2001: A Space Odyssey
by Erik Gruenwedel
DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group is set to honor Dolby Vision, Sony Electronics and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Jan. 8 at its annual industry event at CES in Las Vegas.
The trade group will use the reception to showcase its Achievement Awards honoring the best 4K UHD hardware and software products released during calendar 2018. Dolby Vision will also be honored by DEG leadership with the DEG Emiel N. Petrone Innovation in Entertainment Technology Award.
Named in memory of DEG’s founding chairman Emiel N. Petrone, DEG recognizes Dolby Vision, Dolby Labs’ imaging innovation developed in collaboration with a wide range of studios, creatives, and post-production partners. The technology has created new opportunities for the home entertainment industry.
Selected by a panel of product reviewers from the industry’s home theater enthusiast and business publications, the DEG: Excellence in 4K UHD Awards include Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc from Warner with the DEG: Excellence in 4K UHD Content Award.
DEG cited the title’s demonstrated excellence in 4K image capturing/transferring; HDR encoding; wide color rendering; and immersive audio.
The DEG: Excellence in 4K Product Award honored Sony Electronics for its Sony Master Series A9F OLED TV. For the Product Award, DEG cited Sony’s consistent delivery of “outstanding” audio/video performance, convenience and versatility.
“DEG member companies move quickly to meet consumers’ desire for more immersive home and mobile viewing experiences, and they regularly introduce consumers to new possibilities,” DEG CEO Amy Jo Smith said in a statement. “DEG is delighted to recognize Sony Electronics, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Dolby Laboratories as purveyors of best-in-class viewing experiences.”