2 x UHD Blu-rays for £30 (selected titles) @ Amazon
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2 x UHD Blu-rays for £30 (selected titles) @ Amazon

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Found 5th JanMade hot 5th Jan
Some decent titles.

I have just picked up Mad Max and Batman v Superman DoJ.

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Great ta

anyone have any recommendations out of those, in particular for films that show off the format (but ideally are at least decent to watch too)...

Was thinking of getting San Andreas for one of them, as I really enjoyed the film just not sure on the second one....

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ST3123

anyone have any recommendations out of those, in particular for films … anyone have any recommendations out of those, in particular for films that show off the format (but ideally are at least decent to watch too)...Was thinking of getting San Andreas for one of them, as I really enjoyed the film just not sure on the second one....



Mad Max (seen on mates), Labyrinth (own)
Edited by: "powerbrick" 5th Jan

powerbrick

Mad Max (seen on mates), Labyrinth (own)



For picture it has to be Lucy but it's only an ok film at best.

Therefore out of the choice for 2 for £30 the best will be Couching Tiger and Spider-Man 2.

powerbrick

Mad Max (seen on mates), Labyrinth (own)



Thanks. Have seen mad max on normal bluray. Really enjoyed the movie but heard that the 4k version doesnt add much over the normal bluray. Still tempting though just for the film...

maxh

For picture it has to be Lucy but it's only an ok film at best. Therefore … For picture it has to be Lucy but it's only an ok film at best. Therefore out of the choice for 2 for £30 the best will be Couching Tiger and Spider-Man 2.



Yes, might go with those. Already got Lucy with an offer they had on at Zoom, worked out £12.15 with a code so even better than this...

I've gone for Sicario and Chappie.

I want Sicario but can't find another film to pair it with! Shame The Revenant's not included in the sale.

Find reviews of all 4K/UHD discs here blu-ray.com/mov…31/

Bear in mind a lot of these films have been mastered from 2k versions so San andreas as an example is probably not worth buying over normal bluray, same for two of the three bourne films just released as 4k etc.

Lucy is a great transfer but cr*p film, same with Mad Max (in my opinion anyway!) basically a lot of the current 4K releases are not massively better than the blue ray but £10+ more expensive so use the review site to double check before spending money even with a deal like this.

Also jbhifi in Australia have some cracking 4k offers and even with postage can work out around £12 per disc so cheaper than this deal

Hope that helps

Sicario and Mad Mad are both great films :-)

Chappie is crappie...

They are probably matching HMV who have had 2 for £30 for weeks. Quite a few titles on offer.

That's for that... Been looking at grabbing Sicario and Hitman (Yea I know, it's a guilty pleasure I love the hitman movies)

I would get Fury Road but recently watched it.

can anyone recommend a 4K film not necessarily out of these that is a real example of true 4K and woudl show it off?

haritori

can anyone recommend a 4K film not necessarily out of these that is a … can anyone recommend a 4K film not necessarily out of these that is a real example of true 4K and woudl show it off?



As above, Lucy looks glorious in HDR, but Batman v Superman looks awesome on my 58" HiSense

Don't you need a 4k player to play these 4k disc? Didn't think there was any out yet, but If so, what player do you recommend?

Tweedie

Don't you need a 4k player to play these 4k disc? Didn't think there was … Don't you need a 4k player to play these 4k disc? Didn't think there was any out yet, but If so, what player do you recommend?



Yes they do need a new player. Of course they are available or it would be pointless having discs no one could watch. That said i can understand people being somewhat confused as it really hasnt seen much of a marketing push and i think only a few players exist right now.

My choice was the xbox one s (which is a console that doubles as a uhd bluray player). Obvious choice for me as im a gamer but would recommend for even none gamers as it costs no more than a dedicated player yet can do so much more e.g. play games and a huge range of apps including all catch up tv and 4k netflix, youtube and amazon...

M3NDEREZ

As above, Lucy looks glorious in HDR, but Batman v Superman looks awesome … As above, Lucy looks glorious in HDR, but Batman v Superman looks awesome on my 58" HiSense



I heard Deadpool is good example?

realorfake4k.com/

Breakdown of what films are true full 4k.

Dying format. Will go the way of 3d

Mad Max is the only one i'd buy, the rest are either bad or too old to spend £15-£20 on an upscale.

haritori

can anyone recommend a 4K film not necessarily out of these that is a … can anyone recommend a 4K film not necessarily out of these that is a real example of true 4K and woudl show it off?



Pacific Rim, again not the best film but stunning in 4K

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dandoc2

Dying format. Will go the way of 3d



Yep that died out, didn't it? Wait, no it didn't, 8 out of 10 of the highest grossing films of 2016 are available in 3D.

dandoc2

Dying format. Will go the way of 3d



​u drunk

powerbrick

Yep that died out, didn't it? Wait, no it didn't, 8 out of 10 of the … Yep that died out, didn't it? Wait, no it didn't, 8 out of 10 of the highest grossing films of 2016 are available in 3D.



