Is Pacific Rim in 4K + HDR10? Or only Dolby Vision?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Wolfpup, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

    Sep 7, 2006
    I'm thinking of getting an Apple TV with that Direct TV Now offer, and I want to see Pacific Rim again before seeing the sequel. I'll end up with an Xbox One X sooner or later, and will just buy it on Blu Ray...

    But anyway for now, does anyone know if the Pacific Rim rental for AppleTV 4K supports HDR10? It shows on the page as Dolby Vision, and I'm not familiar with this, whether ALL their stuff supports both, or if it should also be showing HDR10 on there too if it was or what?
  2. bopajuice Suspended


    Mar 22, 2016
    Dark side of the moon
    Could have easily gone to Apples website to answer your question. To save you the trouble here are the formats the 4K AppleTV supports:

    HE-AAC (V1), AAC (up to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (up to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, FLAC, AIFF, and WAV; AC-3 (Dolby Digital 5.1) and E-AC-3 (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound)

    H.264/HEVC SDR video up to 2160p, 60 fps, Main/Main 10 profile

    HEVC Dolby Vision (Profile 5)/HDR10 (Main 10 profile) up to 2160p

    H.264 Baseline Profile level 3.0 or lower with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

    MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 fps, Simple profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats


    Apple TV 4K is built to take full advantage of 4K HDR so you can enjoy TV in the highest quality ever. Apple TV 4K supports the following 4K display formats:

    • 4K Standard Dynamic Range (SDR): Used for 4K televisions that don’t support HDR10 or Dolby Vision.
    • 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR): Used for 4K televisions that support HDR to display video with a broader range of colors and luminance.
    • 4K Dolby Vision: Used for 4K televisions that support Dolby Vision HDR* to display video with a broader range of colors and luminance optimized for your television.
    When you first connect your Apple TV 4K to a 4K television capable of HDR10 or Dolby Vision, you may be prompted to run a short display test for these formats. Follow the onscreen instructions to run the test, and confirm that you have a clear picture. If Apple TV 4K is unable to confirm that your television can display Dolby Vision or HDR10, it will automatically revert back to the mode it was previously using.

    To confirm which video mode your Apple TV 4K is using, go to Settings > Video and Audio. From here, you can manually select a display format.

    In order for Apple TV 4K to automatically set your display format to HDR10 or Dolby Vision, your television must be able to display HDR10 or Dolby Vision at 60Hz (50Hz in Europe). Apple TV 4K can display these formats at 30Hz (25Hz in Europe), but you’ll need to enable Match Dynamic Range in Settings > Video and Audio > Match Content. If you aren’t sure which formats your television supports, check the user manual for your television.

    Took all of about 30 seconds to find this info on Apples website.
  3. Eminemdrdre00 macrumors 6502a


    May 10, 2008
    Apple isn't clear about this. Vudu is though and they offer Pacific Rim in both Dolby Vision and HDR10, so it's likely that Apple does too.
  4. Wolfpup thread starter macrumors 68030

    Sep 7, 2006
    Thanks. GRRR. Well, I guess maybe I should do Vudu to be sure, though I'd rather hand my $4 to Apple.
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    You didn't address my question at all.
  5. priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    AFAIK all DoVi videos play on HDR10-sets as well. aTV 4K will take care of this.
  6. BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 65816

    Feb 9, 2009
    Yes and will play in HDR 4K if you don't have Dolby Vision. There has been posts on here by guys that say that the iTunes 4K version looks STUNNING and looks far superior to the BluRay, so you should be in for a very very beautiful experience!!!
    You'll fall in love with Apple TV - I guarantee!
  7. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    If your TV does not support DV, it will fall back to HDR10. Similar to disc format where HDR10 is required as a base layer even on DV disc, Apple streaming does the same. If it list the movie as DV and you do not have DV, you will get HDR10. Most streaming services do this now. When streaming first started it was just DV, but I think all of the major players now support DV and HDR10 with DV taking priority.

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