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Affordable 3D blu ray player recommendations?


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#1 of 9 damian-C

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Posted May 16 2013 - 12:45 PM

I am looking for a 3d blu ray player for my Samsung 8000 series 55" LED TV. What would you guys recommend at an affordable price? It might be used to play avi or mp3 files too.



#2 of 9 Ronald Epstein

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Posted May 16 2013 - 01:52 PM

I personally like the Panasonics, though I haven't actually

owned one in quite a few years (I own an Oppo which is

anything but affordable).

 

Whatever you do, stick with brands you know.  Anything

you are thinking about buying, punch up on Amazon and

read the reviews from people that own it.

 

Are you the same guy that had a problem with his Samsung

Blu-ray player?  I ask, because I would normally say stick

with the same brand player as your display so you can work

them both off a single remote.  However, if your past experience

with Samsung was not good, then I am probably giving you

bad advice.


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#3 of 9 Ejanss

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Posted May 16 2013 - 02:13 PM

Haven't connected the Playstation 3 to a home-theater setup, so I can't get into all the arcane geekery of its audio capabilities--When it came out, the biggest complaint was about minor 3D-menu issues, but what haven't been fixed since are negligible at best.

 

But for the sheer amount of "smart" streaming-television apps (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Vudu, etc.) you get standard--and optimized for a machine designed to create better resolution faster on less streaming--it makes a better settop streaming box than the Roku, or any of the apps in a standalone player.



#4 of 9 FoxyMulder

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Posted May 16 2013 - 03:55 PM

I'll throw in a few models.  I would take the Sony over the Panasonic but i have experience of the step down Panasonic model and it works flawlessly thus the bigger brother should be fine, ignore the 1 star Amazon reviews, all models get it, later firmware usually would have fixed any issues and if you go for last years models you are more likely to get a stable release without issues that some of the newer models will have.

 

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#5 of 9 Ronald Epstein

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Posted May 17 2013 - 02:12 AM

Looking at both links.  Excellent recommendations.


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#6 of 9 Matt Hough

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Posted May 17 2013 - 04:37 AM

I have both Panasonics and Sonys (the Sony replaced my PS3 which finally died after six years of heavy use and not even for gaming). I've also had Samsungs. Samsung had the shortest shelf life which is why I didn't go back to it. I read lots of complaints about the Panasonic's ability to do reliable streaming, but since I don't stream much (only have a DSL internet), it's no problem for me (it streams YouTube just fine which is the extent of my streaming).

 

For playing 3D and regular Blu-ray, both Panasonic and Sony are excellent and seem no different in picture quality. For DVD upconversion, I think Panasonic handles that the best.



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Posted May 17 2013 - 06:36 AM

I have a PS3 for my 55 inch 3D display and a Sony 3D player for my Panasonic 3D projector and they both work fine.

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#8 of 9 Chuck Anstey

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Posted May 17 2013 - 07:04 AM

I use a Panasonic 3D player for my Sony 3D projector.



#9 of 9 Stephen_J_H

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Posted May 21 2013 - 09:49 AM

Sony 3D player to 50" Panny plasma via Onkyo 3D receiver. No major problems.


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