Originally Posted by jbeechuk
I am 9 episodes in and love it. Quality is pretty good. Colors are a little bit washed out. There is a very slight letterboxing that annoys me.
I think they shot HOC's with more of a slightly wider ratio in mind (closer to 1.85:1), keeping the full theatrical grade 4k resolution from the RED cameras instead of down-sampling to make it 1.78:1. Fincher is using a compete cinema 4k pipeline like he did with GWTDT. Netflix gave them complete creative control.
However, since 4k for the home is still in its infancy and Netflix's streaming quality isn't even close to Blu-ray, we're only getting a tiny fraction of the potential video or audio quality.
It would be interesting to see them do a theatrical serial run in 2k and 4k digital cinemas just like back in the 30's and 40's. A next first time for everything.