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Hi all. I'm in search of a UHD 4K player. I have an 85" Sony X950G TV and everything will be passed through a Denon AVR6500H. The new player definitely needs to have Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos since the speaker setup is a 5.2.4 Atmos configuration. The TV does not support HDR10+ so that is not necessary either. They player's only job is to play movies, and so other music or disc formats are not necessary. I also don't care about streaming on the player since that will be done either through the TV or the Apple TV 4K. Which player will present the best quality and be easy to use? Thanks everyone.
Sony X800M2 $299 (manual DV setting, better build, SACD, no analog audio output), or Panasonic UB820 $449.98 (auto DV setting, HDR10+, analog audio output). Included features you don't currently need, to help explain cost difference.

Prices are USD at Value Electronics. May be cheaper elsewhere.

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Physical Media and Dedicated Blu-ray Player for Ultra HD?

So im about to finish my small home theater setup, got a 4k projector the Benq Ht3550, a decent 5.1 sound system and currently have a 4k apple tv (thinking about switching it for the nvidia shield) and a xbox one x.

So as far as movies i have few questions:

1) Does physical media have advantage over streaming? for example i can buy/rent new movies from itunes, will they look the same? better? worst? than a physical Ultra HD movie?

2) Is there really that much difference between the image/sound quality between and xbox one x and a dedicated blu-ray player?
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So im about to finish my small home theater setup, got a 4k projector the Benq Ht3550, a decent 5.1 sound system and currently have a 4k apple tv (thinking about switching it for the nvidia shield) and a xbox one x.

So as far as movies i have few questions:

1) Does physical media have advantage over streaming? for example i can buy/rent new movies from itunes, will they look the same? better? worst? than a physical Ultra HD movie?

2) Is there really that much difference between the image/sound quality between and xbox one x and a dedicated blu-ray player?
1.) Yes, there is a rather large difference in picture quality between physical media and streaming. You just simply can't have the bandwith streaming that physical media provides. If I don't watch movies on disks for a while, then I go back and watch one, I am amazed at the difference. Audio as well, as disks have lossless audio and Atmos tracks, steaming all has lossless audio and often only 5.1 tracks. That isn't saying steaming doesn't have a place in your HT setup, but for serious viewing, disks are preferred.

2.) I don't know if the X-Box One X supports HDR or Dolby Vision (someone else will know) as I don't have one, but I don't think you will notice any difference.
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So im about to finish my small home theater setup, got a 4k projector the Benq Ht3550, a decent 5.1 sound system and currently have a 4k apple tv (thinking about switching it for the nvidia shield) and a xbox one x.

So as far as movies i have few questions:

1) Does physical media have advantage over streaming? for example i can buy/rent new movies from itunes, will they look the same? better? worst? than a physical Ultra HD movie?

2) Is there really that much difference between the image/sound quality between and xbox one x and a dedicated blu-ray player?
As mentioned by others, discs will have a much higher bit rate. It won't be that significant for video quality but it is a significant difference for audio quality. You'll get much punchier dynamic sound from discs.

There shouldn't be a difference in quality between an XB1X and a dedicated UHD player but you'll probably find the XB1X disc interface to be cumbersome.
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im just worried about the xb1x because of people like him saying it sucks
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im just worried about the xb1x because of people like him saying it sucks
I had the XB1S, it had a terrible interface for use as a UHD player. I agree with everything in his video.

Since you already own the XB1X, why don't you try using it for awhile to see if its satisfactory? If not, then look for alternatives.
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I had the XB1S, it had a terrible interface for use as a UHD player. I agree with everything in his video.

