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How to enable Dolby Vision on your Blu-ray player

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Getting Started

  • Update your Blu-ray Player with the latest firmware, M43.R.0175 or later.
  • Use a Premium Hi-Speed HDMI cable or HDMI cable that supports 18 Gbps bandwidth to connect your Blu-ray Player and TV.
  • Connect with Dolby Vision compatible UHD(4K)/HDR TV.
  • Blu-ray Disc or Network Service Contents.

Connection

Connect the Blu-ray Player to your Dolby Vision compatible UHD (4K)/HDR TV using Premium High Speed HDMI Cable or High Speed HDMI cable that supports 18 Gbps bandwidth. 

  • Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI OUT jack on the player.
  • Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI input jack for UHD (4K)/HDR or UHD (4K)/60p on your TV.

 
 
 
[A] Blu-ray player’s HDMI Out jack.
[B] TV’s HDMI IN jack.


 If you use with AV receiver or soundbar:
 
 Verify that the AV receiver or a soundbar is connected between the player and the Dolby Vision compatible UHD (4K)/HDR TV, and please ensure that the audio device is compatible with Dolby Vision signal transfer/switching.

 

[A] Blu-ray player’s HDMI Out jack.
[B] Audio device’s (AV receiver or soundbar) HDMI IN jack.
[C] Audio device’s (AV receiver or soundbar) HDMI OUT jack.
[D] TV’s HDMI IN jack.
 
For details please refer to the following:
How to play back in Dolby Atmos format audio using Multi Channel AV receiver or Sound Bar


Settings

  • Verify the setting of Dolby Vision Output to ON on your Blu-ray player.
    1. Press the HOME button on the remote control.
    2. Select Screen Settings.
    3. Set the Dolby Vision Output Setting to ON.

    NOTE: There is no “Auto” setting and the default setting of Dolby Vision Output is OFF.

  • Verify that the HDMI setting for the HDMI jack on your TV corresponds to HDR.

    • For Sony BRAVIA TVs:
      1. Press the HOME button on the remote control.
      2. Select Settings.
      3. Select External inputs in the TV category.
      4. Select HDMI signal format and set to Enhanced Format.
         
    • For other TV’s, please refer to your TV's instruction manual for this setting.

Additional Information

  • When the Dolby Vision Output Setting is turned ON, the Video Settings and 3D Playback function will become unavailable.
  • Content corresponding to Dolby Vision is output with HDR10 when Dolby Vision Output is set to OFF (Default Setting).
  • When Dolby Vision is enabled, all content (included non-Dolby Vision encoded material such as HD Blu-ray Disc or non-HDR streaming content) will be played using Dolby Vision output. Please refer to the table below:

    Dolby Vision Output Specifications

    Dolby Vision Output SettingContentUHD (4K) / HDR TV corresponding to Dolby VisionUHD (4K) / HDR TV NOT corresponding to Dolby VisionSDR TV
    Dolby Vision: ONDolby VisionDolby Vision OutputHDR 10 OutputSDR Output converted from HDR to SDR
    HDR10  (High Dynamic Range)
    SDR (Standard Dynamic Range)SDR Output
    Dolby Vision: OFF
    (Default setting)
    Dolby VisionHDR10 OutputHDR10 OutputSDR Output converted from HDR to SDR
    HDR10
    SDR  (Standard Dynamic Range)SDR OutputSDR OutputSDR Output