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Is anyone actually buying 4K Blu rays like this one?
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http://www.zavvi.com/blu-ray/angels-and-demons-mastered-in-4k-edition-includes-ultraviolet-copy/10814510.html

Because they will play on Blu-Ray players right? And should be better than the Blu-Ray version, is that right?

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I know it's still only 1080p but it should still be a better version, right?   Smile

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RE: Is anyone actually buying 4K Blu rays like this one?

You need xvYCC enabled on the player and tv to get the expanded gamut, I believe. They are also better transfers, for instance the mastered for 4k ghost busters is  higher bitrate than the standard bluray, so should look better even without the colour gamut thing.

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You need xvYCC enabled on the player and tv to get the expanded gamut, I believe.

 

:cheers:   What about what this is saying:

 

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Ghostbusters-Blu-ray/69723/#Review

 

It seems to be saying the 1080p version will be better, right?

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Yep, but only because they did a rubbish job first time around!

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gel wrote:

I know it's still only 1080p but it should still be a better version, right?   Smile

 

I had replied to you elsewhere about this last week or so.

 

And see also http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Angels-and-Demons-Blu-ray/69728/#Review .

 

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Yep, but only because they did a rubbish job first time around!

 

Ah right, I'm reading it as though it's better than even good Blu-Ray transfers?

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gel wrote:

I know it's still only 1080p but it should still be a better version, right?   Smile

 

I had replied to you elsewhere about this last week or so.

 

And see also http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Angels-and-Demons-Blu-ray/69728/#Review .

 

 

 

Did you? Oops! :oops:

I am still reading that it's better, am I reading it wrong?

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RE: Is anyone actually buying 4K Blu rays like this one?

Has the Da Vinci Code been released in 4K?

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I found these ones:

 

http://www.zavvi.com/blu-ray/offers/4k-ultra-hd.list

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Don't be messing with your BD settings Gel or else you'll not get the benefits from your calibrated set. Changing the xy whatever it is will not show your blacks properly as this is what Vincent found was set in correctly from my previous calibration...

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Don't be messing with your BD settings Gel or else you'll not get the benefits from your calibrated set. Changing the xy whatever it is will not show your blacks properly as this is what Vincent found was set in correctly from my previous calibration...

 

Ah right, I'm getting what you guys are saying now.  Nope, they are not for me.   :cheers:

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Did you? Oops! I am still reading that it's better, am I reading it wrong?

No, you're not. Yes, it's "better", partly due to higher bitrates involved (by omitting the extras), although the difference may be minimal (read the blu-ray.com reviews for details). However, it's also a marketing issue (by Sony), since not all discs which don't sport "mastered in 4K" are of less good quality, and not all discs that were mastered in 4K (or 8K) are given such huge labelling. There are many classics that were newly scanned at high resolution from the original negatives, and I bet that current films are (mostly?) being "mastered" just the same as those supposedly so special Sony ones.

Ultimately it's down to personal preference as to whether to try out those "4K" versions; if you don't care about extras and/or like that particular film a lot, why not.

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gel wrote:

Did you? Oops! I am still reading that it's better, am I reading it wrong?

No, you're not. Yes, it's "better", partly due to higher bitrates involved (by omitting the extras), although the difference may be minimal (read the blu-ray.com reviews for details). However, it's also a marketing issue (by Sony), since not all discs which don't sport "mastered in 4K" are of less good quality, and not all discs that were mastered in 4K (or 8K) are given such huge labelling. There are many classics that were newly scanned at high resolution from the original negatives, and I bet that current films are (mostly?) being "mastered" just the same as those supposedly so special Sony ones.

Ultimately it's down to personal preference as to whether to try out those "4K" versions; if you don't care about extras and/or like that particular film a lot, why not.

 

:cheers:   That's excellent.  

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RE: Is anyone actually buying 4K Blu rays like this one?

Not sure, I have Robocop 4K mastered and it looks as awful as the ordinary bluray, if not worse!

Mind you this is a ripped remuxed copy so I need the proper disc to spin and project using my 4k sony projector.  I hear the real difference is when TV's and Projectors upscale it to 4k.

I will report back on that in around 4 weeks when my room is ready Smile 

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Not sure, I have Robocop 4K mastered and it looks as awful as the ordinary bluray, if not worse!

Mind you this is a ripped remuxed copy so I need the proper disc to spin and project using my 4k sony projector.  I hear the real difference is when TV's and Projectors upscale it to 4k.

I will report back on that in around 4 weeks when my room is ready Smile 

 

Nice one!   :cheers:

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