We have a first! The Huawei Q22 is the first IPTV set-top box to support the Dolby Vision HDR format, adding itself to the list of Vision supported devices in the process.
Which already includes TVs like the LG OLED range, AV receivers from the likes of Onkyo and Pioneer, several Bluray players, as well as a number of streaming devices like Google Chromecast Ultra. This latest addition gets the format onto Internet Protocol Television hardware.
While HLG, also known as Hybrid Log Gamma, is all set to be the HDR format to be used for broadcast television, Dolby Vision is the format supported by streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Video Prime.
Having support for the HDR format built into devices like the Q22, however, opens the door for owners of TVs that do not currently have access to them.
It is not yet known whether this set-top box from Huawei will offer support for 4K or Dolby Atmos, but further details should be revealed in due time. This is just the initial announcement from Huawei, and more information is forthcoming after this unveil.
The company did say that its collaboration with Dolby Laboratories allows this first of its kind set-top box to improve the TV experience in the home by delivering better brightness and contrast, along with a richer palette of colors.