Disney UHD HDR Content?

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  1. TrackZ macrumors member

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    In the key note today, they had a slide that showed studios that will put UHD HDR content in the iTunes store. It has Universal, Paramount, Lionsgate, WB, Sony, and Fox, but NO Disney? That's 6/7 major studios.

    Did they say anything about Disney content in UHD HDR?
     
  2. kiranmk2 macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed that too. I would have thought Disney would be the first name on the the list given the relationship. Even stranger as Disney had had a strong 4K Dolby Vision launch on digital versions. Maybe Disney refused to allow same price as HD/free 4K upgrades.
     
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    Not sure but Spider-Man was a Disney property. Might just be an oversight given they had one of their films presented.
     
  4. Brenster macrumors 6502a

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    Superman Homecoming is Sony Pictures, who came to an arrangement with Marvel/Disney to share in a little of the Marvel Cinematic Universe magic for their (Sony's) licensed property. Still doesn't take away from the lack of Disney/Pixar, especially given how early Disney & Pixar both supported the iTunes Store.
     
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    Disney only *JUST* started selling UHD Blu-ray Discs, with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 being the only one available right now. So it doesn't surprise me that they are a little late to the 4K digital download game, too.
     
  6. Brenster macrumors 6502a

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    I've been happily subscribed to Disney Life for a few months now (I'm a sucker for Disney films, animated Star Wars and the like). Their HD picture quality has been great, although the film soundtracks are Dolby Digital 2 channel stereo only, even where there are 5.1 and above multichannel soundtracks available.

    Might be interesting to see if and how they support 4K, although they haven't supported 4K for Disney Life on the full fat Fire TV box and other 4K capable devices.
     
  7. 2010mini macrumors 601

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    actually Spiderman: Homecoming was put out by MCU/Disney.
     
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    Marvel super heros licencing is owned by Disney,
     
  9. Brenster macrumors 6502a

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    I stand corrected
     
  10. TrackZ thread starter macrumors member

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    The Disney service shouldn't prevent Disney UHD HDR content from landing on iTunes. VUDU has Guardian 2 in UHD HDR DV with Atmos right now.
     
  11. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

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    ...co-produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing.

    Sony still owns the movie rights to Spiderman. They just reached an agreement with Disney/Marvel and are doing co-produced movies with Marvel Studios for a few films. But "Marvel Cinematic Universe Films that happen to have Spiderman in them" will be released by Marvel/Disney, while "standalone Spiderman films, even if they have Marvel Cinematic Universe characters in them" will be released by Sony/Columbia.
     
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    Spider-Man is a Sony property.


     
  14. Cigsm macrumors 6502a

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    Incorrect. Sony owns Spider-Man and was released by Sony. Marvel was allowed to co-produce the film to bring the character into the MCU. Marvel / Disney only split merchandising. They didn't make a dollar off the film itself.

     
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    This ^^
    And This ^^
     
  16. kiranmk2 macrumors 6502a

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    Just been announced that the DMA code in the UHD disc for GotG2 will now transfer to VUDU as a 4K+Dolby Vision copy - so Disney are moving forward. As before my guess is that Disney will be holding out over money.
     
  17. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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    Nice. Also kudos to Apple for launching 4K and giving everyone the 4K version for free. I thought we'd have to shell out the cash again like going from DVD to BD.
     
  18. Anonymous Freak, Sep 13, 2017
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    Disney has their "Disney Movies Anywhere" program, where you can link multiple different digital purchase sites, and if you get a movie on one site (or use the code in a Blu-ray) you get it on all linked sites. I wonder if the 4K versions will appear in iTunes if you get the 4K version on another site? Or if you'll only get the HD version...

    I also wish Disney supported Vudu's "Disc to Digital" program. I have rented movies from Vudu, but since it's not "download and watch 100% offline", I don't want to buy any movies on it. But the idea of paying $5 to upgrade my DVDs of movies to HD downloads would be great. But the ones I'd want to do most are all Disney, and I'd greatly prefer to get them in iTunes than in Vudu only. (The only movies I have that are *ONLY* in Vudu are from when T-Mobile offered a free credit in Vudu each week. It was meant to be used for a rental, but I always used it on buying a sale-price movie instead. And they're all old movies that I already had on VHS, but never bought a DVD or Blu-ray of.)
     

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