Everything you need to know about HDR and your MINISFORUM

Everything you need to know about HDR and your MINISFORUM

1. What is HDR in Windows?

HDR, or High Dynamic Range, is a technology that expands the color gamut and contrast ratio of video displays. It provides users with more dynamic images and quality for a better viewing experience.

In short, HDR looks way better and realistic. That's where HDR comes in.

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2. How to check If HDR is supported on a Windows 10/11 PC?

HDR requires all the components on your pc need to be HDR-ready.

That means your Windows 10/11 device needs to have an integrated graphics with PlayReady support (for protected HDR content). And it must have the required codecs(HEVC, AV1, and VP9) installed for 10-bit video decoding.

The HDR-capable MINISFORUM models are shown below:

(More testing is undergoing...will keep updated)

As for the display requirements (Windows 10 version 1803 or later), please refer to the following information:

>>Built-in displays

The built-in display needs to have a resolution of 1080p or more, and a recommended max brightness of 300 nits or more.

>>External display

The HDR display or TV must support HDR10, DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0 or higher, USB-C, or Thunderbolt. DisplayHDR certified devices are recommended.

3. How to enable HDR settings?

If your PC and display support HDR, turn it on to get started.

  • Enter Windows settings > System > Display.
  • If you have multiple displays connected to your PC, choose the HDR-capable display at the top.
  • Turn on Use HDR.

Congrats, you are now able to enjoy brighter highlights, better contrast and deeper viewing!