Addicted to Fun and Learning
- Aug 5, 2021
Luckily, I got the Harry Potter 8-movie UHD collection at a good price, because talk about underwhelming. I think the UHD movie Atmos soundtracks are a bit better at not sounding like multiple mono channels, but picture-wise, until the last 2-3 movies, the transfers scarcely look 2K, let alone 4K HDR.
Some of the best-looking and sounding content that I've experienced to date has come from Apple's TV+
The Apple plus stuff sounds and looks excellent in general I agree. There is a few articles I read around Apples market strategy in the content space and technical excellence was a core principle, it was actually one of the reasons put forward initially for them to not enter the space (challenges around technical delivery and not being able to differentiate on that basis). Watching Apple + I think they have nailed it. Jobs original acquisition of Pixar was one of the first steps down that road for them.
I have also noticed a distinct lift in the quality of soundtracks of newer content on Netflix and Stan, I would not be surprised if this was in part due to Apple raising the bar.