Originally Posted by bobknavs
DV requires licensing fees to Dolby Labs. HDR10+ will be an open standard.
I have never read how much Dolby gets for each license.
"You may hear about one other difference between Dolby Vision and HDR10. Some people will point out that TV manufacturers pay to have Dolby Vision in their displays, while HDR10 is free. While that’s true, the difference isn’t significant.
The royalty cost to add Dolby Vision ranges from less than $3 per TV to lower than $2 per TV."
And TCL delivers Dolby Vision for under $600: TCL 55P605 / 55P607, best value TV of 2017 (FALD …).
Also the streaming media player Google Chromecast Ultra, compatible with Dolby Vision / HDR10 / YouTube HDR, is available only at $70, Dolby Vision licensing fee included.
Why contribute to create an artificial HDR format war? It won’t bring any benefit to consumers!
Facing inherently incompatible formats like Blu-ray vs HD DVD, consumers have to choose a side.
It is not the case with HDR formats.
Consumers can just require Dolby Vision TV makers or HDR10+ TV makers to just add a piece of HDR software in order to be compatible with the other HDR format. This upgraded TV will remain the same: same panel, same electronic parts, same mechanical parts!
For example, the Sony Z9D doesn’t support Dolby Vision at launch.
Sony already made the announcement - no Dolby Vision support.
Someone mentioned that Samsung's dynamic metadata HDR10 proposal passed with the competent authorities and perhaps we will see something like a dynamic HDR update on the Z in the future, but this is pure speculation.
Nobody should buy this set expecting a DV upgrade in the future - it simply ain't happening.
Then, the Sony Z9D will get Dolby Vision with a free software upgrade.
In the same way audio/video receivers (AVR) have universal support for audio formats (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X ...), universal HDR TV is a big plus for consumers: consumers can watch any existing HDR content they want!
Universal audio/video receiver (Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, etc.) is achieved.
Universal HDR TV (HDR10, Dolby Vision, HEVC HLG HDR, VP9-HLG / VP9-PQ YouTube HDR, Dynamic HDR) is required.
Push for universal HDR TV!