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Dunkirk Woes

KDeering

Well-known member
I was doing some testing yesterday and wanted to see if the K version of Dunkirk was like the disc version with shifting aspect ratios. It doesn't, but what I noticed right away was the K version looked downright AWFUL. Immediately it looked softer, slathered with noise reduction and compression noise was evident. To say the difference between the K version and my 4K Blu-ray was massive would be the understatement of understatements. It is like looking at a bad DVD upscale in comparison. I've never seen complaints about Dunkirk so I am wondering if it is an issue with my download. Can anyone here that has both (4K HDR Blu-ray and K) take a look? The difference is not subtle so it should be easy to tell right away. Even the immediate opening when they are walking down the street is worlds different in my setup.
 

TrackZ

Well-known member
I saw your text about that one. I‘ll see if I can find a minute to check it out, if I have the rip to compare.
 

Rengozu

Well-known member
There's been several releases I've seen that didn't shift aspect ratios like the disc would. While nice for some projectors, I'd always wondered why the other option wasn't there. Seems that should be included for a full quality machine.
Never used my D2D to get Dunkirk though so don't know how that one compares, but looking forward to seeing the answers .
 

KDeering

Well-known member
There's been several releases I've seen that didn't shift aspect ratios like the disc would. While nice for some projectors, I'd always wondered why the other option wasn't there. Seems that should be included for a full quality machine.
Never used my D2D to get Dunkirk though so don't know how that one compares, but looking forward to seeing the answers .
I wasn't concerned about the lack of aspect ratio switching (I would rather have the full scope versions), I am talking about video quality in general. It is very bad on Dunkirk from the K. Night and day difference in overall quality compared to the 4K Blu-ray.
 

zatchury

Active member
I wasn't concerned about the lack of aspect ratio switching (I would rather have the full scope versions), I am talking about video quality in general. It is very bad on Dunkirk from the K. Night and day difference in overall quality compared to the 4K Blu-ray.
My Dunkirk download looks pretty comparable to the 4K disc in quality. I wonder if there’s an issue with the download - or perhaps an update introduced an issue? (I have an update I have not downloaded, because it was for other languages I don’t need.)
 

KDeering

Well-known member
My Dunkirk download looks pretty comparable to the 4K disc in quality. I wonder if there’s an issue with the download - or perhaps an update introduced an issue? (I have an update I have not downloaded, because it was for other languages I don’t need.)
I see that update too, but I haven't updated it. So it may be a download issue if yours looks the same. The difference in mine is pretty severe, so it should be very obvious on yours if it is consistent. I will do the update (even thought I don't need the languages) as it does a reload of the movie. Hopefully that will resolve it.
 

zatchury

Active member
I see that update too, but I haven't updated it. So it may be a download issue if yours looks the same. The difference in mine is pretty severe, so it should be very obvious on yours if it is consistent. I will do the update (even thought I don't need the languages) as it does a reload of the movie. Hopefully that will resolve it.
The one caveat I should add is I use an Epson projector with 4k pixel shifting. If you’re using a true 4k projector, it may be you can perceive a difference in quality that I can’t. I wish you luck! Keep us posted.
 
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