Why so little 4K films on iTunes UK

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by dazultra, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. dazultra macrumors newbie

    dazultra

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    Hi people. After going through the list of all the 4K titles available in the US on ATV4k, I was shock to see that only a handful here are available. maybe 20!

    Why the hell is this acceptable? Im sure Valerian, yesterday was in 4K, now it’s available to rent today - it’s Only in HD lol anybody else pissed about this in the UK?



    American list
    Title
    Picture quality
    Studio

    Alien: Covenant 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Allied 4K + Dolby Vision Paramount
    American Assassin 4K + Dolby Vision Lionsgate
    American Sniper 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Annabelle 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Annabelle: Creation 4K + Dolby Vision Newline
    Argo 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Arrival 4K + Dolby Vision Paramount
    Assassin's Creed 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Atomic Blonde 4K + Dolby Vision Focus Features
    Baby Driver 4K + Dolby Vision Big Talk Productions
    Bad Boys 4K + Dolby Vision Sony Pictures
    Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Battleship 4K + Dolby Vision Universal
    Ben-Hur (2016) 4K MGM
    Black Mass 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Blade Runner (The Final Cut) 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Bond: Diamonds are Forever 4K MGM
    Bond: For your Eyes Only 4K MGM
    Bond: Skyfall 4K MGM
    Bond: Spectre 4K MGM
    Bram Stoker's Dracula 4K + Dolby Vision Sony Pictures
    Brooklyn 4K + HDR10 Fox Searchlight
    Carry on 4K Shorts
    Central Intelligence 4K + Dolby Vision Newline
    Chappie 4K + Dolby Vision Alpha Core
    Chips 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Close Encounters Of The Third Kind 4K + Dolby Vision Sony Pictures
    Collateral Beauty 4K + Dolby Vision Newline
    Concussion 4K + Dolby Vision Columbia
    Creed 4K + Dolby Vision MGM
    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 4K + Dolby Vision Sony Pictures
    DCU: Batman And Harley Quinn 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Deadpool 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Deepwater Horizon 4K + Dolby Vision Lionsgate
    Despicable Me 4K + Dolby Vision Universal
    Despicable Me 4K + Dolby Vision Universal
    Despicable Me 2 4K + Dolby Vision Universal
    District 9 4K + Dolby Vision Sony Pictures
    Eddie The Eagle 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Entourage The Movie 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Everest 4K + Dolby Vision Universal
    Ex Machina 4K + HDR10 A24
    Exodus: Gods and Kings 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Fantastic Four (2015) 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Fast and Furious 6 4K + Dolby Vision Universal
    Fences 4K + Dolby Vision Paramount
    Fifty Shades Darker 4K + Dolby Vision Universal
    Fifty Shades of Gray 4K + Dolby Vision Universal
    Focus 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Furious 7 4K + Dolby Vision Universal
    Fury 4K + Dolby Vision Norman Productions
    Get Hard 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Ghost In The Shell 4K + Dolby vision Paramount
    Ghostbusters (original) 4K + Dolby Vision Columbia
    Ghostbusters II 4K + Dolby Vision Columbia
    Goodfellas 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Hacksaw Ridge 4K + Dolby Vision Lionsgate
    Hercules 4K MGM
    Hidden Figures 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Hitman: Agent 47 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Hotel Transylvania 2 4K + Dolby Vision Sony Pictures
    How To Be Single 4K + Dolby Vision Newline
    Huntsman: Winter's War 4K + HDR10 Universal
    I Am Legend 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Ice Age: Collision Course 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    In The Heart Of The Sea 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Independence Day 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Independence Day: Resurgence 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Inferno 4K + Dolby Vision Columbia
    Into The Storm (2014) 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Jack Reacher: Never Go Back 4K + Dolby Vision Paramount
    Jason Bourne 4K + Dolby Vision Universal
    John Wick 4K + Dolby Vision Lionsgate
    John Wick: Chapter 2 4K + Dolby Vision Lionsgate
    Joy 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Jupiter Ascending 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Keanu 4K + Dolby Vision Newline
    Keeping Up With Joneses 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    King Kong (2005) 4K + HDR10 Universal
    Kingsman: The Secret Service 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Kong: Skull Island 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    La La Land 4K + Dolby Vision Lionsgate
    Labyrinth 4K + Dolby Vision Labyrinth Enterprises
    Life of Pi 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Lights Out 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Live Die Repeat: Edge Of Tomorrow 4K+ Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Live by Night 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Logan 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Logan Lucky 4K + HDR10 Bleeker Street
    Lone Survivor 4K + Dolby Vision Universal
    Lucy 4K + Dolby Vision Universal
    Mad Max: Fury Road 4k + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Magic Mike XXL 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Man of Steel 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Maze Runner 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Me & Earl & the Dying Girl 4K + HDR10 Fox Searchlight
