With the start of testing of the Dolby Vision system among owners of the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X platforms, television manufacturers are already preparing to follow Microsoft’s footsteps and win over new consumers in the gamer market. LG is among the first to confirm that it already carries out tests with the format, which promises to work together with the possibility of playing games in 4K resolution running at 120 frames per second.
The information was released by Vicent Teoh, content creator for YouTube specializing in the analysis of new televisions. Without directly mentioning the desktop console, the company confirmed that it is already working with its partners to soon offer functionality on its 2021 line of OLED televisions.
I asked LG re Xbox Dolby Vision 4K120 support on its OLEDs. LG said:
“The Dolby Vision feature is currently in testing & LG is working closely with its partners to support functionality (including [email protected]) on its 2021 OLEDs soon. More details about models will be shared soon. “
– Vincent Teoh (@Vincent_Teoh) May 14, 2021
Although the manufacturer did not provide further details at the time, the update should focus on models such as the LG C1 and LG C1 Gallery Series. However, entry-level models like the LG A1 should not benefit from the feature – which requires an HDMI 2.1 connection, missing from them, to function.
New HDR standard
Dolby Vision is an HDR standard that offers dynamic metadata capabilities and promises to facilitate the device setup process. According to Microsoft, compatible games will be automatically adjusted to have the best image quality possible when combined with a TV compatible with the technology.
Get ready to transform your gaming experience with full-spectrum visuals! Rolling out to Xbox Insiders this week: Dolby Vision for gaming on Xbox Series X | S. pic.twitter.com/iU2RktHvPG
– Larry Hryb 🏡🎮☁ (@majornelson) May 14, 2021
Although the initial tests conducted by the manufacturer have shown positive results, the images transmitted were restricted to the maximum 60 Hz update – which now promises to rise to 120 Hz. If you are willing to invest in a new generation console and want to guarantee compatibility with by default, the presence of an HDMI 2.1 connection is the most important item to ensure this.
Dolby Vision is now available on Xbox Series consoles, but at the moment this is restricted to apps like Netflix and Disney Plus – the tests announced this week will bring the feature to games. Those who chose to invest in a PlayStation 5 will not benefit from the novelty, since Sony preferred not to offer official support for it.