Ultra HD Blu-ray Arrives by holidays

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I've mentioned it before, but everything is more finalized now. Blu-ray Disc Association has announced that is has started licensing the UHD 4K video format on August 24, with expected "produc...

    Ultra HD Blu-ray Arrives by holidays
     
  2. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Will these discs be compatible with current blu ray drives?
     
  3. fry178

    fry178 Ancient Guru

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    how? output of an old BD player is only 1080, so it wouldnt even make sense to use it with 4K medium.
    just get the (cheaper) FHD BD and use what you have....
     
  4. yasamoka

    yasamoka Ancient Guru

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    Some Blu-ray players have 4K upscaling, so they output at 4K.
     

  5. rl66

    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    Also is this why medialess video have emerged...

    I don't know if i would want a media full of crappy DRM again... it sound like a sword slash in the water.

    It's better, but still a step back.
     
  6. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    I still buy movies on DVD :X
     
  7. Loobyluggs

    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    I'll say it again: I'm glad they are calling 2160P Blue Ray Ultra HD, and not 4K, because some kittens would have died if that were to happen.

    4,096 = 4K
    3,840 = Ultra HD
     
  8. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    I was asking about drives (on the PC), not bd players, which I've never owned, but went straight for the PS3 back then :)
     
  9. MerolaC

    MerolaC Ancient Guru

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    Great.
    Maybe now we can get a proper NEW Terminator 2 transfer.
     
  10. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    eh, i not buying another bluray player, hopefull ps4 will support thos format, unless this requires a new lens..
     

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    No, current Blu-ray drives will not be able to read the disc's. They are called BDXL drives. They're no to expensive on Newegg you can find a LG for $50. Just search: LG BDXL
     
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    Redemption80 Ancient Guru

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    What's wrong with the current Terminator 2 transfer?

    My brother in law loaned me the new transfer of the original movie and it's night and day compared to the old one i have, i'm assuming any difference would not be as large given the fact the sequel is newer.

    Glad to see something announced, really do want a 4k TV but the lack of content has so far made it pointless.

    As per above, even though there are player able to output the same resolution, they won't be able to read the discs, don't even think many, if any can decode H265 either.
     
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    BDXL drives have been around for awhile, what would have stopped them from UHD video then? I suspect they will be new drives based off the technology of BDXL but not compatible with BDXL drives
     
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    RzrTrek Ancient Guru

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    Now you may finally fit a total of 10 Ultra HD Blu-rays on a single 1TB drive ...
     
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    damn it. I will be in the market for a new tv in a few months. Nothing too fancy but these news articles make me wonder if I should spend the extra 500-600 dollars on a decent 4K one.
     

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    Ha, i just started getting Br versions to replace my dvd's version when i can find them on sale, and i have have plenty of movies on video tape. lol
     
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    MerolaC Ancient Guru

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    The last transfer was done for the T2 Extreme DVD Editon, back in 2003 and it's still being used for the new blurays. *Slightly* cleaned for the SkyNET Edition.
    It's a 2K scan. And it shows it age, It lacks the fidelity that a new transfer can bring.
    Yes, it looks good, specially in the latest bluray limited release from July this year. (vs. the SkyNET release, the new one has no DNR and it's encoded in H264 vs VC1 and has slightly higher bitrate)
    So, it could be night and day.

    Just look how better The Terminator (2013 release, 4K Transfer, reused for the Red case bluray from this year) looks vs any release of Terminator 2.
     
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    Cheers for the info, with me just recently re-watching the original i was wanting to pick up the second film, and obviously the best one available.
     
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    MerolaC Ancient Guru

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    Glad to be of help!
     
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    is it the cut with Michael Jackson elected president of USA at the end or the one that finish with human extinction?
     

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