    Me Before You 4K + Dolby Vision Newline
    Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Monster Trucks 4K + Dolby Vision Paramount
    Moonlight 4K + HDR10 A24
    Morgan 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Oblivion 4K + Dolby Vision Universal
    Office Christmas Party 4K + Dolby Vision Paramount
    Our Brand Is Crisis 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Pacific Rim 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Pan 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Paper Towns 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Passengers 4K + Dolby Vision Columbia
    Point Break (2015) 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Poltergeist (2015) 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Pride & Prejudice & Zombies 4K + Dolby Vision Screen Gems
    Prometheus 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter 4K + Dolby Vision Screen Gems
    Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Run All Night 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Saban’s Power Rangers 4K + Dolby Vision Lionsgate
    San Andreas 4K + Dolby Vision Newline
    Sherlock Holmes 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Sing 4K + Dolby Vision Universal
    Smurfs: The Lost Village 4K + Dolby Vision Sony Pictures
    Snatched 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Snow White and the Huntsman 4K + Dolby Vision Universal
    Song to Song 4K Broad Green Pictures
    Spider-Man 4K + Dolby Vision Sony Pictures
    Spider-Man 2 4K + Dolby Vision Sony Pictures
    Spider-Man 3 4K + Dolby Vision Sony Pictures
    Spider-Man: Homecoming 4K + Dolby Vision Columbia
    Spy 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Star Trek 4K + Dolby Vision Paramount
    Star Trek Beyond 4K + Dolby Vision Paramount
    Star Trek II: The Watch of Khan 4K + HDR10 Paramount
    Star Trek Into Darkness 4K + Dolby Vision Paramount
    Starship Troopers (1998) 4K + Dolby Vision Sony Pictures
    Storks 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Sucker Punch (Extended 2011) 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Suicide Squad 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Sully 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    T2: Trainspotting 4K + Dolby Vision Cloud Eight
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: OotS 4K + Dolby Vision Paramount
    Terminator Genisys 4K + Dolby Vision Paramount
    The Accountant 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    The Amazing Spider-Man 4K + Dolby Vision Columbia
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 4K + Dolby Vision Columbia
    The Angry Birds Movie 4K + Dolby Vision Columbia
    The Birth of a Nation 4K + HDR10 Fox Searchlight
    The Bourne Identity 4K + Dolby Vision Universal
    The Bourne Legacy 4K + HDR10 Universal
    The Bourne Supremacy 4K + Dolby Vision Universal
    The Bourne Ultimatum 4K + Dolby Vision Universal
    The Bridge on the River Kwai 4K + Dolby Vision Horizon Pictures
    The Conjuring 4K + Dolby Vision Newline
    The Dark Towner 4K + Dolby Vision Sony Pictures
    The Dressmaker 4K Amazon Studios
    The Emoji Movie 4K + Dolby Vision Sony Pictures
    The Gallows 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    The Girl on the Train 4K + Dolby Vision Universal
    The Great Gatsby 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    The Great Wall 4K +Dolby Vision Universal
    The Hangover 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    The Hangover Part 2 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    The Hitman’s Bodyguard 4K + Dolby Vision Summit Entertainment
    The House 4K + Dolby Vision Newline
    The Intern 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    The LEGO Batman Movie 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    The LEGO Movie 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    The Legend of Tarzan 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    The Longest Ride 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    The Lost City of Z 4K Amazon Studios
    The Magnificent Seven 4K + Dolby Vision MGM
    The Man From U.N.C.L.E. 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    The Martian 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    The Mummy (2017) 4K + HDR10 Universal
    The Mummy Returns 4K + HDR10 Universal
    The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor 4K + HDR10 Universal
    The Nice Guys 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    The Peanuts Movie 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    The Princess Bride 4K MGM
    The Revenant 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    The Secret Life Of Pets 4K + HDR10 Universal
    The Shallows 4K + Dolby Vision Columbia
    The Town 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Transformers: The Last Knight 4K + Dolby Vision Paramount
    Underworld Blood Wars 4K + Dolby Vision Screen Gems
    Unforgiven 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    Vacation 4K + Dolby Vision Newline
    Valerian & the City of a Thousand Planets 4K + Dolby Vision EuropaCorp
    Victor Frankenstein 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    War Dogs 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    War for the Planet of the Apes 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Warcraft 4K + Dolby Vision Universal
    We Are Your Friends 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    When the Bough Breaks 4K + Dolby Vision Screen Gems
    Why Him? 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    Wild (2014) 4K + HDR10 Fox Searchlight
    Wonder Woman 4K + Dolby Vision Warner Bros
    X-Men: Apocalypse 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    X-Men: Days of Future Past 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    X-Men: First Class 4K + HDR10 20th Century Fox
    xXx: Return of Xander Cage 4K + Dolby Vision Paramount
     
