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post #351 of 495
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Originally Posted by mondguy View Post
 

Best Buy.  (i.e. the only store left in my area that sells any media for a decent price)

 

Amazon was even easier.  Just ordered Batman Begins and Dark Knight for 24.99 each.

 

I did not order Dark Knight Rises.  

post #352 of 495

on the deals page on blu-ray.com (which just takes prices off of amazon, I think),

 

the trilogy set goes for $70.99

 

while individual movies go for $24.99

 

 

I got the Nolan set off of WB's online store for $138.51 total.

 

I wonder why they haven't shipped yet...

 

I guess I got too used to amazon's shipping.

post #353 of 495

You're paying hundreds of dollars for physical media that will sit on your shelf taking up space, rarely being used to justify the cost.  Pffft.

post #354 of 495
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You're paying hundreds of dollars for physical media that will sit on your shelf taking up space, rarely being used to justify the cost.  Pffft.

Yeah but I make a couple thousand dollars a week so I’m cool with it.
post #355 of 495

gimme munnay

post #356 of 495

So frivolous. 

post #357 of 495

As someone who donated hundreds of VHS tapes to the library years ago and started buying DVDs only to see them vanish into the ether as well, I just steer clear of physical media unless there's some extra component to a particular item that I want.

 

You'll all be bragging about your Quartz Hyper-Cube™ collections in ten tears time...

post #358 of 495

Not me!  I'm woke.

post #359 of 495
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You'll all be bragging about your Quartz Hyper-Cube™ collections in ten tears time...

 

If we don't have The Oasis(tm) within a few decades I'll be sorely disappointed.  

post #360 of 495
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You're paying hundreds of dollars for physical media that will sit on your shelf taking up space, rarely being used to justify the cost.  Pffft.

Such is the collector's mentality.
post #361 of 495
Thread Starter 
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You're paying hundreds of dollars for physical media that will sit on your shelf taking up space, rarely being used to justify the cost.  Pffft.

Wait till we get A.I. perfected...
post #362 of 495
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Wait till we get A.I. perfected...

 

I will never leave Joi's side. 

post #363 of 495
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Wait till we get A.I. perfected...

@SAIRUS I'm thinking of getting an Xbox one s, partly because I'd like to watch 4K from Netflix etc or the occasional disc through my 720p projector. Waste of time? Lots of people say 4K downscaled still looks great ss the TV/projector has more to work with.
post #364 of 495
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I’d say your spare money should be going first to the tv or retirement.
post #365 of 495

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Interstellar-4K-Blu-ray/187908/#Review

 

According to this, Interstellar didn't have a Digital Intermediate, but was finished photochemically? Don't know exactly what that means, but Nolan's a madman!

 

I imagine the final CGI renders still had to target a particular resolutions before insertion. The granularity of these processes are mindboggling.

 

(They give the 4K video 5 out of 5)

post #366 of 495
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Watched Batman Begins on 4K iTunes. Definitely an improvement but wonder what holds it back from being as good as The Dark Knight and Rises?

Interstellar UHD blu ray is pretty awesome.
post #367 of 495

I watched TDK a few days ago on 4K.  It was spectacular.  DUNKIRK was amazing as well.

post #368 of 495
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Got Blade Runner, pondering when I’m gonna watch it.
post #369 of 495
Picked up Blade Runner 2049 today. I took a long look at a LG OLED set, but it is not meant to be yet.
post #370 of 495

I got the MIB trilogy 4K set

 

They look fantastic.  SONY is really great when it comes to treating their 4K masters with care

post #371 of 495

I picked up my BLADE RUNNER 2049 3D set last night and skipped through parts of it here and there.

 

I can see why people complained how lacking the 3D was.  Nothing really POPS.  It's pretty subtle unless you're actively looking for the 3D.  It's mostly for depth.

 

Looks nice on the OLED though!  

post #372 of 495
I’ve gotten a number of 4K discs from sales and have vowed to hold off unless something big comes (money saving, etc.), but I grabbed Best Buy’s 2049 steelbook the other day and that package is BEAUTIFUL.

I’ve bought a few discs with the intent of ditching the package or slipcover too, for one, Dredd with my original slip signed by Karl Urban and getting the 4K Fury Road for my Best Buy steelbook of that.
post #373 of 495
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Old Lady Eating Doritos?
post #374 of 495
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I took a long look at a LG OLED set, but it is not meant to be yet.

 

Do it.  Good GOD will your eyes thank you for it.

post #375 of 495
I didn't go that far into OLED, but I did finally join the 4k thing today. Picked up a Sony 55inch X900E along with a sound bar. Excited to watch the new Blade Runner.
post #376 of 495

Sounds like a smart purchase!

post #377 of 495
It doesn't do 3d, so that's kind of a bummer. But I still have my older TV.
post #378 of 495

Yeah, I'm pretty sure 2017 was the year everyone dropped 3D.

 

That's why I got the 2016 OLED

post #379 of 495
Yeah I’m like looking to finally make the plunge into 4K.

