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    Cool Your 4K recommendations (Bluray etc...)

    This year has definitely been the most affordable year for investing in 4K, so thought I'd start a thready for anyone who's invested and would like to recommend some good 4K Blurays or other 4K media to watch (legal of course). Feel free to list your 4K specs as well.

    I'll start off by recommending the only 4K BD disc I've watched: Planet Earth 2
    Currently only watched on a friends setup but hoping to get a TV or monitor in the new year.


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    Re: Your 4K recommendations (Bluray etc...)

    Star Trek in 4G HDR on Netflix looks eyepopping!

    I have an LG 4k 55" OLED telly.

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    Re: Your 4K recommendations (Bluray etc...)

    Would be interested in hearing broad recommendations as well. There is the extra £2 for Netflix worth paying? Is there much on Prime?

    My son is getting a cheap 4K tv, I don't intend getting Sky Q for it.

    With an Amazon and Netflix button on the remote I presume it can take 4K from those sources.

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    Re: Your 4K recommendations (Bluray etc...)

    No recommendations here ... and no 4k TV either. Nor any intention of getting one unless, by the time of my next (if ever) TV purchase I end up with 4K accidentally, by virtue of it bring standard. I sure won't be buying because of 4k. We don't even bother with HD when watching a program available in HD.
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    Re: Your 4K recommendations (Bluray etc...)

    Quote Originally Posted by b0redom View Post
    Star Trek in 4G HDR on Netflix looks eyepopping!

    I have an LG 4k 55" OLED telly.
    That is a very nice TV, not just because of the UHD, but the OLED display which itself brings out the best in HDR.

    Blue Planet 2 has a lot of footage shot in UHD and it is awesome - it gives a truly subtle 3D effect simply by virtue of the enhanced detail through the depth of field.
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    Re: Your 4K recommendations (Bluray etc...)

    Oled is the only new tech in modern tv sets in recent years.

    There isn't much smart about them. Nothing you couldn't replicate by plugging your laptop into them or using chromebox/cast stick. If only dumb tv's were still available with usb slots.

    At 4k, go for cheapest model you can tolerate. Otherwise jump to oled.

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    Re: Your 4K recommendations (Bluray etc...)

    Blade Runner UHD Blu Ray. Reference quality transfer.

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    Re: Your 4K recommendations (Bluray etc...)

    Life of Pi was the first 4k UHD disk I saw, and it blew me away, especially the whale jumpy bit. Other than that, PE2 as already mentioned, is superb.

    There are a lot of 'film' films getting the 4k treatment at the moment, lots of grain, because film, but lots of detail too as the source is usually way above 4k.

    But it's not usually the resolution that makes the difference, it's the HDR and WCG. I see lots of people buying what in my mind are truly terrible films (usually anything by Michael Bay) because they are reference quality image.

    The Revenant is supposed to be sublime, and most of Christopher Nolan's films are coming out in 4k.

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    Re: Your 4K recommendations (Bluray etc...)

    I wanna see Avatar in 4k! For sure, my eyes will pop out!

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    Re: Your 4K recommendations (Bluray etc...)

    First port of call is here:

    https://realorfake4k.com/

    Make sure the blu-ray is really in 4K.

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    Re: Your 4K recommendations (Bluray etc...)

    Quote Originally Posted by Blaineoliver View Post
    First port of call is here:

    https://realorfake4k.com/

    Make sure the blu-ray is really in 4K.
    Really makes no difference. Life of Pi is a 2k intermediate, yet is recognised as one of the best 4k discs out there. Resolution is only a small part of the 4k/HDR/WCG experience, and only really makes a difference if you've got a huge screen.

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    Re: Your 4K recommendations (Bluray etc...)

    Quote Originally Posted by b0redom View Post
    Star Trek in 4G HDR on Netflix looks eyepopping!

    I have an LG 4k 55" OLED telly.
    By Star Trek, do you mean Discovery?

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    Re: Your 4K recommendations (Bluray etc...)

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    By Star Trek, do you mean Discovery?
    Don't think that is available in 4k, must be the movies.
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    Re: Your 4K recommendations (Bluray etc...)

    Star Trek Discovery shows up as 4K in the menu when using the Netflix app on Virgin. Using the Netflix app on the TV it shows as HDR
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    Re: Your 4K recommendations (Bluray etc...)

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    Star Trek Discovery shows up as 4K in the menu when using the Netflix app on Virgin. Using the Netflix app on the TV it shows as HDR
    When I looked, no where in the app said 4k (only 1080p) and it was not listed in the 4k section.

    Maybe it changed after a number of episodes....although a quick google shows the question as to why no 4k on reddit...
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    Re: Your 4K recommendations (Bluray etc...)

    Will only show up if you have a 4K TV/Device. Have you got a 4K tv/device?

    Ah I see from your device description you do. All 4K shows appear for me with 4K next to them including Star Trek. And that was from the first episode. Will get a screenshot up
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