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Master Geek


  #1587937 8-Jul-2016 08:31
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Also just a note, microsoft just announced every game they put out for xbox will come to pc, I was looking to maybe sell my samsung for xbox but looks like ill hold onto it, ive a semi decent pc already.

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Master Geek


  #1588036 8-Jul-2016 10:58
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Does the Samsung do Atmos? I think the Panasonic does THX as well making it better spec


 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  #1588042 8-Jul-2016 11:06
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Panasonic is the benchmark so far for sure, I think samsung does dtx, my receiver shows true hd.

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Geek


  #1588043 8-Jul-2016 11:08
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The Samsung and the Panasonic both support bitstream audio over HDMI, and therefore Atmos, DTS:X etc. I've had (and currently have) a lot of THX certified equipment, and I've never considered it worth the price of the logo ink.


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Geek


  #1588443 8-Jul-2016 17:01
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Magness Benrow have the Panasonic DMP-UB900 on special at $1050 but doesn't include any movies. JB Hifi matched the price and also price matched a couple of 4k movies from The Warehouse pricing and then knocked a couple of more dollars off. Never hurts to ask what bundle can be done.


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Wannabe Geek


  #1600290 28-Jul-2016 17:06
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Just wondering is Panasonic DMP-BDT278GK is a 4k Blu Ray player?


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Ultimate Geek


  #1600309 28-Jul-2016 18:29
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honz:

 

Just wondering is Panasonic DMP-BDT278GK is a 4k Blu Ray player?

 

 

A quick Google search would seem to suggest it is a Blu-ray Player with 4K upscaling only.... NOT a UHD Blu-ray player.


 
 
 
 


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Uber Geek


  #1600369 28-Jul-2016 21:58
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I have a 4k TV now, not because I had a particular interest in 4K, but because my previous TV died and the model that ticked all my boxes as a replacement just happened to be 4K as well. I have yet to try a 4K clip on it, even though I have a media player that is 4K capable and there are undoubtedly test/demo clips available for download.

 

I will probably move my setup to 4K eventually. But at the moment the player options seem expensive and limited, and without a broader selection of 4K disks at reasonable prices there isn't much of an imperative to spend the money - esp with house renovations currently making big inroads into my bank account.

 

Having friends who have been burnt (SACDs, and expensive CRT HD TVs that used component inputs, which because essentially useless until the HDFury came along) I am wary of being an early adopter; wary of HDCP 2.x changes, and wary that the format may not really take off (3D DVDs anyone, or a Betamax video for those with longer mmeories?).

 

I tend not to move on expensive stuff like this until I'm confident the format will succeed and, more importantly, until the DRM has been irretrievably compromised (just like Macrovision, CSS, CGMS/A, CPRM and HDCP 1.x have already been). Otherwise there's a risk of being stuck with an expensive boat anchor.


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Wannabe Geek


  #1600387 28-Jul-2016 23:04
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tangerz:

honz:


Just wondering is Panasonic DMP-BDT278GK is a 4k Blu Ray player?



A quick Google search would seem to suggest it is a Blu-ray Player with 4K upscaling only.... NOT a UHD Blu-ray player.

thanks, that's why is so cheap.

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Master Geek


  #1606096 7-Aug-2016 21:33
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Samsung UBD-K8500 in stock at JB HiFi now.


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  #1613734 18-Aug-2016 13:12
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pyronical:

 

Samsung UBD-K8500 in stock at JB HiFi now.

 

 

Just had an e-mail about this, $888 and they are also offering 25% off UHD blu-ray 


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  #1613739 18-Aug-2016 13:17
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What is the difference between the Panasonic and Samsung players? bit of a price difference


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Master Geek


  #1613741 18-Aug-2016 13:22
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Panasonic is more catered for enthusiasts, you dont get a better picture quality but you do get a hard drive to store movies, better connectivity and interfacing with your other gear. I have the ubd k8500 and I love it.

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Ultimate Geek


  #1613811 18-Aug-2016 16:12
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DjShadow:

 

pyronical:

 

Samsung UBD-K8500 in stock at JB HiFi now.

 

 

Just had an e-mail about this, $888 and they are also offering 25% off UHD blu-ray 

 

 

 

 

How long is the UHD 25% off discount available for?  it's not online, so would need to go in store.

 

 

 

The Samsung UBD-K8500, it's still $NZ260 more expensive than our aussie counterparts... why such a large difference.





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Uber Geek


  #1614008 18-Aug-2016 22:01
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I talked to an Aussie 'in the industry' last week and he said he'd seen far more failures from the Samsung unit than you'd expect. Hopefully they've fixed the bugs for the Blu-ray's that hit the NZ market.


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