In Windows HD Color Settings I can see three types of HDR support:

From hardware point of view, such distinction is quite strange, because it doesn't matter for monitor what type of content to display.

Moreover, YouTube streams in HDR in Edge unlike Chrome (and the difference is noticeable), so the display definitely supports at least some kind of HDR.

So, is there some kind of hardware distinction, or is it just matter of drivers/settings/etc.? If the second is the case, are there any hacks to turn Stream HDR video capability into the other two?

P.S. My device is Lenovo Yoga 720 15 4k version


Latest Windows versions do a very good job of detecting the capabilities of the monitors. HDR can get more vibrant, brighter and better-colored graphics for games, apps and movies, but be aware that all non-HDR-ready content will appear much more washed out on the color spectrum as a result. HDR requires that the PC, display, and display cable meet some requirements.

To check if Wide Color Gamut (WCG) is available on your monitor, go to Settings > System > Display > Windows HD Colour settings and click the link for "HDR and WCG settings". If under the header "HDR and WCG" there is no "On" option or the link is not found, then your monitor is not capable of an extended color gamut.

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