My wife bought me a 3D LG in 2013 because I made such a big deal about it. Could be quite the topic!
post #380 of 495
Goddammit. We watched Fury Road on Blu-ray tonight, and my damn Sony 4k player froze up twice. Once I had to unplug it in order to restart it. The other time about 30 before the movie ended. Read up on it and sure enough, it's a pretty common problem with this player. Damn.
post #381 of 495
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Warner Brother discs seem to have issues. Wonder Woman started freezing up on me 30 min in. Bought a new disc (I refuse to pay $20 for the 4K digital when I got the 4K UHD for $5 with the help of an old gift card).
post #382 of 495
I moved our Switch upstairs to my 4K TV from our downstairs LCD (10+ year old) TV, and when I started playing my game again, it was much clearer and easier to see. Nothing against my downstairs TV, but it is much older technology and resolution. I'm waiting for it to crap out so I can replace it--I keep "suggesting" it to my wife, and I get the "nothing wrong with the current TV--don't need a new one". I turn 50 this year so maybe I can use that as my excuse. :)
post #383 of 495
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post
 

Yeah, I'm pretty sure 2017 was the year everyone dropped 3D.

 

That's why I got the 2016 OLED

 

3D, but no HDR.

 

Only solution is two televisions.  

post #384 of 495

it has HDR!!!

 

COMPROMISED HDR!!!!

 

I have nowhere to go but up!!!

post #385 of 495

656 nits peak brightness on a 2016 LG OLED. It's fine for HDR.

post #386 of 495
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Originally Posted by Fafhrd View Post
 

656 nits peak brightness on a 2016 LG OLED. It's fine for HDR.

 

Technical specifications for various levels of HDR:

 

https://www.anandtech.com/show/12144/vesa-announces-displayhdr-spec-and-tiers

 

For the full spectrum of current available content:

 

Color bit depth must be at least 10-bit. ... a minimum of 100% of the P3 color standard ... a peak brightness of more than 1000 nits ... and a black level depth of less than 0.03 nits.

post #387 of 495

That standard wasn't defined until a month ago, and the '16 OLEDs still exceed the HDR-600 standard.

post #388 of 495
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Originally Posted by Fafhrd View Post
 

That standard wasn't defined until a month ago, and the '16 OLEDs still exceed the HDR-600 standard.

 

If modern HDR standards allow for up to 1000 nits, then a display that can't go up to 1000 nits is incapable of the full range of HDR possible from current sources.

post #389 of 495

please milord!

 

don't let our differing feelings on last jedi drive your cruelty towards meeee!!!

 

my tv... my tv is fiiiiiiiine!

post #390 of 495
It's just about the numbers.
post #391 of 495

Saying that it has 'no HDR' when it meets the second tier HDR spec that was defined a year after the TV was manufactured is simply incorrect, though. The 2016 LG OLED is fully HDR10 and Dolby Vision capable. Literally nit-picking doesn't change that.

post #392 of 495

Fafhrd... fights for me!!!

post #393 of 495
Thread Starter 
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[Sony 930D] a peak lumiance of 986 nits measuring on a 10 percent D65 white window. This was just shy of the 1,000 nits specified for Ultra HD Premium certification by the Ultra HD Alliance, but close enough for an impressively bright image with very wide contrast.

Awesome...friggen awesome.
post #394 of 495

Sorry, not 1000 nits. You don't have HDR.

post #395 of 495
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Awesome...friggen awesome.

 

 

I don't think that is correct. Luminance testing demonstrated 1100 nits IIRC.
post #396 of 495

Holy crap! I floated the new TV idea to my wife last night, and she said "Start researching it". Woo hoo!

 

She just started playing a game on our new PS4, and she's having issues seeing the text on the screen from where she sits on our couch. I said that our TV is over 10 years old, and with a bit larger TV (we have a 47 and I suggested a 55) and 4K resolution that should help her be able to read the text better. And yes, she has glasses, but she still has issues reading the screen. So am I just blowing smoke, or does that make sense? There is no "enlarge text" option on the game, unfortunately for us old folks.

post #397 of 495
Grrr. I want your wife!
post #398 of 495
That...did not read like I thought it would.
post #399 of 495

A lot of text on video games are so tiny!

 

A bigger TV should help.

post #400 of 495
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Originally Posted by Bluelouboyle View Post

Grrr. I want your wife!

A helpful tip to all relationships out there--make them think it's their idea or show them how it's helping them, and they're all for it.

 

She's a keeper! We had a party this past summer for our 20th wedding anniversary. I relate a lot of "when did that happen" now to before/after marriage and before/after having a kid (who is now 16 and driving---urgh).

 

 

So, I'm shooting for probably a budget of $600-700. Any recommendations out there? I want a 4K with HDR, does or doesn't have to be a smart TV. I already have Fire TV/Sticks and Roku and a PS4. I also have an antenna hooked up, and my buddy has a couple of Roku TVs, including one of the newer TCL TVs and it does the guide and DVR (if you plug in a USB drive). But I'm open to whatever looks great and lands in that price range.

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