Originally Posted by jeahrens
This film and Dunkirk raised the bar for me on 4K picture quality. Dunkirk may ever so slightly edge it in fine detail, but both feel like you can step into frame. I confess I haven't watched the 2K version, but the 4K is absolutely reference in my opinion.
Watching it on a 10' 2.35:1 screen with a calibrated JVC RS520.
I own just 2 UHD movies. BR 2049 would make 3. The reason I posed my question is that the 1080p of "The Martian" IMO ends up looking remarkably similar to the UHD version at a very close viewing distance from a Sony x900e 4K TV. This must be due to the TV's fantastic up-scaling processor. If I knew this before buying the UHD, I woiuld have bought the 1080p version only.
In the same vein, because I read such great things about the recent re-release of "A Few Good Men" in 4K and, more importantly to me at the time, its reputedly upgraded 1080p version, I bought my second UHD. In short, IMO the latest 1080p version far outshines the orginal blu ray release in every respect except script. Not only that, but, once again, when upscaled by the Sony, the 1080p version looks to my eyes amazingly similar to the 4K from a very close viewing distance.
But that's "The Martian" and "A Few Good Men" 1080p disks, not "Blade Runner 2049" 1080p. For all I know, maybe the 2049 1080p was deliberately made to suck compared to the 4k.
I assume you bought the commercial version of 2049 that includes the 1080p disk. Would you be kind enough to view a small portion of the 1080p version and give your impression of it versus the UHD and at what viewing distance you sat from your gigantic screen when you watched the 1080p?