LG G6 • Display Advantage
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LG G6 Dolby Vision and HDR text on cinema background image

The LG G6 supports HDR playback of content that was recorded with either Dolby Vision or HDR10. The ability for playing HDR content on the display meant to show you the digital content with very high dynamic range and viewed as the direction intended that specific content to be viewed, with all its rich colors and beauty. Having an HDR-enabled display isn't by itself such a big advantage, unless there is content for it. Until not we haven't gotten any content provider that will supply an HDR content that is compatible with the LG G6. Today I've read that Netflix brings HDR content to the LG G6, so you can enjoy HDR videos and TV series right on your G6. The thing is that as of the time of writing, this content is only available for the LG G6. I don't know why this is device specific. I thought that all devices with HDR10 support will be able to play it, like the Galaxy S8, but apparently it isn't the case. Of course this is just temporary, and the S8 will get its HDR support throw Netflix pretty soon.

For those of you who still don't understand what is Dolby Vision and HDR (High Dynamic Range), here is a nice video put out by LG Australia that explains more about these two technologies and their benefits.

I've already seen some HDR content on the LG G6 and of course on regular displays and it's absolutely breathtaking. It's a completely different experience on a large display, nonetheless, you will surely appreciate the difference between non-HDR and HDR content once you view it for the first time. HDR just makes the whole viewing experience so cinematic, vivid and so much more enjoyable to watch. I first thought that it's not going to be a big deal, and those companies have nothing really good to invent and they just pushing this unnecessary technology that doesn't bring anything new to the table. Boy I was wrong about that, and once I viewed content in HDR10 I was just blown away with the image quality. HDR makes things looks unnatural in a way, but it depends on the content. In movies things look more natural, but some of the demos that I've seen were just very saturated, gorgeous, but just too colorful to my taste. Of course they were just meant to showcase the screen's capability of rendering the full color space that the monitor supports. Also keep in mind that if you want to see 4K videos streams on Netflix, from what I've read, you have to subscribe to the Netflix plan.

If you look at this page on help.netflix.com, you can see that in the "Netflix in HDR and Dolby Vision" tab, only the LG G6 smartphone is available in the bottom list. That page also sent me to another help page that say that Netflix supports two different HDR streaming formats, both Dolby Vision and UltraHD Premium (HDR). To find titles that are available for watching in Dolby Vision or HDR, you need to search the titles with the HDR or Dolby Vision logos near their titles, that how you know that that specific title is playable in HDR on your LG G6. Also keep in mind that not all titles on Netflix are available in Dolby Vision or HDR.

Having some HDR content to enjoy on your LG G6 is great. It didn't take a lot of time for Netflix to enable this and I'm sure many LG G6 owners will be delighted to start watching HDR content on their phones, even some of the movies and TV series they already watched. In time more and more content will be offered in HDR, and I think it's a good investment. I've seen the image quality, and I can say to you that it's really makes a big different in terms of the viewing experience.

importance ranking: #4 in the 'Display' category and #37 among all categories for LG G6 device

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