So March 1st 2016 is in the horizon and the release of UHD Blu-ray is imminent. For those who are waiting or already into 4K the introduction of UHD Blu-ray is a no brainer. However, how about for the rest of us who are not yet ready to jump into the 4K foray? (see what I did there?)
The UHD Blu-ray is actually still very valid for the rest for the following reasons:
- UHD Blu-ray will be mastered better than the regular Blu-ray counterpart so even though you are downscaling the movies back to 1080p, the picture quality will still look cleaner than the regular Blu-ray counterpart.
- UHD Blu-ray utilize a more efficient (read: better) compression algorithm which means there will be a definite improvement in complex motion scenes.
- Part of UHD Blu-ray specification is the use of object-based surround system such as DTS:X and Dolby Atmos.
- UHD IS the future, you will eventually need to go to UHD 4K