Sure it does. If I spend the money on the HDR version I wan't to watch it in HDR. And if it hapens to be a DV movie why wouldn't I want to watch it in DV? I have a DV capable TV and a BR player that plays (full P7) DV over the network so no need to sacrifice anything for convenience.If that is so blisteringly important for "legally ripped material", and it makes an actual difference, maybe.
If you don't even care about UHD why not buy the cheaper 1080p version?I don't use it for uhd. You know why? I play the disc. 3d though there is so many that have audio upgrades available on the 2d br or uhd. And I can do that 100% with a zidoo, and 0% with a shield. If the shield supported 3d, if may be of use.