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Samsung's 2022 TVs support its new HDR10+ GAMING standard

Samsung's 2022 TVs support its new HDR10+ GAMING standard
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It's CES time, which means plenty of TV news abounds. Samsung has announced that certain of its 4K and 8K TVs (and gaming monitors) will support its new gaming standard, HDR10+ GAMING.

HDR10+ GAMING is essentially a gaming mode that doesn't require any manual calibration from the user. That means the game engine automatically optimises video game content in real-timer, ensuring you squeeze the best possible gaming performance from the TV without fiddling around with menus.

Expect plenty of dark detail without sacrificing the brightest highlights, so you can see – and react to – every element on screen. It also configures the display to a "true reference mode", which results in truer colours.

Gaming companies including Saber Interactive and Game Mechanic Studios will show off their HDR10+ GAMING titles at CES.

HDR10+ launched four years ago as a rival to Dolby Vision. Like its rival, it uses dynamic metadata to optimise scenes on a frame-by-frame basis, so the full colour range can be deployed even in scenes that contain only dark or only light elements. The result? Subtler gradients and hence more detail.

HDR10+ GAMING will feature in Samsung's 2022 Neo QLED line-up with the Q70 TV series and above and its new gaming monitors. Nvidia's new graphics cards for 2022 will also support the feature.

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Joe Svetlik

Joe has been writing about tech for 17 years, first on staff at T3 magazine, then in a freelance capacity for Stuff, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Men's Health, GQ, The Mirror, Trusted Reviews, TechRadar and many more (including What Hi-Fi?). His specialities include all things mobile, headphones and speakers that he can't justifying spending money on.