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Old 08-03-2022, 10:33 PM   #41
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If you use a 4k player to watch 1080p discs on a 1080p TV will the player still try to upscale?

Is there an option to turn off upscaling in the players menus?
The machine only upscales if the output resolution is set higher than the resolution of the video on the disc. If you do not want the machine to upscale, set the output resolution to the resolution of the video on the disc. If you have an OPPO, Pioneer, Sony or any other MediaTek-based machine, you can have the machine automatically change the output resolution by setting it to “Source Direct.”
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If you use a 4k player to watch 1080p discs on a 1080p TV will the player still try to upscale?

Is there an option to turn off upscaling in the players menus?
Two examples.

Sony UBP-X800M2, 4K upscale setting, select OFF

Panasonic UB820, change video resolution from Auto to 1080p.
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Old 08-04-2022, 06:44 AM   #43
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Many thanks, both of you.
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Old 08-10-2022, 06:55 AM   #44
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If you were playing a 1080p blu ray on your 4k TV via a 4k player do you have to manually disable HDR somewhere so it doesn't get applied to discs that don't have HDR and therefore look wrong?

Or will HDR settings just be made N/A anyway?
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Unless you're forcing HDR from the player, it will most likely be output as SDR and thus handled by your TV as such.
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Old 08-14-2022, 08:01 AM   #46
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If I get a 4k player to use for standard blu rays only will I need to upgrade my hdmi 1.3 cables to 2.0 or 2.1 cables?
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If you don't upgrade the HDMI cables, the handshake between the TV and player won't work for 4K content, so you should upgrade the cables. Inexpensive 2.0 cables are easy to come by, so you shouldn't have any problem financing the upgrade, as long as you buy online and stick to short lengths.
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Old 08-14-2022, 06:01 PM   #48
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If you were playing a 1080p blu ray on your 4k TV via a 4k player do you have to manually disable HDR somewhere so it doesn't get applied to discs that don't have HDR and therefore look wrong?

Or will HDR settings just be made N/A anyway?
No, standard Blu-rays doesn't have HDR, so the 4K TV and Blu-ray Player will not display the movie(s) with HDR. Only 4K movies that includes HDR or Dolby Vision on the 4K discs, will play in HDR and Dolby Vision (if applicable).
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Thanks.

I knew hdmi 1.3 was no good for 4k discs but I was wondering if the fact the player was being used to just play 1080p discs might have made upgrading to 2.0 unnesessery until I got a 4k TV.
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No, standard Blu-rays doesn't have HDR, so the 4K TV and Blu-ray Player will not display the movie(s) with HDR. Only 4K movies that includes HDR or Dolby Vision on the 4K discs, will play in HDR and Dolby Vision (if applicable).
So HDR settings will just be non applicable when playing a 1080p blu ray.
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So HDR settings will just be non applicable when playing a 1080p blu ray.
Yes, since standard blu-rays doesn't have HDR (only 4K UHD discs and streaming services), regular blu-rays will play normal in 1080p, even though the TV is equipped with HDR. If a 4K TV doesn't detect a HDR or a Dolby Vision signal from the disc, the TV will not display the movie in HDR.
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Many thanks, Slim.
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You're welcome.
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Old 08-26-2022, 07:11 PM   #54
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Been reading more and more about 4k to to having to inevitably switch to Oled when my plasma dies.

Is it right that Dolby Vision actually forces motion interpolation on your TV?? The dreaded soap opera effect that any cinephile knows to turn off?

I think when my Plasma packs in I'll be taking up golf.

Apparently oled has less power consumption though.... Yay!
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DV shouldn't turn on MI, but when you watch DV content, your TV might load a separate configuration settings table for DV that has it enabled, which means that you have to go in and manually disable it.
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