and @Tornado Red
: Thank you for the feedback. Just wanted to clarify a couple things I use streaming apps, but have always been recommended a dedicated streamer over smart TV or blu-ray player integration, just for better app and firmware support / updates.
As far as the Opo players, they do indeed look like nice players, even though I don't own one.As I said I've been happy with the X800 it meets the needs perfectly, and my Sony TV only supports HDR 10, and HLG , not Dolby Vision. Although after having the TV since 2016, and the player since 2017, I really don't put much stock on 4k or HDR right now since most of my content is still HD, or SD. I was mainly asking about long term support because Blu-ray players as a whole, aren't known to have good long term support before the next model is released.
Is sony going to release a 2018 model of the UBX800, and what about the 1000ES, are there any big differences between the two? (other then the price).
By the way, originally had bought an XBox Ones S and decided I didn't want a full game console, so that's how I found out about getting store credit from the extended protection plan from Best Buy. I got the X800 and an extended plan for it with what I got back for the Xbox.
I have a Sony BDP-S6700 as well on my 1080p only setup and it's been a very solid player.
I think, my biggest challenge is, I just don't have enough 4k / HDR content out of what I watch currently, and with all the standards, and streaming not always playing nice, it's made me question if I should have stayed with HD for a couple more years, since i'm perfectly happy with it.
I mainly got into 4k / HDR because i had some extra money at the time, and I wanted to see how practical it was from a professional prospective to invest in yet, or if HD was still the mainstream standard that most people still have when it comes to content creation, and what people have access to.
I think, for now, after trying the tech for about a year watching the general population, I have to say HD is still mainstream.