- Oct 25, 2017
I've never been a fan of how that movie looks even on normal blu-ray. The saturation is pumped so high that it just looks ugly. The Chrome Edition on the other hand looks amazing.
It shows a Dolby Vision icon on my iPad.
1080p content scales well with 4K. Blu Rays look fantastic on my C9 :DOk, 4KTV-owners, so i'm upgrading from my 1080p to a 4K and i have just one question: How does 1080p-stuff like blu-rays(and even SD dvd's) and regular PS4-games look on a 4K TV. Does it like scale it or whatever so you don't notice it's stretched out or whatever it's called.
Sincerely: Someone who don't know shit about this.
also Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro 4K as well
Dolby seems to be the one getting more support in the long run. Only really Samsung is supporting and pushing HDR10+.
I honestly can't tell if there's much of a difference, and the quality of HDR color grading can be all over the map as yet. But I'd still get a DV set for future-proofing.
Make sure to connect the player the first time direct to the tv, so it can readout the tv and configures itself. Also make use of the 'hdr optimizer' and disable dynamic tonemapping on the tv when using the player with hdr optimizer set to ON. It will make HDR10 content dynamic and brightens only the bright parts in a scene, but not the full scene itself..
Thanks for the tips. It's hooked up through my soundbar right now, though the soundbar explicitly supports 4k/HDR10 passthrough. I did turn on the HDR optimizer on the player but didn't touch the dynamic tone mapping. That sounds like the Local Dimming feature on my TV (Samsung Q70R) which I have enabled but set to 'Low'.Make sure to connect the player the first time direct to the tv, so it can readout the tv and configures itself. Also make use of the 'hdr optimizer' and disable dynamic tonemapping on the tv when using the player with hdr optimizer set to ON. It will make HDR10 content dynamic and brightens only the bright parts in a scene, but not the full scene itself..
Yep, no Dolby Vision. But if anyone ever puts out a disc with HDR10+ I'll be covered.
Local Dimming is the setting for the backlight :).Thanks for the tips. It's hooked up through my soundbar right now, though the soundbar explicitly supports 4k/HDR10 passthrough. I did turn on the HDR optimizer on the player but didn't touch the dynamic tone mapping. That sounds like the Local Dimming feature on my TV (Samsung Q70R) which I have enabled but set to 'Low'.
I watched John Wick 3 last night and was impressed but not blown away. Maybe I need to put the regular blu-ray in my PS4 and do some back and forth comparisons.
The setting for motion smoothing doesn't appear unless you're running an input. Load Netflix, bring up the settings menu, then you can disable it if it is there. Took me a few minutes to find on a 6 series.haha, the hunt for motion smoothing on my tv has been quite annoying. I've looked online for guides about finding/turning off motion smoothing for TCL sets, and they all point to the same way of going into Advanced Picture Settings and then turning off the setting there. Except my TV doesn't have an Advanced Picture Settings menu or a Motion Smoothing setting anywhere. And I've seen people elsewhere say that 50 inch and under models don't support motion smoothing, so I assume mine doesn't have it. But there are times when watching 4K content (especially Fleabag for some reason, not exactly an fx heavy show...) that video will sporadically feel sped up. It's not full on motion smoothing, it doesn't affect the whole show or even whole shots, but like certain elements within a shot will feel like it's moving a little too fast. But far as I can tell my TV doesn't support motion smoothing so I'm not sure what that would be.
Maybe I just need to mess around with the other settings though. As I said, I've played around with them a lot but can never find the sweet spot and just end up reverting to the default settings, which look great for everything other than DV/HDR content.
edit - fwiw, this is my tv: https://www.tclusa.com/products/home-theater/5-series/tcl-50-class-5-series-4k-uhd-dolby-vision-hdr-roku-smart-tv-50s525
No need for an additional remote if he has a Samsung Q70. The Samsung and Xbox will talk and the Samsung TV remote will double as an Xbox One remote when the system is connected to the TV.Personally I wasn’t a fan and replaced my Xbox X for a proper standalone player.
Admittedly I mostly loathed the UI. I was not prepared for how sluggish, bloated, and kind of closed off it feels(plus the time it takes to actually load into the player and disc wasn’t great). Just using the XBX in general was not enjoyable. Also the system didn’t interact with my TV or HT at all, so as a dedicated player I needed to go through a few extra steps just to launch everything and get it going. Finally being forced to use the controller exclusively to interact I didn’t love.
Switched to a dedicated BR player and everything is now synced with my entire system and I can jump right into a loaded disc almost instantly with like a single button from everything in a powered-off state. Its night and day superior.
Although admittedly I have a gaming PC capable of playing available MS titles, so the XBX gaming perk wasn’t a factor for me, but i did get a kick out of seeing some old BC titles enhanced in 4K HDR that are only on XBX. I suppose if you want a player and the game option...well, just be prepared for that awful dashboard is all.
Dolby Vision is of more use on lower end TVs with limited brightness range. On a set with solid peak brightness it's not really a bug difference from HDR10, doubly so if the disc isn't manually mastered.
Sony x700 is only $130 for Black Friday and it's a solid player with HDR + Dolby Vision.
Thank you!Sony x700 is only $130 for Black Friday and it's a solid player with HDR + Dolby Vision.
If you want something with a little bit better build quality the Sony x800m2 is also a good choice. Keep in mind you have to manually enable dolby vision when you want to watch Dolby Vision content on both players.
If you want something high end go for the Panasonic ub820. Automatically detects Dolby content.
You can avoid the email sign up if you use the unbranded OEM app, IIRC.
Yeah disk sales are suffering and the experience of buying a Lionsgate disk is terrible.
Was shot on Arri Alexa 65, LF, and Mini per IMDb and was finished with a 4K DI so ya the UHD will most likely be real 4K. The Alexa 65 and LF can deliver over 4K resolution.