No way. $60 per movie?
"With Samsung’s exclusive UHD Video Pack (1 terabyte of available data), consumers can watch Hollywood blockbusters such as Night at the Museum, The Counselor and X-Men Origins: Wolverine from 20th Century Fox as well as G.I. Joe: Retaliation and World War Z from Paramount Pictures. The Samsung UHD Video Pack, which also includes 3 documentaries, will be available in April for $299.99. Samsung plans to release a second UHD Video Pack with more UHD content in the second half of this year." source: Samsung press release
While I agree it's a lot, we are talking early adopter territory here. After all, how much did that Sony thing cost with how many movies out of the gate?Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim McC /t/1523673/samsung-introduces-uhd-video-pack-for-300#post_24513967
No way. $60 per movie?
Originally Posted by NetworkTV /t/1523673/samsung-introduces-uhd-video-pack-for-300#post_24515182
While I agree it's a lot, we are talking early adopter territory here. After all, how much did that Sony thing cost with how many movies out of the gate?
Consider this: with a large 4K screen and native 4K content, this potentially allows you to not spend $60 a movie to take the family out to the theater.
In my case, though, it would be a bad deal since I already don't go to the theater.
It's worse than that.Quote:
Originally Posted by BizarroTerl /t/1523673/samsung-introduces-uhd-video-pack-for-300#post_24515274
I view it as $75 per movie. Bad math? It's almost a given that one of those movies is something you won't want to watch.
I reallly like Six Days Seven NightsQuote:
Originally Posted by NetworkTV
It's almost a given most of the movies will be ones you won't want to watch.
Example - I bought a DVD player at one point that included 5 movies with it:
Six Days Seven Nights
Lost in Space: New Line Platinum Series
Lethal Weapon 4: Premiere Collection
In other words, I got a DVD player that included Lethal Weapon 4, Stargate, and three decorative drink coasters.
4K 'prints' exist though, they are being delivered to the movie theater servers to play out on their 4K projection systems.Quote:
Originally Posted by stevenjw /t/1523673/new-300-uhd-video-pack-from-samsung#post_24524534
While Sony's FPM-X1 costs more, it has a 2TB drive (with USB3 plug for more and archival), came with 10 free movies last year, and you could rent ($5) or buy more movies for a little over BD MSRP (@ $30).
The issue is until Hollywood shoots AND masters the entire movie (incl. CGI) in 4K, the quality and full potential is not there with what's being delivered. That's the case with Columbia titles and suspect the same will be true for the other studio titles on this Samsung. The documentaries are probably great though.