With the Advent of 4K hardware, software titles are becoming standard issue. This review is of the quality of the disk itself - you can read the movie synopsis elsewhere. (It was an entertaining movie..seems like part 2 of ex-machina to me.)
Okay, here is what i noticed:
a) Picture Qualty: 4K titles always have a Blu-ray disc in the case. Interestingly enough, the Blu-ray picture quality excels past standard Blu-ray offerings!! As a result, i never buy just the Bluray title when a 4K is offered.
b) The price of 4K titles have become reasonable...they are now in the price range of the usual 3D Blu-ray offered titles.
c) Codec: It's exceedingly rare to find 3D and 4K offered in a set ... can someone direct me to one? I know 3D is phasing out, but i for one enjoy it, and would pay a couple dollars more for a set simply because it has 4K and 3D in the set.
d) Audio: DTS was the king of Blu-ray releases...but DTS-X is rare for 4K..instead Dolby Atmos seems to be king. This is a bit of a caution if your interested. If you dont have the set up for DTS-X or Atmos, the channels are folded into the other 7.1 channel... as a result (at least on my 7.1 Analog system), the sound is so spacious and spread out, that is comes across as too thin.
I decided to test it out to find that routinely if i switch over to HD-5.1 instead of 7.1 the sound is fuill, rich, and more powerful. So, actually, i'm pretty bummed about this. (Has anyone else experienced this?)
Sorry i dont have a receiver with HDMI input or an 9.2 set up for ATMOS...yet, so this is just my experience.
But, that being said, even the HD.5.1 blows away the DD5.1 or 7.1 offered through the digital out.
then again, maybe its just my receive transport combination because despite what reviewers and critics said, there was a sizeable and very noticeable difference btwn uncompressed audio blu-ray discs and DTS-HD Master...so much so, i spent a good deal of time tracking down all the discs encoded with PCM-Uncompressed Audio.
cant wait to upgrade to my next pre-amp/amp just to experience the next level quality.