Region Coding removed from UHD Blu-ray Spec

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  1. moviemarketing

    moviemarketing Milk Drinker

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    Good news, UHD Blu-rays will not feature any region coding!

    Ultra HD Blu-ray Specifications
    • Codec: HEVC MPEG-5 @ up to 100Mbps
    • Resolution: Up to 3840 x 2160
    • Frame rate: Up to 60fps
    • HDR: 10-bit SMPTE 2084
    • Dolby Vision: Possible
    • Philips HDR: Possible
    • Color Space: Rec.709, DCI-P3, Rec.2020
    • Chroma Subsampling: 4:2:0
    • UHDBD Disc Storage: Up to 100GB
    • 3D: No
    • Region Coding: No
    • HDCP 2.2: Yes
    • 8-Channel LPCM: Yes
    • Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital: Yes
    • DTS:X, DTS-HD MA, DTS: Yes
    • AURO 3D: Maybe (if carried via LPCM)

    Bitrate up to 100Mbps obviously blows away 4k streaming services @ ~5-15Mbps.

    Also offers 10-bit SMPTE 2084 HDR (High Dynamic Range), 4.2.0 chroma sub-sampling, and expanded color gamut. Current Blu-ray discs are 8-bit and limited to the Rec.709 color space. Ultra HD Blu-rays can still be graded in Rec.709, but now add DCI-P3 (the theatrical color space) and Rec.2020 capabilities.



    Initially named Digital Bridge, Copy & Export feature allows users to transfer a bit-for-bit identical copy of the disc content (including lossless surround sound) to your UHD BD player's internal hard drive so you can create a personal, instantly accessible library.

    The Export feature is reportedly similar to Digital HD Copy or Ultraviolet; you will be able to access your content via third party apps on portable devices.

    Last edited: Oct 13, 2015
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  2. HTWingNut

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    That's one good thing about Blu-ray. It offers the best fidelity with both video and audio. None of the high compressed crap we get over TV and streaming services. Watch a 4K blu-ray then watch a 4K streaming video and you can easily see the difference.

    And I do like the part about being able to copy to a blu-ray hard drive so you aren't stuck with a physical disc.
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