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post #17611 of 17626 Old 01-29-2015, 12:30 PM
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Test the Pioneer Elite better then oppo.
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Does it stream Netflix and Vudu? If no then it is a dud. Pioneers (especially Elite) are nice but they are far from an Oppo.
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Depending on what u need they are different cd and bluray and dvd upscaling are better on Pioneer it weight 2 times more has zero signal kabel.
Better dac for streaming music movies from NAS disk etc.
The only advantage the oppo has is 7.1 analog out if u need that and more network apps like Netflix..
Have tested the bdp85 vs 103D next to each other.
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I'm going to throw my BRP request out here. Let me preface by saying I do streaming from a NAS or by popular internet services for 99% of video viewing. I need something for the occasional use of a physical disc. My wants/needs for me are:

  • Small form factor (pretty important)
  • Reasonable quality/Reputable name brand
  • Tray loading preferred
  • Bit streaming of HD audio capable
  • 3D capable
  • HDMI connection is all that's needed
  • WiFi not needed
  • Apps (Netflix etc) not needed
  • Up-scaling not needed
  • 4K not needed
  • $100 or less

I think that covers it.

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Thoughts between the Elite BDP-85FD to an Oppo BDP-103D. Neighbor loves his Oppo, I already have an Elite AVr and like the app to control it and the BDP. I don't care about streaming, Netflix, etc. This will be primarily for movies (played with a disc) and rare CD audio for parties 2-3x a year. Thanks for any feedback.
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I'm going to throw my BRP request out here. Let me preface by saying I do streaming from a NAS or by popular internet services for 99% of video viewing. I need something for the occasional use of a physical disc. My wants/needs for me are:

  • Small form factor (pretty important)
  • Reasonable quality/Reputable name brand
  • Tray loading preferred
  • Bit streaming of HD audio capable
  • 3D capable
  • HDMI connection is all that's needed
  • WiFi not needed
  • Apps (Netflix etc) not needed
  • Up-scaling not needed
  • 4K not needed
  • $100 or less

I think that covers it.

Thanks!
Sony 5200 or upcoming 5500. 10.5x1.75x8. There are smaller players out there which would work ok as long as you never use the apps, like the Toshiba BDX-3500, for example, 2.5" narrower than Sony. Plays discs fine, but has the worst apps I've ever seen, completely unusable.
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Blu-Ray player that reads MKV files with options to change subtitle size or style?

I know there are many Blu-ray and DVD players (with custom firmware or without) that will read avi/divx files and allow one to A) change the size or the font and/or B) add a black outline to the .srt or other external subtitles attached to said files...

My question is whether there any Blu-ray players from the past 4 or 5 years that provide either of these same subtitle rendering options for the subs attached or found within MKV files (again, with or without custom firmware). All of the ones I have used or read about seem to have one default size (which in almost all cases is far too small when viewed on a TV). I know there are various media players that have these options, but I am trying to find a stand alone blu-ray player that might at least have this ability to change at least the size of the subs (i.e small, medium, large). I know that Philips and Oppo blu-ray players have the option to shift the position of the subs on the screen, but still in search of a player that has an option to change the size of the .srt sub file to a larger size, or as its default, has a larger than normal size for the subs.

Any help on this greatly appreciated!

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I know that Philips and Oppo blu-ray players have the option to shift the position of the subs
Welcome to AVSForum.

The current OPPOs added additional controls to resize and change the color of text subtitles like SRT, but I'm forgetting how much was actually implemented. You might query OPPO customer support, or I'll run some tests if you can't find the info elsewhere.

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For a samsung f8500 tv, which can convert 2d to 3d, do I need a 3d Brp?


It's a plasma tv, will I get any improvement in picture quality or etc from a brp That up scales to 4k?


Feel free to point me to any threads I may have missed, I'm sure this has been asked many times...

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For a samsung f8500 tv, which can convert 2d to 3d, do I need a 3d Brp?
If you want to watch movies that are natively 3D, then you need a 3D player.
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It's a plasma tv, will I get any improvement in picture quality or etc from a brp That up scales to 4k?
None whatsoever, since it's a 1080p TV. Players which upscale to 4K sometimes can provide better upscaling than some 4K TVs, but that particular feature can't be used with 1080p displays. Of course, such players often include other desirable features, like better startup performance, but that's a separate issue.

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I'm looking for a BD player to replace my PS3. I want a player that does a great job of upscaling DVDs and which can be made region free. I'm looking to spend no more than $200 if possible. I've been looking at the Sony BDP-S3200 but was wondering if there are better options out there. Thanks!
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I'm looking for a blue ray player that has dual HDMI outputs 3d capable for discs and online content and no Netflix issues.
There seems to be very few reviews on 3d players that serve the best Netflix service.
I have tried my luck over the past few years with a Panasonic DMP BD 655 unit and a LG BP 330 with staying signed in problems with Netflix.
Now that I have a 3D tv. I would like to find a new replacement suitable for netflix and dual HDMI outputs for best sound and picture. Also a suitable unit that does not have Netflix issues.
The Oppo 103 is my favorite however it is not my best choice for the expense. Hoping to find a unit that has these features for a lot less. I know that there are units out there for less than $100 but simply do not have the dual HDMI outputs or trust the reliability for Netflix.
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...dual HDMI outputs for best sound and picture...
I don't understand this statement. Dual outputs would have zero affect on the sound or picture quality unless your AVR incapable of passing a 3D signal. What model AVR do you have?

Anyway, you're not going to find dual HDMI for that price unless you buy a really old, used player. But if you do that, the Netflix app will be terrible. I think you'd be better off getting a cheap, current player and upgrade your AVR (assuming it can't do 3D).
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I'm looking for a BD player to replace my PS3. I want a player that does a great job of upscaling DVDs and which can be made region free. I'm looking to spend no more than $200 if possible. I've been looking at the Sony BDP-S3200 but was wondering if there are better options out there. Thanks!
The PS3 doesn't do a great job of upscaling DVD and neither does any other Sony player. To go from average upscaling to slightly above average for under $200, look at Panasonic. They can also be made region free with a very expensive hacked firmware. Sony needs a hardware mod which is a bit cheaper. An old Insignia player can be made region free with a simple remote hack.
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I don't understand this statement. Dual outputs would have zero affect on the sound or picture quality unless your AVR incapable of passing a 3D signal. What model AVR do you have?

Anyway, you're not going to find dual HDMI for that price unless you buy a really old, used player. But if you do that, the Netflix app will be terrible. I think you'd be better off getting a cheap, current player and upgrade your AVR (assuming it can't do 3D).
For the same of simplicity yes. I have a nice onkyo with DTS master but not capable of 1.4 and 3D pass thru... There's gotta be a player more than $100 and less than 500 for the these features.
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The PS3 doesn't do a great job of upscaling DVD and neither does any other Sony player. To go from average upscaling to slightly above average for under $200, look at Panasonic. They can also be made region free with a very expensive hacked firmware. Sony needs a hardware mod which is a bit cheaper. An old Insignia player can be made region free with a simple remote hack.
Thanks for the tip on Panasonics and the info. If I increased my budget to about $300 would that gain me a discernible advantage or would I need to go for the more expensive Oppos to see a real difference?
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