It’s one of the most highly-anticipated TV shows in recent memory, and fans of George RR Martin’s fantasy saga seem ready for a visual treat, with confirmation that House of the Dragon is being made available in 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos on HBO. . Max.
While the streaming service has previously made movies available for streaming in 4K HDR in HEVC compression, the release of the Game of Thrones prequel marks the first time a new TV show has been available on HBO Max with 3D audio and HDR.
In addition to featuring Dolby Atmos, the show will also be available in Dolby Vision premium HDR format.
The enhanced streaming comes after all of the original Game of Thrones episodes were recently re-released on the service in 4K HDR.
Across the ocean, UK and Irish exclusive broadcaster Sky has confirmed that House of the Dragon will be available to watch in 4K HDR10 and Dolby Atmos, but will not be available in Dolby Vision as their Sky Q platform does not currently support the Format .
Meanwhile, HBO Max in Europe has confirmed that GoT and House of the Dragon are now available on HBO Max in 24fps format, with the original series previously showing at 25 frames per second converted with 4% throttling.
Based on George RR Martin’s 2018 novel Fire and Blood, the first episode of House of the Dragon aired in the US and UK on Sunday, August 21, with the show set to tell the dynasty’s backstory. Targaryen, taking place 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones.
HBO seems to have learned a lesson from the GoT blackout disaster
It’s hard to distinguish which aspect of the Game of Thrones finale’s divisive finale caused more outrage among viewers in 2019 – the disappointing story arcs of Daenerys and Bran or the crushed picture quality viewers had to endure while streaming the show on HBO. .
Fans were left idly by thanks to the reduced detail of bleak scenery, with many viewers unable to figure out what was going on thanks to artifacts plaguing the action scenes.
Series Director of Photography Fabien Wagner blamed viewers’ ability to tune into their TVs, as well as the compression the episode went through HBO to broadcast it and broadcast it to problems.
Fortunately, it looks like those looking to watch the Targaryen family’s latest feud won’t have any problems this time around.
The better streaming quality and compression promised by HBO Max, along with immersive Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision, means that House of the Dragon should look and sound as epic as befits such a massive TV blockbuster.