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post #31 of 1945 Old 05-25-2016, 05:52 AM
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From fudzilla:
http://fudzilla.com/news/39718-samsu...arriving-early


"...As of the beginning of 2016, there are only three initial 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc players to choose from. They include the Samsung UBD-K8500, the Panasonic DMP-UB900 (also available to pre-order for $399 but will cost significantly more), and the Philips BDP7501, launching this Spring with an estimated price “under $400.”

As we wrote on Friday, MediaTek’s octa-core MT8581 will be the SoC of choice to power all three initial Ultra HD Blu-ray players. This SoC will give all three players support for 4K HEVC, 4K H.264 and 4K VP9 decoding at 3840x2160p and also MPEG-2, VP8 and VC-1 decoding at 1920x1080p for legacy video content. All three players also support High Dynamic Range (HDR) and the Rec.2020 wide color gamut space..."
Considering the chip doesn't come out until the second half of the year. And Sammy and Panny launched their players months ago. Then the Sammy and Panny can't be using the Mediatek chip. And I don't see how the Philips player could be using it either. Unless the started producing it earlier. But I thought I read that the Sammy and Panny players were using their own designed chipset to power their players? So maybe Philips is doing the same thing or they have access to the Mediatek in small quantities?

The Mediatek coming out in the second half od 2016 was supposed to be the reason the Sony UHD BD player was coming out so late.

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Maybe fud is right, but back in the day when chasing info on CPU's/cards it seemed it was often not.
muzz,

Geezz...I googled the MediaTek SoC, Philips and found the fudzilla article. After reading your post of fudzilla, I googled them and found a number of complaints about the accuracy of their reporting. It appears your right on track. Sorry if I led anyone astray with the info provided by fudzilla. Just hoping Philips BDP7501 June release is good.
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Considering the chip doesn't come out until the second half of the year. And Sammy and Panny launched their players months ago. Then the Sammy and Panny can't be using the Mediatek chip. And I don't see how the Philips player could be using it either. Unless the started producing it earlier. But I thought I read that the Sammy and Panny players were using their own designed chipset to power their players? So maybe Philips is doing the same thing or they have access to the Mediatek in small quantities?

The Mediatek coming out in the second half od 2016 was supposed to be the reason the Sony UHD BD player was coming out so late.

Time will tell...we hope.
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muzz,

Geezz...I googled the MediaTek SoC, Philips and found the fudzilla article. After reading your post of fudzilla, I googled them and found a number of complaints about the accuracy of their reporting. It appears your right on track. Sorry if I led anyone astray with the info provided by fudzilla. Just hoping Philips BDP7501 June release is good.
They may just be right, but I now take that info with a grain....

Why waste $ on more cheap stuff, it's like challenging a dragon with a pocket knife.
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This was from a few hours ago...
so this player has support for Dolby Vision.
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Marco i think they may have mistakenly said that. That came from a Philips rep via Facebook page...
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Rumor has it the Philips player will be launching through Best Buy first...

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Marco i think they may have mistakenly said that. That came from a Philips rep via Facebook page...


I agree , because Dv is not a standard , HDR10 yes.
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Funny how companies widley accept Dolby sound but not Dolby video...
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Red face Finally here!

I just found this information:

4k.com/news/its-finally-here-philips-new-4k-ultra-hd-blu-ray-player-in-stores-next-month-14698
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Sometime this year they will release tvs with Dolby Vision yet the upcoming 4k player wont. Makes sense...
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Will be interesting if the player actually supports Dolby Vision or not, from the article at 4k.com:
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As for its roster of specs and features, the new BDP7501 for starters offers the obvious, which is full 4K Blu-ray disc media support. In addition to this, the compact media player supports HDR media in both the HDR10 and Dolby Vision standards and comes with HEVC (H.265) and VP9 4K content compression support.
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According to fellow AVS members that site is not very reliable. A Philips rep via Facebook told me it will but when i replied that they might have mistook that with HDR 10 , they said they will get back to me and never did lol...
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I honestly forgot that Philips existed until right now :X
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Here it is at Canada's Best Buy for pre-order, June 24th.

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/...40ce0841fcen02

549.99$ _ not bad I guess..

I wouldn't pay more then 200.00$ though.

EDIT:
Nothing listed for the US sight though _ that's surprising !

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Here it is at Canada's Best Buy for pre-order, June 24th.

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/...40ce0841fcen02

549.99$ _ not bad I guess..

I wouldn't pay more then 200.00$ though.

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Nothing listed for the US sight though _ that's surprising !
No mention of Dolby Vision. Too bad, I was really excited to get this player if it supported DV.
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No mention of Dolby Vision. Too bad, I was really excited to get this player if it supported DV.
Before you write off the player entirely, you should wait for a second source confirming lack of DV. Best Buy's product listing could be incomplete or inaccurate; for example, that page calls the player the "Philips Blu-ray Player with 4K Upscaling."
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Someone in another thread just posted a link via best buy (Canada i think). The specs showed no mention of Dolby Vision HDR..
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Someone in another thread just posted a link via best buy (Canada i think). The specs showed no mention of Dolby Vision HDR..
Umm... look three posts up from yours...
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Oops lol thanks...
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Word on the street is that this player DOES NOT support Dolby Vision after all...

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No surprise. If it did they would have been shouting it from the Rooftops.

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Agreed...
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Just read a short blurb about this player in the current issue of Sound and Vision. No mention of Dolby Vision, but the MSRP in the article was shown as $350. If so, it could be a very strong alternative to the Samsung K8500 and a decent hold-over until the Oppo players are released.

I'll probably pick one up to use with my Vizio P-series and when the Oppos come out I'll replace both the Samsung and the Philips with those.
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With the exchange rate with Canada it works out to $430 US currency from the BestBuy Canada site. $550 Canadian currency.

If it runs $350 from BestBut here in the US, that would certainly be a very welcome price. I a curious how it compares to the K8500. With UHD BD playback as well as HDR App playback. I would consider the Philips because of the smaller size. But I won't consider it until there are a bunch of reviews about.

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Does this player really not have a front display? If so, that's would be a deal killer for me. I guess that's the drawback of the form factor, although it doesn't have to be.

It is moot right now though since I don't have a 4K display anyway.
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Philips is doing some job promoting this...
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Does this player really not have a front display? If so, that's would be a deal killer for me. I guess that's the drawback of the form factor, although it doesn't have to be.

It is moot right now though since I don't have a 4K display anyway.
That's what the display button on the remote it for.

Even the large Samsung UHD BD player doesn't have a display. I can't say I've ever needed one.

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That's what the display button on the remote it for.

Even the large Samsung UHD BD player doesn't have a display. I can't say I've ever needed one.
Really? Lame. Is there at least an on light?

You should check out the reviews of the low end Samsung regular BD players. The number one complaint out there for those low end players is the lack of display.
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I hope that price gets lower than $400 USD, I can't see paying more for less.
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