Originally Posted by bryantc
Originally Posted by SpeedDemon
Iâ€™️m surprised there havenâ€™️t been more discussions about the lack of Dolby Vision on the UHD Blu-ray release.
My point is that if Dolby Vision presents an easily visible improvement while the higher bitrate of the Blu-ray donâ€™️t then why are we not more bothered by the fact that Disney didnâ€™️t include Dolby Vision on this UHD BD release?
Because the Blu-ray section of AVS has been dead for many years.
This is a thread about STAR WARS in 4K
and we barely have 100 posts. Contrast that with another home theater forum where each movie has its own separate thread each with thousands of posts.
What forums? Everywhere I tend to visit is dead or dying lol.
I got the set on May 4th, I’ve been going through the movies slowly, just finished Empire last night. Watching on my JVC NX7, so Dolby Vision is a non factor for me.
The Phantom Menace actually has a few wow moments, in spite of being over all pretty full looking. An early instance where Qui Gon deflects a blaster hit, I swore smoke popped off the screen. Still the old baked in DNR is ever present.
Clones is both the worst Star Wars movie and the worst looking. Dim, soft and really sleep inducing lol.
Revenge of the Sith is naturally the best looking, sharpness is there and HDR has an effect.
A New Hope.. this is the only one I’ve compared with the old BD, Disney+ and Harmys de specialized edition, mastered directly from a 35mm print. I thought id seen all the dirt and dents on 3P0 and R2, and all the imperfections of Vader’s hand molded helmet. Not so! The new 4K disc does reveal yet another level of detail previously unseen. HDR isn’t overly spectacular, though I wasn’t expecting that from a budget sci fi movie from the 70’s(perfective often forgotten).
Harmys remains my preferred version, however I watched the 4K version all the way through, largely with mouth open(it’s also a new PJ, first true 4K lol). Disney+ is close, but the disc is definitely smoother and less noisy.
Empire was good also. Btw on all the Star Wars films to far, I used the HDR high setting on my projector, makes a huge difference.