BBC's Blue Planet II


#1

— Alan


#2

Really looking forward to it. The marine stuff is always my favourite Attenborough. I’m hoping they’ll be showing it in HLG on iPlayer.


#3

Nice, 4k HDR pr0n.


#4

It’s pretty great you guys. The orca behaviour in the first episode I’m pretty sure isn’t new, though I can’t remember which documentary I first saw it on, but pretty much everything else was gold. Loved the tusk fish. Sadly, the iPlayer version isn’t in HLG, and I assume the broadcast version isn’t either given the lack of mentions on the web, including home cinema forums. Ah well. My Planet Earth 2 UHD Blu-Ray is coming soon and my XboneX in a week.


#5

Yay, deep sea creatures! Some pretty amazing things in the second episode, including this bonkers fish with a transparent skull, a fish which lives 5,000 metres down, and a sponge that imprisons shrimp for their entire lives.


#6

That’s good to hear! Can’t wait for this to hit 4k disc form.


#7

So, it turns out you will be able to watch Blue Planet 2 in UHD HDR on iPlayer, which is cool (and bodes well for future programming). Infuriatingly, though, they’re only enabling this after showing the whole season. So now I have to watch the whole thing again. Oh well, there are worse ways to spend the time.


#8

Holy shit this looks amazing. HLG broadcasts can’t come soon enough.


#9

So the 4k blu ray looks like it’s coming out the 15th of Jan. Can’t wait!


#10

Some interesting technical commentary on the the HLG process [url=here. Sounds like they’re going to be bumping up SDR broadcasts to 900p in future.