Originally Posted by rolldog
Well, I actually have 2 questions. First, I'm just wondering if the DVDs, which read "Mastered in 4K" have a better picture or have better sound than just a regular Blu Ray disk played on a 4k TV. Second, since most, if not all, 4K TVs upconvert, why would anyone buy a something like Sony's new BDP-S7200, which is supposed to upscale to 4K, access to Netfix, SEN, etc? If someone owns a 4K TV and already has a Blu Ray player (not this particular one) what's the benefit of owning this new Blu Ray player? 4K TVs already have a lot of these features built-in. Unless someone owns a different brand of TV, it'll give them access to SEN, other than that, I don't see the benefit. And to combine the questions, if someone were to watch Spiderman 2 Mastered in 4K on this new Blu Ray player, will it look better, worse, or the same as watching it on the FMP-X10?
Of the three provided with the purchase, Ghostbusters was by far the least impressive, followed by A&D, then Spiderman, which looked pretty good. Keep in mind, the X1 had been preordered and wouldn't even get installed until 7/15/13.
Ghostbusters had been presented in six channel surround and 70mm prints (although those were duped from 35mm.) The color correction for the Remastered DVD looked weak, some things were marginally sharper than the original DVD, but the difference would be hard to specify. The sound, I believe had gone through a remix when it was first sent to DVD. Even the 4K Netflix of Ghostbusters leaves a lot open for criticism.
I don't know why anyone would be purchasing an upconverting Blu-ray player since it is a complete waste of cash. Look for other features, especially if you have a 4K TV.