New $300 UHD Video Pack from Samsung - Page 7 - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 22Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #181 of 205 Old 06-11-2015, 08:11 PM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
ray0414's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: michigan
Posts: 16,538
Mentioned: 251 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12411 Post(s)
Liked: 11589
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Dotur View Post
All this time this has been out, has nobody really figured out how to play the movie files on this disk, with at least a HTPC?

Should definitely be possible, via a hack or using some particular media player software.
as far as i know nobody has done this. the entire drive wont work on any tv except a samsung. its pretty locked down.

75Q9FN*55C8OLED*Galaxy S10+ *Ub820 fed into Oppo 203* XB1X* 4k Denon X4200

MASTER LIST OF HDR CONTENT THREAD HERE, UPDATED OFTEN
ray0414 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #182 of 205 Old 06-14-2015, 02:17 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by ray0414 View Post
there is an early release video pack with 5 movies, the 2nd release has 10 movies. make sure you get the 10 movie video pack because the harddrive on the 2nd pack is more compatible with download sites.
Hey what sites are compatible with the 2nd pack? Amazon has it for 99 bucks right now (http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electr...iglink20246-20)
Mr.Segovia is offline  
post #183 of 205 Old 06-14-2015, 02:30 PM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
ray0414's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: michigan
Posts: 16,538
Mentioned: 251 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12411 Post(s)
Liked: 11589
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Segovia View Post
Hey what sites are compatible with the 2nd pack? Amazon has it for 99 bucks right now (http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electr...iglink20246-20)

That's a great price. I know mgo can download movies to the uhd pack but not sure about others. I'm assuming the new download site called vicido (spelling? ) will also be compatible.
ray0414 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #184 of 205 Old 06-14-2015, 05:25 PM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
zoro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 10,457
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 225 Post(s)
Liked: 41
if this one is only for samsung, then no good 4 me, taking back to bestbuy.
zoro is offline  
post #185 of 205 Old 06-14-2015, 08:56 PM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
ray0414's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: michigan
Posts: 16,538
Mentioned: 251 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12411 Post(s)
Liked: 11589
Quote:
Originally Posted by zoro View Post
if this one is only for samsung, then no good 4 me, taking back to bestbuy.

yep only samsung. sorry. i agree they should unlock it so every brand could use it.

75Q9FN*55C8OLED*Galaxy S10+ *Ub820 fed into Oppo 203* XB1X* 4k Denon X4200

MASTER LIST OF HDR CONTENT THREAD HERE, UPDATED OFTEN
ray0414 is online now  
post #186 of 205 Old 06-23-2015, 05:37 AM
Member
 
michaelggray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Ocean County, NJ
Posts: 108
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Segovia View Post
Hey what sites are compatible with the 2nd pack? Amazon has it for 99 bucks right now (http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electr...iglink20246-20)
Best Buy has the 10 Video Pack for $49 today.
michaelggray is offline  
post #187 of 205 Old 06-25-2015, 07:11 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
jbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 4,037
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 275 Post(s)
Liked: 134
I picked up the hard drive yesterday and skimmed through a few of the films. There are some 4k gems here in the documentaries. The documentary about bears was better looking than any of the in-store 4k demos that I've seen. Of the movies listed, I watched the opening of Forest Gump and it was pretty good. I haven't seen the movie in a while so I'll watch it in full very soon. I got the first UHD pack free with the 65HU9000 but sold it in anticipation of a 2015 HDR UHD pack. Hopefully, the lowered price is a sign that the new pack is about to be released. Very good pick up for $50.00.
ray0414 likes this.
jbug is offline  
post #188 of 205 Old 06-26-2015, 04:30 AM
Senior Member
 
OneStepAhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 484
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 402 Post(s)
Liked: 250
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Dotur View Post
All this time this has been out, has nobody really figured out how to play the movie files on this disk, with at least a HTPC?

Should definitely be possible, via a hack or using some particular media player software.

It's DRM'd, not going to be possible. I believe a skilled cracker could free it, but this is a niche product of little interest to most, I doubt there is enough demand to get a crackers attention.

I bought 2 of the packs when they dropped to 50 so Id have more storage for downloaded HDR movies. Apparenrly they are 100GB each so you'd fill one of these up in quick order.

Did anyone notice on the back it says content must be initially accessed by 2016, and if it hasn't been it will cease to play? I just went through and played a few seconds of each movie to overcome this. I would guess thst is why the price drop, as the preloaded content will be worthless if it's new off the shelf come Jan 1.

