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To 4k or not?

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Ok I just wanted to do a small update since getting the 4k player. I have bought a few 4k titles and had cataract surgery on both eyes. I should not have been driving I couldn't pass the vision test even with glasses. Poor Tracy did almost all the driving except for when I went to work. Anyway now that I am healing from that all I can say is Sweet Baby Jesus I can really tell a difference. I will admit I have been selective with the titles I have picked up but if these are done right WOW! Also, this over reaction may be from the fact that I can see without glasses or contacts for the first time since I was 3.
 

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Yeah there are some movies that you think “well it looks good” and then you see ones that are “holy shit, this is amazing” Do yourself a favour and get Spider-Man Into The Spiderverse and prepare yourself for HDR goodness. Hopefully it doesn’t damage your brand new eyes with its super bright colours, but if you can see it once that way. . . .
 

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That's really awesome, glad you're enjoying it EM3.
I can't wait until I can do the upgrade myself, but I know I'm a few years out.
 

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Very cool! I don't know when I'll make the leap. Everything is in the air right now. I imagine I'll be using the 50" plasma for a while.

I'll admit, I'm more jealous about not wearing glasses than I am about 4k. My eyes aren't that bad, but they're getting worse.
 

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Very cool! I don't know when I'll make the leap. Everything is in the air right now. I imagine I'll be using the 50" plasma for a while.

I'll admit, I'm more jealous about not wearing glasses than I am about 4k. My eyes aren't that bad, but they're getting worse.
I still need readers or off the rack cheaters for anything within an arms length but I am damn close to 20/20. I am still amazed with what I can see. Yesterday I made a small trip of 60 miles each way and honestly even with the idiots on the road it was nice to see the stoplights at a far distance and not rely on other vehicles brake lights.
 

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Ok I just wanted to do a small update since getting the 4k player. I have bought a few 4k titles and had cataract surgery on both eyes. I should not have been driving I couldn't pass the vision test even with glasses. Poor Tracy did almost all the driving except for when I went to work. Anyway now that I am healing from that all I can say is Sweet Baby Jesus I can really tell a difference. I will admit I have been selective with the titles I have picked up but if these are done right WOW! Also, this over reaction may be from the fact that I can see without glasses or contacts for the first time since I was 3.
This is great news! I still haven't purchased a Blu-Ray player yet, so my first will be a 4k player, if I can find one. Yeah, yeah, I know... late to the party but a brotha's been busy. :) lol

Your experience is encouraging!

Peace...
 

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:jawdrop:

Wow Tom, I had no idea. Why did you choose to stay away from Blu-ray? Does that mean that you are still watching DVDs, or do you do mostly streaming?
I was "holding out" until I could afford an Oppo Digital player and then the bastards stop making players. *sigh* I wanted to pay down some debt first.

I think not having a Blu-Ray player is main reason why he’s been gone for so long.
lol You sound like Iggy. :)

Peace...
 

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Yeah, losing Oppo was a major shock. I'm glad I got one before they stopped making them, but I'm worried that support is going to be nonexistent. :(

It felt like another nail in the "movies on physical media" coffin. Streaming just doesn't do it for me.
 

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At least the PS5 will have UHD support if things get desperate. I’m sure the next XBox will have a version with it too
 

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Yeah, losing Oppo was a major shock. I'm glad I got one before they stopped making them, but I'm worried that support is going to be nonexistent. :(

It felt like another nail in the "movies on physical media" coffin. Streaming just doesn't do it for me.
Me either...I may stream a series made for Netflix or Prime but if I watch a movie I like my physical media. I have a friend that streams everything. I am sorry but the infrastructure just isnt there in rural areas for streaming plus data caps etc. It's strange because I was listening to music the other night and played the song the Brazilian by Genesis and I thought this used to sound fuller and richer. So I did the Bluetooth thing and it was ehhh, hardwired my IPhone to my stereo and it was better and then I dug out my cd and played it. Hands done it was the winner.
that is why I choose to buy discs. Heck just in December the cable and internet was out so it was either talk to the dogs or watch a dvd. Now I love my dogs but sometimes their conversation is lacking.
 

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Owning is always the way to go.
I was just reading in one of my movie groups about how Disney+ is streaming edited versions of The Simpsons for political content. (taking parts out where the show was critical of the FCC)
 

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I don’t trust digital because I have no control on ownership. Physical discs go missing on me in my own house, that will be on me. Last year Flixster went bye bye and I lost at the time over 100 movies/tv shows. Thankfully a month or so ago I was able to transfer them to Google Play. Stateside you could do it with Vudu but Canadians don’t have access to it Vudu. I guess over copyright issues between companies stateside to companies up north here.
 

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Owning is always the way to go.
I was just reading in one of my movie groups about how Disney+ is streaming edited versions of The Simpsons for political content. (taking parts out where the show was critical of the FCC)
Oh FFS! I kind of want to watch the Mandelorian too, but this is the kind of BS I hate. I know Walmart is guilty of the same sort of thing. Ugh!
 

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At least the PS5 will have UHD support if things get desperate. I’m sure the next XBox will have a version with it too
The thing is, I don't have a game console so I'm SOL unless I get off my ass and get something soon. My current plan is to pick up a couple 4k blu-ray playets, to have one as a backup. :)

Peace...
 

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:jawdrop:

Wow Tom, I had no idea. Why did you choose to stay away from Blu-ray? Does that mean that you are still watching DVDs, or do you do mostly streaming?
Sorry, I forgot to answer your question. I watch DVDs and Blu-Ray discs, at my mom's house, mostly. At this point, I'm trying to spend as much time with my mom as possible. So, I bought some full series of shows she likes and we watch those. I found "Call the Midwife" to be surprisingly good. :)

Peace...