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Re: Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray
« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2019, 02:54:18 AM »
Also; MakeMKV does not seem to work on ripping 4K Blu-Rays :o

4K blu-rays are 3 or 4 layer discs (100 or 128 GB), so you need a new drive on your PC in order to read them.

Regular blu-rays are 1 or 2 layer, 25 or 50 GB
Ah ok that's why..
Guess it's time to look for a new disc drive that's 4K UHD friendly..
Any recommendations for a good price?

Edit: I'm reading that these UHD blu-ray disc drives won't allow you to rip 4K blu-rays unless you 'patch' them or 'downgrade' the software so I'll need some info on this as well..
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Re: Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2019, 07:16:30 AM »
I decided not to upgrade the drive on my PC, the 4K drives are kind of pricey now, and like you said it looks like there's no easy way to rip the discs.

Besides, since I only have one 4K display I wouldn't have any use for the files other than to play them on the same player I play the discs on.  Down converting them would take forever and you usually get a regular Blu-Ray with the 4K one so you can always rip that.


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Re: Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray
« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2019, 07:56:56 AM »
Yeah I'm gonna have to think about this..
I only have a select few movies I want to see in 4K and I have most of them already but still waiting on others to come out in 4K.
I figured if I come across another defective 4K blu-ray I might try to rip it before sending it back  :-\


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Re: Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray
« Reply #33 on: April 13, 2019, 09:39:37 PM »
Blade Runner : The Final Cut  is really something in 4K HDR.  The HDR really makes a difference in this movie.  Practically the entire movie is dark with bright lights, the neon signs everywhere, the spot lights on the flying cars, all just beg for high dynamic range.

This isn't a new scan, but when they did the restoration for The Final Cut it was already scanned in 4K or higher, so they just had to implement HDR.

I still haven't seen the sequel, just got it in 4K so eventually I'll be getting around to that one.


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Re: Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray
« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2019, 11:08:27 PM »
I wound up finding and buying a LG UHD burner with the proper firmware needed to rip 4Ks for my home entertainment computer on ebay for $120 https://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-LG-WH14NS40-Blu-ray-drive-firmware-1-02-4K-Ultra-HD-UHD-Friendly/223447155510?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
I ripped 2001 & Close Encounters to my 6TB hard drive no problem. It's not a very fast process as it took almost 9 hours to rip Close Encounters (all 3 versions). The quality still looks pretty good to me though I'm still learning about the UHD details..