Advice pls on best possible Movie download Quality - HDR(PDQ)? Bit lost. And where to buy.

chalk40

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Morning all. I'm a little lost with getting the best quality download to watch and could use some help in identifying the best formats and where to buy/download them from please.

First off, I have a Panasonic GZ2000 that runs well and plays well. It's a vanilla set up and has the built in Atmos. It's a small viewing room.

We watched a copy of Joker last night and the image quality was very good. Everyone commented. Even those who don't care about such things.

In the corner of the screen it said HDR (PDQ). If I look at the file says it is: .x265 10bit HDR AAC5.1 format.

This struck me as a standard to aim at. But can I get better? If I can, what might that be please?

And if this was the best my TV can do, (would not have any problem with that) where can I buy that specification of movie? Say for example the Nolan generation Batman films?

Thinking on, I also saw a serious on Amazon Prime that also showed HDR (PDQ) and that was equally excellent.

Would appreciate some guidance on understanding the formats, best / better / optimum formats. And where to get them from please.

Many thanks in advance. PS Hope this the right forum to be posting in.
 

Greg Hook

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Thread moved :)
 

tom 2000

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iTunes using an Apple TV is my default go to service for movies. They are not all 4K and Atmos but even HD is good quality.
 

chalk40

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iTunes using an Apple TV is my default go to service for movies. They are not all 4K and Atmos but even HD is good quality.

Thanks Tom, today is the day take a look at the Apple offering. I'd heard they were good. And tey are doing the HDR stuff as well? If I understand right there's 4K (UHD) and then the HDR / HDR+ and HDR10 are notches above that. But I'm still learning that so could be wrong.
 

tom 2000

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I get lost on the formats some of which are manufacturer specific at least as regards ability to process. Just enjoy a good movie.
 

chalk40

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I get lost on the formats some of which are manufacturer specific at least as regards ability to process. Just enjoy a good movie.

Yes in one sense agree but the difference between an HDR 10 movie and an HD one is night and day on a decent set. And the reason to ask was that (otherwise unmotivated film watchers) here commented on the HDR 10+ copy of Joker being a whole level up.

Have at last got Apple TV up and running on a Nividia device and wow .... the quality of the output is very very good. I viewed the same movie on Amazon (in fairness a middle of the road quality version but same price) and it was an entirely different level.

Weirdly, the AppleTV app on the GZ2000 (panasonic) would only allow Apple product to be seen ... the Nividia device plugged into it went full on HDR Atmos etc and access to a large film library. Don't really understand why but all the same, we got a significant quality increase that we were looking for. One that reflects the sets abilities.
 

hippo99

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Have at last got Apple TV up and running on a Nividia device and wow .... the quality of the output is very very good. I viewed the same movie on Amazon (in fairness a middle of the road quality version but same price) and it was an entirely different level.
As mentioned by others on your other thread, if you run it on an Apple TV 4K device (instead of 3rd party device with ATV app), you’ll get even higher bitrates than you’re getting on your Nvidia device.

 

chalk40

Distinguished Member
As mentioned by others on your other thread, if you run it on an Apple TV 4K device (instead of 3rd party device with ATV app), you’ll get even higher bitrates than you’re getting on your Nvidia device.


Hi Hippo99, apologies yes, I forgot I mis-posted and duplicated .... will check in on that now.

I like the sound of that. And thinking on, I now recall delaying investing into a 4k box and now read that the revised model was indeed released last year.

Seeing how good the app based one on the Nvidia thing is, I'm very much won over by the idea to buy the hardware version for sure.
 

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