Sony have been a major driving force for 4K / Ultra HD over the past year or so, and one of the ways they’re drawing attention to 4K is with their latest Mastered in 4K blu-ray titles.
So just what is a “Mastered in 4K” blu-ray movie? Well, first off and importantly, it’s no a 4K movie, it doesn’t have the 4K / Ultra HD resolution, it still has the standard 1080p Full HD resolution that you will and have found on standard blu-ray discs for years.
So if it’s not 4K resolution, what is it? Well from Sony directly, they are “Created from the highest quality 4K source materials with new expanded color”.
The extended color gamut provides more vivid colors. Current blu-ray discs use a narrower color gamut (range) than the human eye can see, but with the new 4K TVs, and some of Sony’s higherend TVs supporting Triluminos a higher more vivid gamut can be used for more vibrant colors.Read more