I bought a new tv some time ago. It’s a Sony, and they are all now Android tvs. I have grumbled about it elsewhere: it’s not the set, it’s the Android.
Well, just the other day I managed to complete the second half of the project and bought a 4K bluray player.
Now, since my tv was made, something called HDR (High Dynamic Range) has been implemented on some discs, but I don’t have that obviously.
The player is also Sony, and is a bargain at under £300 in many places. It comes with a free film, and mine had a cable to connect to the tv.
So, I have been looking at a few films, Underworld: Blood Wars, Wonder Woman etc. But the highlight was the original Blade Runner, yes, originally shot on film, which looked spectacular.
Except, some parts are shot on regular 35mm and the effects are on 65mm are are noticeably less grainy.
What 4K does is makes the problems easier to spot.
Hopefully more titles will be available soon. Close Encounters… is coming soon.