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Thanks. I will look into those.

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I'm trying to decide between the 2 players listed below. It will be used for about 70% Netflix streaming and 30% discs.

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1) Sony BDP-6700

2) Samsung BD-J6300
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I'm trying to decide between the 2 players listed below. It will be used for about 70% Netflix streaming and 30% discs.

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1) Sony BDP-6700

2) Samsung BD-J6300
Sony has discrete on/off, Samsung does not. That alone gives Sony my vote.
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Sony has discrete on/off, Samsung does not. That alone gives Sony my vote.
Thanks. What does discrete on/off mean ?
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Thanks. What does discrete on/off mean ?
https://www.engadget.com/2009/02/05/...rete-ir-codes/

I never buy any devices that don't have discretes if I can help it. Makes remote macros 100% reliable. There is a workaround for Samsung, but it's not very elegant.
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Looking for a $100 blu ray player for my non 4K 5.1.2 setup. Most important is good Netflix support. Is there a best brand or interface? Or are all bluray players basically the same at this point. Thanks.

I saw the Sony S6700 has been recommended by a few people. Will it play Atmos? I saw on amazon that the x800 will play atmos but the x6700 will not. Thanks

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Looking for a $100 blu ray player for my non 4K 5.1.2 setup. Most important is good Netflix support. Is there a best brand or interface? Or are all bluray players basically the same at this point. Thanks.

I saw the Sony S6700 has been recommended by a few people.
Sony S- series players do seem to have the best support for streaming services among players, but the dedicated streaming devices (like Roku) tend to be better.

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Will it play Atmos? I saw on amazon that the x800 will play atmos but the x6700 will not. Thanks
*NO* blu-ray player plays Atmos. All disc players and streamers, including the various UHD players, have to be configured to "bitstream" soundtracks, i.e. do no processing on them whatsoever. Atmos, DTS:X and Auro3D soundtracks have to be sent untouched to a receiver or pre/pro for decoding.

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Looking for a $100 blu ray player for my non 4K 5.1.2 setup. Most important is good Netflix support. Is there a best brand or interface? Or are all bluray players basically the same at this point. Thanks.

I saw the Sony S6700 has been recommended by a few people.
Sony S- series players do seem to have the best support for streaming services among players, but the dedicated streaming devices (like Roku) tend to be better.

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Will it play Atmos? I saw on amazon that the x800 will play atmos but the x6700 will not. Thanks
*NO* blu-ray player plays Atmos. All disc players and streamers, including the various UHD players, have to be configured to "bitstream" soundtracks, i.e. do no processing on them whatsoever. Atmos, DTS:X and Auro3D soundtracks have to be sent untouched to a receiver or pre/pro for decoding.
I ended up going with the Sony S6700. Seems to be one of the better non 4K blu ray players out there. Plus Amazon had it for a great price, $78. Hard to beat.
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Looking for a $100 blu ray player for my non 4K 5.1.2 setup. Most important is good Netflix support. Is there a best brand or interface? Or are all bluray players basically the same at this point. Thanks.

I saw the Sony S6700 has been recommended by a few people. Will it play Atmos? I saw on amazon that the x800 will play atmos but the x6700 will not. Thanks
One thing to consider is that many new disks are only carrying the atmos soundtrack on UHD disks, not regular bluray.
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Anyone go from an oppo 203 to a 205 notice any huge difference in sound/picture quality?
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Anyone go from an oppo 203 to a 205 notice any huge difference in sound/picture quality?
For video or digital audio that is unlikely. For analog audio: it is going to depend on the receiver and rest of the gear.

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For video or digital audio that is unlikely. For analog audio: it is going to depend on the receiver and rest of the gear.

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It will be hooked up to a Denon 4300h and my next 4k display will have Dolby vision. Still deciding on that. It will all depend on which player I choose.
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It will be hooked up to a Denon 4300h and my next 4k display will have Dolby vision. Still deciding on that. It will all depend on which player I choose.
Most people who have HDMI in their receivers use that, meaning the 205 would not give you any advantage over the 203.

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Hey all, I have a couple setups that I just finished.

1 is 4k and HDR10 compatible
the other is 1080p only..

The 4k / HDR setup is as follows:

Sony XBR-43X800D
Sony UBP-X800
ChromeCast Ultra
ROKU streaming stick (2016 model)

Audio is a Vizio 5.1 SB3651-e6

The 1080p setup is:

Sony KDL-48R510C
Sony BDP-S6700
Apple TV 4th generation.

Here is the question, both setups have the same sound bar so I have 2 sound bars of the same model. They can directly decode DTS, and Dolby digital 5.1, and Dolby Digital Plus (direct HDMI connection only), optical, or ARC gives standard DD.
The UBP-X800 can internally decode the codecs on disc, or DLNA streams of ripped discs and pass LPCM 5.1 so I can get lossless audio that way. The BDP-S6700 can only pass 2 channel PCM. Is there any good (reasonably priced) standard Blu-ray players that can pass LPCM multi channel audio? 4K doesn't need to be an option for the setup this would go into, neither does 3D.

I also wanted to add that when it comes to formats such as HDR10 vs Dolby Vision, because I don't have perfect vision, I'm not sure if I would see the differences in those two formats as well as SDR vs HDR, or SD vs HD. or artificial light / display vs real life. Thanks again, look forward to any feedback provided. One other piece of the puzzle is most of my library is DVD, then blu-ray, and now a few titles in HDR so most of the content I watch (even on streaming) is still HD, or SD.
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Yamaha BD-S681 and Pioneer BDP-80FD

Hi folks,

I am about to purchase a blu-ray DVD player, which one of these, Yamaha BD-S681 and Pioneer BDP-80FD, would give better audio & picture quality, and apps ? Any experience ? Thanks
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