With 4k on the way will blu-ray now finish with less and less dvd's transfered to blu-ray.
"Less and less DVD's transferred to Bluray?"
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I'm waiting for 16k digital Betamax.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but last I heard there was no media or infrastructure in place to distribute 4k. Of course the technology to do so is already here: usb ROM memory sticks would be cheap enough to distribute 4k films effectively, but the pirates would have a field-day.
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But personally happy if DVDs aren't transferred to Blu-ray if the picture quailty remains at DVD standard (as many are!)
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[quote=BenLaw] You're wrong! http://www.whathifi.com/news/4k-blu-ray-discs-look-set-to-be-official[/quote]
Not available yet though are they?
The TVs have hardly saturated the market, so it doesn't really matter yet.
So I wasn't wrong then was I
No surprises the TV's have yet to set the market alight. They did the equivalent of launching a multi-million dollar supercar which only accelerates as quick as a one litre Polo unless you feed it with a type of petrol you can't yet buy.
It's just history repeating. The first HD TVs came to market in late 1990s, long before we had either HD discs or (regular) TV service.....
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I would presume true 4K BD players are still some way off and no doubt will command a premium price initially, but surely a true 4K film downscaled to 1080p would look at least as good as current 1080p blu-rays do (of course some blu-ray discs don't always look that good!) when displayed on current display technology.
No doubt the cost of 4K displays will come down in price over time and when it reaches the price point of say a current high-end Samsung/Sony then I'd be seriously tempted.
Need a better solution for 4k than LED / LCD - to get the full attention of die hard plasma owners I feel - that's a stumbling block there to some going over.
On a positive the more 4 K is pushed hopefully it will push more HD content on TV - its still a dire amount of HD stuff available - we are no where near a full HD service from either SKY or Virgin. Thats the criminal part about a new platform coming out - HD is still not fully mainstream / available to all or anywhere near it to my knowledge.
Also if films are shot using the Big Red in 4k then they will definitely make better blu rays so what we are getting now will be of better quality as well - so happy days to that
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Personally I find it an utterly compelling proposition.
All I need to do is replace my £600 BluRay player, replace my £1,200 amp, replace my £3,500 TV for a 4k set that uses inferior display technology, move house so I can accommodate the 70"+ screen that I'll need to appreciate the difference at normal viewing distance, and then go out and buy all the films once again that I've already brought on BluRay when they all get the "remastered in 4k for ultimate picture quality" treatment (and had previously brought on DVD, and in some cases on VHS before that).
Where do I sign???
On the plus side, at least it means I get to buy the Star Wars trilogy, yet again; I was getting worried about old George's bank balance as he's not had any cash off me for at least 2 years now!
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+1. Visited JLewis Oxford circus + HA rods and 4k LED offerings including huge samsung and sony 65 still display overblown, un-natural greens and some blues. No match for my 4 year old Kuro in that respect. However, the samsung curved OLED was awesome to my eyes - the future has arrived and its not even 4K as yet.
The fact linear broadcast (especially subscription/packaged) is still a thing is criminal, its inconvenient, and an expensive waste of bandwidth that needs to go the way of the dodo.
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