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Originally Posted by pavelbarchuk
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?
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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Last edited by smdelaney; 11-11-2019 at 05:41 AM.