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How to Run VESA Certified DisplayHDR Tests on Display in Windows 10

The VESA DisplayHDR Group has a free DisplayHDR Test app in the Microsoft Store that allows you to confirm the display parameters including brightness, color and contrast performance of high dynamic range (HDR) laptop and desktop monitors as per the set forth in VESA’s High-Performance Monitor and Display Compliance Test Specification (DisplayHDR).

Created by VESA, the Video Electronics Standards Association, this new test tool has a simple keyboard interface that enables professional and lab-level users of off-the-shelf calibration colorimeters to test and evaluate HDR displays at the three performance levels (DisplayHDR 400, 600 and 1000) outlined in the DisplayHDR specification. See https://DisplayHDR.org

This tutorial will show you how to download and use the DisplayHDR Test app to run VESA Certified DisplayHDR compliance tests on a HDR display in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Play HDR Content when on Battery in Windows 10

With Windows HD Color in Windows 10, you get the most of out your high dynamic range (HDR) TV or PC display. When you connect your HDR10-capable TV or display to a Windows 10 PC that supports HDR and wide color gamut (WCG), you’ll get a brighter, more vibrant, and more detailed picture compared to a standard dynamic range (SDR) display.

The Microsoft Store contains a growing number of HDR apps and games. To find HDR games, visit the Microsoft Store online. To watch HDR movies and videos from online providers, you might need to change a few settings to get set up. To play HDR games and use HDR apps, your PC and display must meet certain hardware requirements.

If you have a laptop with an HDR-capable built-in display, there are additional power-related settings for HDR because these displays use more power than non-HDR displays. If you’re running your laptop on battery, playing HDR content can reduce battery life. Therefore, HDR is turned off by default when running on battery. However, you can change the default power setting if you want.

If HDR is turned on when your laptop is plugged in and then you unplug your laptop, HDR will be turned off to help save battery power. If you plug in your laptop again, HDR will be turned on again automatically.

On HDR-capable laptops, the default power settings will turn off HDR when running on battery power. Allowing HDR when running on battery power will reduce battery life.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off playing high dynamic range (HDR) content on a built-in HDR display when running on battery power for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Change HDR and SDR Brightness Balance Level in Windows 10

With Windows HD Color in Windows 10, you get the most of out your high dynamic range (HDR) TV or PC display. When you connect your HDR10-capable TV or display to a Windows 10 PC that supports HDR and wide color gamut (WCG), you’ll get a brighter, more vibrant, and more detailed picture compared to a standard dynamic range (SDR) display.

If you have a laptop with an HDR-capable built-in display, there are additional power-related settings for HDR because these displays use more power than non-HDR displays.

Many HDR displays today are designed primarily for watching movies and videos in HDR mode. As a result, you might need to do some things to get the best results when using your HDR display in Windows 10.

You might need to adjust the relative brightness of SDR and HDR content for your HDR-capable display. This is because a display interprets an HDR and SDR signal differently, and the results will vary by make and model.

This tutorial will show you how to adjust the brightness balance level between high dynamic range (HDR) and standard dynamic range (SDR) content for a built-in HDR display in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off HDR and WCG Color for a Display in Windows 10

With Windows HD Color in Windows 10, you get the most of out your high dynamic range (HDR) TV or PC display. When you connect your HDR10-capable TV or display to a Windows 10 PC that supports HDR and wide color gamut (WCG), you’ll get a brighter, more vibrant, and more detailed picture compared to a standard dynamic range (SDR) display.

This includes photos, videos, and games.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off HDR (high dynamic range) and WCG (wide color gamut) color for a display in Windows 10.

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