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Originally Posted by canadadry
I am looking at getting a UHD 4K blu-ray player to go with my X590 projector.
TheWirecutter.com recommends the Sony X-700 over the X-800 because of Dolby Vision. But does DV even work on the X590? Right now the X-800 is on sale for same price as X-700 (and apparently has better build quality) so if dolby vision doesn't matter than i'll get it instead.
Yes, having Dolby Vision in your player is of no use, since your Projector (nor any other available projectors), will support it.
But you might consider the Panasonic UB-820 player instead. It is more expensive, but offers Auto Tone Mapping, and excellent conversion from HDR to SDR-2020, which will give more consistent results with UHD discs. Unfortunately these discs vary a lot in terms of mastering, such that some discs are fine, some are too dark, some are too light. The Auto Tone Mapping (along with Dynamic Range sliders) work well to overcome these issues for most content.
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