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Old 02-12-2019, 02:20 PM   #1321
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as I've said before UHD is region free. the reason it shows region B is because the release has a HD Blu-ray disc as well as a UHD disc. the HD Blu-ray disc is region B locked. so, if you have a UHD player, (like the X700) your good to go for the UHD disc, but, the X700 or any other non region free modded player will NOT play the HD Blu-ray Region B locked disc it (the player) will need to be region free to play the Region B disc.

you with me now? hope this helps.
It actually would be VERY helpful for manufacturers to list that UHD is Region Free, while the BD's are Region Locked. Especially since special features are still largely stuck on the BD's.
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:09 PM   #1322
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It actually would be VERY helpful for manufacturers to list that UHD is Region Free, while the BD's are Region Locked. Especially since special features are still largely stuck on the BD's.
it's not something they need to list for UHD discs as they are all region free. but, I understand what your getting at. also, what we should be fighting for is for studios to put the special features on the UHD discs, it's not like they don't have the space for it.
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Old 02-17-2019, 09:26 PM   #1323
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it's not something they need to list for UHD discs as they are all region free. but, I understand what your getting at. also, what we should be fighting for is for studios to put the special features on the UHD discs, it's not like they don't have the space for it.
Or stop with the silly region locking on the regular BDs, since the UHD ones aren't locked anyway

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Old 02-17-2019, 09:47 PM   #1324
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Or stop with the silly region locking on the regular BDs, since the UHD ones aren't locket anyway
sorry, no timemachine action for the BD's, that train has left the station. we are just gonna have to live with the locked BD's and be happy that thus far, UHD's aren't locked. at least there is that.
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Old 02-20-2019, 11:08 AM   #1325
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Might be a silly question (and I have looked in the manual and can't see it) but does anyone know how to tell the video specs of a disc being played by a Sony X-700?
The obvious answer would be to press 'Display' to see what it says but, whilst that gives the sound details from the disc it seems to give the image details from what it's *outputting*, not what it's *reading* so it always says 3840 x 2160 because it upscales (even DVDs to 4K)... trying to find out if a disc is 1080i or 1080p and 50 or 60Hz
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If you set the resolution to Auto it should read the disc specs with the display button, sounds like you have it set to upscale thru player so that's why it always reads the 4k resolution
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Old 02-20-2019, 01:49 PM   #1327
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If you set the resolution to Auto it should read the disc specs with the display button, sounds like you have it set to upscale thru player so that's why it always reads the 4k resolution
Brilliant; thanks... as a follow up, then, should I change it to Auto to check the disc then change it back so the player is upscaling in operation, or would leaving it on Auto and letting it get upscaled by the Panasonic TX-50EX750B on arrival be better?
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Old 02-20-2019, 02:01 PM   #1328
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I prefer the tv do the upscaling but that's a preference thing, my guess is your tv would do a better job than the player
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Old 02-20-2019, 02:15 PM   #1329
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The other day after a power outage, my x700 wouldn't output any sound whatsoever, but have a shutting down/restarting it fixed itself
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Old 02-20-2019, 03:37 PM   #1330
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I prefer the tv do the upscaling but that's a preference thing, my guess is your tv would do a better job than the player
Thanks again for the information; I suspect I won't see any difference but I'll compare and see if I can
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Old 02-22-2019, 01:10 PM   #1331
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So, what’s the verdict on this player? Been eyeing it since it came out. Should I get one or wait to see what 2019 offers?
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Old 02-22-2019, 01:24 PM   #1332
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Unless you want SACD and DVD-A and don’t care much about picture quality, get this player. If you want the best picture quality, get the Panasonic UB820
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Old 02-22-2019, 01:28 PM   #1333
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Unless you want SACD and DVD-A and donít care much about picture quality, get this player. If you want the best picture quality, get the Panasonic UB820
Is the picture quality not great?
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Old 02-22-2019, 03:18 PM   #1334
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Very extremely good, but not great like the UB820. Upscaling on the 820 is far better than any BD players I’ve ever tested and owned. (I used to own the 700, 800 Sonys; all Samsung UHD players; all Oppo UHD players)
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Old 02-22-2019, 03:26 PM   #1335
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Very extremely good, but not great like the UB820. Upscaling on the 820 is far better than any BD players Iíve ever tested and owned. (I used to own the 700, 800 Sonys; all Samsung UHD players; all Oppo UHD players)
I have a Samsung UBD-M7500 and got the X700 the other night for the Dolby Vision support (which became a moot point because it turns out my receiver doesn't support DV after all). Between the two, I actually prefer the upscaling on the Samsung over the Sony, and not by an insignificant amount. Not sure if I'll end up keeping the X700 or not.
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Old 02-22-2019, 03:42 PM   #1336
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I have a Samsung UBD-M7500 and got the X700 the other night for the Dolby Vision support (which became a moot point because it turns out my receiver doesn't support DV after all). Between the two, I actually prefer the upscaling on the Samsung over the Sony, and not by an insignificant amount. Not sure if I'll end up keeping the X700 or not.
not moot at all, that's why the player has dual HDIM outputs, one for video only to go direct to the DV supported 4K tv and one for audio to go to the receiver.

one extra cable will resolve this also, gives you absolute untouched direct video signal path to the tv from the player.
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Old 02-22-2019, 04:04 PM   #1337
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not moot at all, that's why the player has dual HDIM outputs, one for video only to go direct to the DV supported 4K tv and one for audio to go to the receiver.

one extra cable will resolve this also, gives you absolute untouched direct video signal path to the tv from the player.
True, and I did end up doing this during my troubleshooting, but this may not stand as a permanent solution for one simple reason - my OCD will simply not allow me to have some of my component switching handled by the TV and some by the receiver. My TV doesn't have enough HDMIs to handle the switching of all my components. So I either need to get a much smarter remote to handle the current situation, or upgrade my receiver to one that's DV compatible, and sadly neither is in the cards right now.
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Old 02-25-2019, 01:41 PM   #1339
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I just picked up this player and am kind of annoyed about having to manually turn Dolby Vision on and off. It is wayyyy quieter than the LG UP970 I had before though.

Are there any other obvious cons with this player?
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upscaling is not that great.
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