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Old 10-05-2022, 10:31 PM   #38961
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Wow, this was an unexpected announcement. I normally don't purchase TV shows nowadays, but may make an exception to these just to give Amazon that nudge to go ahead and release RoP on 4K disc, too.
Season 1 was very very good with a solid Atmos track as a bonus. Season 2 dropped off a bit, but was still worth it.
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Old 10-06-2022, 01:10 AM   #38962
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Season 1 was very very good with a solid Atmos track as a bonus. Season 2 dropped off a bit, but was still worth it.
Sorry if this is redundant, what is your streaming device(s)? Looked in your equipment list but did not see one.

Been a very long day looking at fall colors on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Cherohala Skyway.
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Old 10-06-2022, 11:20 AM   #38963
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Sorry if this is redundant, what is your streaming device(s)? Looked in your equipment list but did not see one.

Been a very long day looking at fall colors on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Cherohala Skyway.
At the risk of subjecting myself to criticism, the pendulum swings all the way to disc only in my setup. I donít have a streaming device currently, but will probably grab an Apple TV at some point. I picked up the first two seasons of Jack Ryan when they were released.
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Old 10-06-2022, 02:56 PM   #38964
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At the risk of subjecting myself to criticism, the pendulum swings all the way to disc only in my setup. I donít have a streaming device currently, but will probably grab an Apple TV at some point. I picked up the first two seasons of Jack Ryan when they were released.
Nothing to criticize. IF my Sony UHD BD players had more streaming apps I would not have the other boxes. They never miss on using original frame rate and resolution.

The Nvidia Shield Pro (Android based) has to have a app to match frame rate. Match frame rate may have been addressed with the last Android (Google TV) update but have not updated mine because of other problems with that release. Will research at some point.

Apple finally fixed match frame rate (last year??) and I procured one. Also have a Roku Ultra and Amazon Cube. Sometimes Amazon and Walmart will have the Ultra for around $80 and Amazon will have a ATV4K on sale.
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Old 10-06-2022, 03:18 PM   #38965
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The Nvidia Shield Pro (Android based) has to have a app to match frame rate. Match frame rate may have been addressed with the last Android (Google TV) update but have not updated mine because of other problems with that release. Will research at some point.
Is playing Dolby Vision movies from the TV's Android system still a lost cause? I tried Codi with my new Sony yesterday. The speed was too slow, which I can probably fix with one of those Ethernet to USB adapters. But, more importantly, I couldn't bitstream sound to my receiver. It was coming through in stereo. I did set both the TV and receiver to ARC/eARC and made sure bitstreaming was enabled in Kodi and on the TV.

I'm not totally sure about this A80K (top-right). I know it's significantly dimmer than my 900E. It's hard to do a side by side comparison. madVR's (top-right image) colors look much better than my LG UP870 (bottom-left image). I also tried comparing between my PS4 and BD player, but the PS4 BD player doesn't even have any color options. Then I tried moving the HDMI cable from TV to TV, but the time in between made it harder to judge. I also tried taking photos of each screen separately and then comparing them from my computer, but the camera exposure and ISO variabilities made that not useful.



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Old 10-06-2022, 03:32 PM   #38966
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I would do a madVR side by side comparison, but for some reason Nvidia is not sending 10-bit video through its only HDMI port. I have to use my DisplayPort to HDMI adapter, and I only have the one.
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Old 10-06-2022, 04:15 PM   #38967
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Walmart Reduces DVD, Blu-ray Disc Footprint by 20%

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As disc sales, overall, continue to decline, Walmart Inc. is reportedly scaling back its DVD and Blu-ray Disc store footprint by 20% in advance of this year’s holiday season, sources say.

Walmart is the world’s biggest retailer and one of the top sellers of packaged media.

Last fall, Media Play News reported that many Target stores, in the midst of an overall store layout redesign, “have seemingly cut in half the amount of shelf space in their electronics departments devoted to packaged-media movies and TV shows.” Best Buy stores, too, have shrunk their packaged-media sections over the last few years.
https://www.mediaplaynews.com/walmar...by-20-percent/
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Old 10-06-2022, 09:52 PM   #38968
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Expected. Who shops in store these days? Even when buying for family over Christmas and birthdays, it’s way easier just to use Prime and get one day shipping.
I haven’t been near a store for a year but I have bought more then ever this year.

Discs are doing ok in the U.K.
Heck, my own family buy me discs online every time. I’m sure many families are the same.
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Old 10-06-2022, 10:28 PM   #38969
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Expected. Who shops in store these days? Even when buying for family over Christmas and birthdays, itís way easier just to use Prime and get one day shipping.
I havenít been near a store for a year but I have bought more then ever this year.

Discs are doing ok in the U.K.
Heck, my own family buy me discs online every time. Iím sure many families are the same.
Did you read the article?

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Further cutting into Walmartís disc sales, observers say, is the chainís growing tendency to put select merchandise ó from razors to DVDs ó inside locked cabinets.

