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  Reply # 1615717 22-Aug-2016 12:40
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At $888 you may as well spend extra and go the Panasonic. Bit of a rip off to be honest,especially as JB in Aus have it for $596.


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  Reply # 1615733 22-Aug-2016 12:55
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I'm going to hold off util the PS4k comes out.  Will probably out-perform the other brands.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1621188 2-Sep-2016 09:15
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The RRP for the Panasonic UB900 has just dropped $200 to $999.


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  Reply # 1621381 2-Sep-2016 13:11
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Love the idea, but not the best bang for your buck me thinks; I'm loving the up-scaled FHD BluRay on my Samsung KS8000.  If you want to see 4K content and have a decent connection try Netflix plus Youtube through your TV and search for 4K there are some really amazing videos out there using HDR.


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  Reply # 1621579 2-Sep-2016 18:28
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With the HD Fury Integral being released, it looks like my pre-condition of the DRM having been rendered ineffective has been met.

 

I did watch some 4K content at JB the other day, on one of their top-line 60" demo units. The picture was gorgeous but, to be honest, with my eyes if you had told me it was only 1080P on a number of scenes I would have believed you. The picture is better but, for practical purposes, not that much better.

 

While I will likely upgrade eventually, based on high hardware prices and the limited and only slowly growing availability of content, I suspect that the 2017 Christmas sales will be the earliest point. (Plus, recent house renovations over-ran the budget by a wide margin, and have temporarily annihilated my finances embarassed)


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  Reply # 1624998 7-Sep-2016 11:36
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Just played with the Samsung and Panasonic players side by side in the two identical 4K/HDR TVs with identical picture settings and the picture is.... identical.

 

Anyone who says one is better than the other in terms of picture quality is mistaken.


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  Reply # 1625003 7-Sep-2016 11:46
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Absolutely the uhd standard is universal, its only better in interfacing and harddrive etc

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  Reply # 1626774 9-Sep-2016 21:31
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hamisht:

 

I'm going to hold off util the PS4k comes out.  Will probably out-perform the other brands.

 

 

 

 

So it turns out the PS4 Pro (Neo) won't have a 4K UHD drive.  Massive oversight, I'm not sure who would be willing to shell out $600+, it can't even play 4K UHD discs.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1626777 9-Sep-2016 21:32
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jaidevp:

 

hamisht:

 

I'm going to hold off util the PS4k comes out.  Will probably out-perform the other brands.

 

 

 

 

So it turns out the PS4 Pro (Neo) won't have a 4K UHD drive.  Massive oversight, I'm not sure who would be willing to shell out $600+, it can't even play 4K UHD discs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah I read that!  crazy of Sony, but I guess they have their own stand alone players they want to make money off too.   Xbox it is I guess.





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  Reply # 1626778 9-Sep-2016 21:36
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jaidevp:

hamisht:


I'm going to hold off util the PS4k comes out.  Will probably out-perform the other brands.



 


So it turns out the PS4 Pro (Neo) won't have a 4K UHD drive.  Massive oversight, I'm not sure who would be willing to shell out $600+, it can't even play 4K UHD discs.


 


 



I really struggle to see the upgrade motivation now, particularly until they roll out the HDR upgrade to existing units. Not until 4k games come along a fair way.

Xbone S is a little more palatable when you get the 4k player as well.

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  Reply # 1626803 9-Sep-2016 23:34
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Yeah I read a statement the issued this morning by explaining they left it out because streaming is the future. I have fibre and can stream 4k but ALOT of people can't and even the stuff I can stream on Netflix isn't the same quality as the stuff on discs obviously. Really bad decision making considering they have some of the first to market 4k discs out and have been pushing the format.


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  Reply # 1626840 10-Sep-2016 07:56
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I find it hard to believe that a 4K stream, would look or sound anything like a 4K disc.  Current 1080p streams don't look anything near what Blu-Ray does.





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  Reply # 1626841 10-Sep-2016 08:03
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hamisht:

I find it hard to believe that a 4K stream, would look or sound anything like a 4K disc.  Current 1080p streams don't look anything near what Blu-Ray does.



Exactly

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  Reply # 1626880 10-Sep-2016 09:57
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Streaming is the future, hence no headphone jack on the new PlayStation.


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  Reply # 1626881 10-Sep-2016 10:00
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Yeah but its not the future yet and backward compatibility is a part of most innovative companies ethos, esp when the quality is downgraded

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