There appear to be two HDR camps... HDR10 and Dolby Vision. I would think that if the new TV supports both that would future proof "jumping the gun" wouldn't you?For many, buying UHD HDR now is probably jumping the gun (unless you really need to replace something). Waiting for the HDR standards to settle out could avoid having to upgrade soon. Assuming that the standard that everyone arrives at can (and will) be delivered in firmware is probably folly. At my last count, I saw five different HDR standards. CES revealed very little in terms of new home TV technology or even the direction it is heading.
TCL is by no means a newcomer to televisions. The company was founded in 1985 and is reported to be the second largest producer of televisions in the world (after Samsung).
Here's a rundown on the brand names from Consumer Reports (including which are licensed):
TV Brands Aren't Always What They Seem
I don't know about that. The 55" B7 LG OLED was $1,499 during Black Friday, but everyone seems to have it for $100 more than that now. Maybe as we get closer to the actual Super Bowl prices will come down a few hundred bucks.Crazy prices on 2017 LG OLEDs this week...
You might not if you did a deeper dive into all the HDR schemes.There appear to be two HDR camps... HDR10 and Dolby Vision. I would think that if the new TV supports both that would future proof "jumping the gun" wouldn't you?
I'm inferring from Scott's post that Dish has cast their lot with HDR10.If you're a DIRECTV subscriber, it appears that they've cast their lot on HLG. I'm not sure what other pay TV services are using.
This isn't about something better around the corner. This is about choosing from among a number of existing choices and hoping that you chose correctly. NBC has been pretty tight-lipped compared to what they were talking two years ago and thus far, they're not saying who is going to offer the 2018 Olympics other than themselves and Comcast (presumably both through streaming).Waiting is a losing game! There is always something better around the corner.
2020 Olympics will be shot and broadcast in 8K...