Can You Get 4K Movies on Blu-Ray?


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Blu-ray discs with 4K content are unavailable as of early 2015. However, the specifications for 4K Blu-ray discs are expected to be finalized in the first half of 2015 with production expected to follow shortly thereafter.

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Content recorded in 4K resolution contains approximately four times the information of content recorded at the typical Blu-ray resolution of 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high. This makes storing full movies on standard Blu-ray discs impossible. The upcoming 4K Blu-ray standard is anticipated to increase storage capacity to between 66 and 100 gigabytes and to use improved compression algorithms to enable the new generation of Blu-ray discs to store and play 4K content.

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