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  Reply # 1579683 24-Jun-2016 17:02
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To be fair the Panasonic model is much more expensive than the Samsung version. Going on overseas prices it was always going to be over $1,000.

 

I still think the Samsung will be around the $600 - $700 NZD mark.


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  Reply # 1583910 1-Jul-2016 10:02
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hamisht:

 

Ha, knew the first player wouldn't be under a grand.  Typical NZ dealers.  Giving us the middle finger.

 

 

 

 

$1999 at Rapallo what a bargain :P

 

 


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  Reply # 1583916 1-Jul-2016 10:06
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I don't know where they got that from. The actual price is $1199. I'm going to try and pick one up this weekend. The Samsung I have works great, but the remote is driving me bonkers. So fiddly, and it uses a button cell battery so doesn't play nice with my x-ray extender system (which is important as all of my equipment is tucked away behind the seating position).


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  Reply # 1583940 1-Jul-2016 10:50
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If you have a Samsung 4K bluray unit 4 sale soon let me know :)


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  Reply # 1584324 1-Jul-2016 18:57
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I had a look in St Lukes Noel Leeming (Mega Centre) and the nearby JB Hifi today and no sign of the Panasonic players. JB Hifi website still saying "coming soon" - must be on a slow boat. At this rate probably better off holding out for the Xbox One S console.


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  Reply # 1584367 1-Jul-2016 19:45
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Noel Leeming website says in stock at:

 

Newmarket
St Luke's Mega Centre
Sylvia Park
Te Rapa
Lower Hutt
Porirua


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  Reply # 1584948 3-Jul-2016 06:50
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Well I picked my Panasonic DMP-UB900 last night and a copy of The Revenant I will use one word to describe my experience of watching it " Stunning " . My TV finally got the picture it has been waiting for.




My gear 55" Samsung 4K SUHD LCD HDR , Denon AVR-4200W Reciever in 7.1.2 Surround , Denon 2 Channel Amp to power ceiling speakers , Combination of Polk Audio Fronts And Tannoy Surrounds plus 2 Cambridge Audio Ceiling Speakers Pioneer Downfiring Subwoofer , Oppo UDP-203 UHD Player , Roku Ultra , Apple TV 3

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  Reply # 1584972 3-Jul-2016 09:30
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Both JB's and Noel's @ Sylvia Park had the players (JB's had a few, Noel's looked like they had an open box).

 

The UHD discs for sale @ JB's mean that the UHD HDR dream is finally alive for the lucky few!


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  Reply # 1585061 3-Jul-2016 11:26
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Found the DMP-UB900 at JB Hifi Wairau Park this morning, retailing at $1198 + 2 free movies. All 4k movies were at their standard RRP. Think I will wait until the new model Xbox One comes out in August and see how that handles the 4K player output.


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  Reply # 1585128 3-Jul-2016 15:13
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But will the new XBox handle the lossless audio codecs?

 

Dolby True HD / DTS Master HD / DTS:X and Dolby ATMOS are yet to be confirmed...


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  Reply # 1585774 4-Jul-2016 17:49
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Managed to find some more concrete info on the audio capabilities of the Xbox One S:

 

 

 

http://www.entertainmentbuddha.com/xbox-one-s-is-a-cheap-entry-level-4k-blu-ray-uhd-player-but-not-for-audiophiles/ 

 

 

 

Seems to be that it doesn't support Dolby True HD or Atmos - you get what you pay for.

 

 

 

Looks like I am off to buy the Panasonic player later in the week.


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  Reply # 1585818 4-Jul-2016 19:27
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Beaglz:

 

Managed to find some more concrete info on the audio capabilities of the Xbox One S:

 

 

 

http://www.entertainmentbuddha.com/xbox-one-s-is-a-cheap-entry-level-4k-blu-ray-uhd-player-but-not-for-audiophiles/ 

 

 

 

Seems to be that it doesn't support Dolby True HD or Atmos - you get what you pay for.

 

 

 

Looks like I am off to buy the Panasonic player later in the week.

 

 

 

 

It should do it via PCM though?  and your receiver would do the work..





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  Reply # 1587561 7-Jul-2016 11:50
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for xbox to output true-hd/atmos as pcm it is doing the work not the avr.


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  Reply # 1587741 7-Jul-2016 16:46
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ilovemusic:

 

for xbox to output true-hd/atmos as pcm it is doing the work not the avr.

 

 

 

 

Ahh yes you are correct, my mistake.  Bitstream is when the receiver decodes the track.





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  Reply # 1587927 8-Jul-2016 06:06
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I heard on the radio yesterday that Magness Benrow have the Panny player for $1050

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