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Re: Dredd 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray available to pre-order now!
« Reply #15 on: 03 February, 2018, 05:51:14 pm »
Finally went 4k and the Amazon price for this was about £40. Just stumbled on this thread again and checked Wow HD, £13! Ace, looking forward to it arriving, I've read the Atmos soundtrack is one of the best.

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Re: Dredd 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray available to pre-order now!
« Reply #16 on: 14 February, 2018, 12:21:54 pm »
Fired it on for 15mins just to check the disc worked (I'd heard 4k discs had no region locking but this was my first purchase of an import one). Looks good, not mindblowing (but I'm finding that's par for the course with 4k discs, they very rarely seem to offer a noticeably big leap over 1080p, unless there's something wrong with my eyes) but definitely bloody nice. The Atmos mix on first impression is one of the best I've ever heard. It sounds fantastic.

Looking forward to sitting down and watching the whole thing!

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Re: Dredd 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray available to pre-order now!
« Reply #17 on: 07 December, 2018, 12:04:56 pm »
Just picked this up from Wowhd for just over £13.00 including postage, I got a 10% off code... I am upgrading from my normal xbox one to a xbox one x at Christmas, but someone who already has one says it doesn't play all 4k discs!! Anyone got a xbox one x and Dredd?.... Cheers

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Re: Dredd 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray available to pre-order now!
« Reply #18 on: 07 December, 2018, 05:14:41 pm »
Damn, if I could retain the 3D and also get the Atmos, then I'd be well up for this.  But if there's no 3D then I'm not bothered - it's a major element of the film, and one of the best examples of live action 3D filmmaking out there.

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Re: Dredd 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray available to pre-order now!
« Reply #19 on: 07 December, 2018, 05:41:15 pm »
Has anyone from the board upgraded to 4K yet?

Maybe I'll change my tune one day, but tbh the transition to HD was the last meaningful upgrade in resolution. I doubt I'd even notice the difference between HD and 4K on my 32" screen, and I don't want a bigger TV than that.

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Re: Dredd 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray available to pre-order now!
« Reply #20 on: 07 December, 2018, 06:33:45 pm »
I have, and really - it's not a massive difference on my 50" LG

Worst bit was I had to upgrade my amp too as all my video is routed through that, so it got pricey.

Even the HDR stuff seems a bit, ah it's OK - but it's not an OLED TV just a plain LED one. I'd probably put it at a <10% improvement at the distance I watch it.


I only really upgraded it as my old Toshiba had developed a fault, and the 4K TV itself was fairly cheap.

Think you'd either have to be sitting pretty close or have a 60" up TV to notice it properly, and a lot of the '4K' content is upscaled anyway.

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Re: Dredd 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray available to pre-order now!
« Reply #21 on: 07 December, 2018, 07:22:46 pm »
Well, I'll cut against the grain here and say that 4k is absolutely noticeable, especially when there is proper HDR calibration on top of it. When you watch a good video that's purposefully recorded in 4k HDR, the difference between it and 1080p is startling. I've a 40" 4k hdr10 TV, and some of the stuff on Youtube is absolutely beautiful to look at. Not all 4k HDR content is created equal, and therein lies the problem. Some films will look good, some not so good, and Dredd doesn't really benefit too much from the 4k upgrade simply because of the way the film is lit and the way it intentionally has that gritty look to it, which was noticeable even in the theater. If anything, the 4k looks like an upscaled version, not unlike older films like The Matrix and Saving Private Ryan. It'll take a while, but the benefits of 4k HDR will matter a couple of years down the line when the standards for it sorts itself out, because right now it's a bit of a minefield where distributors can slap a 4k HDR sticker on something when in reality it really isn't true 4k HDR.

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Re: Dredd 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray available to pre-order now!
« Reply #22 on: 10 December, 2018, 02:14:29 pm »
Just picked this up from Wowhd for just over £13.00 including postage, I got a 10% off code... I am upgrading from my normal xbox one to a xbox one x at Christmas, but someone who already has one says it doesn't play all 4k discs!! Anyone got a xbox one x and Dredd?.... Cheers

Hey, I have an Xbox One X and had no problems with any 4K discs, they've all worked fine. I have a US copy of Dredd that plays fine too. 4K discs don't appear to have any region-locking like DVDs, but it does mean that if your 4K import movie comes with the bonus features on a bonus DVD then that might not play depending on your region.

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Re: Dredd 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray available to pre-order now!
« Reply #23 on: 10 December, 2018, 03:45:12 pm »
Dredd doesn't really benefit too much from the 4k upgrade simply because of the way the film is lit and the way it intentionally has that gritty look to it, which was noticeable even in the theater. If anything, the 4k looks like an upscaled version, not unlike older films like The Matrix and Saving Private Ryan.

Dredd wasn’t mastered in 4k so it can only ever be an upscale.

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Re: Dredd 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray available to pre-order now!
« Reply #24 on: 10 December, 2018, 06:15:18 pm »
Dredd doesn't really benefit too much from the 4k upgrade simply because of the way the film is lit and the way it intentionally has that gritty look to it, which was noticeable even in the theater. If anything, the 4k looks like an upscaled version, not unlike older films like The Matrix and Saving Private Ryan.

Dredd wasn’t mastered in 4k so it can only ever be an upscale.
Never knew that. Well, there you have it, then. The good ol' eyeball test is all you need.

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Re: Dredd 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray available to pre-order now!
« Reply #25 on: 11 December, 2018, 09:09:20 am »
Thanks for the replies, that's put my mind at ease...  ;)

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Re: Dredd 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray available to pre-order now!
« Reply #26 on: 12 December, 2018, 08:30:54 am »
Just thought I'd chip in here and say

(a) I have a three or four 4K discs from the US (Amazon.com) and they all play fine on my X Box One

(b) the visual benefits really do depend on the treatment of the source material; the detail is sometimes so good that it can throw up poor CGI and props. Done well, the difference is stark over HD. Rushed out, the quality destroys the illusion.
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