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Old 03-11-16, 09:17 AM
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Re: Let's talk about Ultra HD Blu-ray

Originally Posted by Ranger
Ah, OK. What will be the standard audio mix for 4K BDs?
There aren't enough releases yet to say for sure. You have Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and DTS-HD Master Audio all in play.

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Also, DVD Talk is posting Ultra HD Blu-ray reviews now. First up is The Expendables 3, and John has most of the Fox and Lionsgate releases on the way.
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Re: Let's talk about Ultra HD Blu-ray

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner

Also, DVD Talk is posting Ultra HD Blu-ray reviews now. First up is The Expendables 3, and John has most of the Fox and Lionsgate releases on the way.
Great to hear. Will John be going it alone for awhile, or will one (or more) of you be joining in the fun soon?
Old 03-21-16, 05:17 PM
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Re: Let's talk about Ultra HD Blu-ray

The Warner UHD BD UV codes are now redeeming in UHD.
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Re: Let's talk about Ultra HD Blu-ray

Wow, that's good news.
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Re: Let's talk about Ultra HD Blu-ray

Originally Posted by trespoochies
Wow, that's good news.
Well, it's very tempered good news. So far, the UHD versions are streaming only (not download) and only work on Vizio Reference series televisions or 4K Roku set-top boxes.
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Re: Let's talk about Ultra HD Blu-ray

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Well, it's very tempered good news. So far, the UHD versions are streaming only (not download) and only work on Vizio Reference series televisions or 4K Roku set-top boxes.
UV has always been streaming only. Warner codes have been UV-only with no option for an iTunes download for some time now. I don't expect to see any UHD downloads for codes unless it's Vidity. Then that would be good news if a Vidity code came with the movie.
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Re: Let's talk about Ultra HD Blu-ray

Originally Posted by trespoochies
Wow, that's good news.
Yeah, whether you use them or sell them, definitely good news.
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Re: Let's talk about Ultra HD Blu-ray

Originally Posted by bruceames
UV has always been streaming only. Warner codes have been UV-only with no option for an iTunes download for some time now. I don't expect to see any UHD downloads for codes unless it's Vidity. Then that would be good news if a Vidity code came with the movie.
You can download them to your device through Vudu. That is an option.
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Originally Posted by trespoochies
You can download them to your device through Vudu. That is an option.
You're right. I totally forgot about that. I do have a WD media player with a hard drive and some vudu movies on it. I would assume you can do the same when UHD isn't exclusive to the ROKU 4 anymore.
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Re: Let's talk about Ultra HD Blu-ray

I won't buy any 3D movies in 2D, period. However if a 2D movie gets released as a UHD/BD combo, that's what I'll buy so I can have the better version when I'm equipped for it.
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Re: Let's talk about Ultra HD Blu-ray

Originally Posted by mattysemo247
I think the better question is do you buy the 3D/Blu ray bundle (assuming you support 3D and have a setup) which you can enjoy now or start your collection of 4K/Blu ray bundle to enjoy later? That's one of the reasons I skipped The Peanuts movie for now.
What bugs me is that regardless of what I buy I'm paying for stuff that will never get used. All I want is the 3D and 4K disc.

Under most circumstances:

Blu-ray comes with an extra dvd and digital copy
3D Blu-ray comes with an extra Blu-ray and/or dvd with digital copy
4K comes with an extra Blu-ray.

That's significant cost and waste IMO.
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I'm okay with UHD coming with a traditional BD since that lets me keep things as forward-compatible as possible.
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Re: Let's talk about Ultra HD Blu-ray

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
I won't buy any 3D movies in 2D, period. However if a 2D movie gets released as a UHD/BD combo, that's what I'll buy so I can have the better version when I'm equipped for it.
You won't buy any movie shot in 3D in 2D, or you won't buy any movie released in 3D in 2D? I found most post-conversions to be a waste of time.
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You won't buy any movie shot in 3D in 2D, or you won't buy any movie released in 3D in 2D? I found most post-conversions to be a waste of time.
Released in 3D on their first run (ones done years later for disc like Predator don't count)- I wish they didn't do post-conversions, but they do so that's part of the movie. The 2D versions of converted movies still include the 3D conversion credits. Some of them do look very good, but they really should just shoot real 3D- they did it in the 50s, they can do it now.
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Re: Let's talk about Ultra HD Blu-ray

