HMV 2 for £30 4k BluRay
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HMV 2 for £30 4k BluRay

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LocalFound 2nd Jan
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HMV have just updated there 2 for £30 4k blu ray list. Seems to be the best choice around at the moment and hopefully helps someone out. Happy shopping.
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Looks good better choice than the Amazon deals. Thanks for posting
Great soundtrack...The Stooges playing when they're flying in the Hueys is awesome...
Zavvi and Zoom have similar offers also, however use code signup10 to get 10% off Zoom making 2 for £27. may be worth checking depending on what movies you want they all have slightly different selections.
davethejedi2 m ago

Zavvi and Zoom have similar offers also, however use code signup10 to get …Zavvi and Zoom have similar offers also, however use code signup10 to get 10% off Zoom making 2 for £27. may be worth checking depending on what movies you want they all have slightly different selections.


Yes, was just about to add as well. Many of the same films @ Zoom for £27.

zoom.co.uk/cat…_30
HMV seems to have added more titles to theirs including the updated release of Jumanji which is supposed to be a good reference 4k disc
Thanks OP , Nice find
I've just bought a 4k tv, can anyone suggest any good films that really show off the picture with 4k?
noisyassassin7 m ago

I've just bought a 4k tv, can anyone suggest any good films that really …I've just bought a 4k tv, can anyone suggest any good films that really show off the picture with 4k?


Pacific Rim is a good one. Logan too. Men in Black is supposed to be a great looking 4K film too. More recently however, Dunkirk is receiving great reviews for picture quality.
noisyassassin7 m ago

I've just bought a 4k tv, can anyone suggest any good films that really …I've just bought a 4k tv, can anyone suggest any good films that really show off the picture with 4k?


blue planet 2 / planet earth 2 look great in 4k
buying the 4k blu rays is a bit of a mixed bag really as lots of them are upscaled 2k
check realorfake4k.com/ for information on quality.
£30 for two movies?!
schnide40 m ago

£30 for two movies?!


about right for a new format, was paying about the same for dvd's when they first came out, and blu rays when they were new, and if you got back to the early 80's you were looking around £80 for a copy of ET on VHS, since most 4k's are around the 20-25 price mark this is a pretty good deal. its just the price of early adoption, but if you want the best out of your shiny new TV you're gonna want a couple of movies to see what its all about.
davethejedi28 m ago

about right for a new format, was paying about the same for dvd's when …about right for a new format, was paying about the same for dvd's when they first came out, and blu rays when they were new, and if you got back to the early 80's you were looking around £80 for a copy of ET on VHS, since most 4k's are around the 20-25 price mark this is a pretty good deal. its just the price of early adoption, but if you want the best out of your shiny new TV you're gonna want a couple of movies to see what its all about.


I think that would be fine if it was a brand new medium, there wasn't so much choice for other formats and 4K was some kind of huge leap forward. But how much better is 4K over Bluray at this stage? Is it a genuine improvement to pay so much for a single film?

I know that 4K streaming services are compressed compared to the disc, but is the difference there really that much worse either? And it's not like Bluray is entirely new technology either, although in my ignorance I admit to not knowing what extra production is involved. But I doubt it costs that much more than pressing a traditional Bluray.
schnide7 m ago

I think that would be fine if it was a brand new medium, there wasn't so …I think that would be fine if it was a brand new medium, there wasn't so much choice for other formats and 4K was some kind of huge leap forward. But how much better is 4K over Bluray at this stage? Is it a genuine improvement to pay so much for a single film?I know that 4K streaming services are compressed compared to the disc, but is the difference there really that much worse either? And it's not like Bluray is entirely new technology either, although in my ignorance I admit to not knowing what extra production is involved. But I doubt it costs that much more than pressing a traditional Bluray.


cost of the movies etc subsidizes the millions spent on r&d into the new tech, plus there will be an amount of over inflation from the retailers due to it being a new format. dvd's were miles cheaper to produce than VHS back in the day but that didn't filter down to the shops for a few years. i'd say its the HDR on these discs that makes a bigger leap rather than the 4k resolution but that's just my opinion.
schnide31 m ago

I think that would be fine if it was a brand new medium, there wasn't so …I think that would be fine if it was a brand new medium, there wasn't so much choice for other formats and 4K was some kind of huge leap forward. But how much better is 4K over Bluray at this stage? Is it a genuine improvement to pay so much for a single film?I know that 4K streaming services are compressed compared to the disc, but is the difference there really that much worse either? And it's not like Bluray is entirely new technology either, although in my ignorance I admit to not knowing what extra production is involved. But I doubt it costs that much more than pressing a traditional Bluray.


