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post #2701 of 2706 Old 11-04-2019, 08:17 AM
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Thanks, I’d be pairing it with my 2019 Sony 75 inch xbr950G.

I may just bite the bullet and get the Panny.
I’m picking the Panasonic up today. Thanks for the advice[/QUOTE]
You won’t be disappointed. Ever since I got my 820 i feel like I won’t even need another disc spinner for a long while! The 9000 is nice if you can afford it and you need the extra audio support, but it’s basically the same PQ so if you need to spend the extra $500 on it the 820 is the perfect all around player. It’s not perfect as it don’t check all the boxes for every format but if you just doin discs you can’t go wrong.[/QUOTE]

Yup, its just for disc playing and so far I've been really enjoying it (especially the fine tuning of HDR and luminance on the the player.

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Any good players for HDR to SDR Conversion?

I want to start enjoying Dolby Atmos tracks but I'm not planning on updating to a 4k projector for a while. Do most new UHD players do this conversion well enough? I thought I read Panasonic did a nice job - true? How's the Xbox S? Thank you!

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Best HDR to SDR conversion will be done by these Panasonic players imho. If you need Dolby Vision, go with the UB820. If you don't need Dolby Vision, go with the UB420.
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Best HDR to SDR conversion will be done by these Panasonic players imho. If you need Dolby Vision, go with the UB820. If you don't need Dolby Vision, go with the UB420.
I agree with this entire statement. Well said.

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Bluray player vs Media network players

I've been using network media players for about a decade now, Dune players for the most part. I'll play 4K UHD video with no issues.

Question is, am I missing out on audio and video quality? Let's say I get a Pioneer LX500 or similar high quality bluray player, would I even notice a difference?
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I've been using network media players for about a decade now, Dune players for the most part. I'll play 4K UHD video with no issues.

Question is, am I missing out on audio and video quality? Let's say I get a Pioneer LX500 or similar high quality bluray player, would I even notice a difference?
It depends...
Are you using digital or analog outs on your media player and existing (or theoretical) disc player? If you are passing a digital signal to your AV system then it is doing the decoding/conversions and the differences should not be significant. If you are using analog outs then the player (media or 4k BD) is doing the converting and you have to compare the quality of those components against each other.
Assuming all links in your AV chain support it you would DEFINTELY see a difference between 4k UHD and 4k UHD HDR.

It boils down to which media formats are important to you, the quality of your media source and whether or not your chosen device supports what you need and want.

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