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Old Yesterday, 09:56 PM   #13601
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Spin it all you want another major manufacturer quitting the 4K player business is not a good sign
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Spin it all you want another major manufacturer quitting the 4K player business is not a good sign
Thank you, I will.



I can't control the news, but I sure can my outlook. It is as sunny as ever, so much so that I need my

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Old Yesterday, 10:43 PM   #13603
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Spin it all you want another major manufacturer quitting the 4K player business is not a good sign
It just means that Samsung's competitors are beating them, not that 4K players in general are selling poorly. Does Ultraviolet, Target Ticket, and FilmStruck being shutdown mean that streaming is doing poorly? No, it just means that their competitors are beating them.
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Wait until Sony announces a 4K player built into their PS5.

Mainstream option, here we come!
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Does anyone use a game console as a disc player? I just use my Xbox One S. I like that I can use VUDU and Hulu in addition to playing my DVD/Blu-ray and 4K discs. My TV only does 1080 but the few 4K discs I own are a different transfer on a couple of them (Terminator 2 and Batman Begins). Star Wars - The Last Jedi I have is also 4K but I wanted the steelbook which was only available if I bought the 4K.

I'm surprised some of these companies like Sony or Samsung or whoever don't just make a universal disc player that can play all three formats (DVD/Blu-ray and 4K).
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Old Today, 12:43 AM   #13606
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Yeah, it pretty much kills TRUE HT.
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It just means that Samsung's competitors are beating them, not that 4K players in general are selling poorly. Does Ultraviolet, Target Ticket, and FilmStruck being shutdown mean that streaming is doing poorly? No, it just means that their competitors are beating them.
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Wait until Sony announces a 4K player built into their PS5.

Mainstream option, here we come!
Boy you guys are in denial, Oppo had all kinds of excuses, Samsung is no good. Don't you think it might be Discs are the main reason? UV is on the way out, but MA has taken over Vudu has an option for this. I say the 4K Manufactures that include Streaming Apps will fare well, like Panasonic and Sony. You Disc guys have to see the writing on the wall!
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Boy you guys are in denial, Oppo had all kinds of excuses, Samsung is no good. Don't you think it might be Discs are the main reason? UV is on the way out, but MA has taken over Vudu has an option for this. I say the 4K Manufactures that include Streaming Apps will fare well, like Panasonic and Sony. You Disc guys have to see the writing on the wall!
Donít you get it? Peoole seek out highest quality for their HT. without that, HT will shrink. You donít have any real standards, therefore itís not a big deal to you. Werenít you using a interlaced display a short while back?
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UV is on the way out, but MA has taken over Vudu has an option for this.
You're saying that UV folded because there was another better option? If only we had another better option for playing 4K Blu-ray than Samsung.

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Never owned a Samsung disc player because they never had discrete On/Off IR codes for their players. Pioneer, Sony, Oppo, LG, etc. does have have discrete IR On/Off codes.

AFAIK, all Samsung Blu-ray and UHD Blu-ray players used, non-defeatable, video noise reduction.
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Boy you guys are in denial, Oppo had all kinds of excuses, Samsung is no good. Don't you think it might be Discs are the main reason? UV is on the way out, but MA has taken over Vudu has an option for this. I say the 4K Manufactures that include Streaming Apps will fare well, like Panasonic and Sony. You Disc guys have to see the writing on the wall!
You are free to interpret this news as you like; you want it to be a nail in the coffin of physical media, which is how you choose to see everything, while the rational among us see it as simply a market correction. Samsung 4K players had a poor reputation and they did not support Dolby Vision...in 2019. Why would anyone even want a 4K player that lacked Dolby Vision when almost every player but theirs offered it?

Oppo left their entire home audio & video business, including your preferred listening technology: the headphone, as well as amps for them, DACs, and disc players. Is there no demand for headphones, too? They did so to focus on their core business: smartphones.

I see this writing on the wall above the corner where you are sitting in large block(head) letters:

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Old Today, 03:04 AM   #13612
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Donít you get it? Peoole seek out highest quality for their HT. without that, HT will shrink. You donít have any real standards, therefore itís not a big deal to you. Werenít you using a interlaced display a short while back?
If you call over two years a short time, yes. Time flies and so does Technology, a couple of years is an Eternity. The only people that require the highest quality are on this Web Site. The General Public just wants to see a Movie or TV Show in a decent Format, that's why DVD are still so popular. My ISP Cable Systems just upgraded their Fiber Network. They added Total Home DVR, which is putting your recordings on an Intranet Server to access from any TV or Device in your home. This can easily include your Movie and TV Show Collection. Streaming Networks and Servers are coming!
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I'm super annoyed Best Buy doesn't sell CDs anymore.
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If you call over two years a short time, yes. Time flies and so does Technology, a couple of years is an Eternity.
It's another Entry for the alchav dictionaryô.

Eternity (noun): two years

Digital (adjective): everything

Servers (noun): storage for everything

Rude Awakening (noun): pleasant future

Always Remember to capitalize random Words and use Sunglasses otherwise people will have no Idea what you're talking About.

