JGrant06 wrote:I know I can't do too many 70+GB movies.
Yup. I only have 10 titles so far with a couple more on the way, but I am seeing sizes (including just the highest quality English audio plus commentary tracks if there are any) from around 42 GB (X-Men: Apocalypse) up to 72 GB (Dark Knight Rises), with literally everything in between. The surprising part to me was, just from this small selection, how many are on the lower end of the size range. A handful of them aren't any larger than a Blu-ray that takes full advantage of a double layer disc!starmax wrote:Every movie is different, but most will be 50-80GB.
As a consumer, I feel that it's still early days for UHD as a format. Too many movies are 2K upscales. They're not using 100 GB discs or sometimes they're not even taking full advantage of the 66 GB discs with the way they are encoding the video, just as early Blu-rays didn't max out the space available on the discs.
Remember that really bad transfer with a crummy VC-1 encode that didn't even fill half of a single layer Blu-ray disc, but at the time you thought it looked amazing, although depending on the movie and the person, some wouldn't believe the difference between DVDs and Blu-rays? And as the format improved over time, you really wanted that studio to re-release that Blu-ray with a new transfer and better codec and encode? (And sometimes they never did?) Well, one day we'll be looking back at these UHDs and feeling the same way!