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DTG's 4k Plugfests turn spotlight on HEVC streams

The DTG's UK UHD Forum has held its second 4k Plugfest with a focus on content streamed in 4k over satellite, IP and DTT to UHD TVs and set-top boxes.

This DTG members-only event brought together platforms operators, TV manufacturers, audio-video content providers and broadcasters, equipment manufacturers, and retailers to investigate HEVC UHD interoperability.

DTG Testing launches HDMI interoperability testing

DTG Testing is launching an HDMI interoperability testing service using the DTG's unique receiver collection (Zoo), ensuring the high quality of consumer experience to secure retailer buyers confidence.

Many of DTG Testing's customers have found that HDMI compliance and certification does not guarantee that licensed CE devices will function correctly and be fully interoperable with other HDMI licensed devices. Issues such as audio/video synchronisation, incorrect aspect ratio, crashes, video glitches, juddering and colour issues may occur.

Netflix values HDR over 4K in picture quality

Netflix said it believes that High Dynamic Range will be more impressive than 4K alone, as Ultra HD TV manufacturers gear up to enter the consumer market.

HDR in video increases the quality of pixels making them brighter and sharper—the higher the dynamic range of a video, the more realistic and engaging the picture. Neil Hunt, chief product officer at Netflix, told the Daily Telegraph that HDR will create a more noticeable difference to TV viewers than 4K alone.