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The Official 4K Ultra H D - Blu Ray Thread

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will let you know here as soon as it becomes available in UHD ;-)

That will be one high res rubber nipple once out on 4K BD. :pinch:

JSmith :ninja:

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Some interesting points...

"Though many believe that 4K Blu-ray is already dead in the water, I think there's also a compelling counter-argument to that sentiment. Whether the world likes it or not, here's why physical media will be sticking around for a while to come."

http://www.techradar.com/au/news/video/-almost-4k-reasons-why-ultra-hd-blu-ray-needs-to-succeed-1306060

JSmith :ninja:

Totally agree ... physical media is not dead. With my slow internet speed (cannot get Netflix HD service), Blu-ray discs are by far the best option in terms of uninterrupted viewing on a large screen with 1080p source.

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Some interesting points...

"Though many believe that 4K Blu-ray is already dead in the water, I think there's also a compelling counter-argument to that sentiment. Whether the world likes it or not, here's why physical media will be sticking around for a while to come."

http://www.techradar.com/au/news/video/-almost-4k-reasons-why-ultra-hd-blu-ray-needs-to-succeed-1306060

JSmith :ninja:

What an utterly pointless article. Replace the 4K with just stock standard Blu-ray and you get the same article. There is no justification within this for 4K, apart from some sort of 'fan boi - we need some 4K content because Netflix is providing some'

Why do we have UHD or some sort of 4K TVs in the marketplace currently ? It's because manufacturers need(ed) something ELSE for consumers to buy, given the early adoption of large screen plasmas or LCDs. "hey.. you need to now buy THIS ONE because the picture will be so much better, and you'll be better than your friends". Consumers need to part with their $$$ to keep some of these manufacturers in business.

['As we move into the era of 4K, with UHD televisions and monitors more readily available and affordable than ever, and services like Netflix starting to offer a selection of movies and television shows to stream in 4K, there's a question about how content delivery is going to keep up with the technology.]

and then there's CONTENT.

I would suggest that this author and anyone else take a visit to the 'heartland' of USofA - and see what the B&M stores are stocking on their shelves. Take a trip to Wallymart, Target and Best Buy to see what there is in content and what format. it's definitely not a Blu world over there.

This article harps on about Netflix - the small library that it has (and it is worth noting that it truly is a small library when you give it a try !), and the requirements one needs to actually get a 'simulated' 4K resolution. So Netflix has a title of House of Cards in 4K - wow - what about the thousands of other titles ??

4k is IMO going to struggle. Content isn't always the reason - it comes down to price - and what the B&M stores want to sell.

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Why do we have UHD or some sort of 4K TVs in the marketplace currently ? It's because manufacturers need(ed) something ELSE for consumers to buy, given the early adoption of large screen plasmas or LCDs. "hey.. you need to now buy THIS ONE because the picture will be so much better, and you'll be better than your friends". Consumers need to part with their $$$ to keep some of these manufacturers in business.

business success and failures are based on supply and demand

the marketplace determines what manufacturers will produce, not the other way round

strategies, market research, trial and error, historical data, are all are taken into account

helps to explain why VHS was in demand more than BETA

does the marketplace want a resolution higher than 1080p ? who knows, but if the choice was there I would choose 4K ( probably a curved one because they look so cool, probably for the same reason i would choose a 4C convertible or a Mustang convertible over a hard top, ... because they are so much cooler)

I dont think anyone wants you to chuck out a perfectly good setup just because there is a better one available, although if you do, that would be a bonus sale for them. I think they are aiming at the next generation of consumers who dont have a setup yet and offering them the latest tech.

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some sort of 'fan boi - we need some 4K content because Netflix is providing some'

The article is fine, have you seen the latest format ? literally pushing it down our throats

Netflix now have a gas inhaling format now where users can inhale multiple seasons of TV shows

http://www.theonion.com/article/new-netflix-gas-lets-users-inhale-multiple-seasons-33992

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LOS GATOS, CA—Netflix unveiled its brand-new fume-based streaming service Monday, finally allowing its nearly 26 million worldwide subscribers to instantly inhale multiple seasons of their favorite television shows in just one sitting, company sources confirmed. “With Netflix Gas, we’re really hoping to tap into a demographic that’s a little more fast-paced, a little more on-the-go, and that just wants to sit down whenever they have the chance and breathe in three or four seasons of, say, Fringe in less than 10 seconds,” said company spokesperson Brian Cohn, explaining the new service is $11.99 per month and comes with a complimentary Entertainment Mask that fits comfortably over users’ mouths and—via a combination of nitrous oxide, vaporized ether, and the gaseous state of the entire series of Sports Night—allows them to transmit all 45 episodes of the show directly into their bloodstreams and into their brains. “Frankly, we think this distribution model is going to be the future of how Americans watch television.” Reports indicate that the media company has already approached director Sam Mendes to create an original drama series based on the life of Al Capone solely for Netflix Gas.

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:lol:

... will we need fast internet for those 4K shows or just a big fat pipe from the ol' US of A? ;)

JSmith :ninja:

Internet is vulnerable to hackers, a pipeline straight through Fiji and New Zealand could cause a war (just ask Syria). Amazon will try and tell you bongs are the way to go, delivered by Amazon drones, just put a cork in it and inhale your favourite TV series

I think I might just wait for the disc versions somehow lol

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so which option will favour anti piracy ? because thats the one they will favour, same reason they backed BluRay over HDDVD (region coding)

if they choose to go the VOD route because "its more secure against piracy" then we may as well kiss it all goodbye. A plethora of providers all with different licences

same guy, on a different day

http://www.techradar.com/news/video/why-on-demand-is-the-future-of-cinema-1308991

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The article is fine, have you seen the latest format ? literally pushing it down our throats

Netflix now have a gas inhaling format now where users can inhale multiple seasons of TV shows

http://www.theonion.com/article/new-netflix-gas-lets-users-inhale-multiple-seasons-33992

800.jpg

LOS GATOS, CA—Netflix unveiled its brand-new fume-based streaming service Monday, finally allowing its nearly 26 million worldwide subscribers to instantly inhale multiple seasons of their favorite television shows in just one sitting, company sources confirmed. “With Netflix Gas, we’re really hoping to tap into a demographic that’s a little more fast-paced, a little more on-the-go, and that just wants to sit down whenever they have the chance and breathe in three or four seasons of, say, Fringe in less than 10 seconds,” said company spokesperson Brian Cohn, explaining the new service is $11.99 per month and comes with a complimentary Entertainment Mask that fits comfortably over users’ mouths and—via a combination of nitrous oxide, vaporized ether, and the gaseous state of the entire series of Sports Night—allows them to transmit all 45 episodes of the show directly into their bloodstreams and into their brains. “Frankly, we think this distribution model is going to be the future of how Americans watch television.” Reports indicate that the media company has already approached director Sam Mendes to create an original drama series based on the life of Al Capone solely for Netflix Gas.

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good ol Smell o Vision :) LOLOLOL

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