Originally Posted by tojo_m
Just pulled the trigger for the 77" C8. What is a decent no-frills Bluray player that can play Dolby vision with this TV?
Also, is there a "getting started" resource for newb's to this TV regarding common settings, things to watch out for, etc?
No one yell at me this time, because I am not an xbox cohort.
(Every time I start talking about anything other than an Apple 4k tv, which does not play UHD discs I get crucified... only this thread too. Everywhere else they agree with me... just context)
If you want a super no frills player I will tell you now to follow someone elses recommendation.
First thing though. Samsung, which you may find lower priced than others is because they decided to stop making players, so I assume an overpriced streaming only device or a just cast it from your Samsung s10 to your Samsung tv while keeping it from not losing its charge on a Samsung wireless charging station (i own one Samsung tv and 3 Samsung phones... I'm refreshing this year.. and I went lg for the tv because it is awesome..
we will see about the phones.) You have to think about how much support time you will get from Samsung
They discontinue, that support will disappear fast.
Sanyo has an 80 dollar player but again. For a straight player follow someone else's advice because
.. Sanyo? I dont usually have brand bias but it is half the price or more of... everything (generally speaking). I didnt know they were still in business.
It looks after a quick google there are a few that hover around 100, most are 100-200, and Sony has a 300 dollar one out there. 300...why?
If you want no frills for real someone will give you a recommendation at a lower range.
But for me, let's say it together other members of this thread...
Xbox One S.
It can play 4k discs hdr, dolby vision, dts, dolby (including atmos), or even uncompressed pcm up to 7.1 if your receiver can handle it, it has all apps too like Vudu, movies anywhere, Netflix, prime video, [name you app here]... apple music isnt there but they even have deezer and spotify although MS has their own music service, oh and they rent and sell movies and the apps tend to be the most updated compared to other platforms. It does music streaming or your old CDs! It has a lot of games because it's an xbox. If you are a casual gamer, it runs the games well at HD res, but then UPSCALES to 4k. (And if you are a real gamer just get an xbox one x and get native 4k and x one x enhancements). But Blu-ray and any other video 4k content is fully native. No issues..at all
And its $200 usually on sale for.less and usually comes with a game or two
The other added benefit is that Mocrosoft wont be dropping updates and support for the Xbox S OR X for a very very long time. I cant stress enough
. A long time
So if you want no frills that's cool buy for a relative same price (give or take 60 bucks). BUT MS updates not forever but sort of forever compared to other very specific hardware (say other forms of HDR gain traction... you will get an update from MS instead of worrying if you will never get that new HDR type support or if there is something weird with your standalone player praying that a firmware update will ever arrive.)
So if you want no frills I defer to other suggestions. There is just so much value packed in... I just cant see paying for JUST a player in that relative price range even if that's what you are looking for.
But that's for you to decide.
This is where everyone yells at me
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