Posted Mon Apr 8, 2013 at 09:00 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Sony Home Entertainment ready to offer the oft-demanded better-sourced Blu-rays.
Amid Sony's recent array of 4K Ultra HD blitz is a newly marketed Blu-ray standard.
"Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is also bringing to market a lineup of 'Mastered in 4K' Blu-ray™ Discs. With 1080p high definition picture that’s derived from the highest quality 4K source materials with new expanded color, consumers will enjoy a dynamic and vibrant picture that’s both optimized for the 4K Ultra HD TVs and plays back on all existing Blu-ray™ players and HDTVs."
Sony will get some of these 'Mastered in 4K' Blu-ray discs in the market by offering free copies of 'Spider-Man' (2002), 'Ghostbusters,' and 'Angels & Demons' discs to purchasers of the newly detailed XBR-55X900A or XBR-65X900A while supplies last.
While utilizing the newest masters is typical practice for home video re-releases, Sony is emphasizing that these 1080p discs have been optimized for 4K UHD sets, which would theoretically mean that these discs are ideal for Sony's current 4K X-Reality PRO scaler. Nevertheless, Sony is also saying that these new discs are the best option for 1080p sets, which should make eventual comparisons even more elaborate.
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