4K Blu-ray. Any early adopters out there?

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  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,556
    edited March 16
    Sony's new 4k player has hit the streets. Don't recall ever seeing a Sony that plays DVD-A discs, is this a first??

    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_158X800/Sony-UBP-X800.html?tp=171

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  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 1,858
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    Just got this e-mail from Sony
  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 1,858
    Oppo sent me notification that the UDP-205 is available for pre order
  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 1,858
    A lot of movies are already,but the intermediate,which is used for post production isn't 4k. So what you see depends on which movie...............
  • StantonZStantonZ Posts: 386
    edited May 20
    A lot of movies are already, but the intermediate, which is used for post production isn't 4k. So what you see depends on which movie..........

    And even that can vary: I've seen some 2k DI's that look better than 4k DI's. However, over time "true" 4k DI's will become both the norm and the standard for high-quality.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 6,610
    StantonZ wrote: »
    A lot of movies are already, but the intermediate, which is used for post production isn't 4k. So what you see depends on which movie..........

    And even that can vary: I've seen some 2k DI's that look better than 4k DI's. However, over time "true" 4k DI's will become both the norm and the standard for high-quality.

    4k will not be around long. Most of the movies are being shot in higher resolution and down converted to 4k. 8k has dropped in Japan as of this year so i honestly do not see longevity here in the states.
  • StantonZStantonZ Posts: 386
    edited May 26
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    4k will not be around long. Most of the movies are being shot in higher resolution and down converted to 4k. 8k has dropped in Japan as of this year so i honestly do not see longevity here in the states.

    You're kidding, right?
    4k DI's still aren't common...broadcast 4k hasn't happened yet (limited to streaming)...commercially viable 8k displays are years away...and the bandwidth and storage required for broadcast 8k is a non-starter until/unless 4k becomes mainstream.
    Japan had HD almost 10 years before it was mainstream here, so I wouldn't base anything on what they can "demo" at this time (even with accelerated development).
    I'll probably be enjoying my current UHD/4k set-up until I retire (as much as 10 years away).
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 6,610
    Movies are shot in higher than 4k resolution now no i was not kidding.
    I hope you're right but i bet not. Look how short it has gotten from 720p to 1080 to 4k it's picking up speed
  • StantonZStantonZ Posts: 386
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    I hope you're right but i bet not. Look how short it has gotten from 720p to 1080 to 4k it's picking up speed

    Now that's a good question...and here's a good answer:
    • 720p TVs were first available in 1999 (I owned one...and yes, it was expensive...but lasted me over 15 years!) even though HD content would take a few years to really kick in
    • 1080p (not 1080i) TVs were first available in 2005
    • True 4k (2160p) TVs (with the proper HDMI ports/compatibility) were first available in 2015 (I own one...and yes, it was expensive...but definitely worth it!) and 4k content has started to come around thanks to streaming (which obviously wasn't available 15 years ago)
    So, if we extrapolate from 1080p commercial availability, it would suggest 8k TVs (not a "demo") might arrive on the scene sometime between 2021 and 2025, allowing for some accelerated development.

    But all this ignores the ultimate question, which is: can/will any of us be able to tell the difference between 4k and 8k in the home environment? Given that many still can't tell the difference between 1080p and 2160p (I can...barely...because I have a decent size TV and enjoy the addition of HDR/WCG), that could ultimately be the deciding factor.

  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 1,858
    StantonZ wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    4k will not be around long. Most of the movies are being shot in higher resolution and down converted to 4k. 8k has dropped in Japan as of this year so i honestly do not see longevity here in the states.

    You're kidding, right?
    4k DI's still aren't common...broadcast 4k hasn't happened yet (limited to streaming)...commercially viable 8k displays are years away...and the bandwidth and storage required for broadcast 8k is a non-starter until/unless 4k becomes mainstream.
    Japan had HD almost 10 years before it was mainstream here, so I wouldn't base anything on what they can "demo" at this time (even with accelerated development).
    I'll probably be enjoying my current UHD/4k set-up until I retire (as much as 10 years away).

    Just a heads up guys
    There is a tv station in North Carolina broadcasting 4k right now. First in the country and they've been doing it since last year or the year before. Google it. This was also the very first station in America to broadcast 1080i.
    Had fun with you all and thanks.
    I'm gone
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