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  Reply # 1645220 4-Oct-2016 13:05
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Yeah adding to that x box will need everything in your chain to be HDCP compliant otherwise when you play disc it will downsample to 1080 but if it is compliant, its a good choice

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  Reply # 1645284 4-Oct-2016 16:03
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I ended up getting the Samsung player, hardware modded for Region Free Blu-Ray codes.  It's good that it has two HDMI outs, so I don't need to upgrade my receiver straight away.  The remote sucks though.. it's less than half the size of a 'normal' remote.





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  Reply # 1645296 4-Oct-2016 16:40
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Glad it's serving you well. I had it running together with the Panasonic for about a month, and it was that stupid remote that got to me in the end.


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  Reply # 1646827 6-Oct-2016 17:21
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2x Free UHD discs (Revenant and X-Men Apocalypse) with Samsung player
https://nz.campaign.samsung.com/forms/freemovies/

 

Or if you buy it from JB HiFi, its 3 discs of your choice.


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  Reply # 1653202 18-Oct-2016 22:59
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Can anyone verify whether the 4K UHD releases sold in NZ (i.e. via JBHifi) provide a 4K version of the movie with the UV code?  Like the US releases.

 

Currently only WB, Lionsgate, Universal and Sony (must redeem via Sony pictures account/store) are offering 4K via UV code redemption.

 

 


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  Reply # 1654601 19-Oct-2016 19:13
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jaidevp:

 

Can anyone verify whether the 4K UHD releases sold in NZ (i.e. via JBHifi) provide a 4K version of the movie with the UV code?  Like the US releases.

 

Currently only WB, Lionsgate, Universal and Sony (must redeem via Sony pictures account/store) are offering 4K via UV code redemption.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I checked Warcraft, but I can't see any file details about it on the redemption site..  I assume it's just 1080p.

 

 

 

What are some of the titles confirmed to have a 4K digital copy?   I have on 4K;

 

Oblivion, Warcraft, Snow White and the Huntsman, Huntsman Winter War, Deadpool, Mad Max Fury Road and The Revenant.





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  Reply # 1654820 19-Oct-2016 22:58
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Of yours I've been able redeem all as 4K UV (purchased from Amazon) expect for Deadpool and The Revenant because 20th Century Fox are cheapasses and don't provide any 4K UV codes.

 

 


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  Reply # 1654822 19-Oct-2016 23:02
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jaidevp:

 

Of yours I've been able redeem all as 4K UV (purchased from Amazon) expect for Deadpool and The Revenant because 20th Century Fox are cheapasses and don't provide any 4K UV codes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So your ones are the US releases?  the question was in regards to the AU/NZ releases.





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  Reply # 1654849 20-Oct-2016 01:23
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hamisht: 

 

So your ones are the US releases?  the question was in regards to the AU/NZ releases.

 

 

 

 

Yep, ah ok.

 

 


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  Reply # 1654911 20-Oct-2016 09:21
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jaidevp:

 

hamisht: 

 

So your ones are the US releases?  the question was in regards to the AU/NZ releases.

 

 

 

 

Yep, ah ok.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My mistake though, you've confirmed what can be redeemed in 4K though lol

 

How do you know they are 4K?  all I can see is an HD logo..





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  Reply # 1655309 20-Oct-2016 19:27
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hamisht:

 

How do you know they are 4K?  all I can see is an HD logo..

 

 

 

 

If you go to your UV locker  and click on a movie, it will tell you what streaming rights you have.

 

Click to see full size


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  Reply # 1655344 20-Oct-2016 20:36
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I've redeemed 16 NZ UHD titles, and none included a 4k version, only HD (with the exception of Ghostbusters 2, which was SD only).


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  Reply # 1655367 20-Oct-2016 21:52
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ADBNZ:

 

I've redeemed 16 NZ UHD titles, and none included a 4k version, only HD (with the exception of Ghostbusters 2, which was SD only).

 

 

 

 

Sucks the movie distributors treat us as second class citizens.  All our releases are from Aus, so whatever they get we get.

 

I'll stick to getting mine from Amazon.

 

 


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  Reply # 1655434 20-Oct-2016 23:32
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Meh, in the end, I bought into 4K for the psychical format anyway.  Streaming a 4K file would use up way to much data... and I have doubts it would be a truly accurate presentation/mirror of a 4K disc.





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  Reply # 1655442 21-Oct-2016 00:28
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You dont, ultra violet revenant vs revenant disc is pretty noticable difference, theres definately some compression going on, more grain hdr blacks not as vivid in bonfire scenes buuuut mad max showed no difference and martian was hard to tell if there was a difference, maybe because revenant was filmed in 6.5k then downscaled to 4k release but mad max was filmed in 2k and upscaled and martian is mainly cgi I have no other movies to check on unfortunately

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