Question 4K - Disk Vs NAS?

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  1. Utterchaos

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    Hi All,

    Ok, so I get that 4K Blu-Ray players are better than streaming from Netflix, Amazon, iTues(?) and even Sky TV but..... are they better than streaming backed-up Blu-ray player content from a HD or NAS?

    Surely if a disk is backed-up losslessly and contained in an MKV for instance, then direct playing, with no transcoding, would be equal to a 4K disc no?

    If so... what 4K network players out there can rival a good disk player?

    Really appreciate your thoughts... thanks.
     
  2. Utterchaos

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    Hi all..

    Really appreciate some help on this one..

    Thanks
     
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    If a “UHD disc” is backed up losslessly and played from any kind of storage without transcoding “then” it is equal to a UHD disk.

    1080p Blu ray likewise is equal to 1080p backed up losslessly.

    UHD blu ray is currently the best quality format.
    Followed by 1080p Blu ray
    Followed by UHD streaming
    Followed by 1080p streaming.

    The storage medium you choose does not change that order.
    You cannot make a blu ray disk equal to a UHD disk by putting it on a hard drive.

    Streaming services butcher content to save space and bandwidth and as a result struggle to match the quality of the disks.
    Keep in mind that streaming and the cloud is just someone elses computer.
    That content is on a hard drive somewhere.
    Buy yourself a NAS and you have your own private streaming service or cloud whereby you control the quality of the content on it and not somebody else.
     
  4. Utterchaos

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    Thanks Andy...
    Assume you are saying....
    "You cannot make a 1080p blu ray disk equal to a UHD disk by putting it on a hard drive."?

    Absolutely agree!

    I have a NAS and stream from it but I'm wondering, if a Hard Drive version of UHD is as good as a UHD disk (Which I can see it is, when ripped losslessly)..... is it as good as a £200 Samsung or a £1000 Pioneer?

    Probably got more to do with the device pushing the content to the TV??
     
  5. lisbonlion

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    Yeah that depends on the devices internal player, the problem is most videos I've seen compare iTunes content to discs and not rips to disc players
     

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