Surprise Lady 1984 will drag HBO Max into the existing day as the primary movie at the streaming carrier to provide 4K answer and HDR colour, director and co-writer Patty Jenkins introduced Tuesday on Twitter.
Along with 4K and elementary HDR — the HDR10 layout — HBO Max will be offering Surprise Lady 1984 within the higher-fidelity Dolby Imaginative and prescient HDR layout, together with the object-based encompass audio layout Dolby Atmos, which provides peak channels to the everyday 5.1 or 7.1 speaker setup, mentioned Jenkins. This will likely carry HBO Max in step with Amazon Video, Apple TV Plus, Disney Plus, and Netflix as streaming library services and products that give a boost to 4K, HDR10, Dolby Imaginative and prescient, and Dolby Atmos.
Excited to announce that #WW84 would be the first movie on HBO Max to be had in 4K Extremely HD, HDR 10, Dolby Imaginative and prescient AND Dolby Atmos! Can’t wait. IN THEATERS on Dec. twenty fifth and completely streaming in the USA on @hbomax. PLEASE to find the most important and best high quality display you’ll be able to!! %.twitter.com/wNREvcTUjB
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) December 1, 2020
The sequel to 2017’s Surprise Lady will premiere within the U.S. on Dec. 25, following a couple of delays because of the coronavirus pandemic, in theaters (the place they’re open) and on HBO Max. When WarnerMedia introduced the straight-to-streaming liberate ultimate month, videophiles and audiophiles despaired on the concept that they won’t get the highest-fidelity viewing revel in imaginable at house, since HBO Max is these days restricted to 1080p answer and 5.1 Dolby Virtual Plus sound.
Requested about give a boost to for 4K, HDR, and Dolby Atmos in a while after HBO Max’s release in overdue Might, HBO Max govt Tony Goncalves instructed The Verge that the options have been “no longer unimportant and indubitably one thing at the roadmap,” however mentioned that WarnerMedia had deprioritized them so as to release the carrier on time.
With Tuesday’s announcement, HBO Max subscribers will be capable to watch Surprise Lady 1984 in 4K, HDR10, Dolby Imaginative and prescient, and Dolby Atmos when it debuts on Christmas Day — however no longer essentially by means of all units on which the streaming carrier is to be had. The high-fidelity codecs “can be to be had on supported units together with Apple TV 4K, Amazon Fireplace TV Stick 4K, Amazon Fireplace TV Dice and 4K Fireplace TV Version sensible TVs, Chromecast Extremely, AT&T TV and supported Android TV units,” WarnerMedia mentioned in a information liberate.
“HBO Max will extend those functions to additional movies and TV sequence, in addition to including give a boost to for extra units, during 2021,” the corporate added.
You’ll have spotted that WarnerMedia didn’t point out any recreation consoles within the listing of units. HBO Max is these days to be had on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox Collection X, and likely variations of the ones consoles — the PlayStation 4 Professional, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Xbox Collection S, and Xbox Collection X — give a boost to 4K and HDR (or even Dolby Imaginative and prescient and Dolby Atmos, at the Xbox facet) for streaming media.
Requested in particular about whether or not the HBO Max app on recreation consoles will give a boost to those video and audio codecs, a WarnerMedia consultant instructed Polygon that “the listing of supported units” — this is, the listing within the information liberate, which doesn’t come with recreation consoles — is the place the high-fidelity Surprise Lady 1984 viewing revel in can be to be had, a minimum of when the movie premieres on Dec. 25. “We’ll be rolling out give a boost to to further units in 2021, however not anything else to percentage there these days,” the spokesperson mentioned. The rep additionally mentioned that WarnerMedia has no updates right now on when HBO Max can be to be had on PS5.