What is HDR Super: HDR Super vs HDR Pro LG TV explained


Back in 2016 LG (as well as other TV makers) has announced that its devices would get HDR support. First of all, you should understand that HDR Super/HDR Pro is just a marketing name given to support of HDR feature. LG has such names, while Samsung calls this feature Quantum HDR, for example.

What is HDR?

HDR or High-Dynamic-Range is the technology that requires not only a TV that supports it but also an image taken with that technology support as well. In common words, HDR works as follows: to fill the brightest and the darkest parts of the image with more details, the image itself is taken several times with different exposure values. Then, all of that images are combined in order to present as many details on the brightest and on the darkest parts of the image, as possible.

What is LG HDR?

LG, as well as a lot of other TV-makers is creating its own marketing name for HDR-support feature. LG has named HDR-support as HDR Pro and HDR Super. There’s no need to compare HDR with HDR Super or HDR Pro, as the first one is technology name, while two others are just commercial names used by a particular company.

What is HDR Super?

I wouldn’t write a lot, so all you should understand is that HDR SUPER is a commercial name given to TVs with OLED or Nano Cell screens, they fully support the HDR video and can show 10bit color depth. There’s nothing more behind these words, only HDR support.

What is HDR Pro?

HDR Pro is another commercial name given to LG TVs with HDR support, but such TVs has QNED screens.

HDR Super vs HDR Pro: What is the difference?

As I already have said, LG has introduced HDR support back in 2016, but the company is using two different names for this technology. HDR Super is used for OLED and NanoCell screens and HDR Pro is used for QNED screens.

According to HDR standards, HDR video can only fully support the TVs with 10 bits (or more) of color depth.

In fact, since HDR is standardized. In order for a TV to use HDR, you need an image with different exposure values. But you have to understand that HDR SUPER and HDR Pro is one of the HDR technologies. LG came up with its own name that assigns TVs based on the type of screen.

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