The entire European Union is mired in an energy crisis, and the agencies are looking for solutions so that we can save as much as possible on our electricity billespecially for this winter.
At a technological level, this week has been hecticand after announcing the obligation to use the USB-C port in all electronic devices (we look at you, Redmi A1), now the HDR (High Dynamic Range, for its acronym in English) of our smart TVs is the point of view.
All Xiaomi smart TVs have it, it’s time to limit it
HDR is a technology that takes care of enhance brightness and contrast of the images of our televisions. In the case of Xiaomi televisions, we can find it with different names: Dolby Vision, HDR10 or HDR10+.
When the content supports HDR, we see a big difference in colorswhich are much more vivid, and the contrast between the darker and lighter areas is more evident and better differentiatedespecially in the case of QLED panels such as the Xiaomi TV Q1.
The EU has carried out studies on the energy impact of our televisions, and it has been determined that the HDR has a huge impact on the consumption of any television.
For this reason, and with a view to 2023, it is intended apply a limit to this HDR consumptionand manufacturers like Xiaomi will have to put their batteries to optimize it and that it is not one of the reasons why smart TVs have energy labels as low as F or even Gcategories of high energy consumption despite not being one of the devices that consumes the most in a home.
Although Xiaomi TVs allow configure a series of parameters such as brightness or contrast, there is no specific option for HDR, so we will have to wait for the company to optimize the system and allow it to be deactivated, or resort to slightly less orthodox methods, such as avoid using HDR compatible HDMI cables.