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4k...Okay, Now I Get It!

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Ronald Epstein, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. Mark-P

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    Okay Sam, I don't have the time or interest to sit through the nearly 2 hour keynote address. Did Apple announce Disney 4K or not?
     
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    Today’s event was all Apple Watch and iPhone. That’s it.
     
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    I went from a 67-inch DLP set to a 70-inch 4K LED display, and also am a fan of older films. If your DVD looked acceptable on your DLP, it should look at least as good on a 4K display. If not, then either your disc player or display isn't doing its job properly. The Sony 4k UHD player I am using to upconvert DVDs to 4K does an excellent job, as long as the DVD has a quality transfer. Nothing is going to turn a lousy DVD transfer into something beautiful, though.
     
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    That's reassuring. I've never seen a DVD played on a 4K screen so wasn't really sure what to expect. Thanks.

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    I remember I was worried about that, too, before I got my OLED. So many of my favorite films (particularly from the 1930s and 1940s) haven't been upgraded from DVD, and the thought of not wanting to see them any more due to poor presentation filled me with dread. I was pleasantly relieved how good almost all of my favorites looked.
     
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    Definitely depends on how good the player and/or display is at upscaling.

    In my office setup, DVDs look horrible when upscaled to 1080p on my Panasonic DMP-BD60 Blu-ray player, but most look much better when upscaled to 2160p on my Sony BDP-X800, both outputting to my 4K UHD Sony TV.
     
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