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I have managed to see Alita Battle Angel 3 times lately !! LOVE that movie, the visuals, the action, the story, Atmos, ULF, all of it, just awsome movie. A bit of Fifth Element and Ready Player One vibe from it, which is cool because i love those too
I got the disc while still on vaca, and couldn’t wait, so a TV viewing and 5.1 DD in 2D BD it was
Second time back home with UHD, Atmos and BEQ. WOW, just WOW, it was nirvana.
And lastly i watched the 3D version with DTS-HD and Neural-X. Atmos was clearly better, but it was still pretty good. But the 3D was VERY nicely done, i love 3D when it is done right, and this was. I would argue that 3D is better than UHD! Man it just is so much more immersive, i am stunned over and over again, just awsome
Normally i just run the 2D and 3D BD’s in the same chain as UHD, from the OPPO 203 to my AVR, but i have a Darbee and a Marseille Mcable, which i feel contribute to a better picture, but they aren’t HDCP 2.2 compatible, so i can’t connect them in the same way from the OPPO.
But i also have a HDFury Integral i no longer use, and thought i could use it to get both ways. So i connected the HDMI from the OPPO to input1 on the HDFury and then output1 to the input on my AVR i use for UHD.
And sent output2 from the HDFury to the Darbee and then the Marseille, on to a DIFFERENT input on my AVR for 2D and 3D BD viewing.
So if i watch UHD, i chose the UHD input, and if i watch 2D/3D i chose that input, and the HDFury does the switching.
And it worked !! So now i got the benefit of Darbee AND Marseille when i watched Alita in 3D, and it is truly a amazing picture!
I have tried and tested a million versions before to get this to work, but no luck. This time i did it BEFORE the AVR, and Voila !
The HDFury adds a bit of HDMI sync time when starting up, but i can live with that