Is It Worth It TO Upgrade To 4K From Bluray?

Upgrading to 4K Blu-ray can be worth it, depending on several factors. Here are some key considerations to help you decide:

Picture Quality

Pros:

  • Resolution: 4K Blu-rays offer a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is four times that of standard 1080p Blu-rays. This results in sharper, more detailed images.
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR): Many 4K Blu-rays come with HDR, which enhances the contrast and color range, making for more vivid and realistic visuals.
  • Wide Color Gamut (WCG): 4K Blu-rays often support a wider color gamut, providing more accurate and deeper colors.

Cons:

  • Visible Difference: The improvement in picture quality is most noticeable on larger screens (55 inches or more) and may be less perceptible on smaller screens.

Audio Quality

Pros:

  • Advanced Audio Formats: 4K Blu-rays typically support high-end audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS, offering a more immersive sound experience.

Content Availability

Pros:

  • Growing Library: The library of 4K Blu-ray titles is steadily growing, including recent blockbusters and remastered classics.

Cons:

  • Limited Selection: While the library is growing, it is still smaller compared to standard Blu-ray and streaming services.

Cost

Cons:

  • Higher Prices: 4K Blu-rays are generally more expensive than standard Blu-rays.
  • New Hardware: Upgrading may require a new 4K Blu-ray player and possibly a 4K HDR-compatible TV, which adds to the cost.

It Was Cheaper To Have Fun In The late 2000s

So in 2006, September, just 10 days after my parents and I moved from our house to this current apartment that we are living in, I had decided to have a day out in the city. A shave and shower later and by 11:30 or so I was off to start my day out at a cafe nearby, which was Cafe Coffee Day. At the cafe I had a couple of cookies and a big cup of Kaap Nirvana, which is a large frappe. After about 45 mins there, I walked the few feet to both Planet M & Music World, which were stores that I used to frequent to buy buy music cds and dvd, and bought a 2 cd best of The Scorpions and Iron Maiden’s new album, respectively.

Then I went to Men’s Studio and bought a pair of light brown jeans and two shirts plus a couple of underwear(!!) and while the jeans was being altered to my length specifications, I decided to go for lunch.
The Oberio bar & restaurant is quite nearby and I popped in to a very crowded room for a couple of vodkas and had some ginger chicken & a plate of noodles, which I noted was very good.

Now in 2007 the coffee and cookie would have cost me less than ? 300 and the cds would have been around ?800. The two shirts and jeans would have been around ?1500 and  the food would have cost me around ?500 or less! If I did all that today, I would be ?7700 poorer! The frappe and cookies at Starbucks would be around ?700, the cds would be around ?1000, the two shirts around ?3000 and the jeans ?2000 and finally the two drinks and food would be around ?1200! Wow!