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Pirates may have cracked the code to 4K UHD torrents

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Pirates may have cracked the code to 4K UHD torrents

I'll take this news with a bit of a grain of salt at this point until something more substantial comes out but I've seen rumours of this for a while... this popped up in Google News so maybe some legitimacy to this claim?
https://thenextweb.com/insider/2017/05/ ... w_4MzxsVqv
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Wow 53gigs just for a 1-2h movie.
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I'm perfectly happy with my 720p rips.
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With high quality x265 settings, you should be able to encode a good 4K rip no bigger than 20GB.

50GB is a lazy encode.
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Is it even an encode? I thought the release in question was literally a direct rip.
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Wow this is great news. Hopefully it leads to the collapse of Toronto housing market bubble.
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I've always wondered how there were 4K torrents of UHD BD movies already, somebody has already been encoding 4K content from UHD BluRay sources. Are those done by capturing from HDMI?
RFD is not just about saving money, it's about the thrill of the hunt and getting the stuff I want without paying full price like Joe Shmoe did.
This applies to everyday items as well as high end items that I don't really need.
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board123 wrote: I'm perfectly happy with my 720p rips.
I'm still happy with 1080p. I haven't embraced UHD in the same way I embraced HD when it came out. Maybe I'm getting old.
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zod wrote: I'm still happy with 1080p. I haven't embraced UHD in the same way I embraced HD when it came out. Maybe I'm getting old.
I think that in 3-5 years the 4K UHD situation will have standardized well enough to bother with it. Right now, it's just a mess of confusing standards, non-compliant devices, DRM, etc. I'm also hoping OLED TVs will have fully matured by that time.

I'm sure the pirates will have figured out how to crack everything by the time I'm ready to make the jump to 4K... until then 1080p on my Panasonic plasma still looks great to my old eyes.
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zod wrote: I'm still happy with 1080p. I haven't embraced UHD in the same way I embraced HD when it came out. Maybe I'm getting old.
It's not just you. There's only so much detail the human eye can resolve from a certain distance. Given the distance most people sit away from their TVs, there are diminishing returns when moving from 1080p to 4K for moving content (e.g. movies). You'd have to move your seat much closer to the screen to make out the additional details offered by 4K.

On my 46" 1080p TV, I can barely tell the difference between 720p and 1080p content from where I'm sitting.
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warpdrive wrote: I've always wondered how there were 4K torrents of UHD BD movies already, somebody has already been encoding 4K content from UHD BluRay sources. Are those done by capturing from HDMI?
for 4k Its always been video captured thru hdmi either disc or stream. Still is except for a 4k smurf 2 video,,,maybe. It hasn't been confirmed some have doubts... "the Maximum Content Light Level and Maximum Frame-Average Light Level listed in the media info appear to be different, and the colors in the screenshots are off too. This means that it’s warranted to remain reserved when it comes to definitive “cracked” claims at this time."

The reality is No one can sit thru the whole smurf 2 video. Its like a pandaora's box? thats why the smurf 2 video was chosen.....the horror....LOL

Could be a bait and hook. Wouldn't a true release be done thru a NG first?
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+1 on 4K not being a "must-have" yet.

For movie content, I'm happy with 1080p on my ZT60 and sitting 9 feet away from 60" screen or my LCD projector 92" at 11 feet.

I want to jump to OLED because of the overall picture quality (and to get rid of the heater than is my plasma) but it won't be because it's 4K
RFD is not just about saving money, it's about the thrill of the hunt and getting the stuff I want without paying full price like Joe Shmoe did.
This applies to everyday items as well as high end items that I don't really need.
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board123 wrote: It's not just you. There's only so much detail the human eye can resolve from a certain distance. Given the distance most people sit away from their TVs, there are diminishing returns when moving from 1080p to 4K for moving content (e.g. movies). You'd have to move your seat much closer to the screen to make out the additional details offered by 4K.

On my 46" 1080p TV, I can barely tell the difference between 720p and 1080p content from where I'm sitting.
Yah, that's how I understand it. I have a 60" TV but we sit about 12 to 13 feet away from it, so at that viewing distance a 4k tv isn't necessary. I'd need an 80" or 100" TV to make it worthwhile and I don't think I want a TV that big in my living room. From what I gather HDR seems to be a better upgrade than the actual 4k resolution, so maybe if my TV ever dies i'd buy a 4k for the HDR, but there's no way I rebuy my bluray collection on UHD. I think standard bluray is my last optical format (barring some unseen super-invention I didn't account for).
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I'm happy with 720p
Not that I have a choice since I can't afford 1080p space wise.
I'd have to triple my storage capacity.
4K would be triple that.

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