Since you already own the XB1X, why don't you try using it for awhile to see if its satisfactory? If not, then look for alternatives.
because i wouldnt be able to compare it i guess i can buy a $300 player and compare them
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Hi all. I'm trying to figure out the best standalone UHD player to go with the TV I'll be buying in the next few days (probably an LG C8). I'm wondering if there are any players that can play bluray iso's (non-uhd) from a NAS unit. I have a few hard drives from an old htpc that I sold most of the parts from. So I'm looking for a cheaper alternative to building a new HTPC, that will allow me to play these iso files. I know the Sony UBP-X800M2 (my first choice) has a usb port, but not sure it will recognize a NAS and play the iso's. I remember from when I had the htpc that only a few software players were capable of playing bluray iso files. Can the Sony or any other standalone drives do this via NAS? If not I guess I'll just build a cheap htpc and use it alongside the standalone player.
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In the process of putting together equipment for a new media room. Trying to decide between using an Xbox One X as 4k blu ray player or getting a stand alone like the Panny 820. I will be getting an Epson 5050UB projector. I will have an apple 4k TV for other streaming options. Is the Panny going to give me more than the xbox? I don't think projectors supposed DV at this time?
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Hi all. I'm trying to figure out the best standalone UHD player to go with the TV I'll be buying in the next few days (probably an LG C8). I'm wondering if there are any players that can play bluray iso's (non-uhd) from a NAS unit. I have a few hard drives from an old htpc that I sold most of the parts from. So I'm looking for a cheaper alternative to building a new HTPC, that will allow me to play these iso files. I know the Sony UBP-X800M2 (my first choice) has a usb port, but not sure it will recognize a NAS and play the iso's. I remember from when I had the htpc that only a few software players were capable of playing bluray iso files. Can the Sony or any other standalone drives do this via NAS? If not I guess I'll just build a cheap htpc and use it alongside the standalone player.
A disc player is not the best choice for a media player. They do great with discs but it's not normal for them to be great media players.
You can get dedicated media player for ISO playback. This is what I have.
And I create MKVs from all my UHD BDs. And 2K BDs now. But I also have an ISO for all my UHD BDs. And 99% of my 2K BDs are ISOs. But I started doing that ten years ago.

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A disc player is not the best choice for a media player. They do great with discs but it's not normal for them to be great media players.
You can get dedicated media player for ISO playback. This is what I have.
And I create MKVs from all my UHD BDs. And 2K BDs now. But I also have an ISO for all my UHD BDs. And 99% of my 2K BDs are ISOs. But I started doing that ten years ago.
Thanks for the reply. So is an HTPC the best/only option for a dedicated media player that plays ISOs, or are there other options. If it's not HTPC, it would have to be able to connect to a NAS so I can use the hard drives.
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In the process of putting together equipment for a new media room. Trying to decide between using an Xbox One X as 4k blu ray player or getting a stand alone like the Panny 820. I will be getting an Epson 5050UB projector. I will have an apple 4k TV for other streaming options. Is the Panny going to give me more than the xbox? I don't think projectors supposed DV at this time?
The main differences with the Panny will be the HDR optimizer and a superior user interface. It also has Dolby Vision support which your projector wouldn't be able to take advantage of.
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Hello,
Is the Sony UBP-X800M2 recommended for the LG C9 TV? Is there any incompatibility?
However, it is more recommended to go on the LG UBK90 model for maximum compatibility?

I'm sorry if my question sounds stupid, but it's the first time I want to buy a blu-ray player.

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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.

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The Panasonic’s are the popular for the projector crowd as they have settings particularly for projectors.
Imo they are also the best all around spinners!
If they lack anything it usually certain formats and most have 2nd players that would rectify their needs!
I have an 820 that I just use for UHD discs on my Sony OLED! For the price it’s overkill for me but I want the best PQ possible for HDR10 and Dolby Vision and this offers alot PQ adjustments!
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The Panasonic’s are the popular for the projector crowd as they have settings particularly for projectors.

If they lack anything it usually certain formats and most have 2nd players that would rectify their needs!
Thats my issue. My 2nd player doesn't have tone mapping, so I'm SOL on that front. Might just have to start watching discs instead of files.

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Thanks for the reply. So is an HTPC the best/only option for a dedicated media player that plays ISOs, or are there other options. If it's not HTPC, it would have to be able to connect to a NAS so I can use the hard drives.
I think almost every Streamer with Lan or WiFi can do the same job cheap.

I don't have NAS myself, but I believe my MxQ Pro+ can connect to my home network.
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Hello everyone,


I've read quite a few pages on this thread and I think I'm narrowed down to these choices:
1. Panasonic 820
2. Philip's 7502
3. Sony X800M2
4. LG 90


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I have a Roku and 2017 FTV


The TV apps have Netflix, Amazon, and Vudu among others but those are the ones I use. I don't need a player for those right? The apps on a 4k BR player wouldn't be better than on the TV or my streaming devices would they?



Anyway, I watch a disc probably once a month or two. I would more often if I got a nice player I'm sure. I have a decent amount of BR discs and would probably start to buy some discs again so let's just say I would watch 1-2 movies a month and maybe that increases.



