First Dolby Vision Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs Spotted

Minions starting the rush

by Mark Hodgkinson Mar 29, 2017 at 12:14 PM


  • It appears the first Dolby Vision Ultra HD Blu-ray disc titles have emerged but rather than being formally announced, they have been uncovered via released promotional materials.
    A forum member over on Blu-ray.com spotted the giveaway Dolby Vision logo on the back-cover artwork on the upcoming UHD releases for both Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 - yes, we know, not the most exciting way to launch a format – in addition to noting the feature description stating UHD Dolby Vision/ HDR10 1.85:1 Widescreen support.
    The movies, both from Universal Studios, will feature DTS:X audio soundtracks so they’re going to stretch the technological boundaries in most set-ups, although the presence of the baseline HDR 10 video ensures compatibility with players and displays that aren’t Dolby Vision capable.

    At the present time, the only Ultra HD Blu-ray players with stated Dolby Vision support come from LG and Oppo and, in display terms, we have televisions from LG, Philips and Sony to choose from. It will be interesting to see how many – if any – of the major manufacturers add Dolby Vision support to their players and displays, going forwards, but to some extent that will be governed by the frequency and quality of the UHD Dolby Vision releases.

    As far as Despicable Me goes, at least it’s a start…

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