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
I'm okay with UHD coming with a traditional BD since that lets me keep things as forward-compatible as possible.
I just wish there was a 3D disc option as well. It would really make things easier for those of us buying them. I guess the writing is on the wall for 3D though.
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Re: Let's talk about Ultra HD Blu-ray

Paramount enters the scene with 'Star Trek' (2009) and 'Into Darkness'

http://trekcore.com/blog/2016/04/sta...oming-june-14/



Star Trek:

The UHD Disc is presented in 4K high definition with English Dolby Atmos, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

The Blu-ray containing the feature film is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

The Blu-ray containing the bonus content is presented in 1080p high definition with English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

The Combo Pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film as well as the following:

UHD Disc

Feature film in 4K UHD
Commentary by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof and Roberto Orci
Blu-ray Disc #1

Feature film in high definition
Commentary by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof and Roberto Orci
Blu-ray Disc #2

To Boldly Go — Taking on the world’s most beloved science fiction franchise was no small mission. Director J.J. Abrams, writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, producer Damon Lindelof, and executive producer Bryan Burk talk about the many challenges they faced and their strategy for success.
Casting — The producers knew their greatest task was finding the right cast to reprise these epic roles. The cast, for their part, talk about the experience of trying to capture the essence of these mythic characters. The piece concludes with a moving tribute to Leonard Nimoy.
A New Vision — J.J. Abrams’ vision was not only to create a Star Trek that was a bigger, more action-packed spectacle, but also to make the spectacle feel real. Every aspect of production—from unique locations to the use of classic Hollywood camera tricks—was guided by this overall objective.
Starships — Abrams and production designer Scott Chambliss were careful to pay tribute to the design of the original Enterprise, but they also wanted to make it futuristic and cool for a modern audience. This chapter focuses on the unique stories behind the creation of the film’s starships.
Aliens — Designers Neville Page and Joel Harlow talk about the hurdles they faced creating new alien species, recreating the Romulans and Vulcans, and designing the terrifying creatures on Delta Vega for the new Star Trek.
Planets — From the frozen landscape of Delta Vega to the desert plains of Vulcan, Scott Chambliss and the art department had a number of radically different planets to create. Abrams’ desire to shoot on real locations whenever possible led the production team to a number of strange and surprising locations.
Props and Costumes — Property master Russell Bobbitt had the unique challenge of designing props that were both true to the original series and pertinent to today’s technology. Likewise, costume designer Michael Kaplan talks about how he designed costumes that paid homage to what came before yet were relevant and timeless.
Ben Burtt and the Sounds of Star Trek — When famed sound designer Ben Burtt was hired to create sounds for the first Star Wars film, he took his inspiration from the original “Star Trek” series. Burtt jumped at the opportunity to pay tribute to the sounds that sparked his career with the sounds he created for the new Star Trek.
Score — As a fan of the original series, composer Michael Giacchino embraced the challenge of creating new music for Star Trek while preserving the spirit of Alexander Courage’s celebrated theme.
Gene Roddenberry’s Vision — J.J. Abrams, Leonard Nimoy, previous Star Trek writers and producers, and scientific consultant Carolyn Porco describe and commend the optimistic and enduring vision of Gene Roddenberry.
Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
Starfleet Vessel Simulator — Explore extensive data on the U.S.S. Enterprise and the Romulan ship, the Narada. Submerse yourself in breathtaking 360 views and close-ups and review detailed tech information.
Gag Reel
Trailers

Star Trek: Into Darkness

The UHD Disc is presented in 4K high definition with English Dolby Atmos, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

The Blu-ray containing the feature film is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

The Blu-ray containing the bonus content is presented in 1080p high definition with English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

The Combo Pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film as well as the following:

