Which TV set do I need to view HDR content on Swisscom TV?
UHD offers a higher number of pixels; HDR greatly improves contrast and has a much broader colour spectrum. Combined together, the two technologies bring a noticeable leap in quality. Swisscom TV is one of the broadcasters pioneering the transmission of programmes and channels in HDR & UHD quality.
TV manufacturers have yet to settle on a single HDR (High Dynamic Range) standard. As a result, there is currently a mix of different standards, all of which ultimately say the same thing: that the TV is capable of displaying the improved HDR quality. The more important question, therefore, is whether a particular device is compatible with the HDR standards implemented by Swisscom. In other words, the most widely accepted HDR standards: HDR10 and HLG.
These standards are rarely specified directly on one of the visible logos on the screen. If in doubt, therefore, it is vital to check with the retailer of the device in question. Ideally, the device should support both standards as it is possible for programmes or channels to be broadcast only in HDR10 or HLG. If a device supports both standards, you will not need to worry about its future suitability.
Do I specifically need to activate the HDR function on my TV?
Depending on your TV model, yes. For information on how to activate HDR, read the user manual for your TV set. We have summarised some details from a few manufacturers here.
What if I want to use an AV receiver, a soundbar or an HDMI splitter via HDMI?
If you are using an AV receiver (HDMI), a soundbar (HDMI) or an HDMI splitter between the Swisscom TV Box and UHD TV set, this device also has to support the HDR10 and HLG standard. If not, you will not benefit from HDR.
How can I test if my TV or other connected devices support UHD/HDR?
You can check the Swisscom TV settings under System > UHD/HDR Assistant to see if your devices support UHD/HDR.