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Is it the source, mastering, or compression that's resulting in what I consider the inferior quality of the 4K movie content provided so far by Sony? It's obvious from some of the demo material that 4K can look fantastic; much better than blu-ray and what I call the 4K-lite that we're currently getting. If these impressive demos are compressed using H.264, then surely that's not the issue and H.265 mainly saves space, correct?
So, is it that the mastering was not done end-to-end in 4K? Or is it that Sony is still leaving out detail when they provide files that are still under 50 Gb? If it's the later, I fail to understand why they can't provide larger files if it will provide great 4K quality. It's much more important to me that I see/rent/buy movies that look 4K than how much space they take up or how long it takes to download.
I'm just trying to get my head around why the current content looks and sounds inferior to what we could and should be getting if Sony wanted to provide 4K that truly impresses.
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