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#121 anderson4145   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   691 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 02:04 AM

Not really sure if considered a sale to everyone but I saw Hacksaw Ridge at Target for 14.99 today.

Not a bad price but with black Friday coming up soon probably better to wait. I will say this movie looks amazing in 4k.



#122 Bill Bonney   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   25 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 10:03 PM

Amazon is running a deal on select Uhd, 3 for $50.

#123 numchuk nate   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   70 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 01:37 PM

Cabin in the Woods is $7.88 at Amazon. Act quickly if you’re interested.

https://www.amazon.c...m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

#124 DickDangus   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   953 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 02:58 PM

You can save a few bucks ($10 off and free shipping) on the Christopher Nolan Collection at the WB website with the promo code WBENT10:

 

http://www.wbshop.co...3594900&ref=CJP

 

No digital codes with the collection, though...



#125 DickDangus   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   953 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 04:58 PM

Six of the seven new Nolan releases are on sale at BB at $22.99 each:

 

https://www.bestbuy....o/movies-uhd-nr



#126 R3DH3R0   14 Years and Counting CAGiversary!   2778 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 December 2017 - 05:27 PM

Posted its own thread for this because I didn't see this post. Dark Knight Trilogy is around $40 US at Amazon.ca https://www.amazon.c...FRSJC1HJ4G84XCT


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#127 panasonic   Joanna Dark CAGiversary!   4713 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2017 - 05:20 AM

if anyone wants to sell the digital codes with the Nolan movies LMK. or anywhere you guys buy digital codes cheap?



#128 mitch079   Don't be a moron! CAGiversary!   12579 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2018 - 01:09 AM

 Amazon.com has the 3 Batman (Nolan) movies as part of the 3/49.99 deal https://www.amazon.c...924XC4Z9PKX9YJ4

 

Only The Dark Knight rises is currently in stock but you can order all 3.


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#129 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13111 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2018 - 02:38 PM

So I'm new to 4k BDs and of the two I've tested out, both appear to be 2.40:1 in aspect ratio so they display with letterboxing. My question is, are pretty much all 4k BDs like this? I feel like despite having 4k now, I lose so much of the screen in the name of 'lost information' it almost defeats the purpose of 4k in the first place. This is on an X1S BTW; debating the cardinal sin of cropping to fit the screen lol. Any advice?


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#130 DickDangus   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   953 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 04:09 PM

My advice is to enjoy the films the way they were meant to be seen. There are a handful of UHDs that will completely fill a 16:9 screen, and some movies even switch to full screen during IMAX sequences. You can find a thread about it at the bluray.com forums.



#131 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13111 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2018 - 05:55 PM

Thanks for the info. I kind of wish I'd known this information before investing in a 4k player since I hate letterboxing with a passion. My assumption was that UHD, like HDTV's, widescreen would fill the screen because the TV was designed for it. Never realized that movies were actually filmed in an even wider aspect ratio still. :headache: Maybe it will grow on me but more likely I'll just stick to 1080p unless a movie is dirt cheap in 4k.


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#132 GamerChris   It's a Funny Name. CAGiversary!   929 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 05:55 PM

So I'm new to 4k BDs and of the two I've tested out, both appear to be 2.40:1 in aspect ratio so they display with letterboxing. My question is, are pretty much all 4k BDs like this? I feel like despite having 4k now, I lose so much of the screen in the name of 'lost information' it almost defeats the purpose of 4k in the first place. This is on an X1S BTW; debating the cardinal sin of cropping to fit the screen lol. Any advice?

That's not related to 4K tech, it's watching the movie as the director intended it. Each movie has a different aspect ratio. More of the kid-friendly movies are closer to 1:78



#133 Navigator2001Plus  

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:53 PM

My assumption was that UHD, like HDTV's, widescreen would fill the screen because the TV was designed for it.

 

That actually isn't even correct for HD 1080p. Lots of 1080p stuff is 16:9, sure, and the same would be true for its UHD counterpart, but lots of 1080p stuff is also wider than 16:9. You can't avoid it, UHD or not.


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#134 mitch079   Don't be a moron! CAGiversary!   12579 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2018 - 08:27 PM

I might be wrong but I think the closest you can get today to 2.35:1 without spending a ton of money is a Ultrawide (21:9 aspect ratio) monitor.


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#135 Z-Saber   Dancing is about butts now CAGiversary!   5640 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2018 - 10:09 PM

Letterboxing shows you the whole movie versus a chopped down picture, and it's not exclusive to 4K. 1080p Blurays do it, 480p DVDs do it, heck even some VHS movies did it. I can understand the "not wanting black bars on my TV" sentiment, but this has been a thing for a long time and is actually a positive.

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#136 flix1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1558 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2018 - 11:45 PM

Black bars are far superior to Pan&Scan, which was the worst implementation of 'please fill the screen but keep all important action on screen'.

#137 mitch079   Don't be a moron! CAGiversary!   12579 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2018 - 02:59 AM

John Wick is $10 on Amazon https://www.amazon.c...y/dp/B01N59S9CK


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#138 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   13111 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2018 - 01:17 AM

Letterboxing shows you the whole movie versus a chopped down picture, and it's not exclusive to 4K. 1080p Blurays do it, 480p DVDs do it, heck even some VHS movies did it. I can understand the "not wanting black bars on my TV" sentiment, but this has been a thing for a long time and is actually a positive.

I understand the concept of movies being 'formatted to fit the screen' since fullscreen had always been cropped in that way. What I didn't realize was just how wide movies have been shot in for a long time now.

That actually isn't even correct for HD 1080p. Lots of 1080p stuff is 16:9, sure, and the same would be true for its UHD counterpart, but lots of 1080p stuff is also wider than 16:9. You can't avoid it, UHD or not.

Which was news to me, as I thought they were being presented in true widescreen seeing as we are now on 16:9.

 

I know videophiles love having everything fully on display, but ignorance is bliss to me lol. I can't explain it, maybe it's an OCD thing but whenever there's black bars on my movie; it drives me nuts. At any rate, it's disappointing but glad I learned what was up, thanks!


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#139 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9735 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2018 - 03:42 AM

^----- Get a bigger TV or get a projector.



Black bars are far superior to Pan&Scan, which was the worst implementation of 'please fill the screen but keep all important action on screen'.

P&S was just a limitation on the shape that tv's were before, I found this article on old CRT's, I remember TV's from the 90's not being too big but I had to search to confirm this. WS would just be too unbearable, I'm sure there are still people out there that still use these.



#140 Sielanas  

Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:25 PM

The thing that'll really get you is when you realize there's part of a movie theater screen that doesn't get used for many films. If your theater has poor lighting setup it's noticeable. (can't remember the name of the term, slipping my mind and googlefu not working)


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#141 iNCREDiPiNOY   This guy is awesome! CAGiversary!   9056 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 05:43 PM

Frys todays AD shows John Wick and Mad Max for $9.99 but the link bring up to regular Blu-rays.