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    Join Date: Apr 2015

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    I'm Phil.

    Default 4K blu ray player - worth the jump?

    I took delivery of a new 4K TV yesterday and spent the rest of the day in awe at its abilities, not least of which was its upscaling prowess when playing standard blu ray discs.

    It left me wondering if I should proceed with my plan in the near future to buy a 4k blu ray machine; is the leap from blu ray to 4k blu ray worth the investment?

    Any advice, anyone?

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    Hi Phil

    The simple answer is "yes" ! I bought a oppo udp-203 and couldn't believe my eyes the improvement it made not only on blu-rays but on dvds as well.

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    In April I bought a Panasonic TX-65DX902B TV and in May I bought a Samsung UBD-K8500 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player.
    Picture quality with upscaled Blu-ray films is excellent and with UHD HDR Blu-ray films is stunning with the right films. UHD Blu-ray films need to be researched to find the ones with the best picture quality.

    I've also upgraded my Netflix plan/subscription to UHD, the picture quality of Netflix UHD content isn't as good as UHD Blu-ray but it's pretty good.

    Amazon and HMV currently have a few UHD Blu-ray films on offer at two for 30.00

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/b?ie=UTF8&node=12925914031

    http://store.hmv.com/search-results?...t=uhd+2+for+30

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    Thanks, chaps.

    I've earmarked a few models to have a gander's at and will probably snaffle one the next time Richer Sounds have a rush of blood to the head.

    I upgraded my Netflix to their 4K service on the day the TV arrived. Stunning quality.

    Thanks again.

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    Join Date: Feb 2013

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    Oddly I just ordered a Sony 4K upscale version. Thought it was good enough for my TVs good price too
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    always used oppo.do constant updates and the machines are like tanks.ive got a 105 and a 205,also 83se with updated board and customer service is second to none

    cheers

    alan
    linn and naim man here

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    Join Date: Feb 2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by al b back View Post
    always used oppo.do constant updates and the machines are like tanks.ive got a 105 and a 205,also 83se with updated board and customer service is second to none

    cheers

    alan
    Would love one but I'm poor lol. Got oppo headphones and they are hreat
    Regards,
    Grant ....

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    Got my Father's Day pressie. Sony blue ray upscale 4K. Don't have 4K tv yet but nice to know it's there. Got wifi and apps too so a useful bit of kit. Good pic too. Better than last one

    Regards,
    Grant ....

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
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    an update... the damn thing packed up near end of a dvd... started jittering etc and not keen on giving up disc after. On its way back to Amazon .... so beware sony bluray build quality. Picture was superb but no use if it cant manage a single dvd without breaking down.
    Regards,
    Grant ....

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    DENON DV2900 - TWIN PRO MONOBLOCK AMPLIFIERS - XIANG SHENG DAC\PRE\HEADPHONE AMP - AVANTREE OASIS CLASS 1 BLUETOOTH - AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-MSR7 & OPPO PM-3 PLANAR HEADPHONES - WIN10 JRIVER23, DEEZER HiFi - ECHO DOT - SMSL M6 MINIDAC - FULL RANGE TWIN TELEFUNKEN's - Q ACOUSTIC BT3 actives - CANTON SUB - MAINS REGENERATED AND FILTERED.

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    Not good. Glad you packed it off back to them Grant. Where was it made, Taiwan, Singapore, China?
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