New 4K UHD Format, Growing Digital Libraries Invigorate Home Entertainment Market [Variety]

New 4K UHD Format, Growing Digital Libraries Invigorate Home Entertainment Market [Variety]

By Stephanie Prange

December 4, 2018 | In the kaleidoscope of business models and formats that make up the home entertainment business, there are some brighter lights. To those not familiar with the home entertainment business, 4K UHD with HDR and EST may be alphabet soup, but they are the industry stars for those in the know.

EST, or electronic sell-through, is the industry term for digital purchases of content, and in 2018 consumers began to build their digital libraries with gusto, growing the market by double digits.
The 4K Ultra High Definition format, with four times the pixel resolution of 1080p HD, and high dynamic range (HDR), featuring wider color gamut, brighter brights and darker darks, is also reinvigorating the market with explosive growth, especially on the physical disc side as consumers take advantage of the full experience only available on 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc.

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