has the same Panel spec's
Kevin: I see that JS8500 TVs support HDR.
We ought to be careful, here, about the interpretation of "support HDR". An HDR TV ought to be able to (1) decode an HDR signal and (2) display the HDR information. So far as I know there is no HDR standard saying what, exactly, an HDR signal is, but presumably the Samsung engineers know enough about it to be sure that the sets they're now selling as HDR compatible are a software update away from being able to interpret HDR from UHD blue ray players, when they get here. For (2), there are somewhat elastic hardware requirements, including a 10 bit panel and extra brightness. How much extra brightness?
The not-yet-ready Vizio R-series advertised Dolby Vision and claimed 800 nits of brightness. The upcoming OLED sets from LG said to be HDR-ready claim 800 nits, also. The Samsung JS9500 supposedly has 1000 nits. All these are substantially below the brightness figures mentioned by Dolby in its discussions of HDR.
But the Samsung JS9000 has only 600 nits (according to two review comments I've seen). That's getting pretty low to be able to claim HDR readiness. The JS8500 set sounds really nice, for the price, but so far I haven't seen any specifics about just how HDR ready it is. When Samsung representatives claim that it "supports HDR", maybe they just mean what I put in (1), above -- that it will interpret a signal containing HDR information.