Ultra HD Blu-ray (4K/2160p, 60fps, HDR, 100GB)

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Which format is the limit for you?

DVD (480p)
4
11%
Blu-Ray (1080p)
20
56%
Ultra HD Blu-ray (2160p)
12
33%
 
Total votes: 36
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PostUltra HD Blu-ray (4K/2160p, 60fps, HDR, 100GB)
by NickSCFC » Wed May 13, 2015 10:15 am

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http://www.cnet.com/news/ultra-hd-blu-r ... -unveiled/

The Blu-ray Disc Association today announced it has finalized what could be the last major disc-based movie format: Ultra HD Blu-ray.

The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has announced the Ultra HD Blu-ray (4K) specification is now complete and has also revealed the next-gen format's official logo.

The new disc format promises the incorporation of the latest video standards, and players will also be backward-compatible with existing Blu-ray discs.

The BDA says the format incorporates a 3,840x2,160-pixel resolution, expanded color range support, high dynamic range (HDR) and high frame rate content (read 60fps). As well as the promise of up-to-date video, UHD Blu-ray will also support "next-generation immersive, object-based sound formats."

The BDA has yet to expand on which specific standards will be supported as for each of these features there are a number of competing options: for example there are two object-based sound formats -- DTS:X and Dolby Atmos. However, a spokesperson for the BDA said that specific audio support is optional and not mandatory so "if it's on the disc it's passed through".

In addition UHD Blu-ray will bring with it the Ultraviolet-like "digital bridge" feature that will allow consumers to "view their content across the range of in-home and mobile devices."

The association has announced it will begin licensing Ultra HD Blu-ray products this summer.

Panasonic was the first company to announce a prototype Ultra HD Blu-ray player at this year's CES, and consumers can expect to see players hit the market by the end of 2015.


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PostRe: Ultra HD Blu-ray announced
by Moggy » Wed May 13, 2015 10:16 am

Cracking OP there. :datass:
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PostRe: Ultra HD Blu-ray announced
by NickSCFC » Wed May 13, 2015 10:17 am

Moggy wrote:Cracking OP there. :datass:


I'm on my phone and the page refreshes each time I switch tabs, give me a strawberry floating break.
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PostRe: Ultra HD Blu-ray announced
by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Wed May 13, 2015 10:18 am

You could just.. not make the thread?
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PostRe: Ultra HD Blu-ray announced
by Moggy » Wed May 13, 2015 10:19 am

NickSCFC wrote:
Moggy wrote:Cracking OP there. :datass:


I'm on my phone and the page refreshes each time I switch tabs, give me a strawberry floating break.


NickSCFC wrote:I feel I must apologise for my abhorrent levels of cuntishness to certain people in this thread over the last couple of days.

I've come to realise that I've been treating GRcade as a punching bag whenever I've been in a mood lately and, for whatever reason, seem to need to feast on the salt of others in order to replenish my own salt levels.

Hopefully this whole affair hasn't tarnished my unblemished reputation on this forum.


Ok you are forgiven.
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PostRe: Ultra HD Blu-ray announced
by Fries. Wedges. Crisps? » Wed May 13, 2015 10:22 am

Should have called it Bluer-Ray.
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PostRe: Ultra HD Blu-ray announced
by NickSCFC » Wed May 13, 2015 10:26 am

Dan. wrote:Should have called it Bluer-Ray.


It's going to cause so much confusion, it's inevitable that some people will buy these discs expecting them to play on Blu-ray players. A better naming system would have been...

DVD > HD-DVD > Ultra HD-DVD (thanks Toshiba)

Personally, while I may never feel the need to buy a TV big enough to warrant 4K, the prospect of physically owning my favourite classics in their original resolution is very appealing.
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PostRe: Ultra HD Blu-ray announced
by KK » Wed May 13, 2015 10:45 am

Last Blu Ray I bought was James Bond Skyfall. Can't see myself ever buying a physical disc again for music or TV.

This is going to be such a niche product, and will probably only be used - if at all - by the next PlayStation and Xbox. Apart from my Uncle, I know nobody with a stand-alone Blu Ray player. I mean a lot of PCs and of course Mac's never moved on from DVD...in fact many manufacturers just dumped a disc drive completely.
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PostRe: Ultra HD Blu-ray announced
by Errkal » Wed May 13, 2015 10:49 am

I've not bought a DVD or BlueRay in years. I hate physical media so it is all pointless to me. I doubt I don't download in 1080 as dont have the storage on my server for it so wont be moving to 4k. Unless I get loads of money and can convert my outside shed into a server room to house storage servers.
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PostRe: Ultra HD Blu-ray announced
by That's not a growth » Wed May 13, 2015 10:50 am

If this is the push that means films will begin to be more regularly available as 4k on streaming services then I'm happy. Despite 4k TVs being around for a little while content is really lacking, maybe this is what studios have been waiting for: a universal home media format to set a standard that they can follow.
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PostRe: Ultra HD Blu-ray announced
by NickSCFC » Wed May 13, 2015 10:52 am

KKLEIN wrote:Last Blu Ray I bought was James Bond Skyfall. Can't see myself ever buying a physical disc again for music or TV.

This is going to be such a niche product, and will probably only be used - if at all - by the next PlayStation and Xbox. Apart from my Uncle, I know nobody with a stand-alone Blu Ray player. I mean a lot of PCs and of course Mac's never moved on from DVD...in fact many manufacturers just dumped a disc drive completely.


Unless they improve streaming compression (Netflix certainly isn't up to scratch) then I think there will always be a need for physical media for those who want the best quality.
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PostRe: Ultra HD Blu-ray announced
by Death's Head » Wed May 13, 2015 10:53 am

Can't see myself going to 4K for ages. I expect this to only happen when our current TVs die and 4k is the norm. By which point 8K TVs will be out...
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PostRe: Ultra HD Blu-ray announced
by KK » Wed May 13, 2015 10:56 am

They're going to have to start bringing out some 32 and 37 inch 4K TVs first. I think the smallest, at least from Sony, is 43...which is obviously still too big for this new generation living in their cardboard box sized £500,000 apartments in London.
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PostRe: Ultra HD Blu-ray announced
by Moggy » Wed May 13, 2015 11:00 am

NickSCFC wrote:Unless they improve streaming compression (Netflix certainly isn't up to scratch) then I think there will always be a need for physical media for those who want the best quality.


Always is a long time.

I think most people will be happy with the current quality of Blu-ray (indeed a lot of people are perfectly happy with DVD/streaming!). This ultra HD Blu-ray will be quite niche and I don't see it having much mass market appeal.

Streaming image quality is only going to get better and broadbands speeds are going to increase. Most people are going to be happy to wait for that.
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PostRe: Ultra HD Blu-ray announced
by Death's Head » Wed May 13, 2015 11:00 am

LG and Samsung already do 40" models. I think most homes can take these.
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PostRe: Ultra HD Blu-ray announced
by NickSCFC » Wed May 13, 2015 11:10 am

Death's Head wrote:LG and Samsung already do 40" models. I think most homes can take these.


In that case my next TV will be 4K

My current requirements are:

40" size
4K
OLED
HDR
Android TV

I'm willing to wait until I can get a TV with all the above for a reasonable price.
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PostRe: Ultra HD Blu-ray announced
by NickSCFC » Wed May 13, 2015 11:57 am

Hopefully this is the death knell for DVD, the format's been around since 1995.
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PostRe: Ultra HD Blu-ray announced
by Death's Head » Wed May 13, 2015 12:47 pm

NickSCFC wrote:Hopefully this is the death knell for DVD, the format's been around since 1995.

I expect it has a fair few more years in it yet. I have Bluray and streaming at home but I've still bought cheap DVDs this year.

I expect that there are also a large number of people with DVD players, an HD TV and no Bluray. A lot of people with HD TVs have them because that was what was available at time of purchase, not because they particularly wanted HD.
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PostRe: Ultra HD Blu-ray announced
by Dual » Wed May 13, 2015 1:38 pm

Has it got Netflix?
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PostRe: Ultra HD Blu-ray announced
by NickSCFC » Wed May 13, 2015 1:40 pm

Dual wrote:Has it got Netflix?


This question makes no sense.

If you're asking whether the players will have a Netflix app then of course some of them will.
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