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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?

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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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Do I have to get an oppo?

I need a 3d blueray player for my home theater. I also want it to stream flac audio files from my media server via dlna. I don't think my processor (emotiva UMC 200) natively supports flac.

If I get a bluray player that supports flac will it pass it on into the processor in Pcm or something else the processor will understand over the hdmi?

Is there any benefit in audio quality going with an oppo over a cheaper option in this situation? I realize there are other pluses to the oppo - it's just pricey.

If anyone is tempted to suggest models I also want it to playback my multichannel/stereo sacds.

Thanks, Leo

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Welcome to AVSForum.

You might try this thread for model recommendations: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/149-bl...tart-here.html

Tell them you want SACD and FLAC over DLNA.

I believe FLAC has to be converted to LPCM. There is no HDMI bitstream format for it.

If using HDMI, there is no audio quality advantage with the OPPO. All players should be the same in this regards, presuming they have the features and support the formats you need.

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Please suggest a budget Blu Ray/DVD player. It likely wont get used much since we watch a lot of movies in our other rooms but I'm going to use this blu ray player with a Denon receiver EMP speakers and Outlaw sub. Again this room will only be used occasionally.

I'd like it to have 5.1, DTS, etc and an HDMI output to the receiver. I would also like to get netflix on it so i guess it has to be a smart player. I assume movies running on it via netflix over wifi would be 5.1 sound and HD quality.

Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Please suggest a budget Blu Ray/DVD player. It likely wont get used much since we watch a lot of movies in our other rooms but I'm going to use this blu ray player with a Denon receiver EMP speakers and Outlaw sub. Again this room will only be used occasionally.

I'd like it to have 5.1, DTS, etc and an HDMI output to the receiver. I would also like to get netflix on it so i guess it has to be a smart player. I assume movies running on it via netflix over wifi would be 5.1 sound and HD quality.

Any suggestions? Thanks!
What model Denon? 3D TV? Are DD 5.1 and DTS sufficient or do you need DTS MA and Dolby TrueHD (lossless)?
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Thanks! I'm either going with a X2000 or an S700W. My TV isn't 3D but I guess I would like the player to be for when I upgrade the TV. I'm honestly not sure if I'll need DTS MA and Dolby TrueHD. Will those receivers and 5.1 speakers utilize those formats?
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Speakers are speakers. If they're connected to the right outputs, they'll make whatever sounds are sent to them.

Just wanted to make sure your AVR can decode all formats, which it can. So any player will work fine. I'd go for a Sony 5200. Refurbs are about $50 on Amazon (usually means a mint customer return). There will probably be some good BF deals on them too. I got last year's 5100 on BF for around $60.
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