Any reason why Disco isn't 4K?

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  1. Ovation

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    :techman:

    My 12 year old and I often play Asteroids on the replica Atari 2600 I picked up nearly 10 years ago. It’s the fun that counts, not the format.
     
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  2. Tuskin38

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    Exactly, I still have DVDs, VHS, a bunch of old consoles (though nothing pre-90s). I still play and watch all of them.
     
  3. Mage

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    So, long story short..... It's probably shot in 4K, but 'downscaled' because of the effects, so that's why it's 1080?

    Ok, makes sense.
     
  4. Ovation

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    Pretty much. Though I’d not be surprised if it’s shot with a 2K camera.

    Here’s a list for movies that separates real 4K from non-4K. http://4kblurays.com/
     
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  5. Tuskin38

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    Similar thing happened with Enterprise, it was filmed at 1080p (or higher), but the FX was all done at 720p.
     
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    I'm thinking about picking up a Laserdisc player for a few movies I want.
     
  7. Mage

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    Weren't they in 480 even in the beginning?
     
  8. Ovation

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    Only reason I didn’t do the LaserDisc shuffle was cost. But maybe some day. Hell, even reel to reel is making a comeback in audio. If I wait long enough, my wax cylinder collection will be hip again. :lol:
     
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  9. Tuskin38

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    On DVD, but they did air in HD in places that had HD back then.
     
  10. Ovation

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    I have the Blu-ray set. Season 1 has 480p up-rezzed to 1080p effects, not a proper HD original master. I believe S3 onwards has 720p effects. Been watching with my 12 year old son, time permitting, and we’re halfway through S1.
     
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    It's not only shot in 4K, it's mastered in Dolby Vision HDR with Dolby Atmos audio too. It's not broadcast in 4K because CBS All Access isn't in 4K, and they've likely not allowed Netflix to show it internationally in 4K either. Yet.
     
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    Great. Now I'll have to buy new eyes.
     
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    Or just get some Lorca injections. ;)
     
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    ..it was this or an Oculus
     
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    If this is true, I can't WAIT to watch the first season of Disco in 4K on my OLED (with Dolby Atmos) :D
     
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    Actually, I want it for the Special Longer Version of ST:TMP. :eek:
     
  18. jefferiestubes8

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    They filmed in UHD [Ultra-high-definition television also known as Ultra HD]
    which is 3.2k using Arri Alexa cameras. Since the shows original aspect ration is 2:1 This is 4k in the camera.
    From my post on February 1 last year:
     
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    That Shenzhou model is a bit different from the final version we got. Not by much though, just missing the forward phase cannons and has TMP style phasers in it's place.
     
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    Which is why I probably won't replace my (now 7+ year old) Panasonic plasma until it straight craps out. OLED is the only thing with picture quality as good, and I'm not spending that kind of money unless I have to.
     
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