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Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-26-2017, 10:04 PM
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Posted By mhobart
I've hd a couple of Oppos an only one repair has...

I've hd a couple of Oppos an only one repair has ever been needed over the years The response and repair was done very proptly. In that same period I'e had a couple of Panasonics die shortly after...
Forum: High Dynamic Range (HDR) & Wide Color Gamut (WCG)   12-21-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15,086
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Posted By mhobart
I'm still with a 1080p tv, but I got the UHD...

I'm still with a 1080p tv, but I got the UHD version of Sully and also have an Oppo UDP-203. I'll likely have to wait until my tax refund to get an UHD tv set. My AVR HDMI just died, so I'm going...
Forum: Dual Format Players   08-14-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14,166
Views: 1,626,096
Posted By mhobart
Well, there are still some HD movies which are...

Well, there are still some HD movies which are only in HD-DVD format. Not many but a few. That's why I still keep my 5000 connected to my system. :-)
Forum: Dual Format Players   07-06-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14,166
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Posted By mhobart
A major update? As in new firmware? Could you...

A major update? As in new firmware? Could you provide a link? I couldn't find ANY support link anymore for the player on samsung.com:-(
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-04-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 28,218
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Posted By mhobart
I've had no problem with my Vudu account on...

I've had no problem with my Vudu account on either of my players. I also have had excellent customer support from Oppo, even getting replies when emailing them on weekends. Did you use the contact...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-04-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 27,019
Posted By mhobart
I don't think 3D made the studios any more stupid...

I don't think 3D made the studios any more stupid than they were without the 3D technology. Sorry for anyone who is offended my generally negative opinion of the movie industry. Many excellent...
Forum: Dual Format Players   05-04-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14,166
Views: 1,626,096
Posted By mhobart
We were rather caught by surprise when they...

We were rather caught by surprise when they released the 1.7 firmware. I think that hoping for a 1.8 update is wishing upon a dream. But as I mentioned, 1.7 was a surprise.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-30-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 28,218
Views: 3,314,243
Posted By mhobart
Yes they do, when I recently had a problem with...

Yes they do, when I recently had a problem with my 93 I sent them a query on a Friday night and they got right back to as I had apparently phrased my question poorly. We straightened it out over the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-30-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10,636
Views: 1,360,953
Posted By mhobart
Way too many companies have made firmware updates...

Way too many companies have made firmware updates one way adventures. This can be a nightmare when they make a mistake and don't discover it in time :-(
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-10-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10,636
Views: 1,360,953
Posted By mhobart
There are some companies (e.g. Oppo) which...

There are some companies (e.g. Oppo) which actually let customers know what is in an update before they optionally install it (though even they do not allow firmware rollbacks). An old blu-ray...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-26-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 27,019
Posted By mhobart
Of course, Hollywood's take on smell will have...

Of course, Hollywood's take on smell will have little in common with reality :-)
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-15-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 27,019
Posted By mhobart
I feel that 3D has earned it's place via the...

I feel that 3D has earned it's place via the number of good animated features :-) That's why I had purchased a 2015 Vizio model. There are a number of bad 3D movies around(often "action" based, but...
Forum: Latest Industry News   12-10-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,797
Posted By mhobart
Yep, they mentioned the same to me with the added...

Yep, they mentioned the same to me with the added comment about major advances over their current models :-) Though after that I scored a good deal on a 93 for my bedroom system - got that instead...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-16-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 160,064
Posted By mhobart
Some don't have a blu-ray burner yet, another...

Some don't have a blu-ray burner yet, another doesn't have any blank b-r writeables at the moment. Borrowing my copy lets them show them off today! I don't happen to have any blanks at the moment...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-16-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 160,064
Posted By mhobart
If he's talking about either downloading or...

If he's talking about either downloading or burning, I got the demo discs using my Macs w/o problems. The compilers and posters (seeders) are much appreciated. Various friends have been eager to...
Forum: Latest Industry News   11-16-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,797
Posted By mhobart
I imagine that the initial titles merely reflect...

I imagine that the initial titles merely reflect what Sony had on hand and coud use to ramp up the UHD production lines. I agree that they are not likely to generate huge appeal compared to the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-05-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28,218
Views: 3,314,243
Posted By mhobart
Oh, in my email exchanges with Oppo, they made...

Oh, in my email exchanges with Oppo, they made this interesting statement

"As far as replacing the player, we would wait for our UHD player to be released sometime in mid-to-late 2016. It will be...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-05-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28,218
Views: 3,314,243
Posted By mhobart
I had a similar repair from Oppo. The unit was...

I had a similar repair from Oppo. The unit was shipped in to them last Friday and the repaired unit arrived today at noon. Those guys are fast and good. My only issue was that I had forgotten that...
Forum: Dual Format Players   08-26-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14,166
Views: 1,626,096
Posted By mhobart
:-) I doubt that the couple of places that...

:-) I doubt that the couple of places that actually list a loader really have one in stock - probably just have never updated those particular webpages :-)
Forum: Dual Format Players   08-26-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14,166
Views: 1,626,096
Posted By mhobart
Yep, unfortunately the BD mechanism in the loader...

Yep, unfortunately the BD mechanism in the loader has proven to be the weak point in the 5000. The one in my first 5000 gave out after a couple of years. I picked up a used 5000 a little time later...
Forum: Dual Format Players   08-26-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14,166
Views: 1,626,096
Posted By mhobart
Apparently I was living under a rock :-) Anyway,...

Apparently I was living under a rock :-) Anyway, I missed any earlier post you made on that release and in general the publicity about overseas releases on blu-ray which are not being released at...
Forum: Dual Format Players   08-25-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14,166
Views: 1,626,096
Posted By mhobart
Interesting, this post made me aware of the...

Interesting, this post made me aware of the blu-ray release of Buckaroo Banzai ! I promptly jumped over to eBay and found some copies available (and bought one). I've always enjoyed that bizarre...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-01-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,695
Posted By mhobart
Yep, Sony has been bleeding money from their TV...

Yep, Sony has been bleeding money from their TV division for years. If you have been following the various company's financial reports, many of the previous major TV producers have been in the same...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-01-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10,636
Views: 1,360,953
Posted By mhobart
It's not just Vizio who can end up using...

It's not just Vizio who can end up using different panels and motherboards. I suspect it is fairly common in the industry :-)
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-31-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,695
Posted By mhobart
Sony has been bleeding money from their TV...

Sony has been bleeding money from their TV division for years.
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