8:53am PT by Carolyn Giardina
Amazon Releases Its First Dolby Vision HDR Titles
Amazon Video has released its first batch of titles for streaming in the Dolby Vision high dynamic range format: Select movies from Sony Pictures plus the second season of Amazon original series Bosch.
High dynamic range means that the TV will display a wider range between the whitest whites and blackest blacks in an image. Amazon Dolby Vision titles can be viewed with a Dolby Vision-supported LG smart TV.
The Sony titles include The Smurfs 2, After Earth, Men in Black 3, Hancock, Salt, Pineapple Express, Fury, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Chappie and Elysium.
Amazon's Dolby Vision catalog is a subset of the titles that Amazon offers in its catalog on the HDR format known as HDR 10, which can be viewed on compatible Samsung, Sony and LG smart TVs.
Amazon said it intends to offer at least 150 hours of HDR content by the end of the year.