A new report says that the upcoming Xbox One S console will support the HDR10 color standard for 4K TVs. That means similar TVs that use the rival Dolby Vision might not be supported.
The Xbox One S was announced last week at E3 2016. In additon to being 40% smaller than the current Xbox One, the new version of the console will be able to support native 4K video on supported TVs. It will also offer owners high dynamic range (HDR) color support. However, there are currently two competing HDR standards: Dolby Vision and HDR10.
According to Polygon:
If the Xbox One S does not, in fact, support the Dolby Vision standard for HDR video, that could be a problem for owners of some 4K TVs which use it exclusively:
It's likely that the Xbox One S doesn't support Dolby Vision due to the cost of licensing Dolby-based hardware. The HDR10 standard has the approval of TV makers like Sony and Samsung. HDR color will be supported by upcoming Xbox One games from Microsoft like Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3.
Pre-orders for the Xbox One S have begun, with the starting price of $299.99. Shipments of the 2TB version are scheduled to begin in August, with the 1TB and 500GB version due for launch later in 2016.
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