IMAX ENHANCED HUB PRODUCT GUIDE GLOSSARY OF TERMS
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3D Immersive Sound

Surround sound with height channels that create an enveloping effect.

4K

Video with a resolution of 2160 x 3840 pixels (8.29 million)
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Aspect Ratio

The shape of the image on screen, which is defined by the width and the height. 4K TVs have a 16:9 aspect ratio.

AVR

Audio-Video Receiver. This do-it-all device combines source switching, processing and amplification into one chassis.
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DTS:X

DTS:X audio technology delivers a truly captivating entertainment experience in home theaters and sound bars, by accurately conveying the fluid movement of sound to create a richer soundscape than has previously been possible. DTS:X technology adapts to the speaker layout to best fit the individual consumer space by seamlessly transporting sound to and through specific locations within the viewing environment – in front of, behind, above and beside the audience.
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FALD

Full Array Local Dimming as a display technology that helps LED-LCD TVs achieve brighter highlights and deeper blacks.
H

HDCP 2.2

This form of copy protection ensures that you can watch 4K UHD content on your system.

HDMI

The standard connector used for consumer AV equipment.

HDR

High Dynamic Range allows TVs to show a greater tonal range for more realistic looking imagery.
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LED-LCD

TVs that use transmissive Liquid Crystal Display technology are able to render bright highlights, for intense HDR.

Letterbox Bars

The black bars seen above and below widescreen content in order to fit it on a 16:9 screen.
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OLED

TVs with emissive Organic Light Emitting Diode technology are able to reproduce pure blacks and extremely high contrast images with ease.
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Pre/Pro

Preamp/Processors offer the source switching and processing capabilities of an AVR but rely on external amplifiers for power.
W

WCG

Wide Color Gamut technology lets displays show rich color tones like the red of a Coke can or a pure blue sky.