One of the biggest shortcomings of WarnerMedia’s HBO Max streaming service is its lack of Ultra HD support, but that’s set to change with the release of Wonder Woman 1984. The superhero blockbuster, which is set to debut in both theaters and HBO Max on Christmas Day, will be the first feature to be streamed in 4K on HBO Max—and not only that, it’ll also support HDR 10, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos.
“Excited to announce that #WW84 will be the first film on HBO Max available in 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision AND Dolby Atmos!, director Patty Jenkins tweeted today. “Can’t wait. IN THEATERS on Dec. 25th and exclusively streaming in the US on @hbomax. PLEASE find the biggest and highest quality screen you can!!”
It isn’t clear when HBO Max’s other heavy hitters (e.g., Ridley Scott’s Raised by Wolves) might be getting the Ultra HD treatment, but the announcement confirms that Wonder Woman 1984 should look spectacular on the streaming service. While it’s unlikely to beat the inevitable 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release and its higher bit rate, HBO Max subscribers with good home theater equipment should get an experience that’s isn’t too far off from cinemas.
Excited to announce that #WW84 will be the first film on HBO Max available in 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision AND Dolby Atmos! Can’t wait. IN THEATERS on Dec. 25th and exclusively streaming in the US on @hbomax. PLEASE find the biggest and highest quality screen you can!! pic.twitter.com/wNREvcTUjB— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) December 1, 2020
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