iTunes Dolby Vision vs blu ray hdr10

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  1. cardsdoc macrumors 6502

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    I generally prefer physical media due to the higher bitrate and hd audio/Atmos. However right now there are a lot more Dolby Vision titles on iTunes compared with blu Ray.

    I think having having Atmos and hd audio will probably sway me towards the disc as I have a capable Atmos sound system but anyone compare the same title on blu ray hdr10 vs iTunes with Dolby Vision? Sound quality aside.

    This will be on an lg oled65c7p. It has an active hdr feature which supposedly can make up some of the difference between hdr10 and Dolby Vision.
     
  2. Matthew Essex macrumors member

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    I have the same TV as you and I can tell you that the discs certainly look better but I’m also very impressed so far with iTunes 4K Dolby Vision titles. The lack of lossless audio is my biggest gripe. I have personally made the choice to leave discs behind due to them also being a bit hit and miss in terms of quality over regular blu-ray.
     
  3. Spankey macrumors 6502a

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    Discs look better but for me right now not enough to make the extra cost and storage worth it anymore
     
  4. cardsdoc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have a couple titles that I was able to compare and I agree the UHD/HDR discs look better even though iTunes or Vudu has DV when disc does not. I think for now I will continue to purchase the disc as I don't want to give up HD audio and atmos and want to maximize quality on my shiny new 65" LG OLED. It may also be a content dependent decision. I would care less about a comedy or drama compared to an action or sci fi movie.

    Up until now all my blu-rays were ripped at full quality with HD audio/atmos and played via Plex. Not an option yet with UHD/HDR discs. Hoping they get cracked eventually so I can keep everything in Plex. While I love my new Oppo 203, going back to putting a disc in all the time seems archaic now. Right now it seems I'm going to have a mix of Plex, itunes, Vudu (they do atmos where itunes does not), and physical media. Oh well. Eventually everything will be high quality streaming with object oriented sound but we just aren't there yet.
     
  5. bigcahuna12c macrumors member

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    Discs or any physical media as of today will most certainly look better. For me it is about convenience more so than absolute quality. The ability to watch on any of our 4 atv's without having to have 4 blu-ray players & carry a disc to whichever tv we want to watch is the reason for me not minding a slight decrease in quality.
     
  6. cardsdoc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's why before I moved to UHD/HDR Plex worked so well for me. It was the best of both worlds. I can rip a 1080p blu ray and maintain full quality at 24Hz, HD audio and atmos played via a dedicated media pc but still stream to any ATV, ios device, or computer even outside the house with trans-coding to the appropriate quality level.
     
  7. mmm1345 Suspended

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    I have the same TV and the physical is far better than Apple's highly compressed stream. Apple's stream barely looks 4K, that alone full 4k. You can tell just by seeing the fuzziness on the close ups and the lack of depth and clarity in the wide shots.
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    I did the same thing, I ripped all 2,000 of my Blu-rays in uncompressed 1080p so the quality is as good as the Blu-ray. I'm tired of storing media and I like the convenience of having everything at my fingertips. However 4K has me going back to physical a bit.
     
  8. vince22 macrumors regular

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    i guess we all have the same tv 65C7P, i'm always 8 to 10ft away while watching TV and i barely notice the picture quality that far, I'm in the process of selling all my physical 4k disk together with xbox one S, 65C7P built Atmos speaker are good enough for me.
     

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