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  Reply # 1834967 1-Aug-2017 14:03
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Just to display my ignorance of such things, would it be worth getting a PS4 or xBox something, don't the new ones have 4k players built in ?





PS4's (any of them) do not have 4k Bluray drives.  Xbox One S does and so does the new Xbox One X (due end of 2017).




I have question here and very ignorant.  Would an Xbox One running plex be a good media device streaming from a central plex media server?




Or does the Shield TV option offer something that setup wouldn't?





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  Reply # 1835024 1-Aug-2017 15:02
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I have an Xbox One S. It does not decode a lot of audio formats if streamed via network via Plex or USB connected HDD.

Do whatever you want to do man.



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  Reply # 1836550 3-Aug-2017 13:36
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Slightly OT, but I'd be interested in your feedback on your new Panny OLED, in particular, does the black frame insertion help or hinder picture quality for upscaled 1080p blu ray?





So far, it makes me smile every time I watch it. I used to install AV gear for a living, I'm pretty fussy and this has impressed the socks off me. 


So far I have only fed it average content too. I watched an H.264 bluray rip of the matrix lastnight. It was an 9 gig file so a decent quality rip, but a compressed file all the same. My friend and I were both VERY impressed. The detail was insane. Looked at another UHD 2160P rip for 30mins the other night and that was very very good as well. I know I'm not using it to its full potential, almost too scared too as there will be no going back after that!


My only gripe at the moment is lack of DTS support. I have spoken to Panasonic (response time is pretty slow on help desk) and so far they assure me it should be playing DTS on an HEVC file, but it's failed on all 3 files I have thrown at it. Not sure why they would leave that out if they are supporting HEVC, seems an odd move. If it supported it I'd have no need for a separate player. 




Not sure if that helps, feel free to ask anything else :)

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