Are you happy with the standard streaming quality of Netflix and other streaming apps or do you have to watch it on Blu-ray to truly enjoy it?
Netflix does stream certain shows and movies in UHD if your device supports it. It's nice, but still like to use physical media when I can.
What's sucks is that I have HBO Max (it upgraded from HBO Now) doesn't have 4K streaming yet. Disappointing, especially since it's the priciest of them all.
Depends on the source/context. Obviously 4k with HDR is great, but 1080p is fine for most movies. TV shows at 720p are generally fine, but if there's a 4k/HDR version I'll seek that out. Older movies and shows will be upscaled 480p at best a lot of times, and if that's the source then that's the source. It's not like I won't go back and watch a classic movie just because Hitchcock films aren't UHD any more than I'd refuse to watch a black and white film because color films exist.
My home theater and PC setup are all 4k/HDR but my family room still has an LG 1080P. I wouldn't be able to convince the wife we should upgrade unless that TV actually fails at some point, but I upgraded the stuff in the rest of the house a while back.
95 percent of the movies I watch are from the disc or ripped by me. (One of the reasons I rip is to get around region locks.) Netflix look pretty crappy on my setup, despite my high speed connection. Their selection is also far too limited. Netflix DVD >>>>> Netflix.
I would say 1080p is a minimum, but 4K is definitely better if your screen is 50” plus. But perhaps HDR makes the bigger difference.
Man, I'd miss out on SO MUCH cinema and old television if I only watched 1080p. There are countless movies and TV shows that never even made it beyond DVD.
a lot. but most streaming content and most normal 4k content look like crap. it takes time and money to do it right. as always with media content they go the cheapest route.
you ever wonder why color was not done again till the mid 60s or 60 fps..... cost nothing else.
It is important. When Netflix downgraded their streams I refused to watch their HD content, looked like dick. Apple did the same thing, looked horrible. I've put more money on my televisions and sound than the average consumer, BUT still find UHD discs a bit too expensive (got 9 UHD discs vs. 71 UHD movies in iTunes).
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