With the advent of UHD, it doesn’t surprise me about the desire for 4K. Ever since VHS we have sought out higher resolution to create a more theater like experience. As to what resolution is needed to fulfill that can be debated based on viewing size and distance.
My question is focused on HDR. Prior to HDR being implemented in UHD release, I do not recall discussions like “blu-ray is great but if we could only solve that dynamic range issue we would have it all”. Maybe, I didn’t pay attention to the right discussions, but does anyone else think it is a bit odd that an apparent problem was solved with HDR that many of us didn’t even know was a problem? I mean its not like it is being viewed by most as a simple incremental upgrade. Instead it is generally hailed as revolutionary.
To be forthright, I do not have UHD capabilities, and I’m not trying to create controversy. I’m just curious about the evolution of HDR for this next generation of releases. I also have to preface that I’m personally not into new productions but focus mostly on movies and TV pre-70’s and I’m curious how much impact HDR will have on those releases over time.