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I use to work in retail for HT those Plastic players like Samsung and Sony do not last long, play them 16 hours a day see how long they last maybe 6 mouths players like Denon Marantz Oppo PS3 and 4 they are like tanks. so you pay for get for.
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I use to work in retail for HT those Plastic players like Samsung and Sony do not last long, play them 16 hours a day see how long they last maybe 6 mouths players like Denon Marantz Oppo PS3 and 4 they are like tanks. so you pay for get for.
Hope you're wrong on the Sony S5100 Certainly true for the Samsung I had, but at 16 hours a day it would have only taken a week or so in my case I guess...it was a lightly used unit in the bedroom. PS3 has been flawless for several years of the heavier lifting (but still nowhere near 16 hours a day of course ).

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It depends on your use; I got my daughter a Sony S590 about three years ago and it has made several moves (one over a thousand miles), she is a movie buff, so it gets plenty of use (mostly streaming, so the disk tray doesn't get much exercise) but it still keeps cooking.

So long as you remember that it's not a strong container and you treat it that way, it SHOULD hold up.
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I'm looking for a relatively cheap Blu Ray Player that has a friendly user interface menu for the USB. I'm planning on gifting this to my father-in-law and digitizing his entire DVD library onto an external HDD for easy operation. Looks like the Sony players do this with ease but the cross-menu will be a nightmare trying to navigate to specific movies. Any better options?

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xbar actually works very well. It's lightning fast. However, no BD player can handle large libraries nicely and lack many features a dedicated streaming box would have, like thumbnails, friendly names, categories, meta-data, etc. If files are your main objective, get something else like a WD Live, android box running XBMC or Roku running MB3 or Plex. Those have a vastly superior interface to any BD player.
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I've narrowed it down to these 4.

Samsung (5900) BD-HM59C
Samsung (5700) BD-HM57C
Sony (5200) BDP-BX520
Sony (3200) BDP-BX320

I guess I'm leaning towards the BX520. Thoughts?

Thanks.
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I've narrowed it down to these 4.

Samsung (5900) BD-HM59C
Samsung (5700) BD-HM57C
Sony (5200) BDP-BX520
Sony (3200) BDP-BX320

I guess I'm leaning towards the BX520. Thoughts?

Thanks.
If you don't need 3D, save some money and go for the 320. I've not had good luck with Sammy.
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Getting new 4K tv, which player should I get?

Making the plunge to a 4K TV, either the xbr850 or the HU8550.
My question is, what Blu-ray player should I go with? Is it wise to match brands?
Is 4K upscaling needed if the TV upscales?
What cable would be optimum?
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If you don't need 3D, save some money and go for the 320. I've not had good luck with Sammy.
It's an $8 difference on Amazon. Think I'll recommend the 3D in case the need arises in the future.
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It's an $8 difference on Amazon. Think I'll recommend the 3D in case the need arises in the future.
I agree. Difference used to be $20.
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Is Sony good for dvd upscaling? i have a huge dvd collection. im finally going to buy a blu ray player, prices are great now.

sony, samsung or panasonic?

thanks.
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Thinking about taking advantage of some of the deals Samsung has coming up for black Friday. What do you guys think about the BD-H6500 and BD-F7500?

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Is Sony good for dvd upscaling? i have a huge dvd collection. im finally going to buy a blu ray player, prices are great now.

sony, samsung or panasonic?

thanks.
It's average. Panny is slightly better at upscaling, worse at most everything else. All will look far better than your DVD player, but none work miracles.

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Thinking about taking advantage of some of the deals Samsung has coming up for black Friday. What do you guys think about the BD-H6500 and BD-F7500?
A cheap player is better than no player at all.
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