Can somebody explain HDR on the iPad Pro to me?

steve23094

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The iPad Pro 10.5 was touted as having HDR support, the 11 does not. What does this mean in practice?

Did the 10.5 actually display HDR, or was it just capable of reading HDR video? Why doesn’t the 11 have HDR? Does that mean the 10.5 has a better display?
 

TheRealAlex

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The iPad Pro 10.5 was touted as having HDR support, the 11 does not. What does this mean in practice?

Did the 10.5 actually display HDR, or was it just capable of reading HDR video? Why doesn’t the 11 have HDR? Does that mean the 10.5 has a better display?
HDR and HDR10 are a Spec agreed upon by other companies. The iPad Pro does not meet to the letter these Specs so they can not advertise being in compliance.

That being said. When I log into my 4K Netflix account, Netflix does recognize my iPad Pro 11” and offer up HDR and Dolby Vision content, which looks amazing.

More importantly so the 11” iPad Pro support over 100% of the DCI P3 color Gamut. Basically more colors to draw with.

It may even be a 10-bit 120Hz IPS panel what type of IPS no one knows. Below is a link to a Wide Color Gamut test, if you cannot see the difference in the images then your display does not have Wide Color Gamut support.

https://webkit.org/blog-files/color-gamut/
 
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Robertjan88

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HDR and HDR10 are a Spec agreed upon by other companies. The iPad Pro does not meet to the letter these Specs so they can not advertise being in compliance.

That being said. When I log into my 4K Netflix account, Netflix does recognize my iPad Pro 11” and offer up HDR and Dolby Vision content, which looks amazing.

More importantly so the 11” iPad Pro support over 100% of the DCI P3 color Gamut. Basically more colors to draw with.

It may even be a 10-bit 120Hz IPS panel what type of IPS no one knows. Below is a link to a Wide Color Gamut test, if you cannot see the difference in the images then your display does not have Wide Color Gamut support.

https://webkit.org/blog-files/color-gamut/
One second, you see an HDR logo in Netflix? I am only seeing a Dolby vision logo when using Netflix on my new iPad Pro (12.9 inch).
 

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One second, you see an HDR logo in Netflix? I am only seeing a Dolby vision logo when using Netflix on my new iPad Pro (12.9 inch).
Its also compatible with dolby, which is a better format.. I dont think 1000 nits are required for a device, that is this close to your eyes .. Have anyone tested if there is a big difference?