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Old 05-18-2014, 07:31 PM
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Default My article on why 4K Blu Rays are a must

http://movienerdsnetwork.com/2014/05...ght-direction/

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"Unmastered" 1080p Blu-ray? WTF?
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Sony basically sent a message last week that Blu-Ray is dying. There will not be a 4K Blu-Ray.
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"Unmastered" 1080p Blu-ray? WTF?
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Sony basically sent a message last week that Blu-Ray is dying. There will not be a 4K Blu-Ray.
Pretty much the only discs I buy anymore are 3D BDs, and Criterion releases, because in both cases I want disc-quality picture, not streaming.
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"Unmastered" 1080p Blu-ray? WTF?
Please think a little harder. It is obvious that I was referring to 4K mastering given the title and subject matter of the article.

RobG, if what you said is true then what does that mean for the future? That Blu Ray adopters will have to go back to watching DVD's?
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But...but......

"Mastering" a Blu-ray =/= "Creating from a 4K scan master copy"

I mean, Criterion does an amazing job "Mastering" films in 2K.
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Sony basically sent a message last week that Blu-Ray is dying. There will not be a 4K Blu-Ray.
With flash storage dropping in price, and net neutrality (ugh) opening up high speed lanes specifically for services like Netflix, there shouldn't be a problem downloading a 4K movie and storing it locally for a rental.

With cloud services, and people seemingly okay with having all their "propertly" not in their hands, people's entire library of 4K movies could be "stored" on the cloud, and they just download what they intend to watch.

This isn't a setup I'm crazy about, but finacally it makes sense. No need to stamp a new type of disc, take up retail space, etc etc. There can just be set top boxes capable of 4K playback, which is a purchase people are more likely to make than a dedicated new disc player. (It'd just be like upgrading to the newest Roku/Amazon TV).
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RobG, if what you said is true then what does that mean for the future? That Blu Ray adopters will have to go back to watching DVD's?
Not necessarily. Blu-Ray may continue as is, with DVD and streaming also remaining as options. I just don't see 4K Blu-Ray in the future.

http://www.tvpredictions.com/tvone050114.htm
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With flash storage dropping in price, and net neutrality (ugh) opening up high speed lanes specifically for services like Netflix, there shouldn't be a problem downloading a 4K movie and storing it locally for a rental.

With cloud services, and people seemingly okay with having all their "propertly" not in their hands, people's entire library of 4K movies could be "stored" on the cloud, and they just download what they intend to watch.

This isn't a setup I'm crazy about, but finacally it makes sense. No need to stamp a new type of disc, take up retail space, etc etc. There can just be set top boxes capable of 4K playback, which is a purchase people are more likely to make than a dedicated new disc player. (It'd just be like upgrading to the newest Roku/Amazon TV).
I don't see Blu-Ray quality streaming in the future, and certainly not 4K quality streaming for decades. Downloads are another thing. But who has time to download a 2 hour, 4K movie? And, let's not forget that all 1080p and/or 4K is created equal. I have serious doubts that a download would be as good as a disc based option.
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