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Old 03-16-2020, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default Best cheap 4K player right now...

Hey, I just got a 4K TV and I'm looking for a solid 4K Blu Ray player that's cheap-ish. I only want it to tide me over until the next gen consoles come out so I don't want to spend a lot. What would you guys recommend? I don't care about it having 3D and I don't care if it does streaming. Really the only thing I care about is a quality 4K playback with all the HDR standards supported. Audio is not even that important as I'm just going to be using optical until I get my receiver upgraded.

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Old 03-16-2020, 08:45 PM   #2
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for a quality picture?
easily the LG UBKM9 at Walmart (daily priced at $175)

alternatively (if price matters exclusively)
'any player' priced lower that 'you're comfortable with'

available information regarding players can get complex
keeping it simple - this is the guidance that i can position
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for a quality picture?
easily the LG UBKM9 at Walmart (daily priced at $175)

alternatively (if price matters exclusively)
'any player' priced lower that 'you're comfortable with'

available information regarding players can get complex
keeping it simple - this is the guidance that i can position
Thanks! That's just what I'm looking for!
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Old 03-17-2020, 11:48 PM   #4
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Some folks like the Panasonic DP-UB420. Now it can be had online and box stores for $150 USD.
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The Panasonic does tone mapping

HDR is complex with some movies having a higher range than others but with the Panasonic you specify what type of display You have and it matrixes everything into a proper response.

Alternatively you ca have it output SDR BT 2020. This can be useful because it’s far easier to calibrate SDR..

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is the noticeable difference between Bluray 4K and regular Blueray (2k) about the same noticeable difference as Bluray 2K and DVD?
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is the noticeable difference between Bluray 4K and regular Blueray (2k) about the same noticeable difference as Bluray 2K and DVD?
In terms of H & V resolution, no. A large percentage of UHD content is upscaled from 2K DI sources.
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