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Is it really worth it to spend the extra $400 for an Oppo? I'm seriously considering it. If so, is it worth an extra $100 for the Darby version? Does Oppo continue to support their players instead of cranking out new models all the time? (If so, that alone might be worth it to me. Also the fact that they seem to be much higher quality, made to last.) (should I take this to one of the oppo threads instead of posting it here?)
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I typically pay about $40 for a BD player. I could buy a different player every 6 months for the next 6 years for the price of one Oppo. As I said before, I've never encountered a disc that even my oldest player wouldn't play.

Oppo is more appropriate for those who need and will actually use their additional features, IMO. They also come up short on streaming apps. Although it's not their fault, they don't even have an Amazon app, last time I checked.

Darbee usually comes down to a matter of personal taste. I personally don't care for the effect.

However, Oppo has a huge number of fans here at AVS, and rightly so. You'll get plenty of reasons to go for Oppo.
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Looking for BD player with 4k upscale. Do not need 3D or internet apps. Fast and quiet would be nice.

Old Panasonic is starting to take a long time to load or jump around new release Blu ray disks. Sometimes I need to reload to get it to read. TV will upscale but when using DVD spscale happens twice, once in BD player to 1080p then again in TV. I think I would get better picture if just one device did the conversion.

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Looking for BD player with 4k upscale. Do not need 3D or internet apps. Fast and quiet would be nice.

Old Panasonic is starting to take a long time to load or jump around new release Blu ray disks. Sometimes I need to reload to get it to read. TV will upscale but when using DVD spscale happens twice, once in BD player to 1080p then again in TV. I think I would get better picture if just one device did the conversion.

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The Sony BDP-S7200 can do this but honestly I don't think the 4K upscale is worth the price premium.
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Went to several stores earlier to get a BDP and the selection was pure crap. I'm still thinking about the Oppo and will probably get it at some point, but for now I need to just order something and I can get the Oppo later if I decide to and give this one to my sister. So I have the choices narrowed down and I'd like some input, Please!

These models all do 4k upscaling, etc. I don't really need a lot of the features (like 3d, I don't have a 3d tv at this time) but from what I've read the high end models with more features also just work better (faster, smoother). If this is false then please tell me and I'll just buy a simple, basic model for a lot cheaper.

Sony BDPS6200 is on sale for $130.
Panasonic DMP-BDT330 on sale for $130
Panasonic DMP-BDT360 on sale for $95

I've read here that Samsungs are crap. Not sure about LGs. Any other suggestions? Should I even bother about k4 upscaling, since I don't have a 4K tv? Should I just buy a basic bdp and not worry about all this stuff? This will be my first BDP and I'm used to dvds. Soooo...

mdavej, where do you find bdds for $40? I haven't seen any anywhere for that cheap. Thanks bunches.
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330 is old and slower than the 360 and apparently way overpriced. I wouldn't bother with that one.

If you're considering the 6200, I think your money would be better spent on the newer, cheaper 5500. Unless there is a particular 6200 feature you can't live without, I see no reason to get it over a 5500.

4k upscaling does nothing for you without a 4k TV, but most players are going to have the feature anyway.

Higher end models are a bit faster to navigate and load, and they're usually discounted more heavily, hence the best bang for your buck.

Here's a cheap one. Ebay is also a good source.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...condition=used
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jazzycat,
Both the 3D feature and the 4k upscaling feature are worthless to you (they won't work at all without a 3D or 4k display, respectively) unless you plan on buying a new display. I would stick with Panny, Sony, or Oppo, and base your decision on price and features.
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My old LG blu-ray player after 5 years has died. I do not need 4K but if included that's ok, watch Netflix from my Panasonic 55ST60, and would like to keep the price <$100., so I've narrowed it down to these 3 blu-ray players:

Panasonic DMP-BD93 $79.99 no tax, free shipping from B&H photo http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...G&Q=&A=details

Panasonic DMP-BDT270 $99.99 no tax, free shipping from B&H photo http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...sc_player.html

Sony BDP-S5500 $99.57, place in cart to see price, no tax, free shipping from B&H photo http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ayer_with.html

I live in an Amazon tax state, TN, 9.25%, so B&H is cheaper.

Suggestions, opinions.
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What do you want to do with it (BD only, some or no DVD, no streaming services, no file playback)?
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My old LG blu-ray player after 5 years has died. I do not need 4K but if included that's ok, watch Netflix from my Panasonic 55ST60, and would like to keep the price <$100., so I've narrowed it down to these 3 blu-ray players:

Panasonic DMP-BD93 $79.99 no tax, free shipping from B&H photo http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...G&Q=&A=details

Panasonic DMP-BDT270 $99.99 no tax, free shipping from B&H photo http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...sc_player.html

Sony BDP-S5500 $99.57, place in cart to see price, no tax, free shipping from B&H photo http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ayer_with.html

I live in an Amazon tax state, TN, 9.25%, so B&H is cheaper.

