Sony to Release Blu Ray "Superbit-like" mastered for 4k titles

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  1. Shane

    Shane Active Member

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    This is clearly a cash grab. Terrible movies (so far) and releasing these as High Bit Rate 1080P releases.

    This would be bigger news if these titles were being released as actual 4K titles..
     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    As is 4K in general.
     
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    I read the other day they where going to be 4k movies stream only.
     
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    Steve Tannehill Active Member Top Poster

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    4K movies are several hundred gigabytes, as delivered to theaters. I don't see how streaming can work.
     
  6. Shane

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    Maybe if you had a 1Gig pipe like Google is offering in Kansas City...
     
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    Max Yokell Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    Fios is offering 200+ mbps speeds which would handle it.

    I personally don't see 4K as being great for smaller sets, but I think it would look really nice on my 106" screen, and I wouldn't mind one of those new samsung blackboard style 110" 4K sets, but at 40-50K as an expected price point, I think a PJ upgrade is likely to happen first.
     
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    Fascinatingly enough, I looked at the back of the new Elysium Blu ray and it's listed as "Mastered for 4k".
     
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    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    another weak as hell title.
    Why not go for The Hobbit part one
    ....and other ambitious films? With out
    googling (i'm lazy) have we had any more
    of those high frame rate films like the Hobbit?
    That was very good.
     
  10. Shane

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    Because Sony did not produce the film. Mastered for 4K has not expanded outside Sony/Columbia Pictures yet
     
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    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Oh I See.
    Never occurred to me.
    Super Bit map DVDs were they likewise limited?
     
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    Has Warner been doing 4k? It looks like early on they were doing some?
     
  13. Shane

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    Basically "Superbit".
     
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    4K masters for film yes but nothing native 4K for 4K tvs like Sony. In fact, Warner is redoing those masters for 8K because they found 1080P samples were showing too many flaws. So to Warner, 4K is no longer good enough for film restoration
     

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