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# 208527 15-Feb-2017 20:40
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Hi guys - can someone recommend a blu ray player that isn't garbage? I tried the latest Sony & returned it. Makes a constant loud wooshing noise like a  737. Do I have to buy German to get a quiet player?

 

 


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  # 1720843 15-Feb-2017 20:50
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Xbox one s if your after a 4K blu ray player?

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  # 1720851 15-Feb-2017 21:03
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Shoes2468: Xbox one s if your after a 4K blu ray player?


This....

 
 
 
 


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  # 1720865 15-Feb-2017 21:19
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Oppo is what I buy.




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  # 1720873 15-Feb-2017 21:32
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ludez:
Shoes2468: Xbox one s if your after a 4K blu ray player?


This....

 

 

 

Don't actually need 4K, but would consider it if its a quiet player.


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  # 1720877 15-Feb-2017 21:38
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New Sony 4K bluray comes out in march..


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  # 1721486 16-Feb-2017 18:31
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I don't use a BR (or DVD) player much these days, as I don't have many BRs and have ripped my DVD collection to a hard drive array from which I stream across my network, with media players in the living room, bedroom, and spare room.

 

It's pretty quiet. Utterly in the bedroom and living room, as the media players I'm using have has no fan and the drive array is in another room, and pretty quiet in the spare room as the media player only has a hard drive. Plus, this avoids the need to hunt for media, issues with missing and scratched disks, or needing to manually change the player region for out-of-zone disks etc. Much preferable to playing optical media directly in my view.

 

I have just purchased a USB Blu Ray drive, and am looking at how to rip my BRs in the same way as I have my DVDs. from what I have read, MakeMKV looks like it will do the job.

 

If you really want silent playing then it might be worth considering forsaking optical disk based players, and moving to a media player and hard drive based solution.

 

Hard drive space is cheap. I recommend ripping your disks, storing the files on an external drive connected to a networked computer, putting Plex on that computer, and network a Raspberry Pi or two running Rasplex wherever you have TVs.

 

I doubt you will regret it.......


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  # 1721543 16-Feb-2017 20:44
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JimmyH:

I don't use a BR (or DVD) player much these days, as I don't have many BRs and have ripped my DVD collection to a hard drive array from which I stream across my network, with media players in the living room, bedroom, and spare room.



Can I ask what software you used to rip DVDs? I started this project a year ago or so but gave up after too many failed rips and lack of time but ideally I'd like to finish this at some point.

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  # 1721962 17-Feb-2017 18:38
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It's been a while since I ripped all my disks, and I don't tend to buy DVDs any more. The software I used was:

 

  • DVDFab HD Decrypter to rip the DVDs to an ISO, and
  • Vidcoder to extract the main movie from the ISO and compress it to an MP4 (of about 1GB on average)

Both of these are free.

 

  • To serve them I use:
  • Plex Media Server (there's a free and a paid version) as the server
  • Rasplex (free) on a Raspberry Pi 3 as the main media players, and
  • an older WD Live Hub in the spare room.

I'm using ethernet over powerline to tie everything together, as WiFi isn't ideal for video streaming in a multi-story dwelling, and I couldn't be bothered ripping open the walls to run ethernet. Rock-solid 80-90 megabit transfer rates, which is plenty.


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  # 1721988 17-Feb-2017 19:40
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JimmyH:

It's been a while since I ripped all my disks, and I don't tend to buy DVDs any more. The software I used was:



  • DVDFab HD Decrypter to rip the DVDs to an ISO, and

  • Vidcoder to extract the main movie from the ISO and compress it to an MP4 (of about 1GB on average)


Both of these are free.



  • To serve them I use:

  • Plex Media Server (there's a free and a paid version) as the server

  • Rasplex (free) on a Raspberry Pi 3 as the main media players, and

  • an older WD Live Hub in the spare room.


I'm using ethernet over powerline to tie everything together, as WiFi isn't ideal for video streaming in a multi-story dwelling, and I couldn't be bothered ripping open the walls to run ethernet. Rock-solid 80-90 megabit transfer rates, which is plenty.


Thanks, that is very helpful and much appreciated!

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  # 1722278 18-Feb-2017 15:28
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arcon:

 

Hi guys - can someone recommend a blu ray player that isn't garbage? I tried the latest Sony & returned it. Makes a constant loud wooshing noise like a  737. Do I have to buy German to get a quiet player?

 

 

 

 

is there a german bdp ?

 

oppo or cambridge audio - both are as quiet as you'll get from a disc spinning at high speed

 

 

 

 




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  # 1814118 6-Jul-2017 20:00
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oppo or cambridge audio - both are as quiet as you'll get from a disc spinning at high speed 

 

 

Thanks for the replies guys, I haven't had time to look into this further but will over the coming weeks. I'm not looking for a hard drive solution, can't be arsed ripping DVDs and I also rent occasionally.

 

It seems crazy that just to get a quiet player you have to spend at least an extra grand, with disc noise being the only real difference (at least in my case, I don't have a high end sound system so would never utilize those players to their fullest).


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  # 1814128 6-Jul-2017 20:39
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As they have made them a lot smaller and thinner, maybe they have removed the sound insulation. Having it in a closed cabinet should also help, as well has having them on rubber feet. Ive got a Panasonic one with has a built in surround amp, which makes it quite a big unit, and not encountered any problem with noise from it.



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  # 1827537 23-Jul-2017 12:19
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I've decided to buy Sony's UBP-X800 when it finally goes on sale next month... not sure what the deal is with Sony and always being late with their new products lol.

 

Its specifically marketed as quiet which will give me recourse if it isn't up to par, but at around 4Kg it has a bit of weight to it unlike the entry level players... should be fine.

 

Keen to see how it will be priced in NZ... its US$268 new on Amazon...

 

 


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