Amazon Prime Instant Video Adds Limited Support For HDR

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Amazon announced today that it has rolled out, in limited fashion, support for HDR (high dynamic range) on Amazon Instant Video. It will initially only offer HDR videos to Amazon Prime members in the U.S., and only for one full series: the Amazon Original “Mozart in the Jungle.” In addition, HDR is available for the pilot episode of the Amazon Original “Red Oaks.” The move makes Amazon the first video service to offer titles in this enhanced visual format, the company notes, though Netflix has also committed to expanding support for HDR video in 2015, beginning with its own original series “Marco Polo.”

HDR videos offer better picture quality, with richer colors, and improved contrast between the bright areas on the screen and the darker parts of the images. The end result is a more engaging picture format – outdoor scenes look more realistic, while you can also more easily pick out…

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