Join Date: Sep 2010
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Compromises & Confusion
Trying to figure out which 4k spinner to go with, but i'm torn. Looking to feed an Epson 5050 projector.
Tone mapping seems to be the most important feature, but i play the majority of my movies off my Synology 1515+ NAS as mkvs. So without network support, not much else matters, right?
My current 4k player is an nVidia Shield but it doesn't do tone mapping. I also have an Oppo 103 for my high-res audio and 1080p upscaling, so other format support isn't important to me.
Panny 820 vs Sony x800m2 vs Pioneer LX500? Is that my consideration set?
Is the best advice to give up the "eye candy" of a big Kodi interface and just spin discs? At least for when I flying solo. The kids can give up the tone mapping in favor of a Kodi interface, I guess.
Thanks in advance.
Movies: Epson 5050 / Marantz 7010 / OPPO-103
Streaming: nVidia Shield / Roku Ultra / Chromecast Ultra
Speakers: MartinLogan Motion 40 (LR), Motion 50XT (center), Motion 2 (surrounds)
Server: Ubuntu 18.04, i7-8700 CPU
HTPC: Win10 Pro 64-bit, i5 750 Radeon HD 5850