VESA enhances HDR display performance for PCs

Opens revised DisplayHDR specifications.

Jon Peddie

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) released an update to its High-Performance Monitor and Display Compliance Test Specification (DisplayHDR), which established the industry standard for high dynamic range (HDR) quality. DisplayHDR Version 1.2 features stricter performance criteria, including luminance, color gamut, and bit depth, along with new tests for color accuracy, contrast ratio, black levels, and subtitle flicker, to accommodate advancements in display technology.

Product certification under DisplayHDR 1.2 is now open, allowing companies to begin the certification process. VESA will also continue to accept certifications under the previous DisplayHDR 1.1 spec until May 2025 for monitors and May 2026 for laptops, accommodating products already in development under the older standard. Over 3,000 display models have already obtained certification under the DisplayHDR standard, indicating widespread industry adoption.