Sony's first 4K Extremely HD Blu-ray releases will arrive early subsequent yr

Sony's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases will arrive early next year

For those who have been hoping Extremely HD Blu-ray discs can be right here in time for the vacations, you are going to have to attend a bit longer. Nicely, so far as Sony Footage content material is worried anyway. The corporate introduced at the moment that its 4K Extremely HD discs will go on sale “in early 2016,” lacking the top-of-the-yr estimate the Blu-ray Disc Affiliation revealed again in August. When Sony’s catalog does arrive, you possibly can anticipate The Superb Spider-Man 2, Salt, Hancock, Chappie, Pineapple Categorical, and The Smurfs 2 to be included within the first wave of releases. Newer films like Fury and Captain Philips are within the works as properly, and after being restored from the unique movie, the likes of Ghostbusters and The Fifth Aspect will make the leap to 4K, too.

Sony Footage’ releases will even help excessive dynamic vary (HDR) and “subsequent-gen immersive audio codecs” to additional improve the expertise. Sadly, aside from the obscure window Sony provided, we do not know precisely when the 4K Extremely HD discs will arrive. However hey, at the least that provides us one thing to look ahead to in 2016. And that provides you a while to save lots of up for a 4K TV and participant that you’re going to want to make use of the brand new Blu-ray discs.

[Image credit: Columbia Pictures]

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