Originally Posted by Senator
Is there any technical reason Sony couldn't release firmware updates for the 295/695 etc to match JVC's "hdr tone mapping" or is this something that the hardware of the Sony's just physically couldn't do?
Originally Posted by kaotikr1
I have heard rumors Sony is working on something, but nothing has officially been announced that I know of.
Looking at the pure specs then there really isn't anything that would not allow some form of DTM.
The X1 chip is capable of Object Based HDR Remaster, Super Bit Mapping HDR and Dynamic Contrast Enhancement. The X1 Extreme is capable of those and Dual Database Processing and Precision Colour Mapping.
So I think they are both perfectly capable of being handed DTM.
The 295/270 and 695/570 share the same processing as the 885/760 and 995/870.
If they released new lamp based units with DTM and gave laser users a firmware/possible hardware update, I could dig that. Better yet though, a DTM update for all models!!
What is the point of a 10-20 year (depending on usage) light source on the laser units if they want you to buy a new machine every three years? What a waste of resources.
I too have heard that DTM is being looked at/worked on. I remain hopeful they will throw us a bone on the current models. We shall see.