Originally Posted by Dreamliner
Any suggestions on what to try?
To do what, see a difference?
At the present time my wife and I own only 1080p displays, so we can't judge the power of the Sam relative to the other new players as a 4K source.
I imagine that one of the features that might distinguish one of these players more than anything else from the others is its ability, or lack thereof, to upscale the various resolutions below
4K, up to 4K. For example, if one of these new players can make a DVD look really good on a 4K display, that alone might make it "the best"............. but only if you still watch DVDs. The only DVD I've watched in the last several years is the more-important-and-relevant-than-ever "7 Days in May", and that only because AFAIK
that movie is still not available in BD.
There are some threads in the projector forum that discuss the ability of a PC/MADVR to upscale a good BD --"Lucy", for example -- so well to 4K that even a videophile would have difficulty distinguishing it from the UHD BD of the same.
The issue of whether 4K is markedly better than well-upscaled BD is still not decided in my mind. When my wife and I have a 4K display that can display the full capabilities of UHD BD, maybe then I can decide. But one thing I'm already pretty certain of is that, as far as resolution goes, at typical viewing distances many people are probably wasting their money on 4K tvs or disks or streaming services. But HDR by itself might make the extra dollars worth it. For their sake, I hope it does.