Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has introduced DisplayHDR True Black high dynamic range (HDR) standard, a variant on its High-Performance Monitor and Display Compliance Test Specification (DisplayHDR). The latest standard has been optimized for emissive display technologies, including organic light emitting diode (OLED) and future microLED displays.
DisplayHDR True Black allows for up to 100X deeper black levels in addition to a greater dynamic range and a 4X improvement in rise time compared to VESA's DisplayHDR 1000 performance tier. This enables a visually stunning experience for home theater and gaming enthusiasts in subdued lighting environments. DisplayHDR and DisplayHDR True Black are the display industry's first fully open standards specifying HDR quality for LCD and emissive displays, respectively.
VESA has also added a 500 performance level to both the DisplayHDR and the DisplayHDR True Black standards to address the need for thin, ultra-lightweight HDR laptops. The additional 500 level includes local dimming as well as the same color gamut, black level and bit-depth requirements associated with the 600 and 1000 levels with a small decrease in luminance compared to the 600 level, to bring about better thermal control in displays for super-thin notebooks. While the new 500 level is optimized for very small, ultra-slim displays, it applies to all resolutions and screen sizes, including those used in monitors.
For deeper focus and insights, learn more about DisplayHDR True Black and DisplayHDR specifications. Also, pay a visit to VESA.