HDR and the industry that cried “wolf”
Now comes the catch.
No matter whose system(s) prevails, virtually all consumer displays will have a lower level of peak luminance performance than production HDR displays. Now add to those all of the pre-HDR 4K sets recently sold and those new sets that aren't deemed "sticker worthy." What fate awaits them?
Thankfully, we will have a precise way to "detune" the new content to match the capability of a "lesser" display. The HDR terminology that describes this process is called "color mapping" or "tone mapping" to the display.
This is the key to our HDR present and future. The HDMI handshake will let your source know what your set's light output and color capability is, and your TV will be sent precisely what it can do. This is really new and is yet another plus in the HDR saga!
If you want a glimpse of the future, there are now 18 DolbyVision HDR movie theatres worldwide that use amazing six-laser DLP projectors and blast more light and more color than you have ever seen. You may not want to see one of those if you don't live near one, because all other theaters will forever pale by comparison. Check www.dolby.com/us/en/platforms/dolby-cinema.html for more information and to find the theater nearest you.
TVs that are more dynamic than CRTs are all over the market. The term "dynamic" in this instance means better blacks and better whites. Which do you want? Well, both of course! But at consumer sizes and prices, they will not get the 4,000 to 10,000 Nits that content creation monitors can do. Their choices will be between OLEDs with amazing blacks and LED LCDs with really bright whites. The consumer’s room and budget may influence the decision here, but for the first time in the history of TV, there are bona fide reasons to buy a new TV because it wil be way more "dynamic" than your old one.