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    Re: 4K Players Are Becoming Extinct

    I was over at my local Best Buy Magnolia store the other day looking at 4K TV's. They said that they will have 8k TV's I believe during the summer of this year (but could be next year as I may be mistake). He said, BB will have an 8K streaming service that you can subscribe too. That is going to require a hell of a lot of bandwith. I don't think my area will be able to handle that amount of info. Our development was built in 1992.
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    Re: 4K Players Are Becoming Extinct

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Peabody View Post
    How good is 4k streaming? Anyone know if streaming includes HDR or Dolby Vision? I've heard the disc is better than streaming but If not side by side would anyone care.
    Both streaming and discs are compressed, yet audio on a disk is lossless and video does have higher bitrates. But it depends on a person - if you don't care about quality, that's not a big deal and you can enjoy streaming services.
    Though even if tomorrow 100% of the planet has a very fast internet speed, streaming services just can't beat physical storage since you can watch you Blu-ray disc whenever you want without internet connection. And streaming is temporary available.
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    Re: 4K Players Are Becoming Extinct

    Quote Originally Posted by danfish View Post
    Both streaming and discs are compressed, yet audio on a disk is lossless and video does have higher bitrates. But it depends on a person - if you don't care about quality, that's not a big deal and you can enjoy streaming services.
    Though even if tomorrow 100% of the planet has a very fast internet speed, streaming services just can't beat physical storage since you can watch you Blu-ray disc whenever you want without internet connection. And streaming is temporary available.
    IF you mean 4K Video being streamed, yep its compressed for a reason. Trying to handle uncompressed 4K video is something like 5 terabytes of data per hour.
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    Re: 4K Players Are Becoming Extinct

    FYI: Netflix 4K tops out at 15Mbps. The Matrix Reloaded (2003) UHD Blu-ray has a bit rate of nearly 82Mbps for its main title. I don't need an A/B comparison to identify whether one is Netflix 4K or UHD Blu-ray - the video quality difference is immediately obvious to me.

    There is no practical uncompressed video for distribution. Even digital movie projection in theater is lossy compressed. For a 1080p movie if I remember correctly it's roughly about 500GB for a movie.
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    Re: 4K Players Are Becoming Extinct

    Quote Originally Posted by danfish View Post
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    Though even if tomorrow 100% of the planet has a very fast internet speed, streaming services just can't beat physical storage since you can watch you Blu-ray disc whenever you want without internet connection. And streaming is temporary available.
    You can think about it in a different way: the physical disc limits your ability to watch because you can only watch at one location: where your disc and playback device are located. In contrast, you can download content and watch it even without internet connection on your phone, tablet, computer, you name it.

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    Re: 4K Players Are Becoming Extinct

    I have an Oppo 203 that was installed with the home automation system. We have used it no more than 5 times since installed 1 year ago. We stream movies via Apple TV.
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