Dolby VisionTM transforms the way you experience movies, TV shows, and games with incredible brightness, contrast, and color that bring entertainment to life before your eyes. By fully leveraging the maximum potential of new cinema projection technology and new TVs' display capabilities, Dolby Vision delivers high-dynamic-range (HDR) and wide-color-gamut content. The result is a re ned, lifelike image that will make you forget you are looking at a screen.
Current consumer video delivery and cinema standards are based on the limitations of old technologies and require altering the original content before it can be reproduced for playbackdramatically reducing the range of colors, brightness, and contrast from that captured by modern cameras. Dolby Vision changes that, giving creative teams the con dence that images will be reproduced faithfully on TVs, PCs, and mobile devices that feature Dolby Vision.
Dolby Vision is a natural complement to Dolby Atmos®. It gives movie, television, and game creators the tools they need to create experiences that preserve the creative intent and let consumers experience truly immersive content without compromise.
For manufacturers of televisions, game consoles, personal computers, and mobile devices, Dolby Vision unlocks the full capabilities of their hardware and creates a premium experience that can increase use and enjoyment of these products.
The limitations in today's system comes as a natural result of the limitations of current TV and Blu-ray standards. The maximum brightness for broadcast TV or Blu-ray discs
is 100 nits*. But modern TVs often have 300 to 500 nits maximum brightness, so TV manufacturers stretch the brightness of the content to try to use the capabilities of the display. This distorts the images. And because each manufacturer stretches the output differently, every viewer will experience a movie, TV show, or game in a different and unpredictable way.
Dolby Vision solves this problem. Content creators color-grade their content using Dolby Vision compatible reference monitors, which have dramatically higher dynamic range and wider color gamut, to ensure the highest- delity mastering. The Dolby Vision picture contains metadata about the system used to create the nal version
of the content. Because any Dolby Vision television has been carefully calibrated by
the manufacturer and Dolby technicians, our technology can use this metadata and the higher-quality content to produce the best and most accurate representation on every display. This honesty to the creator is why Dolby Vision is being adopted by major studios for the cinema and for delivering the best Hollywood content to the home.
* nit: In lighting, the nit is a unit of visible-light intensity, commonly used to specify the brightness of a cathode ray tube or liquid crystal display computer display. One nit is equivalent to one candela per square meter.
A major difference between the Dolby Vision approach and other HDR solutions is the metadata that accompanies each frame of the video all the way to the display manager in the consumer-playback device. Systems with generic HDR* carry only static metadata that describes the properties of the color-grading monitor that was used to create the content and some very basic information about the brightness properties (maximum and average light levels) for the entire piece of content. Dolby Vision adds dynamic metadata that is produced during content creation; the dynamic properties of each scene are captured. With this information, the Dolby Vision display manager is able to adapt the content to the properties of the display much more accurately. It allows hues to be preserved properly, which is critical for display of skin tones. Even with mass- market edge-lit TVs, the overall impression of colors is preserved much more accurately.
Guided by the Dolby Vision metadata, the Dolby Vision display manager enables great visual experiences on a wide range of display devices ranging from higher-end OLED TVs with stunning black levels to LCD TVs with advanced technologies like quantum dot, all the way down to mass-market edge-lit TVs.
Technology has moved far beyond current imaging standards for TV and movies. This end-to-end solution delivers dramatic imaging that fully expresses the original creative intent. Dolby Vision enhances today's viewing experiences and is ready for the next wave of innovation from TV, movies, games, and streaming services
* HDR (High Dynamic Range): The contrast between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks. The high the dynamic range the closer a picture gets to real life.
BOSE SOUNDTOUCH- We still have a few Soundtouch units left at sale price until 31st Jan. Be quick to secure them at the following prices:
SoundTouch Portable- SAVE $50 Now $499
SoundTouch 20- SAVE $50 Now $499
SoundTouch 30- SAVE $100 Now $799
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The first in a series of rants about our in store demo facilites: Part 1- Home Theatre Demo Room
Audio Junction's Theatre room is a constanly evolving canvas that changes as we discover new products that raise the bar in terms of both performance and cost. Latest additions include the Epson TW9200 projector and Cambridge Audio's Aero Speaker system. The Epson is simply a stunning projector for the price. We've had a long running relationship with Mitsubishi and were dissappointed when they announced that they were pulling out of the projector business late last year. The search for a new entry level projector began, it had to be well priced, present a stunning image and have reliability and support we could stand behind. After an exhaustive selection process we decided on the Epson TW9200 with its 3 year warranty on both the projector and the lamp. Drop by the store and take a look for yourself, I'm sure you will agree that this is one special bit of kit. We still have a couple of Mitsubishi HC4000's left, another great projector at the price and with 3 year warranty, come and compare the two for yourself.
The Cambridge Audio Aero Speaker system was a product that caught our eye at the Hifi Show in Melbourne late last year, it impressed us enough to earn a spot in the speaker line-up on our comparator. Upon further investigation we have found that the only chink in it's armour is the subwoofer, which can get a little flustered if driven too hard. Our solution to this is to substitute the Cambridge sub for another British sub, the B&W SW610, at the same price, the B&W being a cracker of a sub with prodigous output down to subterranean levels.This combo will set you back a mere $3500
We love to show off our Theatre Demo room so do drop by for a test drive soon, even better call ahead and we will have a cuppa ready for you. In a future BLOG I will discuss our favourite equipment combos in the Theatre Room, but unitl then Keep Calm and Rock On!
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Equipment curently playing in the Audio Junction Home Theatre Demo Lounge-
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This year Naim celebrate their 40th anniversary – no mean feat for a Hi-Fi manufacturer – there are only a handful of other manufactures that have or will reach this milestone!
Naim were always a manufacturer who did their own thing – their philosophy is simple: build products that matter, second best will not do.
Naim remains one of the few companies in Britain that can truly lay claim to the title of world class in its sphere of audio engineering. Its production methods reflect a relentless quest for excellence over the past thirty years. In the factory Naim’s production teams meticulously go about their tasks following the special manufacturing processes, which enable the Naim sound to differentiate from all others. Every finished unit that comes off the line is subjected to a barrage of electronic tests on the test bench, but the final quality assessment is done by ear to ensure each unit meets their demanding standards.
We are pleased to be able to offer Naim products to our customers, with a wide range of payment options! Any questions please do not hesitate to ask, our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to assist, and as always, happy listening!
Coming Soon – Naim UNITILITE
Naim’s Uniti range of products combine high-end hi-fi performance with extensive digital audio functionality. They offer convenience and versatility whilst reproducing music with all the pace, rhythm, timing and clarity a Naim badge demands. And they do it all from a single, elegant enclosure.
Don’t be fooled by the size of the UnitiLite. Behind its slimline fascia it incorporates several technologies and techniques used in high-end Naim electronics that allow it to deliver music with real energy and clarity. Its DAC chip is a close relative of the device employed in the high-end NDX streamer and its power amplifier design is informed by the classic techniques fundamental to the Naim sound. With 50W of power per channel, UnitiLite is more than capable of filling most rooms with the signature toe-tapping, spine tingling sound on which Naim have built their reputation.
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