The TV makers are slowly removing 3D from their sets. It's a pity but I hated 3D on TVs but once I tried it on a projector I loved it as it's so good. Better than in the cinema. Everest in 3D on a projector really makes the film come to life with all the extra depth.

Does anyone have any experience/advice on how these play on a PS4 Pro? I know it doesn't have a 4k drive in it (nice work Sony), but does it upscale to a reasonable degree? Or would I be as well just getting Bluray.
Thanks in advance!

dandoc2

Dying format. Will go the way of 3d



Funny that, as I swear I watched at least half a dozen really good 3D films over Christmas...but perhaps I just imagined it...
Edited by: "ChrisIW" 6th Jan

dandoc2

Dying format. Will go the way of 3d


How is UHD a dying format? Or do you mean physical discs?

Mad Max is beyond terrible. Not a patch on the originals

i do find this topic funny as we have people defending UHD who said blu ray was a dying format and people who defended blu ray saying UFD is a dying format!

boulder1

Does anyone have any experience/advice on how these play on a PS4 Pro? I … Does anyone have any experience/advice on how these play on a PS4 Pro? I know it doesn't have a 4k drive in it (nice work Sony), but does it upscale to a reasonable degree? Or would I be as well just getting Bluray. Thanks in advance!



Thanks to Sony cheaping out on the Bluray drive, UHD blurays won't play at all in the PS4 Pro, not that they won't be 4K it just won't read the disc as it doesn't have the right type of laser in there, so sadly it can't be patched in later, the only hope is a revised model in future if the format proves sufficiently popular. Of course as these have a regular Bluray in the pack too you could play that in the PS4 Pro but seems a bit pointless buying UHD blurays just to watch the regular bluray unless you just want to be future proofed for when you do get a player...

voyager123

i do find this topic funny as we have people defending UHD who said blu … i do find this topic funny as we have people defending UHD who said blu ray was a dying format and people who defended blu ray saying UFD is a dying format!



I think physical media in general could be considered a dying format and I must admit the convenience factor of Netflix etc is extremely appealing. If Netflix had a higher quality UHD setting that pushed the data rate up to say 50mbps I probably wouldn't buy UHD Blurays at all, though they wouldn't as you would need cable or top tier fibre so only a small proportion culd watch.

So I think for those that want to watch films in 4K at the highest quality possible UHD Blurays have a niche and purpose and I think the premium packaging (they nearly all have slip cases and are triple play) does give them a nice collectable feeling for those into that.

So yes, 4K Bluray will probably remain very niche, but will still likely sell enough to carry on as a format, just not with the level of success VHS and DVD enjoyed in their heydays.....

ST3123

Thanks to Sony cheaping out on the Bluray drive, UHD blurays won't play … Thanks to Sony cheaping out on the Bluray drive, UHD blurays won't play at all in the PS4 Pro, not that they won't be 4K it just won't read the disc as it doesn't have the right type of laser in there, so sadly it can't be patched in later, the only hope is a revised model in future if the format proves sufficiently popular. Of course as these have a regular Bluray in the pack too you could play that in the PS4 Pro but seems a bit pointless buying UHD blurays just to watch the regular bluray unless you just want to be future proofed for when you do get a player...


oh wow, I just assumed the disc would work!
That yes, may not display native 4k, but WOULD play in a kinda upscaled, HDR kinda way (which is nice in itself).
Thanks for the response, I had two in my basket ready to check out! You saved me a few quid.

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ST3123

I think physical media in general could be considered a dying format and … I think physical media in general could be considered a dying format and I must admit the convenience factor of Netflix etc is extremely appealing. If Netflix had a higher quality UHD setting that pushed the data rate up to say 50mbps I probably wouldn't buy UHD Blurays at all, though they wouldn't as you would need cable or top tier fibre so only a small proportion culd watch. So I think for those that want to watch films in 4K at the highest quality possible UHD Blurays have a niche and purpose and I think the premium packaging (they nearly all have slip cases and are triple play) does give them a nice collectable feeling for those into that. So yes, 4K Bluray will probably remain very niche, but will still likely sell enough to carry on as a format, just not with the level of success VHS and DVD enjoyed in their heydays.....



Physical media will never die out, look at LP's.

As someone's already mentioned 'Sicario' is supposed to be fantastic in 4K as is 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon' (reportedly)

same as hmv bar they are missing first class

fuzzydunlop

As someone's already mentioned 'Sicario' is supposed to be fantastic in … As someone's already mentioned 'Sicario' is supposed to be fantastic in 4K as is 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon' (reportedly)



I got a 4k TV over Christmas and bought Sicario but wish I hadn't Personally I couldn't see anything that special on picture quality, and the film is seriously dull! Good deal by the way, have voted hot.
Edited by: "spacecowboy33" 9th Jan

sicario is stunning both in 4K and as a movie

Expired?

LazyDonkey

Expired?



Yup.

HMV still running a 2 for 30 offer though.
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