Article ID : 00159727 / Last Modified : 06/10/2020

What is the Dolby Vision format and how do I activate it on my TV?

    The Dolby Vision™ technology is a High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology developed by Dolby Laboratories. You can play movies recorded in Dolby Vision HDR format on devices that support Dolby Vision hardware.

    The following are requirements to support Dolby Vision format playback:

    • For streaming services apps (Netflix®, Prime Video™, etc.), the TV, streaming app, and selected content must support the Dolby Vision format.
      • In most situations, there is a logo or tag that will indicate that the content is available in the Dolby Vision format.
    • Non-Sony devices (Apple TV®, Amazon® Fire TV Stick™, etc.) must also support the Dolby Vision format.
    • If using a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc™ player, the device and the media must support the Dolby Vision format.

    To confirm Dolby Vision content reception, check the Picture Mode setting on the TV:

    • Select HomeSettings and then, depending on your TV
      • Select Display & SoundPicturePicture Mode
      • Select Picture & DisplayPicture AdjustmentsPicture Mode
    • The Dolby Vision setting will show as selected if activated and available

    Note: The XBR Z9D/A1E/X930E/X940E model series require a software update to support the Dolby Vision format.

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