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Old 03-30-2019, 02:10 AM   #1
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Default Any recommendations for a cheap 4K player?

I just bought a cheap 4K TV a month ago and would like to get a cheap 4K disc player to go with it. I have noticed that most cheap 4K players at Walmart won't even play 4K discs?! The advertising on these players have really confused me and seem deliberately misleading. I really wouldn't want to pay more then 100 dollars until I am sold on the format.
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I just bought a cheap 4K TV a month ago and would like to get a cheap 4K disc player to go with it. I have noticed that most cheap 4K players at Walmart won't even play 4K discs?! The advertising on these players have really confused me and seem deliberately misleading. I really wouldn't want to pay more then 100 dollars until I am sold on the format.
Older BD players that upscale to 4k are not UHD BD players. This is where the store is at fault mislabeling players.

See this description: 4K Upscaling Wi-Fi Built-In Blu-ray Player, that is not a UHD BD player.

You don’t want to get the cheapest UHD BD players available. But tell us what interested you and we can provide opinions. Phillips, LG and Sony all make reasonable UHD BD players.

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Old 03-30-2019, 02:34 AM   #3
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Older BD players that upscale to 4k are not UHD BD players. This is where the store is at fault mislabeling players.

You don’t want to get the cheapest UHD BD players available. But tell us what interested you and we can provide opinions. Phillips, LG and Sony all make reasonable players.
Give me the cheapest price on any of those brand players and where I can get it. One of the reasons I am not that sold on the format is the titles that are coming out. I have no interest in any of "the best 4K Blu-ray deals" on this page and tend to go for older classic films. I did recently get a Game of Thrones Season One 4K set for 15 dollars (used) and would like to watch it. I guess I am supposed to look for the words "UHD" in the ads and not 4K.
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Give me the cheapest price on any of those brand players and where I can get it. One of the reasons I am not that sold on the format is the titles that are coming out. I have no interest in any of "the best 4K Blu-ray deals" on this page and tend to go for older classic films. I did recently get a Game of Thrones Season One 4K set for 15 dollars (used) and would like to watch it. I guess I am supposed to look for the words "UHD" in the ads and not 4K.
You will see UHD and 4K used a lot in a similar manner. Players can be described as 4K or UHD, confusing huh! They will usually call these players 4K UHD Blu-ray players and you really want one with 2 HDMI outputs so you can use a old AVR and a display with separate cables if your gear is not new (aside from UDTV)

But media always has 4K on the slipcover or case at the top.

Low end brand name 4K UHD Blu-ray players start at about $175 to $200.

Example Bestbuy has a Sony x800 for $199 because the new model is coming. Walmart want to sell you that for $298 right now.

If you see a Magnavox or Sanyo for like $60 to $70 this is not what you want because they have usually one HDMI port, missing common features like WiFi, and the reliability is what you expect for something dirt cheap.

UHD optical loaders are not that cheap so yes it costs more for that component in a player compared to an older BD player.

You could get a open box from BB, just like some return at Amazon.
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Old 03-30-2019, 03:25 PM   #5
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There are "cheap" UHD-BD players. Magnavox has one, Philips has one, and the recognized brands can often be found on clearance discounts if you know where to look at places like Target.
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It'll be best to save up enough money to get a good quality UHD player the first time because, if you keep buying cheap products, most likely the quality is subpar, and the player will be subjected to moderate or frequent mechanical problems from poor quality, and you'll be wasting your money, then you'll have to end up spending more money to buy another player, if you don't buy a extended warranty.
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Old 03-30-2019, 04:59 PM   #7
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I guess I'll probably wait a while. That's a bit more then I wanted to spend considering there aren't that many 4K movie titles jumping out at me. Thanks anyway.
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Check eBay for the Sony UBP-X800.
Can be purchased for around $150 or less
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That I've read the bottom rung players tend to be noisey during use, try to buy from a store.
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