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Old 01-09-2013, 05:11 PM
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I'm wondering with BD not supporting 48FPS right now, Dolby Atmos looking to be the next thing in audio, and with new consoles from Sony and Microsoft by the end of the year both with BD drives (future games could go over the 50gig limit and require quad or 8x layer discs), could we see a new BD profile being released this year?

Has there been any info about this, and if so, would we all need new players like when 3D was launched or could some of this be done via FW upgrades?
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:38 PM
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Does your tv/monitor support it?
Multi Layer BDs? Even with dvd the theoretical limit on layers was significantly more than 2 and then you never saw them go past that.
At best you might see a movie like The Hobbit stepped down to 30fps.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:05 PM
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Well my TV happily supports 24, 50 and 60 fps - but I have no idea if it would support 48. I imagine most TVs would not, especially in the US where they are gimped to not support 50hz. It would however be very easy for TV manufacturers to make their models support 48fps going forward.

If more big films are going to be made in 48fps though, there will be an increased consumer demand to support it - like with 3D.
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I'm going to use this thread to state that I hope 2013 sees the return of HD Advisor.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:52 PM
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It will be a completely new format, if it happens.

48fps can not be done on the current Blu-ray format, or televisions for that matter. To be honest you probably will not see 48fps on a home format, because it will be going the way of the dodo after the Hobbit films... And Cameron will be pushing for 60fps with Avatar 2 & 3. Until that fight is sorted out, you will not see a higher frame rate format in the home. (In the US they'll have to go through the FCC and a bunch of other agencies, including the cinematographers union, to set a standard.)

Dolby Atmos is currently too complicated to institute in the home. As it is, most theaters that contain a proper Atmos setup have to be re-calibrated constantly. Out here in So Cal, the Arclight Sherman Oaks has the system, but usually only runs a film with Atmos the opening weekend. It's actually not used once you hit the first Monday.

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Old 01-12-2013, 04:39 PM
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Thanks for your answer - that is all quite depressing, although I'm not sold on HFR and have no plans of expanding beyond 5.1 anytime soon. Looks like no change to the BD profile anytime soon, if at all, then.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:06 PM
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This is why I hope 60 fps becomes the standard. Our TVs can already handle that.
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This is why I hope 60 fps becomes the standard. Our TVs can already handle that.
I actually don't think they can. I think the HDMI inputs, cables, and even receivers would have to be updated. (Let me look into it with people I know.)

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