Surprise Girl 1984 coming to HBO Max in 4K and HDR

Surprise Girl 1984 will drag HBO Max into the prevailing day as the primary movie at the streaming carrier to supply 4K solution and HDR colour, director and co-writer Patty Jenkins introduced Tuesday on Twitter.

Along with 4K and fundamental HDR — the HDR10 structure — HBO Max will be offering Surprise Girl 1984 within the higher-fidelity Dolby Imaginative and prescient HDR structure, together with the object-based encompass audio structure Dolby Atmos, which provides top channels to the standard 5.1 or 7.1 speaker setup, mentioned Jenkins. This may occasionally deliver HBO Max in keeping with Amazon Video, Apple TV Plus, Disney Plus, and Netflix as streaming library services and products that improve 4K, HDR10, Dolby Imaginative and prescient, and Dolby Atmos.

The sequel to 2017’s Surprise Girl will premiere within the U.S. on Dec. 25, following more than one delays because of the coronavirus pandemic, in theaters (the place they’re open) and on HBO Max. When WarnerMedia introduced the straight-to-streaming unencumber ultimate month, videophiles and audiophiles despaired on the concept that they may not get the highest-fidelity viewing enjoy conceivable at house, since HBO Max is recently restricted to 1080p solution and 5.1 Dolby Virtual Plus sound.

Requested about improve for 4K, HDR, and Dolby Atmos in a while after HBO Max’s release in overdue Would possibly, HBO Max government Tony Goncalves informed The Verge that the options have been “now not unimportant and indubitably one thing at the roadmap,” however mentioned that WarnerMedia had deprioritized them to be able to release the carrier on time.

With Tuesday’s announcement, HBO Max subscribers will be capable to watch Surprise Girl 1984 in 4K, HDR10, Dolby Imaginative and prescient, and Dolby Atmos when it debuts on Christmas Day — however now not essentially by the use of all units on which the streaming carrier is to be had. The high-fidelity codecs “shall be to be had on supported units together with Apple TV 4K, Amazon Hearth TV Stick 4K, Amazon Hearth TV Dice and 4K Hearth TV Version good TVs, Chromecast Extremely, AT&T TV and supported Android TV units,” WarnerMedia mentioned in a information unencumber.

“HBO Max will enlarge those features to additional motion pictures and TV collection, in addition to including improve for added units, all over 2021,” the corporate added.

You might have spotted that WarnerMedia didn’t point out any sport consoles within the checklist of units. HBO Max is recently to be had on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox Sequence X, and likely variations of the ones consoles — the PlayStation Four Professional, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Xbox Sequence S, and Xbox Sequence X — improve 4K and HDR (or even Dolby Imaginative and prescient and Dolby Atmos, at the Xbox aspect) for streaming media.

Requested in particular about whether or not the HBO Max app on sport consoles will improve those video and audio codecs, a WarnerMedia consultant informed Polygon that “the checklist of supported units” — this is, the checklist within the information unencumber, which doesn’t come with sport consoles — is the place the high-fidelity Surprise Girl 1984 viewing enjoy shall be to be had, a minimum of when the movie premieres on Dec. 25. “We’ll be rolling out improve to further units in 2021, however not anything else to percentage there lately,” the spokesperson mentioned. The rep additionally mentioned that WarnerMedia has no updates right now on when HBO Max shall be to be had on PS5.

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