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The Official 4K Ultra H D - Blu Ray Thread

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are ya'll ready for this ?

KINGSMAN - The Secret Service to be the first 4K UHD BluRay title

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20th Century Fox just confirmed than they plan to release all of their new movies on home video to the 4K UltraHD Blu-ray format at the same time as the regular Blu-ray edition.

http://www.nextgenho...-blu-ray-title/

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are ya'll ready for this ?

KINGSMAN - The Secret Service to be the first 4K UHD BluRay title

Excellent... good film to start the new format with. :)

It's not made clear though if these new titles are being released with a HDR as well as being in UHD/4K...

JSmith :ninja:

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i have no idea what you just asked, so i had to Google HDR

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=HDR&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=3uRHVqfiKMHXmgXbn4vIAQ

the article (and Fox) dont mention technical details just yet, but it should be fun speculating or making a wish list of what we want

hopefully this thread will be both informative and enlightening for both the technically minded and the relative technical midgets (like me)

:)

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are ya'll ready for this ?

ok, going to need

  • a 4K UHD television (getting cheaper)
  • a 4K UHD player ( becoming available)
  • a 4K UHD receiver i would imagine (already available)
  • and a lot more discs (print them, we will come)

of course there are download options like NutFlakes where all you need is a good high bitrate internet connection and reliable provider and a TV,

and Fox's early adopter involvement with the hardware discs could possibly be an experiment in the market place or just to get BnM shelf exposure as a sequway into Foxtel 4K UHD channels,

its all very interesting, and i wonder if the hardware route is cheaper in the long run than perpetual internet costs

Foxtel could kill the market and NutFlakes with just a few simple high bitrate 4K channels...if they were smart

personally i prefer the real disc real deal

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Suppose for those with the UHD TV might as well see what it really can do with some proper material.

I reckon the clincher might just be what pricing is when they hit the streets.

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I reckon the clincher might just be what pricing is when they hit the streets.

True... probably $40+ here as it was mentioned $30+ in the US upon release.

Looks like after reading this the Fox titles will be released using HDR too;

"...with high dynamic range..." :)

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=17520

JSmith :ninja:

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I'm nearly there:

I've got a 65" LG TV that shows Netflix 4K already. This looks damn good, and that's bandwidth limited. UHD BD should be very nice.

I bought a new Denon AVR-7200W with HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 for UHD a couple weeks ago (Atmos with DTS:X upgrade via firmware soon). What surprised me was how good it's 4K upscaling looks! (From 1080 sources).

There's a few 4K media players becoming available or recently released. My Kodi Intel NUC will do HEVC (h.265).

I'm waiting on confirmation of how UHD BD will license its streaming/downloads. I'm hoping we can buy a digital copy more cheaply than on disc (no media shipping/manufacturing and maybe less margin for digital retailers. Will we even need distributors in a streaming/digital file world? Just buy directly from the studios?)

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Here we go again, the bleeding edge of Sony technology strikes again. :D

It all seems rather fuzzy to me but haven't we been duped by them before into thinking ..... this is the promise of video heaven about to be fulfilled ? :unsure:

Enter the world of firmware updates and disc compatibility problems at your peril, it may be better this time round, one can only hope. :D

C.M

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Here we go again, the bleeding edge of Sony technology strikes again. :D

Yeah... I don't think I'll be upgrading any of my collection this time around.

I'll buy new ones though on the new format once the pricing settles down for both hardware and discs.

HDR seems to be a fairly good development;

"The idea behind HDR is that it can provide a higher level of contrast between light and dark images on the screen to create a much more realistic image. That may not sound like a lot on paper, but in reality, it’s a pretty significant move. In fact, many in the industry believe HDR represents a significantly bigger leap in picture quality than UHD’s higher resolution."

http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/hdr-for-tvs-explained/

JSmith :ninja:

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