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If you call over two years a short time, yes. Time flies and so does Technology, a couple of years is an Eternity. The only people that require the highest quality are on this Web Site. The General Public just wants to see a Movie or TV Show in a decent Format, that's why DVD are still so popular. My ISP Cable Systems just upgraded their Fiber Network. They added Total Home DVR, which is putting your recordings on an Intranet Server to access from any TV or Device in your home. This can easily include your Movie and TV Show Collection. Streaming Networks and Servers are coming!
It has been over three years, and counting, since streaming service bitrates have improved. If two years is an eternity, what do you call 3+ years? Rhetorical question, no need to answer.

The only people that want the highest quality are members of this website? Again, you are reliably wrong. Seeing as you think anecdotes are the gospel truth, try this one on for size:

A friend of mine since 1971 has a mom in her 80s that owns a better TV than yours, a better disc player than yours, listens through a better sound system than your wireless headphones, and owns more blu-rays than you own digital titles. She does not visit this website, but she does have an advanced education and appreciates what blu-ray has to offer. She does not stream.

I get better internet than you do in my little village of 1600. My download speed is 135 Mbps now, to your 85 Mbps, and I have the option of going up to 1 Gbps. None of it makes streaming look or sound any less limited because both streaming bitrates and the codecs used for them have remained stagnant since 2015.

The only thing older than DVR service, cloud or local storage, are your meaningless and randomly capitalized single emoji punctuated posts.

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I'm super annoyed Best Buy doesn't sell CDs anymore.
Why? Buy them somewhere else or online. Best Buy is not the only retailer on Earth by a longshot.
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It's another Entry for the alchav dictionary™.

Eternity (noun): two years

Digital (adjective): everything

Servers (noun): storage for everything

Rude Awakening (noun): pleasant future

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We know still another member who thinks 8+ years is "soon."
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We know still another member who thinks 8+ years is "soon."
Well it's only 4 Eternities away, sounds soon to me.
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It has been over three years, and counting, since streaming service bitrates have improved. If two years is an eternity, what do you call 3+ years? Rhetorical question, no need to answer.

I get better internet than you do in my little village of 1600. My download speed is 135 Mbps now, to your 85 Mbps, and I have the option of going up to 1 Gbps. None of it makes streaming look or sound any less limited because both streaming bitrates and the codecs used for them have remained stagnant since 2015.

The only thing older than DVR service, cloud or local storage, are your meaningless and randomly capitalized single emoji punctuated posts.
Streaming Bitrates have not changed because most people barely get 25Mbps, just a few like us get more and mine is Symmetrical. So the Providers are working with those 25Mbps in improving the Codec and using Adaptive Streaming. That's why I think Symmetrical Speeds are so important for that two way communication for Picture and Sound Quality.

That is Server Based DVR Service, that means the capability is there for Storage and playback of your Movie and TV Show Collection.
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Streaming Bitrates have not changed because most people barely get 25Mbps, just a few like us get more and mine is Symmetrical. So the Providers are working with those 25Mbps in improving the Codec and using Adaptive Streaming. That's why I think Symmetrical Speeds are so important for that two way communication for Picture and Sound Quality.

That is Server Based DVR Service, that means the capability is there for Storage and playback of your Movie and TV Show Collection.
The most recent FCC report shows that 92% of Americans have access to broadband. 92% is most definitely "most" Americans. The average broadband speed in the U.S. is 95.25 Mbps. The overall average speed in the U.S. is just shy of 26 Mbps, but the reason for that low average is due to more than access issues; economic issues are a factor, too. Not everyone can afford high speed broadband internet. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, a full 35% of Americans lack broadband service despite it being available to 92% of Americans. 65% of Americans have broadband service and that, too, is "most" by any definition.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/web/fc...adband-access/

http://www.pewinternet.org/fact-shee...net-broadband/

https://www.speedtest.net/reports/un...es/2018/fixed/

https://bgr.com/2018/07/10/average-i...-vs-the-world/

Bitrates have not improved because low standard viewers, like you, are already content with what they receive now. It doesn't take all that much to please viewers like you who listen thru wireless headphones or with the TV's built-in speakers. Convenience and cheap is what rings your bell. The streaming services don't need to improve anything because viewers like you are already happier than pigs in sheet.

Adaptive streaming adjust bitrates downwards to accommodate those with even worse internet than what you receive. Streaming providers, like Netflix, Vudu, and Amazon, do not exceed 16 Mbps, period. This has been proven numerous times with numerous citations by numerous members. There is almost no two-way communication involved with streaming; this has been proven repeatedly also. It is no surprise that you have learned nothing from any of it. Just comfort yourself by clicking your heels together and repeating "it's all digital" until you feel better.

DVR storage, on a remote server, of programs that you record from your cable TV service, analogous to cloud storage in that the data is not locally stored, is OLD news. You in no sense own such content, either. The fact that your provider offers it is nothing special. This feature is as common as dirt. You talk about DVR service like it was some kind of break through tech; it isn't.

Your digital library has always been stored on a remote server; nothing new about that, either.

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