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I would really appreciate suggestions on a new BD player.

I have been using a PS4 but I think I might enjoy a dedicated player more. Right now I would like a player that compliments and makes the most of my receiver and projector (Yamaha RX-A700 and BenQ HT2050 w/93" screen) but I don't think I need anything that is more capable than they are. In other words, I don't care about 3D or 4K right now. As much as I love and still use my Oppo 980H, I think a new Oppo would be total overkill for my current setup and I'll upgrade my player if and when I decide to go that route. Also, I don't think I need streaming capabilities - PS4 seems to work fine and I have a dedicated Cat6 connection so I don't need WiFi.

I don't think this player would get a ton of use - my kids mostly stream stuff. But about every other weekend, I like to grab a disk.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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I would really appreciate suggestions on a new BD player.

I have been using a PS4 but I think I might enjoy a dedicated player more. Right now I would like a player that compliments and makes the most of my receiver and projector (Yamaha RX-A700 and BenQ HT2050 w/93" screen) but I don't think I need anything that is more capable than they are. In other words, I don't care about 3D or 4K right now. As much as I love and still use my Oppo 980H, I think a new Oppo would be total overkill for my current setup and I'll upgrade my player if and when I decide to go that route. Also, I don't think I need streaming capabilities - PS4 seems to work fine and I have a dedicated Cat6 connection so I don't need WiFi.

I don't think this player would get a ton of use - my kids mostly stream stuff. But about every other weekend, I like to grab a disk.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Most here recommend a Sony or Panasonic. Check their websites (or Best Buy website) to see which model best meets your needs based on features.
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I would really appreciate suggestions on a new BD player.

I have been using a PS4 but I think I might enjoy a dedicated player more. Right now I would like a player that compliments and makes the most of my receiver and projector (Yamaha RX-A700 and BenQ HT2050 w/93" screen) but I don't think I need anything that is more capable than they are. In other words, I don't care about 3D or 4K right now. As much as I love and still use my Oppo 980H, I think a new Oppo would be total overkill for my current setup and I'll upgrade my player if and when I decide to go that route. Also, I don't think I need streaming capabilities - PS4 seems to work fine and I have a dedicated Cat6 connection so I don't need WiFi.

I don't think this player would get a ton of use - my kids mostly stream stuff. But about every other weekend, I like to grab a disk.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
I have the exact usage for mine as you do - but when I do watch movies (and I watch a LOT), I like to have the best A/V I can get.
I will not move to 4K and have zero interest in 3D or streaming...I do have an Oppo but am considering an upgrade to the new Oppo to get even better A/V from my current BR library...so I wonder will the new 203 give me that or should I just stay with my 103...
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BR library...so I wonder will the new 203 give me that or should I just stay with my 103...
For Blu-ray only you don't have a lot of pressure to upgrade. A/V performance of the two players is going to be very similar.

The FAQ has a features comparison: How is the UDP-203 different from the BDP-103?

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I have the exact usage for mine as you do - but when I do watch movies (and I watch a LOT), I like to have the best A/V I can get.
I will not move to 4K and have zero interest in 3D or streaming...I do have an Oppo but am considering an upgrade to the new Oppo to get even better A/V from my current BR library...so I wonder will the new 203 give me that or should I just stay with my 103...
Even if you stay with a 1080p display, using a 4K player like the 203 might be appropriate.

At the very least, quite a few 4K titles include immersive audio tracks (Atmos or DTS:X) while the equivalent Blu-ray discs do not.

Also, in principle at least, downscaling a 4K image to 1080p can produce a better image than viewing an equivalent image which was produced at 1080p. However, it isn't obvious if downscaling the colors from REC 2020 to REC 709 actually is done all that well in current players.

You might want to discuss this in the thread dedicated to the Oppo 203.
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Does a good Blu-Ray, exist?

Guys, need your assistance. I have a Samsung BD-JM57C that won't connect to the internet or store the wireless code. It was playing okay, last month. I only use it for Pandora. I had to get the old Sony out, it is playing now. The annoying part with the Sony, it would stop and display a message, "Are you still here?"


I'm about to move to a new house and would like to make a one time, connection of my home theater system. This goes back to my question in the title. Is there a unit that is reliable to stream Pandora?


My system is a Denon AVR-890. I use the Zone 2 setting, which has an "analog output" going thru a A/D converter. So the Blu-Ray would have to have a coaxial output.


Thanks in advance....


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............ This goes back to my question in the title. Is there a unit that is reliable to stream Pandora?


My system is a Denon AVR-890. I use the Zone 2 setting, which has an "analog output" going thru a A/D converter. So the Blu-Ray would have to have a coaxial output............
At the risk of repeating what has been posted many times here in this thread, find a second hand Oppo BD 93 or 95, or 103. (I am doing Pandora on my Oppo 95 right at this moment: great sound, through my to my NAD T775HD receiver)

Or if Pandora or spotify is your main concern, look for another alternative to a multi-purpose blu-ray player: go the laptop, or NUC, or Raspberry pi, or android box route (eg android boxes like the Nvidia Shield TV, or the Hi-Media boxes, or Minix or Roku or Wetek choices)

Take a look at this roundup:

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/test-cent...n-buy-3580569/

Depending on what else you may want your box to do, and how much you want to spend.
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