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Assuming you will never need 3D, DLNA, or an optical audio out, I would go with the cheaper Panasonic.
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Anyone know the brand iVid? Non4k model has a lot of reviews.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QIIK0SK/...I1M8TNGOP6BE5H

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Please help

I just bought and Epson 2030 projector and would now like to buy a good blu-ray to hook up to the projector. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I just bought and Epson 2030 projector and would now like to buy a good blu-ray to hook up to the projector. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I would also like for the Blu-ray to be Wi-Fi capable.
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I would also like for the Blu-ray to be Wi-Fi capable.
I'm assuming you want a basic bluray player. Some questions:

  1. Do you use 3D?
  2. Does your receiver have HDMI connectors?
  3. Do you connect through your receiver or direct to the projector.
  4. If 'projector' to the above, does it have HDMI connectors?
  5. Does your receiver decode TrueHD and DTS-HD-MA?
  6. Is your projector a 4K projector?

Here's a couple of good choices:

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Want to see my USB movie covers on my screen like a library.

Anyone know of a blu ray player that has a UI that will display the Movie cover for videos I have on my USB drive? Also, does anyone know of a blu ray player that will allow me to arrange my videos on USB by date added?
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ive never own a bluray player. The closest was my PS3. Since ive decided on upgrading my home theater to decode Dolby Atmos, i am in the market for a bluray player that will do such.

Items i will have:

4k UHD TV
Receiver that will be able to decode Atmos, upscaling, 3d, hdmi 2.0, hdcp 2.2 etc. I stream alot of my movies via Roku/amazon firestick.

Basically, the bluray players will be mainly used to play Atmos movies. Ive been reading alot about hdmi 2.0, hdcp 2.2, etc, etc. Do i need to get a player that are compatible with that? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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ive never own a bluray player. The closest was my PS3. Since ive decided on upgrading my home theater to decode Dolby Atmos, i am in the market for a bluray player that will do such.

Items i will have:

4k UHD TV
Receiver that will be able to decode Atmos, upscaling, 3d, hdmi 2.0, hdcp 2.2 etc. I stream alot of my movies via Roku/amazon firestick.

Basically, the bluray players will be mainly used to play Atmos movies. Ive been reading alot about hdmi 2.0, hdcp 2.2, etc, etc. Do i need to get a player that are compatible with that? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
As long as the player can bitstream to your receiver, you should be fine. The player doesn't decode the Atmos signal, that's at the AVR.

My 2009 era Oppo BDP-83 can bitstream the Dolby TrueHD/ Atmos signal just fine, any of the current players (Sony, Panasonic) should be able to handle that.
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ive never own a bluray player. The closest was my PS3. Since ive decided on upgrading my home theater to decode Dolby Atmos, i am in the market for a bluray player that will do such.

Items i will have:

4k UHD TV
Receiver that will be able to decode Atmos, upscaling, 3d, hdmi 2.0, hdcp 2.2 etc. I stream alot of my movies via Roku/amazon firestick.

Basically, the bluray players will be mainly used to play Atmos movies. Ive been reading alot about hdmi 2.0, hdcp 2.2, etc, etc. Do i need to get a player that are compatible with that? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Sorry my friend you going have to wait for the new players come out for 2015 around Christmas.
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ive never own a bluray player. The closest was my PS3. Since ive decided on upgrading my home theater to decode Dolby Atmos, i am in the market for a bluray player that will do such.

Items i will have:

4k UHD TV
Receiver that will be able to decode Atmos, upscaling, 3d, hdmi 2.0, hdcp 2.2 etc. I stream alot of my movies via Roku/amazon firestick.

Basically, the bluray players will be mainly used to play Atmos movies. Ive been reading alot about hdmi 2.0, hdcp 2.2, etc, etc. Do i need to get a player that are compatible with that? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Keep using the PS3 for now....
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I love my Oppo 105D, the best choice now.
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Blu Ray Player for DLNA Streaming

Looking for advice for an inexpensive (<$150) blu ray player for teen's rec room.

Will be used mostly (75%)to stream .mp4's from DLNA network storage. ~20% used for Amazon/Netflix & very occasionally blu Ray movies. Location is cat6e wired, so wifi is not a requirement.

Don't need 3D, 4K, etc... Just a descent interface that I can teach my 13 yr old daughter.

So really a DLNA streaming device that just happens to play blu Rays!??

Thanks in advance,
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Bluray player with Frame Interpolation?

Greetings:

Im looking for a bluray player with frame interpolation or something similar to reduce jitter so it makes the movie looks smoother.

I own a Panasonic VT Plasma TV but I can still see some choppy images on fast scenes. I just turn on the smoother in low setting snd everything looks awesome.

So, im looking for a DLp projector with such feature but are quite expensive. My budget is $1000. LG has a new projector; the LG PF1500 in which las frame interpolation but input lag is high and its not 3D. BenQ HC1200 has better picture quality, supports 3D, input lag is minimal but does not has frame interpolation.

Thats why I am looking for some bluray player with frame interpolation for about $100 or so.

Any one knows if there is any bd player with similar feature?
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