Should I spend that money on the 820? I just want a great picture and I don't want to have to think about anything as the player does it. I know the Sony makes you manually switch to DV so that's why it's #3 . I do have a pretty serious CD collection although I never listen to them anymore, but again, I'd start listening more often with a player.



Sorry for the long post but hopefully it makes it easier to help me.
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Help me pick a new DVD player

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I am upgrading my entire HT system. I currently have a Samsung 4k UHD tv (don't remember the model) with a Marantz NR1609 and RSL CG3 3.1 speaker system. I am wanting to upgrade my DVD player as it is almost 9 yrs old. My budget is $300, what do you recommend?

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I am upgrading my entire HT system. I currently have a Samsung 4k UHD tv (don't remember the model) with a Marantz NR1609 and RSL CG3 3.1 speaker system. I am wanting to upgrade my DVD player as it is almost 9 yrs old. My budget is $300, what do you recommend?
Are you planning to upgrade your TV? If so, I would choose the TV then pick the UHD player.

Based on your current config, I'd recommend the Sony X800M2 unless you want a wide selection of streaming apps in the UHD player.
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I would recommend the one above, I would also recommend a TV Streamer box for instance Apple TV or an Android box.

I have the latter.

This gives full availability to streaming services and sound.

Mine costed similar under 50 bucks
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Are you planning to upgrade your TV? If so, I would choose the TV then pick the UHD player.

Based on your current config, I'd recommend the Sony X800M2 unless you want a wide selection of streaming apps in the UHD player.
Thanks, the TV is only about a year old and has more built in apps than I will ever use, LOL. I also have an Apple TV.

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Thanks, the TV is only about a year old and has more built in apps than I will ever use, LOL. I also have an Apple TV.
In that case the Sony X800M2 is a good choice. Solid build quality, Dolby Vision for future proofing (if you ever switch TVs, or move the player to another TV). The manual DV setting won't affect you (for now) since you'll have it disabled for your Samsung TV.
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Hi all. I'm trying to figure out the best standalone UHD player to go with the TV I'll be buying in the next few days (probably an LG C8). I'm wondering if there are any players that can play bluray iso's (non-uhd) from a NAS unit. I have a few hard drives from an old htpc that I sold most of the parts from. So I'm looking for a cheaper alternative to building a new HTPC, that will allow me to play these iso files. I know the Sony UBP-X800M2 (my first choice) has a usb port, but not sure it will recognize a NAS and play the iso's. I remember from when I had the htpc that only a few software players were capable of playing bluray iso files. Can the Sony or any other standalone drives do this via NAS? If not I guess I'll just build a cheap htpc and use it alongside the standalone player.

Others please correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think you want to use a UHD player for this, but instead a Nvidia Shield, as I think it will play Blu-ray rips with full audio pass thru.

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Others please correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think you want to use a UHD player for this, but instead a Nvidia Shield, as I think it will play Blu-ray rips with full audio pass thru.
Nvidia Shield will be better for playing rips but it sounds like the poster also wants to play UHD discs
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Hello, I know this has probably been discussed a billion times but I can't seem to find the discussion by googling it, so here I am asking.

Which would be better between the Sony UBP-X800M2 and the Panasonic DP-UB820?

I would use the player just to play Blu-Rays and Audio CDs, and possibly audio files from a NAS storage.
I would have it connected to both a TV and a projector.

I know that the Sony has the problem of not automatically recognizing Dolby Vision signals, and that the Panasonic has HDR optimizer which seems to work quite well from what I can read.
Are there any advantages too on Sony's side, or is the Panasonic just better?

And would these improvements in your opinion justify me to return the X800M2, or should I just keep that because there wouldn't be that much of a difference?

Thanks in advance for the answers.
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4K Dolby Atmos Blu Ray Player (Xbox)

I'm looking to purchase a player for 4K Dolby atmos content and read that Xbox might be a good choice, I need to know whether i can play 4k content with dolby atmos without having to subscribe to xbox live and whether the Xbox one S blu ray player is as good as the xbox one X?
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As a 4K Blu-ray player the One S and One X are identical. No need to subscribe to anything for Atmos playback. If you are primarily looking for disc playback I would get a dedicated player instead as it has a number of quirks that you shouldn’t have to deal with. If you want to play games then it is fine for both.


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Panasonic DP-UB820.
That's what I keep going back to, just trying to justify it's worth $400+ for a movie or two a month.
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