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I thought I'd start a thread for other early adopters like myself. Are there any other Shacksters who've upgraded their TV's and player to enjoy 4K HDR movies being released? Today I added Now You See Me to the collection for a grand total of seven titles. There are some really great titles being released this month in particular Independence Day, and Star Trek 1&2.
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Not a single Shackster doing the 4K thing? A few good titles added today.

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I was planning on buying Pride and Prejudice and Zombies for my sister because it has a regular bluray also but I can't seem to find it in Canada.
I don't buy movies as much any more but I do plan to get UHD discs from now on. Sadly, all the movies I got in the last little bit do not have UHD versions.
UHD movies do not appeal to me yet because there is no way to calibrate a TV to the new standard yet. It feels like it will be a few years until everything will work together.

I got a first-gen Blu-ray player years ago (big mistake) and I'm not going to be getting a first-gen UHD player as I keep my things until they die. TV's are all over the place also, you have a mix of 2160p with the old Re709 standard and 2160p with all kinds of different levels of HDR/Colour. Plus you have the new kid on the block, budget 2160p TV's that can read HDR but not really display it.

Side note: I watched ID4 the other day on VHS (Awesome movie) but I'm not planning on picking it up on disc yet.
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You definitely have to do some research before buying into new tech. You're also going to pay a premium for being an early adopter and sometimes being an early adopter can be a headache. It's a price I'm willing to pay but completely understand most people aren't.
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Can you see a visible improvement on your 55” TV from 4K vs. bluray?

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Can you see a visible improvement on your 55” TV from 4K vs. bluray? Regards, Wayne
It's actually a 65" and yes I can. The improvement I think has more to do with the HDR/WCG than the resolution. Colors are very vivid and really stand out. Also the details in shadows are much more discernible. That and my tv is 10" bigger.
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HDR/WCG?

All in all, doesn't sound like enough of an improvement to make me give up my Pioneer Plasmas!

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HDR/WCG? All in all, doesn't sound like enough of an improvement to make me give up my Pioneer Plasmas! Regards, Wayne A. Pflughaupt
As long as you're happy with what you've got then good on ya! To me the cumulative improvement I've experienced both with Atmos/DTS:X and 4K HDR has been well worth it.
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Re: 4K Movie Discussion

Not I General 4K.

I have nothing of that resolutionary Abilities and as such I shall not experience same in the foreseeable future.

I also have a 65" panny plasma and I am very happy with the image being fed it by the Oppo so my theory to defeat the need for more is that I wont look at anything else.

Well it sounded good in my head.

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I'm starting to see this all over the place. It's going to take a lot to get Plasma/Oppo users to upgrade.
Most guys that care (too much) about Video quality or are TV calibrators will recommend "4K" LCD TV's to customers but never ask them what TV they have at home. Most of the time it will be a Plasma.

Plus, I know my next player will be an Oppo so no UHD player for me until Oppo makes one (couple years out). I also plan to get a used Oppo 103/105 to replace my DVD-audio/SACD player that I have had for years.
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