  2. scrufftyguy macrumors newbie

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    Because you’re only looking at movies with titles starting from U - Z?
     
  3. BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 65816

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    There's currently 160+ 4K DV HDR films in the iTunes store here in the UK dude.
    It really is increasing daily. 7 weeks ago, there were 66 films!
    But strange when new releases such as Office Christmas Party aren't in 4K when they are in the US.
     
  4. playtillyadrop macrumors member

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    Why aren't any of the universal titles in 4k in Canada. I thought they were one of the studios included.
     
  5. dazultra thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Still no dinamic switching. I have to manually do it depending on the video content if I want the correct picture.
     
  6. -Gonzo- macrumors 6502

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    There’s far more available than you’ve posted.
    Valerian isn’t 4K in the UK store, I don’t believe there’s any Lionsgate movies that are.
    The reason why you may ask, Licensing Licensing Licensing........,
     
  7. BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 65816

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    Hey buddy, have you 11.2 on Beta? Works fantastic!!! The auto frame rate & HDR/SDR switching works perfectly :)
     
  8. dazultra thread starter macrumors newbie

    dazultra

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    hay Dude. It doesn’t switch between SDR and HDR it’s a lie!!!!
    Mine is a HDR Tv only, so that might be the problem, but there is no switching for me on 11.2.
    Apple TV only outputs Standard colour with match original colour profile enabled, when watch Dolby Vision or HDR content. So Dolby Visions or the down sampled version for HDR tv’s is switch off by default on HDR TV’s. :/ So it pretty useless for us! I have to leave the new setting off, to get any type of high dynamic range. (Dull clipped, wrongly curved -dynamic range btw!).
    Then to watch an SDR Film - I have to turn it on match in order not to lose shadow detail and have the image look Accurate as intended with the release! (without loss of shadow detail, overblown highlights and over saturated colours.
    Don’t get me wrong the Apple all one solution of HDR works most of the time pretty well for watching UTube and general stuff. But for critical movie watching, there’s no switching when its needed!

    So not a great implementation , and not dynamic switching! in my view. My TV can still do it, so why can’t apples dynamic matching. What’s going to happen when the new HDR+ standard is released. Only support one standard or the other? You can only watch one Standard or the other. It’s foolish not to encode them in both!
     
  9. Matthew Essex macrumors member

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    Movies are being added every day almost every day and although I would prefer to have the American list I'm very happy with the rate at which my films are being upgraded. Despicable Me has been a massive upgrade in picture quality which landed the other day for us in the UK and well worth checking out.
     
  10. Agent2015 macrumors 6502

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    What TV do you have? Could very well be a limitation of your TV.
     
  11. 2010mini macrumors 601

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    Because it is up to the content owners to offer it
     
  12. BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 65816

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    What TV are you using buddy? I have the Panasonic EX700. A friend of mine, Perrie, has the SONY A1 and both look absolutely stunning with ATV 4K. We are both using HDR SDR Match etc. Absolutely love it.
     
  13. BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 65816

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    Some amazing skiing, snowboarding & cycling titles just added from MSP, Red Bull to iTunes 4K.
    They ABSOLUTELY SHINE as they are filmed in 8K and 6K using Phantom and RED Dragon cameras.
    FADE TO WINTER is the most INCREDIBLE skiing & snowboarding film ever starting in Japan and then going to Italy, the USA, Canada and Iceland. Great soundtrack and truly amazing, inspiring people in it living life to their MAX!
     
  14. 570934 Suspended

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    Messing about with my TV tonight with after tvOS 11.2 release. Anyone noticed The Great Wall has dropped off the 4K list? My purchase isn't showing it as being that any more?
     
  15. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Looks like a lot to me
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    Hdr tv only wtf ?
     
  16. Scoop24 macrumors regular

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    There adding more and more daily give it time
     
  17. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    They all play in SDR fine. Apple even carries 2 separate encodes of same movie - SDR and HDR.
     
  18. iPhone ••• Suspended

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    If I buy a movie now that is not in 4K and then it comes out later on in 4K, will I have to rebuy the movie or will it upgrade to 4K automatically and for free?
     
  19. -Gonzo- macrumors 6502

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    Upgrade for free, no rebuys.
     
  20. 570934 Suspended

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    Free upgrades, but my problem is they are downgrading titles.
     
  21. ProGearbox macrumors newbie

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    My main problem being in the U.K. is that some are in 4K and some aren’t. The first transformers (2007) just plain HD and the other 4 are all 4K Dolby Vision. Same for Star Trek Into Darkness just HD and the other 2 4K DV. Also The Bourne Identity in HD and the rest in 4K DV. Very annoying to not just release the whole lot in 4K.
     
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    All my three Star Trek were all upgraded to 4K versions, UK here btw too. Not sure if there's some licensing issues going on with this all.
     
  23. Stewart75 macrumors newbie

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    I think there is slightly more than 20.
    I say that as I currently have 56 4K/HDR movies in my library.
    Though Apple are for whatever reason holding back or dragging there feet in getting movies put onto itunes in the format that the movies were originally filmed in which in the present time is 4K.
     
  24. -Gonzo- macrumors 6502

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    Apple can only host what’s been provided by the movie studios.
    Unfortunately for the UK there’s so many licensing restrictions set in place as the distributors are far more fragmented than in the US that we get the bum deal in all this.
     
  25. ProGearbox macrumors newbie

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    Lionsgate need to pull there finger out and universal have not been adding any new 4K movies. They are re releasing them to try make more money.. battleship and lone survivor keeps getting re added as a separate title in 4K hdr but eventually get taken down by Apple I guess..
     

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