Redray 4K Player With Odemax - The Next Big Thing?

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  1. Dave Upton

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    Source: http://www.gizmag.com/red-odemax-4k-distribution-network-redray/25267/

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    Seems like this has a chance - provided some content producers get on board and the price drops due to adoption. I'd love to see some of our studios like Twilight Time offering limited 4K releases using this technology. What does everyone think?
     
  2. Richard V

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    I would pass. I frankly don't see a difference in quality on 4K scans, at least not on displays up to 55", which is what I have. The only difference I see in 4K is in 3D applications, which IMO, look more "3D-ish".
     
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    I'm a huge fan of what Jannard and crew are doing, but as a consumer I think people need to remember Red's tagline:
    The official forums are illuminating in this regard: http://www.reduser.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?40-RED-RAY Specifically: http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?92888-Ted-talks-about-the-Red-Ray-and-HFR And: http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?80988-NAB-2013
    Tho that was from last JUNE.
     
  4. Doctorossi

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    This isn't about 4K scans; it offers 4K final content.
     
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    Ok, please excuse my ignorance, but what is the difference? Not trying to be difficult, really don't understand.
     
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    One is native 4k and the other is downconverted to 1080p for your disk media, throwing away 3 of every 4 pixels.
     
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    Honestly, a good Blu-Ray at 1080p on my home projector crosses the 'good enough' threshold. It gets rid of the major deficiencies of SD DVDs, and can present a fairly film-like image. I might eventually consider a projector that upscaled 1080 input to 4k, but I'm done re-buying stuff.
     
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    Ok, then, if I'm understanding this correctly, you'd have to get a new Ultra HD TV in order to see the full native 4K, right? Or am I wrong again?
     
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    I'm still waiting for XV Color and Deep Color...
     
  10. Doctorossi

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    That's correct.
     
  11. Vincent_P

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    4K to 2K (or 1080P) doesn't just "throw away 3 of every 4 pixels". If that's all that was involved with downconversions, you'd end up with nasty artifacts in the final 1080P image. Vincent
     

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