ďDVD has traditionally been an impulse buy,Ē one observer said, ďand tracking down a clerk to unlock a cabinet doesnít play into that scenario.Ē
BTW - Amazon Prime here in the US is two days shipping not one.

Yes - discs are doing better in the UK simply because the UK is far behind the US in streaming adoption.
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Old 10-06-2022, 10:39 PM   #38970
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Did you read the article?



BTW - Amazon Prime here in the US is two days shipping not one.

Yes - discs are doing better in the UK simply because the UK is far behind the US in streaming adoption.
Netflix and Amazon have had streaming services here for many years. Enough time for people to flee disc.
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Old 10-06-2022, 10:42 PM   #38971
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Expected. Who shops in store these days? Even when buying for family over Christmas and birthdays, it’s way easier just to use Prime and get one day shipping.
I haven’t been near a store for a year but I have bought more then ever this year.

Discs are doing ok in the U.K.
Heck, my own family buy me discs online every time. I’m sure many families are the same.
For me personally, definitely easier to order online. My nearest store is in Chester - some 20 miles or so from where I live. There was another one called Fopp in Manchester the last time I visited the city (about an hour's drive) just before all the covid lockdowns started, and it was really good - loads of discs from indie labels like Arrow, Eureka, etc.
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Old 10-06-2022, 10:49 PM   #38972
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Netflix and Amazon have had streaming services here for many years. Enough time for people to flee disc.
2? That's all? You are forgetting the Pandemic accelerated the growth of streaming.

Here in the US the average family subscribes to 5 SVODs. Does the UK even have 5 SVODs?
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Old 10-06-2022, 10:56 PM   #38973
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Starting tomorrow I begin a series of appointments with some specialists in an attempt to solve some ongoing mysterious mysteries.
I'm only just catching up with the posts since I last logged on. Vilya, I wish you all the very best, and I hope everything goes smoothly for you.
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Old 10-06-2022, 10:56 PM   #38974
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For me personally, definitely easier to order online. My nearest store is in Chester - some 20 miles or so from where I live. There was another one called Fopp in Manchester the last time I visited the city (about an hour's drive) just before all the covid lockdowns started, and it was really good - loads of discs from indie labels like Arrow, Eureka, etc.
Much easier mate. Especially with bank transfers so easy on our mobile phones. Even if family donít have Amazon, I can order for them/for me and transfer funds in a second.

Itís actually a hassle to go shopping when one can just buy gifts or stuff for ourselves so easily.
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2? That's all? You are forgetting the Pandemic accelerated the growth of streaming.

Here in the US the average family subscribes to 5 SVODs. Does the UK even have 5 SVODs?
Yep, we have BBC IPlayer, Now tv (Sky’s streaming offering), Amazon and Freevee, Netflix, Disney+, Apple plus, Paramount+, Peacock, Britbox, Pluto (free with ads) and next month ITVX.

Plus catch ups C4 and C5 (C4 paid subscription to remove ads)

HBO content is supplied through Sky Q or Now tv.
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Old 10-07-2022, 09:00 AM   #38976
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Itís actually a hassle to go shopping when one can just buy gifts or stuff for ourselves so easily.
Very true. I used to live in Manchester until the late 1990's, and at that time we had both the HMV Megastore and Virgin Megastore on the same street. I spent many hours there and spent a fortune over the years. Sadly they have both gone now. From where I now live, it's not really worth the trip down just to go into Fopp (as nice as the shop is), plus you have the hassle of finding somewhere to park, and then you pay through the nose for the privilege of using a car park.
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Very true. I used to live in Manchester until the late 1990's, and at that time we had both the HMV Megastore and Virgin Megastore on the same street. I spent many hours there and spent a fortune over the years. Sadly they have both gone now. From where I now live, it's not really worth the trip down just to go into Fopp (as nice as the shop is), plus you have the hassle of finding somewhere to park, and then you pay through the nose for the privilege of using a car park.
We still have a HMV but never had a Fopp.
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We still have a HMV but never had a Fopp.
If I'm not mistaken I think Fopp is now owned by HMV, and there are only a handful of Fopp stores nationwide anyway. When HMV closed down their Manchester Megastore, I understand they opened a much smaller shop in the Arndale Centre, but I've never seen it, nor do I know whether it's still there or not.
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If I'm not mistaken I think Fopp is now owned by HMV, and there are only a handful of Fopp stores nationwide anyway. When HMV closed down their Manchester Megastore, I understand they opened a much smaller shop in the Arndale Centre, but I've never seen it, nor do I know whether it's still there or not.
I see, thanks.
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Old 10-07-2022, 01:50 PM   #38980
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Sorry Gun, I can not answer because I use a video projector and have a AVP so no need for ARC or eARC. I tried Plex and Kodi sometime back but have no need for either one. Have a Sony UBP-X1000, Oppo UDP-203, Zidoo Z9X and Zappiti Neo for media playing. The Z9X and Neo have the Dolby VS10 engine.
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