Sony XBR-75Z9D + Samsung 78JS9500 + LG 65OLEDC6P + 55EC9300 + 55EA8800 OLED
Denon X5200W + Integral + Oppo BDP-103D
MartinLogan Motion 60XT/50XT/FX/FX2/4 + Seaton Submersive HP+
Denon X6300h + Oppo BDP-103D + Xbox One S
Monitor Audio Silver 10's + Silver Center + CP-CT380's + 2x HSU ULS-15 MK2
3.1 MartinLogan Motion 40/30 + Rhythmik FV15HP + Yamaha RX-A3000 + Oppo BDP-103D
OneStepAhead is offline  
post #189 of 205 Old 07-01-2015, 09:31 PM
Senior Member
 
WhiteJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: California
Posts: 224
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 85 Post(s)
Liked: 59
Jumped on this the other day when it was 49.99 but still good.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-...&skuId=8417097
WhiteJ is offline  
post #190 of 205 Old 07-01-2015, 09:53 PM
 
tubetwister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: The Outer Limits....Don't trust any air I can't see ☺
Posts: 5,008
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1384 Post(s)
Liked: 623
Quote:
Originally Posted by NetworkTV View Post
Quote:Originally Posted by Jim McC 

No way. $60 per movie?

While I agree it's a lot, we are talking early adopter territory here. After all, how much did that Sony thing cost with how many movies out of the gate?

Consider this: with a large 4K screen and native 4K content, this potentially allows you to not spend $60 a movie to take the family out to the theater.

In my case, though, it would be a bad deal since I already don't go to the theater.

Last wk I hit a a suburban Digital IMax 3D theater for Jurassic World . Tickets pocorn and cokes were probably pusdhing $40.00 for two of us OTOH it was 3D ,a big screen and plenty of reference level sound .

I usually only do that for what I think will be Epic and or excellent movies for IMAX and otherwise just watch the others from one source or another here .
tubetwister is offline  
post #191 of 205 Old 07-06-2015, 08:54 PM
Member
 
dshetler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: FT WORTH, TX
Posts: 180
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 103 Post(s)
Liked: 48
Does anyone know how to disable the captions on the movies??
dshetler is offline  
post #192 of 205 Old 07-07-2015, 07:05 AM
Member
 
mitchlewis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 180
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Liked: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by dshetler View Post
Does anyone know how to disable the captions on the movies??
I've disabled the captions on the Red Bull bike jumping video many times, but the captions keep coming back. You disable them by going to the Options menu (little gear in the top left corner).
mitchlewis is offline  
post #193 of 205 Old 07-07-2015, 07:26 AM
Member
 
dshetler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: FT WORTH, TX
Posts: 180
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 103 Post(s)
Liked: 48
I went up to the options menu and their was nothing their about captions. What about the movies have tried to disable it on any of the movies.
dshetler is offline  
post #194 of 205 Old 07-07-2015, 10:29 AM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
ray0414's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: michigan
Posts: 16,538
Mentioned: 251 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12411 Post(s)
Liked: 11589
Quote:
Originally Posted by dshetler View Post
I went up to the options menu and their was nothing their about captions. What about the movies have tried to disable it on any of the movies.

hit enter on your remote, you can scroll over to the right side to the gear icon. the subtitles option is under the gear icon settings.

75Q9FN*55C8OLED*Galaxy S10+ *Ub820 fed into Oppo 203* XB1X* 4k Denon X4200

MASTER LIST OF HDR CONTENT THREAD HERE, UPDATED OFTEN
ray0414 is online now  
post #195 of 205 Old 07-07-2015, 10:31 AM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
ray0414's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: michigan
Posts: 16,538
Mentioned: 251 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12411 Post(s)
Liked: 11589
talked to samsung today...

i asked them if samsung was aware of the video pack sync issue with MGO, his reply was:

"yes, they are working on it". so i guess just be patient and wait for firmware updates to see if it gets fixed.

75Q9FN*55C8OLED*Galaxy S10+ *Ub820 fed into Oppo 203* XB1X* 4k Denon X4200

MASTER LIST OF HDR CONTENT THREAD HERE, UPDATED OFTEN
ray0414 is online now  
post #196 of 205 Old 07-07-2015, 11:42 AM
Member
 
dshetler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: FT WORTH, TX
Posts: 180
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 103 Post(s)
Liked: 48
Thank I will try that tonight:sunglasses::sunglasses:
dshetler is offline  
post #197 of 205 Old 07-20-2015, 10:48 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Liked: 1
I just purchased one of these and my TV has not arrived yet. It has not even shipped yet. Amazon is taking their sweet time with this order. Anyways back on topic.

Does this drive show content when plugged into a windows computer? Since my TV is not here I plugged it in and it did not even mount. I see it under disk management, but I don't want to mess with it until the TV arrives just in case it only works plugged into the TV.

But at the same time if it is bad I want to notify the seller and get a replacement.

Thoughts from current owners??
phifer2088 is offline  
post #198 of 205 Old 07-23-2015, 10:13 PM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
ray0414's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: michigan
Posts: 16,538
Mentioned: 251 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12411 Post(s)
Liked: 11589
Quote:
Originally Posted by phifer2088 View Post
I just purchased one of these and my TV has not arrived yet. It has not even shipped yet. Amazon is taking their sweet time with this order. Anyways back on topic.

