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Check the retail prices for the Oppo players in AU and EU areas, then the eBay prices make more sense.
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There may be a bigger market for region-free players in North America than you think. A lot of avid movie collectors consider a region-free player a necessity since there is stuff released in Europe and Japan that never sees the light of day on this continent and that collectors are seeking.

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There may be a bigger market for region-free players in North America than you think. A lot of avid movie collectors consider a region-free player a necessity since there is stuff released in Europe and Japan that never sees the light of day on this continent and that collectors are seeking.

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There's currently pretty much zero 4K content available, other than via dedicated video servers like Sony includes with some of their TV's

All Netflix and Amazon original programming (e.g., House of Cards on Netflix) now is 4K; plus each has other "features", some movies (probably 20 on Amazon), and Netflix has a some TV series (Breaking Bad and Blacklist for example). Plus, Samsung has a hard drive with around 10 full length movies and 20 features). Additionally, both Netflix and Amazon will have HDR on some movies by end of year.


Because of Darbee, I normally use my OPPO for Netflix HD streaming; but use the Samsung SmartHub 4K apps for UHD Netflix or Amazon offerings.
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All Netflix and Amazon original programming (e.g., House of Cards on Netflix) now is 4K; plus each has other "features", some movies (probably 20 on Amazon), and Netflix has a some TV series (Breaking Bad and Blacklist for example). Plus, Samsung has a hard drive with around 10 full length movies and 20 features). Additionally, both Netflix and Amazon will have HDR on some movies by end of year.
All those movies/series you listed were upscaled by the provider (Flix, Amazon, etc.) to 4K. They weren't recorded in 4K. I don't see a benefit to stream, via network, these upscaled shows when your 4K tv or a media player such as Oppo can upscale these originally recorded HD shows. Until movies actually get recorded in 4K, there is nothing to gain, IMHO.

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All those movies/series you listed were upscaled by the provider (Flix,mAmazon, etc.) to 4K. They weren't recorded in 4K. I don't see a benefit to stream, via network, these upscaled shows when your 4K tv or a media player such as Oppo can upscale these originally recorded HD shows. Until movies actually get recorded in 4K, there is nothing to gain, IMHO.

Your "IMHO" says one thing. My eyesight says something else. There is no comparison between Netflix streaming 1080P upconverted by the OPPO or Samsung (which obviously upconverts everything) and their 4K offerings.


By the way, your "authoritative" info on provider up scaling differs from facts and the following:


http://www.tvtechnology.com/deployme...-is-now/269063
"“Blacklist” shoots 4K 16-bit linear raw to the AXS-R5 and HD proxy to the internal SxS cards. The proxy material is processed as dailies—uploaded to a server, color corrected and output as DNxHD for editorial. The 4K raw footage is sent on native Sony AXSM 512 GB cards overnight to Postworks where final conform from the edit proxies and HD output takes place. - See more at: http://www.tvtechnology.com/deployments/0108/k-in-the-tv-environment-where-it-is-now/269063#sthash.ynndnd6P.dpuf"


http://www.trustedreviews.com/netfli...ltra-hd-review
House of Cards is shot in 5K and remastered to 4K.


Marco Polo series on Netflix was shot with Sony 4K F55 (film).


That's as much effort as I'll put into this. But, the above were the first 3 of the original series that I "googled". I'm relative sure something comparable would be available for all the original series.
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Your "IMHO" says one thing. My eyesight says something else. There is no comparison between Netflix streaming 1080P upconverted by the OPPO or Samsung (which obviously upconverts everything) and their 4K offerings.


By the way, your "authoritative" info on provider up scaling differs from facts and the following:


http://www.tvtechnology.com/deployme...-is-now/269063
"“Blacklist” shoots 4K 16-bit linear raw to the AXS-R5 and HD proxy to the internal SxS cards. The proxy material is processed as dailies—uploaded to a server, color corrected and output as DNxHD for editorial. The 4K raw footage is sent on native Sony AXSM 512 GB cards overnight to Postworks where final conform from the edit proxies and HD output takes place. - See more at: http://www.tvtechnology.com/deployments/0108/k-in-the-tv-environment-where-it-is-now/269063#sthash.ynndnd6P.dpuf"


http://www.trustedreviews.com/netfli...ltra-hd-review
House of Cards is shot in 5K and remastered to 4K.


Marco Polo series on Netflix was shot with Sony 4K F55 (film).


That's as much effort as I'll put into this. But, the above were the first 3 of the original series that I "googled". I'm relative sure something comparable would be available for all the original series.
Sorry for getting off topic, Oppo owners, but I just wanted one last followup with the OP on this.

I stand corrected on the shows you listed as native 4K content. Is "every" 4K tv series/movie thus far provided by Flix/Amazon a native 4K show? As long as these providers aren't upscaling HD content and selling it off as "4K", then streaming native 4K certainly has its benefits...no doubt.
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Sorry for getting off topic, Oppo owners, but I just wanted one last followup with the OP on this.

I stand corrected on the shows you listed as native 4K content. Is "every" 4K tv series/movie thus far provided by Flix/Amazon a native 4K show? As long as these providers aren't upscaling HD content and selling it off as "4K", then streaming native 4K certainly has its benefits...no doubt.

Relatively sure all Netflix original programming is 4K. Wasn't sure about Amazon; but the following says all the original programming (quite a bit this year) beginning in 2014 is shot in 4K. http://www.tomsguide.com/us/amazon-f...ews-17991.html
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