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Decent, Lower Price UHD Player

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by JohnRice, Jul 24, 2019.

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    Simple question, is there a decent, lower price (under$200) UHD player?
     
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    Yep, if disc play is all you're after: the Philips 7502. (But not if you have a Sony TV and want to use its built-in Dolby Vision.)
     
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    It's for the new TCL TV I got for the living room. I've sworn off all Sony products.
     
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    Is that still a current model?
     
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    Yes, and it has a very simple interface and works well with my equipment. No problems at all.

    The other inexpensive choice is the LG 90.
     
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    I guess I prefer the Philips, if only because it has dual hdmi outputs, just in case...

    And yes, disc play is all I want. I have an AppleTV 4K for streaming.
     
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    I got an open box Philips 7502 for cheap. Right now it's in the main HT, which doesn't have a 4K display, but I want to play the immersive soundtracks from the dozen or so UHD discs I have. Eventually it'll go in the living room and be replaced with a better UHD player in the main system. It's been working fine. I can't remember if I've watched two or three UHD movies, without any real hangups. I did stop one movie and came back to it later, and it had trouble resuming. I ended up stopping the movie and starting it over, manually finding the resume point. Then I did that again last night and it worked fine. I've made a point of cleaning the UHD discs before playing them. As a habit I turn off BD Live, and this player asks to confirm that setting every single time I play something, which is irritating. Clearly they want that to be enabled, but my experience is it can significantly slow down playback, only to tempt me with stuff I don't want to be bothered with.

    So far so good.
     

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