UHD Disc

Feature film in 4K UHD – IMAX Version
Blu-ray Disc #1

Feature film in high definition – IMAX Version
Enhanced commentary
The Mission Continues PSA
Blu-ray Disc #2

The Voyage Begins…Again – Go behind-the-scenes as filming begins on the next Star Trek adventure.
Creating the Red Planet – Experience the creation of a never-before-seen alien world, as featured in the action-packed opening sequence of the film.
Introducing the Villain
Rebuilding the Enterprise – See the design and construction of a bigger, interconnected Enterprise set.
National Ignition Facility: Home of the Core – Location shooting at the National Ignition Facility.
Attack on Starfleet – Go behind the scenes with the cast and filmmakers and witness the creation of the shocking attack on Starfleet Headquarters.
Aliens Encountered – The design and application of alien makeup.
The Klingon Home World – Discover the stunning world of Kronos, and see how the filmmakers reinvented the Klingons for a new generation.
The Enemy of My Enemy – Find out how, and why, the identity of the film’s true villain was kept a mystery to the very end.
Vengeance is Coming – A comprehensive look at the design and production surrounding the black ship.
Ship to Ship – An in-depth and thrilling look at the filming of the iconic space jump sequence, which both defied the laws of physics and pushed the limits of visual effects.
Mr. Spock and Mr. Spock – Leonard Nimoy makes a cameo appearance and reflects on his history with Trek.
Down with the Ship – Discover the stunt & VFX work involved to make the Enterprise roll over.
Kirk and Spock – Explore the dynamic relationship between the film’s heroes.
Brawl by the Bay – Sit in with Zachary Quinto and Benedict Cumberbatch as they revisit their intense preparation for the film’s breathtaking climax.
Fitting the Future – A look at the film’s out-of-this-world costumes.
Property of Starfleet – Sourcing and tracking the film’s myriad props.
Unlocking the Cut – A discussion with the film editors about their monumental task.
Visual Affection – A comprehensive look at the creation and implementation of visual effects.
The Sounds of Music (and FX) – A discussion with film composer Michael Giacchino and sound designer Ben Burtt.
Safety First – A prank pulled on the cast.
Continuing the Mission – An inspiring look at the partnership between the film’s crew and the organization that assists returning veterans to find meaningful ways to contribute on the home front.
Gag Reel
Deleted Scenes
Theatrical Trailers

Each 4K release is set for a June 14 street date in the United States, with a suggested retail price of $47.99/each
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Re: Let's talk about Ultra HD Blu-ray

May have to pick both up when they're cheaper. I bet the Atmos soundtracks will be killer. Yay Paramount for jumping in.
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Wow. $47.99 each? Paramount tends to overprice Trek anyway, but close to $50 is a little ridiculous, no?
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Re: Let's talk about Ultra HD Blu-ray

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Wow. $47.99 each? Paramount tends to overprice Trek anyway, but close to $50 is a little ridiculous, no?
Lionsgate's The Last Witch Hunter and Sicario each have an MSRP of $42.99, but they're basically thirty bucks everywhere you look. It wouldn't surprise me if the two Trek flicks run a little north of thirty in practice (maybe even $35/$36?), but they definitely won't be pushing fifty from anywhere we'd shop.
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If they're over $30 then I'll just wait until they're not.
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There's some noise that Disney will release Star Wars the Force Awakens on UHD BD in November. I'm a little skeptical though.
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These are probably limited enough releases that it makes sense to charge a little extra since the volume is much lower. Unless you go into Tower Records, you won't be paying full price.

(joke intended)

What's the timeline for when "good" hardware (TV/players) will be available for consumers at sub-$1000 prices? I hear that 2017 seems to be a good year to buy. I'm holding out until then.

I've saved a significant amount of money not converting my DVD library to Blu-ray since 4K was (relatively speaking) around the corner.
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I guess if you consider about 9 years "around the corner", then yes.
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Re: Let's talk about Ultra HD Blu-ray

Another attempt to bring back laserdisc pricing...
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Another attempt to bring back laserdisc pricing...
Which in my mind doesn't help the format - asking more than 28 bucks for turkeys like "Pan" and "God's of Egypt" is laughable

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