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Strange question maybe because it looks better? and not is all time with dust..

Just wanted to change to match my Roksan power amps. Managed to find a Denon BT3313 in silver and a Sansui DAB FM tuner.
Surely if manufactures offer silver why not on 4k Players?
Onkyo Pioneer Denon Marantz Yamaha do AVRs available in Black or Silver. Out of these I believe Pioneer do 2x models of 4k player ...in Black

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Why would you change to Silver for your components? Less expensive? Silver belongs in your dining ware drawer not your AV rack . Imagine going to dinner and your friends fork knife and spoon are all black. It would just look like he was trying too hard to be different that is how I feel about Silver AV components. No UHD players are currently available in silver.

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For whatever reason, silver components don't sell well in America, but still sells well elsewhere. A lot of stuff is offered in silver overseas that isn't here. Back when I was growing up, it was all silver, black componentry is relatively recent. I myself really prefer black over silver, and have bought black ever since it became a thing.

This was my dad's receiver from the seventies. His tape deck was silver in a wood case.

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For whatever reason, silver components don't sell well in America, but still sells well elsewhere. A lot of stuff is offered in silver overseas that isn't here. Back when I was growing up, it was all silver, black componentry is relatively recent. I myself really prefer black over silver, and have bought black ever since it became a thing.



This was my dad's receiver from the seventies. His tape deck was silver in a wood case.



I remember in the 70s and early 80s seeing silver stereo setups from AIWA and Sony. Always looked too shiny for my tastes. Thanks for the picture. Took me back.

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Ultra HD Blu-ray players that support Netflix with Dolby Atmos

Does anyone know if there any Ultra HD Blu-ray players that support Netflix with Dolby Atmos?
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Strange question maybe because it looks better? and not is all time with dust..
This is just my opinion. I used to like player/devices with silver finish as well, and I still agree that they do better than black.

As such, I bought a power amplifier that has half its front in silver years ago.

During the years, I ended up with more and more equipment with black finishes out of coincidence rather than intentions.

As I watch most of my movies late at night nowadays, and I always turn off all lights in the HT, the only thing that now stands out in the dark HT room is the silver finish of the power amp. And it is now a distraction.

For those with a dedicated HT room, and prefers to watch their movies in total darkness (like in a real cinema!), I think black is the way to go.
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This is just my opinion. I used to like player/devices with silver finish as well, and I still agree that they do better than black.

As such, I bought a power amplifier that has half its front in silver years ago.
During the years, I ended up with more and more equipment with black finishes out of coincidence rather than intentions.
As I watch most of my movies late at night nowadays, and I always turn off all lights in the HT, the only thing that now stands out in the dark HT room is the silver finish of the power amp. And it is now a distraction.
For those with a dedicated HT room, and prefers to watch their movies in total darkness (like in a real cinema!), I think black is the way to go.
Late 80s is when I started switching from silver to black. It coincided with display change, from enclosed to open. I found black less distracting. Now, all electronics except a dark gray modem/router are black in three rooms.
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For whatever reason, silver components don't sell well in America, but still sells well elsewhere. A lot of stuff is offered in silver overseas that isn't here. Back when I was growing up, it was all silver, black componentry is relatively recent. I myself really prefer black over silver, and have bought black ever since it became a thing.

This was my dad's receiver from the seventies. His tape deck was silver in a wood case.


My Parasound A51 is silver and it looks great!
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Blu-ray players with subtitle choices?

Are there any Blu-ray players that will let you adjust the opacity, color, font size etc of the subtitles? Like you can on the Apple TV. Or are the subtitle styles hard coded on the discs?
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Which budget 4K player to use with LG OLED and Denon 4200?

I am updating the tv in my bedroom from a 50" Pioneer Kuro Plasma to a 65" LG OLED C9. I would like to add a 4k blu-ray player to the system which includes a Denon 4200. I don't want to spend a lot of money on the player as I will only use it once in a while. What would you recommend? Budget is around $200. Thanks in advance.
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I am updating the tv in my bedroom from a 50" Pioneer Kuro Plasma to a 65" LG OLED C9. I would like to add a 4k blu-ray player to the system which includes a Denon 4200. I don't want to spend a lot of money on the player as I will only use it once in a while. What would you recommend? Budget is around $200. Thanks in advance.
You can get the Sony UBPX700. Walmart carries the Philips which a lot of members like. It's a basic no frills player that works.

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I read that the Sony is manual on/off for DV which I don't like. I read that the phillips player dies after a couple of years. Any other suggestions? Thx
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I read that the Sony is manual on/off for DV which I don't like. I read that the phillips player dies after a couple of years. Any other suggestions? Thx
LG UBK90 is the only other DV capable player in your price range
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I read that the Sony is manual on/off for DV which I don't like. I read that the phillips player dies after a couple of years. Any other suggestions? Thx
Neither my Philips 7501 nor my Philips 7502 has died despite frequent use, but maybe I am just lucky.
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LG UBK90 is the only other DV capable player in your price range
+1 on the LG UBK90. It's a simple player that just works...
We also have a Panasonic 420 (for the HDR slider), but for "normal" BRs and DVDs I find that the LG is the preferred player. Simple, loads quickly, plays smoothly.
Build quality seems robust, relative to say the Panny. The only thing that I don't like about it is the front display. Totally minimalistic. One small LED to show that it's off or on. Some people probably like that, but with my older eyes and the remote equipment stack location it can be hard to tell what's happening (could be me).
We have also tried the Sony(s). They were OK as well. I just like simple, reliable equipment. That probably goes against the AVS "credo" (the "simple" part anyway)
The LG UBK90 is great for discs. It has a Netflix app, but not much else... However we use a Roku for streaming.
If you want a solid player that will not break your budget, I would recommend the LG (Life is Good)
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I ended up purchasing the LG ubkm-9. Thx for the advice!
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Still don’t see why the states isn’t being offered all these nice UHD players/recorders like Japan has? Must be Hollywood! Going to order me the new Panasonic DMR-4X600 UHD player and recorder! It has it all, Panasonic’s legendary picture quality from the UHD players, 4K TV tuners, best of all recording in 4K to its 6TB hard drive with burning to blue rays possible! 10TB machine also avail. They are more expensive at around $1600 but being able to record 8 channels at once is crazy! Allows streaming to other devices and TV’s !Runs all you favorite apps like NETFLIX, PRIME, HULU ect. One neat trick is the on screen TV guide can be searched via your IPhone ! Here link in Japanese: https://panasonic.jp/diga/products/4x600.html


