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4K Upgrades

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by WillG, Jun 7, 2017.

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  1. Scott Merryfield

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    If you want a player with Dolby Vision support right now, your options are limited. Oppo and LG are the only two I am aware of, and the LG has lots of issues. I think they pulled the DV firmware due to playback problems.
     
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    The new Philips 7502 player, like the LG, is promised a DOlby VIsion update by year's end, but it hasn't happened yet. Not only did the LG have the DV update pulled, but there are many complaints about its build quality.

    So right this second, Oppo is the only DV game in town in terms of players.
     
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    Yeah i'm not too concerned about it then.

    Looks like this Sony is the way to go.

    Somehow over the last 15 ish years I always end up with a Denon receiver and a Sony player.
     
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    At $150, the Sony is a fine stop gap until there are more options available with Dolby Vision support. I paid $270 for mine early this year, and plan on moving it to our master bedroom at some point when those options become available. Oppo makes excellent players, but their current UHD player costs quite a bit more than I ever spend on a disc player.
     
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    One of the Oppos strengths that's often overlooked is how easy and cheap it is make the player region-free. A $58 kit that plugs into the RS-232 port and one USB port is all it takes. While the UDP-203 may be pricey to some, it's without a doubt the most versatile 4K player on the market and represents a great value if you leverage all of its capabilities.
     
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    Also, as I did, you can remove the Oppo player cover with just a regular screwdriver and install the region free kit inside (no dangling cables on the outside) very easily. Took me less than 10min.
     
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    Not always based on my previous experience with the Oppo 93.
     
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    Went ahead and bought the x800 from BB.
    They have a deal that if you buy a $150 eGC you get a $15 eGC to use in December
     

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