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Forum: Blu-ray Player Great Found Deals!   05-28-2017, 08:28 PM
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Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
Thanks but I was asking about the MSRP for the...

Thanks but I was asking about the MSRP for the new BDP7502.

Running firmware 1.09 BTW.
Forum: Blu-ray Player Great Found Deals!   05-28-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,728
Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
Yeah, Netflix is not as robust here in Canada,...

Yeah, Netflix is not as robust here in Canada, but I really enjoy the original Netflix material, as well as for example British TV shows.

So, Netflix is an important feature for me. Luckily I have...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-28-2017, 06:36 PM
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Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
I said I'd wait until the new models were...

I said I'd wait until the new models were available here in Toronto before I decided, but all of a sudden the BDP7501 went on sale so I picked one up.

Since then I have skimmed through this entire...
Forum: Blu-ray Player Great Found Deals!   05-28-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,728
Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
Heh. It was like the sale was just for me. Got it...

Heh. It was like the sale was just for me. Got it yesterday morning for CAD$199.99 (US$149) plus eco fee and tax, and set it up last night. And today it's back up to $299.99.

I'll write a small...
Forum: Blu-ray Player Great Found Deals!   05-27-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 94
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Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
$199.99 today only at Best Buy Canada. ...

$199.99 today only at Best Buy Canada.

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/philips-philips-4k-uhd-wi-fi-blu-ray-player-bdp7501-f7-bdp7501-f7/10418142.aspx

Already reserved!
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-26-2017, 11:00 AM
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Views: 105,011
Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
Yeah, maybe it makes sense to consider the 7501...

Yeah, maybe it makes sense to consider the 7501 now, esp. since the prices are reasonable.

Do you feel the interface is fast enough? The thing I hated about the early Blu-ray players was a slow...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-26-2017, 08:23 AM
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Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
Thanks, I was not aware it was Panasonic based. ...

Thanks, I was not aware it was Panasonic based.

However I have since decided to wait for pricing and reviews on the 7502 and 5502. I wonder what their internals are. I am leaning towards the 7502...
Forum: Blu-ray Player Great Found Deals!   05-26-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 94
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Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
There's some talk and expectations that the...

There's some talk and expectations that the BDP1701 is going to be getting a firmware update to DV.
I don't think this is true, it lacks the physical hardware to run Dolby Vision _ IMO.
I say...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-25-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 105,011
Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
I haven't followed this thread in a while, so I'm...

I haven't followed this thread in a while, so I'm now a few dozen pages behind. I will read this entire thread eventually, but I hope you don't mind some quick questions:

For those of you have...
Forum: Blu-ray Player Great Found Deals!   05-25-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 94
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Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
You are right. Damn! Missed it. Had I known, I...

You are right. Damn! Missed it. Had I known, I might have picked one up, esp. since I hear it will be getting a Dolby Vision HDR firmware update.

I will wait longer. But isn't it about time for...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-25-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
This movie is awesome. I just saw it in the...

This movie is awesome. I just saw it in the theatre a few weeks ago, but would love to see the 4K Blu-ray and noir versions. However, right now I still don't have any 4K display devices.

But that...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-25-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 648
Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
I'm such an idiot. Life has been so busy, I...

I'm such an idiot. Life has been so busy, I totally forgot to order this. Anyhoo, ordered today.

Pricing in Canada isn't the greatest so I actually ordered it from the US.

I have never seen...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-20-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,643
Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
It's one thing to require a new disc drive and a...

It's one thing to require a new disc drive and a new Graphic Card for playback.

But forcing people to throw away a monster CPU like Skylake i7, change motherboard too for no reason and then...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-18-2017, 05:43 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,643
Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
To be honest, I'm a little bit surprised that...

To be honest, I'm a little bit surprised that some people here were building PCs recently with older hardware, expecting them to be fully 4K DRM compliant. The info about Kaby Lake being needed has...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-16-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
Nice. I like this new habit of including all the...

Nice. I like this new habit of including all the extras on the iTunes Digital Copy version. The extras are the types of things I'd watch in the background on my home office computer while doing...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-16-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
Got the disc. The image is not correct. That HDR...

Got the disc. The image is not correct. That HDR logo actually covers much of the space ship. Annoying. This is what it looks like:
...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-15-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 648
Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
It's available for pre-order already too. And...

It's available for pre-order already too. And yes, we Canadians will be getting it domestically too, so we don't have to pay insane prices to get it as a US import. Pricing is still distinctly...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-15-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,401
Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
2018 seems like it might be a good time for me to...

2018 seems like it might be a good time for me to buy a UHD Blu-ray player then... as long as it has HDR10 + DV and decent HDR -> SDR conversion, for under US$200.

2018 Black Friday?

And if it...
Forum: Blu-ray Player Great Found Deals!   02-15-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,726
Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
Do you have a source for that? I had been...

Do you have a source for that?

I had been under the impression that Sony wasn't a big fan of Dolby Vision, but I could be mistaken.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-15-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
Ah, good point. That makes a lot of sense. ...

Ah, good point. That makes a lot of sense.

This article (http://montrealgazette.com/entertainment/movies/denis-villeneuve-credits-quebecois-film-scene-for-arrivals-oscar-nominations) touches upon...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-15-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
Well, this is perplexing...

Well, this is perplexing (http://www.thedigitalbits.com/item/arrival-uhd-bd):


I wonder what the reasoning is behind their decision not to do an Atmos track.

Anyhoo, disc has been ordered. I...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-15-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
Nope, no Atmos track anywhere. Also, it's...

Nope, no Atmos track anywhere. Also, it's definitely a 2K release upscaled for 4K. Benefits are there but mostly marginal according to the review below, with some benefits in detail and occasional...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2017, 03:03 PM
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Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
Arrggh. I just got a new Bell Canada 4K PVR, but...

Arrggh. I just got a new Bell Canada 4K PVR, but whenever I try to run the HDMI through the S710W, I get this message:
...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-01-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 126,396
Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
Sure, not everyone is the same, but I for one...

Sure, not everyone is the same, but I for one think people here sit too close. ;) It's immersive but it's hard to view the entire screen at once when you're so close.

That's why I much prefer THX...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-31-2016, 07:58 AM
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Posted By BuGsArEtAsTy
I have 90" with two rows of seating at 9' and...

I have 90" with two rows of seating at 9' and 13'.

I actually prefer sitting in the second row at 13', because the second row is elevated and better centered vertically for viewing, and because I...
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