The Zoo: some of our latest additions

Our Zoo, a ready-to-use collection of TVs and set-top boxes, features over 190 HD and 4K TVs. The Zoo is continuously updated and maintained by professionals so it remains an invaluable resource for all of your testing needs. Check out a few of our latest additions and some of their features below:

LG 49SM8500PLA

The LG 49SM8500PLA is a recent entry having been launched just last year. It’s a Red Dot Award winner too.

  • 4K UHD
  • HbbTV-enabled
  • Supports Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG
  • Features down-firing subwoofer, Dolby Atmos, DTS Decoder, DTS-HD and Wireless  Sound Sync
  • NanoCell technology

Find out more about this model from the LG website.



TCL 43EP648

The market was introduced to the TCL 43EP648 in 2019. This receiver features an ultra-thin body and ultra-thin frame.

  • 4K UHD
  • Supports HDR10 and HLG
  • Supports Dolby Digital Plus
  • Down-firing subwoofer
  • Freeview HD

Interested? Get more info from the TCL website.





Another LG model, the OLED55C8PLA arrived on the market in 2018 featuring a sleek aesthetic that undeniably catches your eye.

  • 4K Cinema HDR
  • Supports Advanced HDR, Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG
  • HbbTV-enabled
  • Supports Dolby Atmos
  • LG ThinQ AI
  • Google Home, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa compatible

Want to know more? Find out from the LG website.


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ETSI publishes DVB-DASH with low latency and HDR DM

ETSI has published TS 103 285 V1.3.1, a new version of DVB’s MPEG-DASH profile for transport of ISO BMFF based DVB services over IP based networks. The main changes are the inclusion a low latency mode and HDR dynamic mapping.

DVB-DASH builds on MPEG DASH, which was the first internationally-standardized adaptive bitrate HTTP-based streaming solution. To improve interoperability and facilitate implementation for television services, additional constraints and requirements are defined in DVB-DASH. The goal is to satisfy the core requirements for live and on-demand use cases. The resulting standard is a subset of MPEG DASH with a few extensions, along with a set of requirements for the DASH player in the client.

A special session focusing on media delivery using DASH will be presented at  DVB World 2020  in collaboration with the DASH Industry Forum.

Low latency

The new low latency mode in DVB-DASH breaks the streamed segments into smaller chunks, which are then delivered as soon as they are available at the encoder. So instead of outputting entire segments at one time, the encoder splits the segments into groups of frames – the chunks – where none of the frames in a group requires a frame from a later group to enable decoding. This approach cuts the end-to-end latency from 20–30s down to 3–4s.

HDR dynamic mapping

The new version of DVB-DASH also includes solutions for HDR dynamic mapping, allowing the receiving device to adapt a high dynamic range video signal to the characteristics of the display. This provides content creators and device manufacturers with a means of adapting video content so that it replicates as closely as possible the intended appearance, as produced in a reference viewing environment.

DVB’s Service Information (DVB-SI) specification and its video and audio coding specification have also been revised to support HDR DM.

Find the latest versions of all DVB standards and BlueBooks in our Specification Library.

Article originally written and published by DVB.

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