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Re: 4k Blu Ray Player Discussion Thread
« Reply #1215 on: February 04, 2019, 23:36 »
I don't think there is region free for Panasonic 4K UHD player.
The Japs are always very... kiahsee one.
That's why i still holding on to my Philips player, although i intend to add a Panasonic non-4k one as a backup support just in case the more than 5yrs old PHILIPS starts to show playability issues.

https://www.laserco.com.au/audio-visual/dvd-and-blu-ray-players
Now only waiting for the Aussie to come out with 4k player that packs also with DV or other HDR...

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Re: 4k Blu Ray Player Discussion Thread
« Reply #1216 on: February 05, 2019, 01:07 »
I have a Laser one too, and it uses a Sony transport. Rough remote, but perfectly serviceable.
Good purchase for those who need region B and C playback occasionally..
I also have a region B X700 for DV and for my region B discs.
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Re: 4k Blu Ray Player Discussion Thread
« Reply #1217 on: February 10, 2019, 11:08 »
Hi,
Need advise for 4K Blu ray player with analog audio output, don know what to choose,
Was looking at Pioneer LX500, Oppo 203 or Panasonic .

Thank you very much

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Re: 4k Blu Ray Player Discussion Thread
« Reply #1218 on: February 10, 2019, 11:32 »
Hi,
Need advise for 4K Blu ray player with analog audio output, don know what to choose,
Was looking at Pioneer LX500, Oppo 203 or Panasonic .

Thank you very much

Oppo is value for money but no longer in production. But support in terms of firmware releases is STILL top-notch even though the company no longer produce Oppp 4K player. For Pioneer, the mark-up usually quite high but it is also the only "premium" 4K UHD bluray player that can be bought locally as opposed the Panasonic UB9000/820 model.

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Re: 4k Blu Ray Player Discussion Thread
« Reply #1219 on: February 10, 2019, 20:25 »
Thks for the info bro

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Re: 4k Blu Ray Player Discussion Thread
« Reply #1220 on: February 12, 2019, 08:25 »
"With such collusions don't it make you wanna SCREAM?"

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Re: 4k Blu Ray Player Discussion Thread
« Reply #1221 on: February 12, 2019, 08:33 »
What the fxxk. Lol. I like.

Pioneer’s premium 4K player delivers a double whammy of superb picture and awesome sound quality. If your system warrants it, buy with confidence.

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Re: 4k Blu Ray Player Discussion Thread
« Reply #1222 on: February 12, 2019, 21:00 »
bro the ultimate pioneer premium player is the LX800.  Go check out the reviews.
LX500 is available in HK for a very reasonable price.  Can lug it back if you visit there.

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Re: 4k Blu Ray Player Discussion Thread
« Reply #1223 on: February 12, 2019, 21:08 »
I'm still curious: if you are keen on an audiophile player, why not buy up the last few Oppo 205 players?
I don't know if the service and support for the Pioneer will be better. There's also more functionality in the Oppo..
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Re: 4k Blu Ray Player Discussion Thread
« Reply #1224 on: February 13, 2019, 10:49 »
bro the ultimate pioneer premium player is the LX800.  Go check out the reviews.
LX500 is available in HK for a very reasonable price.  Can lug it back if you visit there.

Except the flagship LX800 uses a SABRE chipset which I dont like :) (and it's not even the 9038PRO on the 205)
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Re: 4k Blu Ray Player Discussion Thread
« Reply #1225 on: February 16, 2019, 17:08 »
Samsung exiting BDP market.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnarcher/2019/02/15/samsung-quits-4k-blu-ray-player-market/


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Re: 4k Blu Ray Player Discussion Thread
« Reply #1226 on: February 16, 2019, 17:11 »
I'm glad that they exit. Their bluray player never really take off in the first place. So the choice to exit the bluray player market makes perfect sense. Better to spend the R&D money elsewhere.

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Re: 4k Blu Ray Player Discussion Thread
« Reply #1227 on: February 16, 2019, 17:33 »
I'm glad that they exit. Their bluray player never really take off in the first place. So the choice to exit the bluray player market makes perfect sense. Better to spend the R&D money elsewhere.


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Re: 4k Blu Ray Player Discussion Thread
« Reply #1228 on: February 16, 2019, 18:22 »
now that Philips Audio is taken over by TPVision, hope that they'll jump back into BD game soon...

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4k Blu Ray Player Discussion Thread
« Reply #1229 on: Today at 07:41 »
There is lesser incentives these days for manufacturers to come up with a true universal players that plays SACD and it’s related hybrid formats. With Oppo exiting and now Samsung (not that I really care), I take it as a harbinger of what to expect in the years to come.

On a separate note, Apple’s declining iPhone sales which likely going to push them toward joining the content streaming business and no signs slowing down for Netflix and other streaming service providers like Spotify for instance. I envisioned the future will likely be dominated by streaming over hardware that does the decoding of different formats be it HEVC H.265 or near lossless audio quality formats etc.

When is the last time, we see Denon and Marantz come up with a universal player? Many moons ago. In short, I don’t expect manufacturers to come up with more universal 4K Blu-ray players any time soon. At present, only the new Pioneer LX500 and its higher model can be considered a full fledged universal player, not even the Panasonic UB9000 which focuses primarily on their industry grade video processing (HCX).

If streaming is really going to be the next wave of content distribution and consumption, then we can expect more media box-like hardware can can decode format with more powerful built in multi thread processors. A small box like Apple TV or nvidia shield TV will take centre stage.


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