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post #20101 of 20107 Old 06-26-2020, 07:36 PM
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Panasonic is usually pretty compatible. My guess is your disc is not US region or the player is failing (worn drive belt, dusty/failing laser). A good cleaning may extend its life a little more.

Pickings are pretty slim these days. A Sony 3700 would work fine or even a 1700 if you don't intent to stream. I've had Sony players since before the dawn of blu-ray and they've always had excellent compatibility. Then again, so have all my Panasonics.

The discs are North American region & as I burned the BD-REs myself, they'd have to be region-free. I also double-checked the box set and it's Region 1.



The irony is that both players have had very low usage. How do I clean the players?
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The Sony S1700 and S3700 are still available at BB, and yes they are 2016 models. They both have pretty much the same Android based UI and smart features, with WiFi being the main difference. The S6700 is also under $100 and adds 4K up-scaling.

I don't believe any of the Sony Blu-ray players have an Android based UI. It is a propriety UI.
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I'm looking for a UHD blu-ray player I really just need it to have Dolby Vision I don't care about any streaming apps on it.. I would put my budget max about $350.
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I'm looking for a UHD blu-ray player I really just need it to have Dolby Vision I don't care about any streaming apps on it.. I would put my budget max about $350.
Display will make a difference. If you have a Sony, you'll need either the Panasonic 820 or the Sony 700/800 series.

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Display will make a difference. If you have a Sony, you'll need either the Panasonic 820 or the Sony 700/800 series.

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I'm in the same boat. Just got an LG 65" CX OLED TV. I'd like a player with separate Audio HDMI out so I can continue to use my older Denon AVR-1610 receiver (which supports hi def audio but not 4K passthrough). And I'd like HDR10+ and DV capabilities. The Sony UBP-X700 seems like a nice player for the money, but manually turning on and off DV seems like a pain.
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Only player I would personally consider for playing discs is the Panasonic.

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Only player I would personally consider for playing discs is the Panasonic.
Why is the Panasonic better than others? I was considering the UB820, but don't need the analog audio output. I wonder if a cheaper model would give the same video quality?
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