Answered Why Blu Ray Disc with 4K Disc

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    Hi All ,why is a blu Ray disc included with the 4k release.I don't ever remember getting a DVD with a Blu ray release.It would make the price cheaper.
     
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    The only reason I can think of, is that the Extras are only on the BR. Some also have different video or audio formats.
     
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    Oh I thought it was a blu ray version of the film included .
     
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    Yes, the BR has 1080p movie and 4K Disc is 2160p with HDR / DV.
     
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    It's the same reason they also put a DVD version in with the blu-ray:
    So you can lend the lesser quality disc to your skanky friend.
     
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    Ok ,but why the Blue ray ,I understand Doby Atmos ,Dtsx ,why would you want an inferior product included.
     
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    Possibly because a household might only have one PJ/TV/4k player setup but likely more than one TV/blu ray player/games console setups in other rooms where a 4k disc only couldn’t be used.
     
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    I'ts so you can lend out the blu-ray disc to your mates/relatives that don't have a 4K blu-ray player.
     
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    No, it's none of those reasons. Money. Money is the reason.

    With more discs in the package, the studios can "justify" higher prices.
     
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    Blu-rays used to come with included DVDs in the case. When blu-rays stopped coming with included DVDs the price didn't go down...
     
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    Yes I definitely remember many blus coming with the DVD version. The 4k discs tend to have little or no extras on them. By sticking in the standard blu you get the extras that are included on it as well as the actual film.

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    Leaving more space on the UHD for better bitrates/lower compression (although apparently a lot of UHDs aren't exactly filled to the brim :()
     
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    I gather most discs are dual layered rather than triple. I'm not usually that bothered by extras but they could surely put more on if all of the discs were triple layered. Those discs are more expensive to produce though. Having said that leaving out the blu should help keep the cost down.

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    Blu-rays are far cheaper now than they were in the early days.
     
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    ...so they are actually making more money now at the same retail price, than when they were in the Triple Play days (now lower costs & no DVD), so ‘more discs justifies higher prices’ doesn’t really fly.
     
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    Another reason for including the Blu-ray disc might be for those who don't own a UHD player at present, but intend to upgrade at some point in the future. It avoids having to buy the same movie twice. The cost of including a second disc is probably minimal.
     
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    I appreciate it because I don't have a 4K TV yet, but for some reason I've decided to start future proofing my collection by buying 4K movies. Having the Blu-ray allows me to at least watch the movie still, while having a better version ready for when I eventually buy a new TV.
     
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    This has come up before and dropping the Blu-Ray won’t magically reduce the price as some seem to think, Disney are the prime example as releases used to include the film, a bonus disc, a copy on DVD and a digital copy then they dropped all but the film disc but the price never changed.

    The primary reason to include a Blu-Ray seems to be so it can house the extras while the UHD can be devoted entirely to the film which is certainly something I welcome.
     

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