High dynamic range (HDR) televisions are now in their second year, and most 2016 higher-end displays and supporting 4K Ultra HD source devices are equipped with at least one of the latest HDR-metadata-supporting HDMI 2.0a connectors
Meanwhile, 4K content mastered with HDR metadata is ramping up through streaming services and Ultra HD Blu-ray discs. So now, we are often asked, is it the right time buy a 4K Ultra HDTV or 4K player?
The simple answer is: probably. Most of the pieces are now in place to enjoy the benefits of 4K Ultra HD pictures that deliver, via inclusion of HDR and a wider color gamut, pictures that are clearly better than the best Full HD 1080p displays.
The caveat is that work is always proceeding on next-generation standards which typically require new digital input interfaces (connectors), so don’t expect anything you buy today (or ever, really) to remain compatible with the next new advancement for long.
Read more on what to expect from the next digital interface connector after the jump: