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Old 01-09-2013, 02:54 PM
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Default Sony is Launching "Mastered in 4K" Blu-rays for UHDTV Upscaling

Of course, the higher bitrate, video quality and audio quality will benefit those of us on 1080p sets as well.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/07/s...bution-service
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:20 PM
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Ah. Can we say "Superbit Blu-Rays"
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Ah. Can we say "Superbit Blu-Rays"
Ha ha, exactly what I was thinking!
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Why wouldn't they just author these discs in the highest quality possible for blu ray in the first place?
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@gravis778 & Favelle: You beat me to it. This is the whole "super bit" con again.

@gouty: As to why don't they make all their discs look this good in the first place if the tech. is now available to do so, there's a simple answer to that and P.T. Barnum said it best a long time ago and he's still right..
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Why wouldn't they just author these discs in the highest quality possible for blu ray in the first place?
Generally speaking, they would.
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Were superbit DVDs even mastered in higher resolution than their "regular" counterparts though? I thought they were just higher video bitrate encodes of the same digital master.

Oh... reading the article helps... the titles mentioned in the press release were already mastered in 4k so it's kind of a moot point.

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with expanded color showcasing more of the wide range of rich color contained in the original source.
I'd be interested in hearing what, if anything, that means exactly.
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If Sony release's these on BDXL disc's this could be very promising
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I thought BDXL is not compatible with standard BDs?
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:07 PM
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This is just "Superbit" marketing BS all over again.

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Also arriving on shelves are a series of "mastered in 4K" Blu-ray discs, which it promises are sourced in 1080p from their original 4K masters in high bitrate to look their best when upscaled back to 4K. The first movies up for the treatment are The Amazing Spider-Man, The Karate Kid, Taxi Driver and The Other Guys.
None of these are being remastered. The existing Blu-rays for all of these were already mastered in 4k. These are straight-up repackagings and nothing more.
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