Actually its not that bad a deal for a 4k disc. Most 4k versions are around £5-6 more than the equivalent blu ray version. In my eyes a few pounds more for the fact they have better picture and usually better sound options is more than justified. Then bear in mind that the cases and covers have to be redesigned to display the 4k logo and any other differences, the film had to be adjusted in some way to suit the 4k format and that all costs money. Then factor in that 4k discs are for a smaller niche market so they won't sell anywhere near the amount of dvd and blu rays......I think we are lucky its just a few pounds more.


Plus the smart shoppers just wait for deals like 2 for £30 and actually the cost to buy these is basically the same as blu ray.

The real 4k expenses come in buying the technology....the tv, the player and compatible leads etc.
EstorilBlue56 m ago

Actually its not that bad a deal for a 4k disc. Most 4k versions are …Actually its not that bad a deal for a 4k disc. Most 4k versions are around £5-6 more than the equivalent blu ray version. In my eyes a few pounds more for the fact they have better picture and usually better sound options is more than justified. Then bear in mind that the cases and covers have to be redesigned to display the 4k logo and any other differences, the film had to be adjusted in some way to suit the 4k format and that all costs money. Then factor in that 4k discs are for a smaller niche market so they won't sell anywhere near the amount of dvd and blu rays......I think we are lucky its just a few pounds more.Plus the smart shoppers just wait for deals like 2 for £30 and actually the cost to buy these is basically the same as blu ray. The real 4k expenses come in buying the technology....the tv, the player and compatible leads etc.



"cases and covers have to be redesigned to display the 4k logo"


I'm no graphic designer but I'm pretty sure this doesn't justify an increase in price!


Anyway, if you guys are happy to pay that then that's great. For me, it just seems like a law of diminishing returns.
schnide17 m ago

"cases and covers have to be redesigned to display the 4k logo"I'm no …"cases and covers have to be redesigned to display the 4k logo"I'm no graphic designer but I'm pretty sure this doesn't justify an increase in price!Anyway, if you guys are happy to pay that then that's great. For me, it just seems like a law of diminishing returns.


Dude, the covers don't just redesign themselves. Someone has to edit them, update the relevant content information etc. They then have to be manufactured and printed etc. The costs may be negligible but there is still a cost involved. The point I'm making, which you seem to have missed is the fact that these things along with everything else I mentioned earlier are all accounted for in the extra £5 at the till and I think thats fair value from a consumer point of view for what you actually get.


My options for a new film release are (generally) £14.99 for the Blu ray, or £19.99 for the 4K.

If its a film I love, or one that's going to be visually impressive then that extra £5 is more than worth it.

Of course, if you can't justify the extra for a good picture in any case, you can always buy the softback book for £4.99 and have a lovely UHD picture in your imagination!
noisyassassin5 h, 35 m ago

I've just bought a 4k tv, can anyone suggest any good films that really …I've just bought a 4k tv, can anyone suggest any good films that really show off the picture with 4k?


Without a doubt planet earth 2. Just stunning.
schnide4 h, 9 m ago

I think that would be fine if it was a brand new medium, there wasn't so …I think that would be fine if it was a brand new medium, there wasn't so much choice for other formats and 4K was some kind of huge leap forward. But how much better is 4K over Bluray at this stage? Is it a genuine improvement to pay so much for a single film?I know that 4K streaming services are compressed compared to the disc, but is the difference there really that much worse either? And it's not like Bluray is entirely new technology either, although in my ignorance I admit to not knowing what extra production is involved. But I doubt it costs that much more than pressing a traditional Bluray.



Believe it or not UHD is a significant step forward over Bluray. Resolution is a part of that but ultimately what really helps is HDR and the wider colour gamut. The difference varies from disk to disk of course and is dependent on the quality of the original source, how well the transfer takes advantage of the new tools and the type of visuals being displayed. But when it comes together the results can be startling. Better still even catalogue titles can benefit if they're given a proper remaster treatment as the effective resolution of film is substantially higher than 4k.

