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Universal, Vudu Announce First Movie Releases With Dolby HDR

17 Aug, 2016 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Walmart’s Vudu Aug. 17 announced the first slate of titles now available with Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) imaging. Titles available for purchase and rental on Vudu include the The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Lucy, Oblivion and Lone Survivor. In addition, Lucy and Oblivion feature Dolby Atmos moving audio.

Watching the titles requires a 4K television with Dolby Vision (HDR). The Universal titles bring to 50 the number of studio (MGM and Warner Bros.) movies available in HDR.

“We’re committed to providing customers with the best possible home entertainment experience, and partnering with Dolby on HDR delivers on that promise,” Scott Blanksteen, VP of product for Vudu, said in a statement. “We’re excited to add these new Universal titles to our library and offer customers the largest selection of premium HDR movies of any digital service.”

From content creation to distribution and playback, Dolby Vision is marketed as an end-to-end solution from movie directors, executives at major studios, streaming service providers, and TV manufacturers worldwide.

“Combined with Dolby Atmos immersive audio, Universal titles such as 'Lucy' and 'Oblivion' have never looked — or sounded — better,” Curt Behlmer, SVP of content solutions and industry relations for Dolby Laboratories, said in a statement. “As more Dolby Vision-enabled displays hit the market, streaming partners like Vudu make Dolby’s next-generation imaging technology easier to experience than ever before.”


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