Originally Posted by oOOBillO0o
Also, commentary: I find the only reason to remux, aka rip to MKV, a movie is to play it back some place other than the network. Otherwise, just watch the disc and use the Ultraviolet code to watch elsewhere. Ripping is becoming a lost cause thanks to movie companies meeting our demands.
I hardly do any out of home streaming at all. Ripping makes accessing movies much more convenient than having to load individual disks and since Plex is on all my devices, it gives me access to my library on every TV in the house, not just on the one with the player.
Also, the movie companies don't meet my streaming demands. I now have 7 UHD disks. Of that, only ONE(Blade Runner 2049) offers a full UHD + HDR + Dolby Atmos sound experience via streaming(Vudu now offers HDR streaming on some movies) The rest either don't even offer the UHD stream at all(both John Wick UHD disks I own, can only get HDX) or if they do offer the UHD stream, they fail to offer HDR and/or Atmos/DTS:X sound to go with it.
Anyway, as a test, I dropped Blade Runner 2049 into the X800 last night and it seemed to work well, at least playing the first 15 minutes(was going to watch the whole thing but the family got mad so I have to wait to watch it till we all have the time).
With all the recently posted issues, I'm wondering if Sony changed the drive model that they put into this thing. I bought mine right after it was released and I am not seeing the issues that more recent buyers are.