CES: Netflix Reportedly Prepares For HDR 4K Streaming

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Last year, all of the talk was about 4K Ultra HD, but now that Netflix offers that, it's on to the next best thing, which is apparently HDR or high dynamic range 4K streaming. And Netflix will reportedly launch this eventually.

Steven Tweedie at Business Insider reports from the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas that he was "ushered into a dark room to see the new way to watch Netflix," and that "it's gorgeous." He got a look at Netflix original Marco Polo this way as well as the movie A Million Ways to Die in the West Tweedie writes:

Samsung showed off some impressive HDR 4K televisions at CES this week, but LG is arguably further along, with an official partnership with Netflix that will introduce HDR streaming later this year.

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Once Netflix officially launches HDR streaming, Netflix will "talk" to your TV, checking to see whether your TV is equipped for HDR. Your TV will enable the feature and handle all the HDR processing, so you won't have to worry about Netflix being slower just so you can see some extra color.

Of course, you'll need a high-end HDR 4K TV to be able to get the experience.

Image via Netflix

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