With the launch of Disney +, many older films that have never been released on UHD disks are now available to stream in 4K HDR with Dolby Digital Plus Atmos tracks, including Star Wars Episodes I through VII (The Force Awakens). Disney has all its own films and the Pixar films up, as well as the whole Marvel catalog, except for the live action Spider-Man films (which belong to Sony).
And the launch of Apple TV + (a week before Disney +) brought us the beginning of a new speculative fiction series, For All Mankind, about what the world would be like if the space race hadn't ended. Why would it keep going? How about if the Soviets landed on the Moon a month before Apollo 11? That's also in 4K HDR with DD+ Atmos.
It would be great if you could begin to review these offerings. I'll say that the original Star Wars (Episode IV A New Hope) looks brand new.
At the very least, I'd love a listing of which of the back catalog items at Disney + have been upgraded to 4K and/or Atmos (which can't be determined except through a system so equipped - signing in through my laptop I'm not shown the specs). A listing of the films' aspect ratios would be nice as well, which they don't show even on a 4K system.
UPDATE: While the "Details" tab does not give information about streaming resolution and audio logged in through their website, it does if you use their Android app!
I'm still having to go to reviews here or on blu-ray.com to get the aspect ratios, however. This is important information for me, since with my projector, which has a 17:9 aspect ratio, I can toggle a Zoom function to enlarge the whole image to fill the screen horizontally. With 16:9 material that shaves off 6.25% of the image vertically (half of that at the top and half at the bottom), but with letterboxed scope films, what's being shaved off is just part of the black letterbox bars, so it's worth using zoom for a larger image. This does not distort it - it just makes the whole thing bigger.
Last edited by Philnick; 02-15-2020 at 02:56 PM.