Originally Posted by imagic
Currently, announced titles for the new format include Fantastic Four, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and Maze Runner—with more to come.
be more than that at launch! I can't drop $500 on a Gen1 player if there are no movies I care to buy. I'm hoping for at least the new 4k transfer of Fifth Element (why else would they have made it if not to release it on UHD at launch?), maybe two or three other catalogs worth rebuying, maybe a Marvel film like Ultron (I know, its 2k mastered, but I think we should all agree that a UHD-BD of any film should still look better than its bluray thanks to more colors and bitrate), Interstellar (could we hope for TDK/TDKR at launch?).
Originally Posted by Saturn94
Curved player to match the curved screen?
Only if I can also get a curved HDMI cable to go with it. And a curved remote control. :P
Originally Posted by sytech
Thanks for the pic! I had read they showed the box, but was unable to find any pics of it. I like the box look from what I can tell. I'm still not sure it's different enough that a lot of consumers won't still be confused and buy it on accident thinking its a bluray.
Originally Posted by Trogdor796
So, I can barely make it out in the picture of kingsman above, but it looks like that is shown to come with a normal Blu-Ray as well, similar to what they do now with Blu-Ray + Digital HD/DVD?
I'm hoping this is the case/standard, as I "only" own an HW40ES, 1080p projector, but one day hope to have a 4K setup. I'd like to start buying 4K Blu-Ray discs right now to be ready for when I have a 4K setup, even if it costs a bit more per blu-ray, as long as they come with a standard disc I can play now with my current setup.
Good catch! It definitely says Ultra HD + Bluray + Digital HD (or something like that)! That's great news. If they all come with a "regular HD" Bluray, that will go a loong
way to justifying the premium and get a few enthusiasts like us buying even if we don't get the player immediately.
edit: lol, clearer picture posted while I was typing, thanks Soundchex.
Originally Posted by imagic
What I want to know is if you'll be able to downscale UHD streaming with one of these players, which would result in Blu-ray quality Netflix. I could see people with HDTVs buying these boxes if there was a benefit even for 1080p TVs, and that would be good for the new format.
I definitely wonder if it'll be worth buying into the new format if your TV is still 1080p. If the prices are low enough and you can get a "perfect" 1080p stream out of it, then yes.
Well, if it doesn't downscale properly, then they will be cutting off a good percentage of potential early adopters. I won't have a UHDtv for years probably but would still like improved pq, I will jump all in if it does downscale. And I do mean "properly" downscale, such that it is still better than the bluray and not just downscaled to exactly bluray specs by cutting the bitrate or colors. Can't many displays accept a 4:4:4 signal from a PC? So shouldn't we be able to get that from a downscaled UHD bluray (I think I understand that 2160p 4:2:0 can be downscaled to 1080 4:4:4)? So even an 8bit hdtv could still get improved color from a UHD bluray downscaled, in addition to the increased bitrate UHD-BD offers.
The CIH/Anamorphic lens guys should be clamoring for UHD BD if one of the players can output 1920x1080 anamorphic 2.35 downscaled.