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    4K Blu Ray Player Recommendation

    John and John, the UB-820 it shall be. Appreciate both of you taking the time to respond.
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    4K Blu Ray Player Recommendation

    John thanks for responding. Funny that you bring up the Panasonic. Though I didn't get any other responses here, through more extensive research, I have settled on a Panasonic. I did check out the UB-9000, but I'm most likely going to go with the UB-820. The major difference between the two...
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    These Two Sound Bars -- Which Would You Recommend?

    I’m in the middle of a gradual makeover of my HT. First step will be to replace very old failing BR player with a Panasonic UB820 4K. Next will be an upgrade to a SONY OLED TV and a new sound bar. (Prefer sound bar over receiver/speakers due to room constraints and desire for simplicity and...
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    4K Blu Ray Player Recommendation

    Need to replace very old Panasonic Bly Ray player, as it now requires several attempts to load discs before it finally agrees to read them. Though I don't yet own a 4K TV, I ultimately will, so I plan to "future proof" the B/R player purchase by buying a 4K model. Price is not a sensitive...
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    Powerline Adapters

    Todd, thanks for weighing in. After receiving the benefit of the advice given here, found a good package deal on Amazon: a pair of TP-Link AV2000 powerline adapters (TL-PA9020P Kit) bundled with a TP-Link 5 port network switch (TL-SG105). With reviews on just about everything scattered all...
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    Powerline Adapters

    Got it! Very much appreciate your responses and advice.
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    Powerline Adapters

    Scott, thank you and bear with me as I endeavor to ensure I understand what both Rick and you have said. To confirm: I believe you're saying that I need to buy a matched set of two powerline adapters (i.e., same brand/model), AND one network switch. One power line adapter would plug into...
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    Powerline Adapters

    Rick that's awesome advice -- thank you. (FYI, your attachment just displayed the Amazon home page, not the specific product example you were describing.) The unit that fried was actually the one plugged into my router. So do I just buy one network switch to replace the one by the router and...
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    Powerline Adapters

    My 10 year-old Cisco power line adapter just fried, after working great throughout its life. Need to replace it, but can't find one that fits my needs. Cisco pair had one unit with one ethernet port to plug into my router. The second unit had four ports, three of which I use in a distant...
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    Failing HDMI Cables

    Thanks for your response. - Failed: black screen, dead -- as if unit had no power - Yes, both connected to same TV - Lengths were 6-feet and 4-foot
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    Failing HDMI Cables

    Thanks for your response. Cables go from Blu-ray player and Apple TV respectively directly. Entire system rides on power strip with surge protection. Also have a "whole house surge protector" in my breaker box.
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    Failing HDMI Cables

    I've just had 2 HDMI cables fail within 30 days of one another. They have little in common, so it seems odd. #1: Brand name (Forest), connecting Blu-ray player to TV, 9 year-old cable, never moved, jostled, etc. #2: Cheapo (AmazonBasics), connecting Apple TV 4K to TV, failed after only 4...
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    Unplanned Obsolescence

    Many thanks to all three responders -- great advice, great perspective. With John's comment in mind, as an Apple guy, I plan to go with the AppleTV 4K. Now a follow-up question: My DSL modem (and iMac desktop) and my TV are at opposite ends of my house. As my wifi doesn't reach the TV, I...
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    Unplanned Obsolescence

    Apologies, this is a "PS" from me, the OP. Another thought, would something like Roku be a solution to this situation? I know nothing about "streaming devices" like this -- please advise!
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    Unplanned Obsolescence

    The heart of my 9 year-old HT -- Sony KDL 46EX700 LCD TV and Panasonic DMP-BD65 Blu-Ray Player -- continue to perform flawlessly. I feel no need, and am in no rush to replace them now (though at some future point plan to make the jump to OLED). But a "gotcha" has thrust me into doing something...
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