Does this drive show content when plugged into a windows computer? Since my TV is not here I plugged it in and it did not even mount. I see it under disk management, but I don't want to mess with it until the TV arrives just in case it only works plugged into the TV.

But at the same time if it is bad I want to notify the seller and get a replacement.

Thoughts from current owners??

Must be hooked up to the internet and can only be viewed on a samsung tv.

What tv did u buy?

75Q9FN*55C8OLED*Galaxy S10+ *Ub820 fed into Oppo 203* XB1X* 4k Denon X4200

MASTER LIST OF HDR CONTENT THREAD HERE, UPDATED OFTEN
ray0414 is online now  
post #199 of 205 Old 07-24-2015, 01:30 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Liked: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by ray0414 View Post
Must be hooked up to the internet and can only be viewed on a samsung tv.

What tv did u buy?
I went into computer management last night and assigned it a drive letter and now I can see everything. I was skeptical about doing that but it worked fine.

I go the 65" JS9000. It arrives at the distorted center which is like 3 hours away today. I'm hoping they put it on a truck and bring it over Saturday, but I know that is a long shot.
phifer2088 is offline  
post #200 of 205 Old 07-24-2015, 10:19 AM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
ray0414's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: michigan
Posts: 16,538
Mentioned: 251 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12411 Post(s)
Liked: 11589
Quote:
Originally Posted by phifer2088 View Post
I went into computer management last night and assigned it a drive letter and now I can see everything. I was skeptical about doing that but it worked fine.

I go the 65" JS9000. It arrives at the distorted center which is like 3 hours away today. I'm hoping they put it on a truck and bring it over Saturday, but I know that is a long shot.

There is a new video pack with 2 hdr movies on it

Western digital passport cinema 4k. Search in the lcd threads were actively talking about it.
ray0414 is online now  
post #201 of 205 Old 07-24-2015, 11:05 AM
Advanced Member
 
RollTide2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Moody, AL 35004
Posts: 590
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 118 Post(s)
Liked: 96
Quote:
Originally Posted by ray0414 View Post
There is a new video pack with 2 hdr movies on it

Western digital passport cinema 4k. Search in the lcd threads were actively talking about it.
The Western digital passport cinema 4k is $88 on NewEgg right now.
RollTide2011 is offline  
post #202 of 205 Old 03-13-2016, 09:43 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
lujan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 8,544
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4239 Post(s)
Liked: 2393
I got the Samsung Video Pack for $56 when I bought the UHD player. They work together. Question: Does anyone know if you can back up the files on this video pack? I tried to copy one of the movie files to a USB drive and then connect it to the UHD player and it didn't work. It seems to be both software and hardware dependent? Does this mean if the video pack gets corrupted you're out the $$$$?

lujan
505 Ultra HD
720 HD
4 SD
lujan is online now  
post #203 of 205 Old 05-30-2016, 07:53 PM
Member
 
dshetler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: FT WORTH, TX
Posts: 180
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 103 Post(s)
Liked: 48
I have had mine for 6 months and the other night I went to watch a movie and I checked my settings and I notice my backlight was at 20 and my contrast was at 100 just like my HDR 4K movies. None of the documentaries do that so does this mean the movie are HDR?

Sony OLED 65A8F & LG OLED 55B7A
Denon AVRS740H & Denon AVRX2200W
Direct TV, PS4, PS, & XBoxS
Pioneer Elite Atmos SP-EBS73 x 2 & 2 Centers
Sony X-700 BD & Samsung K8500 BD
dshetler is offline  
post #204 of 205 Old 05-24-2019, 10:34 AM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
p5browne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 10,134
Mentioned: 238 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3976 Post(s)
Liked: 3133
Quote:
Originally Posted by dshetler View Post
I have had mine for 6 months and the other night I went to watch a movie and I checked my settings and I notice my backlight was at 20 and my contrast was at 100 just like my HDR 4K movies. None of the documentaries do that so does this mean the movie are HDR?
Bug in the system. Not really HDR. HDR issue not there when played through newer Samsung sets.

UN65KS9800 - Mine
UN65HU9000 + SEK-3500U / UN75JU7100 / UN55HU7250 with SEK-3500U in UJS9000 Mod Mode / UN40J5200AF / HiSense 40H5507 - Wife's
UN55NU8000 X 2 - my 2 kids families (or should I say adults?)
p5browne is offline  
post #205 of 205 Old 05-24-2019, 12:25 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
lujan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 8,544
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4239 Post(s)
Liked: 2393
Quote:
Originally Posted by p5browne View Post
Bug in the system. Not really HDR. HDR issue not there when played through newer Samsung sets.
I know of only 3 movies left on this UHD Video Pack that still have not been released in 4k but they were never in HDR but only SDR:

The Book Thief
Warld War Z and
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
aaronwt likes this.

lujan
505 Ultra HD
720 HD
4 SD
lujan is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Latest Industry News

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off