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Neither my Philips 7501 nor my Philips 7502 has died despite frequent use, but maybe I am just lucky.
No problem here with my 7502 either.

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PlayStation 3 replacement

I have really enjoyed using my PS3 over the years. It lets me do everything I want in one convenient box, 3D blue ray, blue ray, Netflix,Amazon Prime, You Tube, gaming. But now I want to add 4K/Atmos to the mix. Is there another box out there that will do everything I already have plus 4K/Atmos? Thanks a lot! Sam
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Hello. Is the Panasonic 820K player the best option for OLED TVs owners? I have a 77” C9 LG OLED tv. What about the LX 500 from Pioneer? Any better choice with real benefits? Budget could be up to $1,000 or so. Thank you very much!
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Are there any DV capbable UHD players besides the Sony units (don't like the manual DV switching) that will direct play DVD or Blu-ray discs? Meaning they will not upscale the disc and allow the TV to do so. There doesn't appear to be any.
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New 4K players comparable to Oppo UDP-203?

I'm a big Oppo fan. I currently have 2 Oppo BDP-103 players and I'm thinking about buying a 4K player to be ready when I finally upgrade my video projector to 4K.

I've been watching used used Oppo UDP-203 players sell on eBay for $1000 to $2000.

I know Oppo stopped making players a couple years ago so my question is are there are any NEW 4K players that are comparable to the video quality of the Oppo UDP-203?

In addition to playing Blu-ray disc and 4K movies, I have a huge collection of DVD's so the quality of DVD up-scaling is very important to me. That is an area where Opppo has always shined.

So looking at the market today, for a similar price would you buy a used Oppo UDP-203 or is there another player out today that matches Oppo for video quality including DVD up-scaling?

I think streaming will eventually kill of the hard media market completely, so I'm stocking up now to make sure I have the equipment I need in the future.
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Question 4K HDR BD Vertical Player?

Is anyone aware of a modern player that can be operated vertically? I can't seem to locate one but have a need. Thanks!
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That'd be a slot loader. Standalone players that are slot-loading seem to be scarce.

An xBox One game console is slot loading. I wouldn't recommend it if your primary interest is for a UHD player.

You may have to come up with a work-around.

I once owned a Philips BDP7501 player. It was only 220mm (8.66") square. I don't know what small players are currently available.
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Best upconverting UHD players

Hi all,
Getting ready to pull the trigger on an 85” display. Need a new UHD player and would like something that does a decent job on DVD. Have a lot of concerts vids that where never released on Blu-Ray
I know they are not going to look great. Some are in 4:3. Just want them to look acceptable
Thanks for the input
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Getting ready to pull the trigger on an 85” display. Need a new UHD player and would like something that does a decent job on DVD. Have a lot of concerts vids that where never released on Blu-Ray
I know they are not going to look great. Some are in 4:3. Just want them to look acceptable
Thanks for the input
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If you are getting a Sony TV, I would suggest one of the Sony players, either the x700 or x800m2. The Sony players can be easily configured to allow the TVs algorithms to take care of the upscaling of all video sent from the player to the TV. It is generally accepted that the Sony TVs have the best upscaling available.

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June 2020 - any 4K players with HDMI input?

Not including the discontinued Oppo 203/205 players, are they any current model 4K players (as of June 2020) with HDMI input?

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Not including the discontinued Oppo 203/205 players, are they any current model 4K players (as of June 2020) with HDMI input?

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Arcam 411 BD Player: How Long Will Parts Be Available?

I have the Oppo 95; very good analog sound quality, though I think the Cambridge 650BD I had for nine years, that got bricked when replacement decoder boards all vanished, sounded considerably better, at least through the analog unbalanced outputs.

But I want a second player and ONLY the Arcam 411p has all the features I want. LOL but I take slow motion and advanced zoom control very seriously for DVDs (and those few BDs that don’t disable the player’s slo mo and zoom, thanks to the BD Assn’s standardized Oracle BD-J authoring platform). All Oppos do zoom but except for my trusty JVC XV-NA70BK DVD player from 2004, only the Arcam 411 allows you to move the zoomed movie image around to "center" any part of it on the screen.

But now that Arcam has discontinued their entire BD player line how many years will critical replacement parts be available? And who, if anyone reputable, even services Arcam BD players in North America?

OTOH, if someone knows of a BD player, 4K or not, that does slow motion and zoom the way I want it please let me know ASAP!

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