Put it this way, when my friends come round and watch Blurays it's rare anyone comments on the picture despite most of 'em still using DVD's or streaming services. UHD, on the other hand, has already got one of 'em to upgrade their TV and AV stack with at least two others wanting to do the same. Most recent 'wow' disc was Guardians of the Galaxy 2 which, despite being a 2k upscale, looks absolutely fantastic on the format.

Oh, and one other thing to bear in mind, pretty much all UHD releases come with a Bluray copy as well. Most pack in a digital download too. Works out really well for me as I can build the on demand library for iPad etc and gift the Bluray (provided I'm not too interested in the bonus features which tend to not be on the UHD disc for some annoying reason).
EstorilBlue2 h, 28 m ago

My options for a new film release are (generally) £14.99 for the Blu ray, …My options for a new film release are (generally) £14.99 for the Blu ray, or £19.99 for the 4K. If its a film I love, or one that's going to be visually impressive then that extra £5 is more than worth it.


I agree with this, the price difference is fine for new releases. The problem is that after a year, the blu-ray will be in bargain bins while the 4k is still the same price. There's a reason most of my collection is from mispriced boxsets at the moment...

Anyway, recommendations from this selection for showing off picture quality would be Pacific Rim, Hacksaw Ridge, the Star Trek films, X-Men Apocalypse, Sicario and Lego Batman. Lucy is also supposed to have a good picture, but the film is so godawful that I can't possibly recommend it
noisyassassin5 h, 45 m ago

I've just bought a 4k tv, can anyone suggest any good films that really …I've just bought a 4k tv, can anyone suggest any good films that really show off the picture with 4k?


Did you also buy a new UHD blu ray player as well? If not there are some streaming options, plus Sky Q or the Virgin equivalent, but as mentioned elsewhere in the thread they tend to be heavily compressed compared to the physical option...
EstorilBlue2 h, 30 m ago

Dude, the covers don't just redesign themselves. Someone has to edit them, …Dude, the covers don't just redesign themselves. Someone has to edit them, update the relevant content information etc. They then have to be manufactured and printed etc. The costs may be negligible but there is still a cost involved. The point I'm making, which you seem to have missed is the fact that these things along with everything else I mentioned earlier are all accounted for in the extra £5 at the till and I think thats fair value from a consumer point of view for what you actually get. My options for a new film release are (generally) £14.99 for the Blu ray, or £19.99 for the 4K. If its a film I love, or one that's going to be visually impressive then that extra £5 is more than worth it. Of course, if you can't justify the extra for a good picture in any case, you can always buy the softback book for £4.99 and have a lovely UHD picture in your imagination!


i think his point was that you shouldn't have focused you're argument on that fact they have placed a logo over the box cover which would take less than 20 mins to knock up in photoshop. but the re-mastering of the content to 4k and upgraded atmos audio hdr colours etc.. but along side that you also get a standard blu ray copy in the box so you can take it to another room or mates house who doesn't have a 4k player.
IndianaBlues1 h, 20 m ago

Did you also buy a new UHD blu ray player as well? If not there are some …Did you also buy a new UHD blu ray player as well? If not there are some streaming options, plus Sky Q or the Virgin equivalent, but as mentioned elsewhere in the thread they tend to be heavily compressed compared to the physical option...


Yeah, I've got an XBOX One X, which has a 4k drive.
noisyassassin7 h, 41 m ago

I've just bought a 4k tv, can anyone suggest any good films that really …I've just bought a 4k tv, can anyone suggest any good films that really show off the picture with 4k?

Lucy is a proper 4k disc and looks fantastic (and a decent movie)
Good first post. Heated.
noisyassassin2nd Jan

Yeah, I've got an XBOX One X, which has a 4k drive.


as does the Xbox One S

great deal and the free shipping is quite speedy - no need to pay £5 for express shipping unless you really need it quickly
kingmobuk10 h, 21 m ago

as does the Xbox One Sgreat deal and the free shipping is quite speedy - …as does the Xbox One Sgreat deal and the free shipping is quite speedy - no need to pay £5 for express shipping unless you really need it quickly


Yes it does.
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