Originally Posted by renoreigns
Maybe I misunderstood what this was saying. Are they saying that people with your average or typical setup will still hear or see improvements? I just don't understand how this makes anything better than what's already out there. Please feel free to explain if someone else knows what this all means. I truly feel we are at the pinnacle of what's possible with video and audio. 8k is here and the only advancement with audio I would like to see is making more channels possible without spending a small fortune.
To really reduce it to the basics, it's a different presentation versus other versions of the movie, and it's up to the individual to decide if it is an improvement. I imagine some people don't like aspect ratio shifts, and prefer nearfield mixes with dynamic compression. If someone is in that camp, they should get the normal Blu-ray release. Just like when they go to the movie theater, they can choose between a regular movie theater and an IMAX auditorium. The idea here, at the end of the day, is to come as close as possible, in the home, to replicating the IMAX commercial movie theater experience.
As for the "pinnacle" of what's possible, Technicolor says VR delivered in 12-bit, 8K per eye, 120 fps, with 16 stops of dynamic range... that's the threshold where the experience looks real. Still a few years away from the first systems that might deliver this.
For flat panel viewing, 8K and rec.2020 color and variable frame rate up to 120 Hz would about do it.