Originally Posted by Dreamliner
At the moment, I currently have a Samsung K8500, Sony UPB-X800 and Panasonic DMP-UB900. I was trying to identify why certain 4K discs look bad with my setup and was trying to eliminate the player as the cause. I own the Samsung, picked up the Sony didn't see a difference then picked up the Panasonic to see what stripping HDR would look like.
With default settings, the image these three players provide look pretty identical to me. Its tough to A/B compare them of course, as it takes several minutes to swap discs in the players and get to the same scenes, etc. The Panasonic does have a ton of advanced controls for manipulating the picture that the other players do not have. After perhaps one hour of testing, I'm just fine keeping the Samsung for now. My only concern with Samsung is reliability.
If there is any suggestions you all have, let me know, I'll have all 3 players for another week or so.
This is good news to me. I've been reading in the Sony X800 thread and most people say that PQ is better than the Samsung. I was thinking of getting the Sony just because of this but if they all look identical to you then there's no point in me getting another player (at least until DV is more popular).
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