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post #31 of 81 Old 02-10-2016, 08:08 AM
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Cancelled my Amazon order and went with Fox for the great price with their current offer. $96 vs $54 for the same three discs.

Here's hoping Fox ships them soon!
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Every studio has been scanning and restoring 35mm films at 4K for nearly a decade now, while 2K is used for budget projects. Even some 16mm projects are being done at 4K now. IMAX and 65mm is more along the lines of 6K-8K for scanning and remastering/restoring at 4K.
It's been said that you can get detail out of 35mm films up to 6.5-8k, Imax films 65mm/70mm up to 16k. Though, I don't know how much of that is true...?
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It's been said that you can get detail out of 35mm films up to 6.5-8k, Imax films 65mm/70mm up to 16k. Though, I don't know how much of that is true...?
Well, there is no limit on how much you can scan How much info you would get and how much junk would be there is another matter.

However, on the still photography side, this debates died about 10 years ago. It was commonly accepted that the process from 35mm film would be equivalent to the process from a 6 MP Bayer (1 color per pixel) pattern, and around 3.5 MP RGB (3 colors per pixel a la Sigma sensor). Now, the 35mm in the movies is about 1/2 of the still frame, thus all those numbers should be halved as well [3 MP bayer and 1.75 MP RGB sensor] . Looking for the absolute limit, people usually point out the 11 MP bayer (1 color per pixel) camera like Canon 1Ds would be closer to medium format than to 35mm. In relationship to the movie frame that would be 5.5 MP bayer and 3.5 MP RGB sensor. And a 4K is 8 MP (!).

Then again, in the movies there are no stills, everything moves, and will be somewhat blurry, so the amount of details could be even less.

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Those same claims were made about 1080p in the early days, which 35mm turned out to be superior too. Sorry but you have a lot to learn about the film format, the below 4K digital camera source UHD BDs (of which there are many) will look worse then original negative 35mm. Next you will be writing 65/70mm will not 'look good' either.
not quite sure what to make of your sentences. you may benefit from my post above.

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not quite sure what to make of your sentences.
Rofl, that explains a lot. Those that proclaimed upscaled dvd is just is good as 1080p could not understand either.

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Rofl, that explains a lot. Those that proclaimed upscaled dvd is just is good as 1080p could not understand either.
you have funny brain

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Noticed on best buys site there is a few movies listed as releasing this Sunday. Very odd

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Hi,
Can someone tell me if The Martian (4K Ultra HD) and Hitman Agent 47 with play in HDR?

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Can someone tell me if The Martian (4K Ultra HD) and Hitman Agent 47 with play in HDR?

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Both have HDR stickers on the case for what that is worth.
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Both have HDR stickers on the case for what that is worth.
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Sorry to bring up a old thread but does anyone have a list of must have UHD Blu-ray disks that have good PQ and Audio.
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4K UHD Recommendations - Reference Picture and Sound

Greetings All,
I am nearing completion of my updated theater. I am looking for recommendations for my first handful of 4K UHD Blu Rays that will knock my socks off. My dedicated theater is now painted dark charcoal. 120 inch 16:9 screen. My new JVC 540, Panny UB820 and Denon 4400 arrive tomorrow. 4 new overhead ceiling speakers installed for a 5.2.4 setup. I would like recommendations for reference picture quality, Atmos, DTS-X, Auro 3D, etc.

I have been around this forum long enough that I remember the days of The Fifth Element DVD being our go to for reference image quality.

Thanks in advance for your recommendations!

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Blade Runner 2049 is an excellent 4K transfer that will test the breadth and depth of your theater's abilities and expose any deficiencies.

If you haven't already, definitely peruse the AVS reviews:
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/187-o...-disc-reviews/
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The Fifth Element UHD is pretty darn good, but I suppose it all depends on your preference. Do you like reference-filmic qualities (Gladiator and Braveheart are both excellent UHD discs) or do you prefer clean/digital (Deadpool, etc.)?
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Best 4K Blu-ray movies to show off your 4K TV...?

Was wondering what everyone's top recommendations would be for the best 4K Blu-ray to show off your 4K TV...?

So far I am hearing Ready Player One and Pacific Rim.

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Was wondering what everyone's top recommendations would be for the best 4K Blu-ray to show off your 4K TV...?

So far I am hearing Ready Player One and Pacific Rim.
Gravity should be on the list...
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As well as The Martian, Avengers Infinity War, Prometheus, Alien Covenant to name a few.
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Pacific Rim is no doubt the best looking 4k Blu-Ray that I have watched..Mad Max Fury Road, Everest, John Wick 1 and 2, Blade Runner 2049, The Martian, Interstellar and Dunkirk are other ones I'm impressed with
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Pacific Rim looks fantastic, but it is funny that it is one of everyone's favourites when it is fake 4k
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Was wondering what everyone's top recommendations would be for the best 4K Blu-ray to show off your 4K TV...?

So far I am hearing Ready Player One and Pacific Rim.
Transformers: The last knight this movie is stunning .

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The Greatest Showman is colorful and fun. But others already mentioned are great as well. Lucy might be another one...

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The Revenant
Gladiator
Blade Runner 2049
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The Revenant
Gladiator
Blade Runner 2049
Blue Planet 2

Forgot about Planet Earth 2 and Blue Planet 2!

Didn't realize the 4K of Gladiator was that good.... thanks!

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Wrong forum. And what is 'show off' ?
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Gravity should be on the list...
Where is gravity availabe on 4k blu ray so far? The 1080p diamond luxe edition with dolby atmos is great with the soundtrack, one of the top 5 dolby atmos reference movie material. PQ on the disc is good but not among the top 4k's you can get.
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I second Transformers: The Last Knight. Can’t say much for the movie but the visuals are the very best in my opinion.
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Oh. I’d also say Mortal Engines, Tomb Raider (2018), and Passengers.

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Too many to list really. I own quite a few (library link in sig) and recent documentaries off the top of my head I was impressed with in addition to PE2 and BP2 were National Parks Adventure, Aircraft Carrier: Guardians of the Sea and We, the Marines.


The Nun was a gorgeous movie... all the darkness really showed off the blacks. Hunter Killer was also a reference quality film... as was The Meg.


I agree with (and own) most of the films already mentioned here so I thought I'd mix it up for variety. One movie I've heard nothing but amazing things about is 2001: A Space Odyssey released in 1968. I own it, but haven't watched it yet. I've seen nothing but rave reviews on this one... and read something about it was redone in 8k (?!?) and then downscaled to 4k and looks stellar on the OLED.


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Space Odyssey is more than just a classic. It's one of the foundational works of modern sci-fi.

Watching it won't just be three hours well spent, but enhance your understanding of the rest of the genre. Without this foundation, you're be missing a lot of the references and concepts that writers and directors expect you to take for granted. In other words: imagine having no idea who Captain Kirk or Luke Skywalker is, so every time you come across a ST or SW joke, you have no idea what the rest of the theater just laughed out at.

Classics like that are worth watching just for that cultural context alone. That said, 2001 is a strong movie in its own right, if somewhat unusual.

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On-topic: I wouldn't bother showing off my TV, but probably Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2. Light enough on the story that you'd care about the image, good mix of dark and bright scenes.
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