Does PS5 support Dolby Vision? If you've been on the hunt for the best TV for PS5, you've likely asked yourself this question.
And we wouldn't blame you. TV specs and compatibility can be rough sailing to navigate and more often than not it's easy to get lost.
So let's break down exactly what the deal is with Dolby Vision and PS5, plain and simple, so you can pick the best TV for you.
What Is Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision is a version of HDR, which is a technology designed to showcase more contrast and a wider amount of colours.
Dolby Vision is a bit of a step up from HDR10 and the reason is fairly technical in some senses.
The original content of a movie, for example, has metadata that includes information to do with things like brightness. HDR10 uses data from one point, called 'static metadata', while Dolby Vision uses data from every frame, referred to as 'dynamic metadata'.
In essence, it's about preserving as much data as possible, and Dolby Vision can do that better than HDR10.
Dolby Vision can achieve up to 12-bit colour depth, while HDR10 can achieve 10-bit, and while not a huge difference on paper, it does mean that Dolby Vision can offer more colour depth and brightness.
Does PS5 Support Dolby Vision
The short answer is, no. But that's not all there is to it.
An update is said to be on the way that will allow for Auto HDR Tone Mapping, which is said to work in a similar way to that of Dolby Vision HDR.
Reports suggest that this update will be heading our way in late 2021, however, it will only work with some of Sony's Bravia XR range, such as the Sony A90J.
What Is Auto HDR Tone Mapping?
Auto HDR Tone Mapping in essence allows your TV and PS5 to communicate so that brightness and darkness levels are kept in line with what the TV is capable of.
Now that your PS5 knows what range your TV can work in, in terms of brightness and darkness, it can adjust that information to preserve as much detail on screen as possible.
Will PS5 Ever Support Dolby Vision?
It's not out of the question, as Dolby Vision is not exclusive, but with this new Auto HDR Tone Mapping feature heading into the mix, we'd think it wouldn't be as high a priority as say, supporting 1440p resolution.
We do have high hopes, however, as Xbox Series X does support Dolby Vision...so let's hope Sony are looking to narrow the gap in the future.
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