The first two Dolby Vision 4K Ultra HD releases are now out in Australia.
Timed to coincide with the theatrical release of Despicable Me 3, the first two movies in the series – Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 – are the first retail discs in the world to include the exciting format, which is an advanced version of HDR (which is also included). On top of this, the two Despicable releases also feature DTS:X soundtracks, rather than its main competitor Dolby Atmos.
Confused yet? If so, don’t worry, as it’s not the easiest stuff to get your head around.
Basically, like standard HDR (High Dynamic Range), Dolby Vision delivers incredible brightness, colour and contrast. In this case, it adjusts every frame of what you’re watching dynamically – as long as you have a TV and player that supports it. Normal HDR has just one preset for the entire program – it still looks absolutely amazing, but Dolby Vision takes it to a whole new level.
This handy video from LG helps to explain it all fairly simply.
As for the audio formats DTS:X and Dolby Atmos, they both aim to create a bubble of directional sound around viewers, so that what’s being watched becomes more of an immersive experience. While the more popular of the two, Dolby Atmos, requires extra speakers – either pointing down from the roof or up at it and bouncing sound downwards – DTS:X needs no extra speakers added to your home theatre system.
Again, the new Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 4K home releases are at the cutting edge, being among the first discs released to include DTS:X sound.
If you’re keen to find out more, your experts at JB Hi-Fi have a huge range of TVs and receivers that support 4K, UHD, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X systems, including LG’s incredible OLED screens.