Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




141 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 19


Topic # 226139 22-Dec-2017 09:31
Send private message quote this post

Just starting to think about upgrading my old Pioneer BDP450 (multi region dvd/region B BR)

 

it has served me well and i use it for SACD play as well 

 

I have always had half an eye on the Oppo range but keep thinking that approx $1000 is a bit steep for my set up

 

Here is my set up. What are peoples suggestions for a new BDP

 

Marantz SR5007

 

B&W Series 2 fronts and rears

 

B&W ASW sub  

 

BENQ projector and 120" screen

 

 

 

mainly for movie use, some CD playing and SACD 

 

Multi region DVD capability would be useful but not essential

 

Dont really see a need now for multi region BR

 

 

 

thoughts ??

 

my budget would be $500 ish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Create new topic
153 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 113


  Reply # 1923564 22-Dec-2017 09:49
Send private message quote this post

Do you have a 4K TV? Even if you didn't I'd still suggest a 4K capable BD player for the future.

 

https://www.panasonic.com/au/consumer/home-entertainment/blu-ray-and-dvd-players/dmp-ub300gnk.html

 

The Panasonics are generally well regarded and this one is under budget.


4753 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 79

Trusted

  Reply # 1923577 22-Dec-2017 10:19
Send private message quote this post

I suspect if you want SACD also then your only choices would be Oppo and possibly a high-end Sony like this

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/SONY-X800-2K-4K-UHD/dp/B01JGXQ0SM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1513891111&sr=8-3&keywords=sony+blu+ray+player+sacd

 

 

 

That is in budget and is 4K also

 

 

 

I have a library of both SACD and DVD-Audio and so I am retaining my Oppo for that and have a Samsung UHD player for when I get into 4K.





System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


My Google+ page 

 

 

 

https://plus.google.com/+laurencechiu

 

 


 
 
 
 




141 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 19


  Reply # 1923588 22-Dec-2017 10:35
Send private message quote this post

good point. its not as if i am getting rid of the 450. so i still have SACD capability 

 

 

 

I used to have a panny dvd player back a few years but not looked at them in terms of BDP

 

 

 

In terms of 4k i dont have a 4k TV and my preference at the moment is getting the most use out of my projector so no plans on a flash new tv just yet. However, am i right in thinking that the new breed of 4k BDP players upscale to HD quite well ? and would that benefit my old DVD collection ?

 

 

 

I guess im not sure how much of an improvement would be visible. Would love to test a new player vs my old Pioneer.....   


3270 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 414


  Reply # 1923624 22-Dec-2017 11:35
Send private message quote this post

The new players will tend to be a little more stable than your current Pioneer.

 

To add to that, the TV brand versions often come with the likes of Netflix / Youtube etc built in, they can connect to your network via Ethernet or WiFi, so they're pretty flexible.

 

 

 

If you're looking at UHD players, the Sony or Panasonic's seem to be the pick of the bunch unless you're planning to drop the dosh on an Oppo UHD (which doesn't have the likes of Netflix etc).

 

Personally, I have 3 Blu-ray capable devices (Panasonic, PS4 Pro, XBox) and I don't play discs anymore... *sigh*


1321 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 294

Subscriber

  Reply # 1923630 22-Dec-2017 11:45
Send private message quote this post

Just out of curiosity, I read the specs for the unit recommended by @senecio.

 

It says it will play DVD's from region 4 and ALL. This is not the same as region free is it? ie a region 2 DVD will not play?





Life is too short to remove USB safely.


5994 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 910

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1923641 22-Dec-2017 12:07
Send private message quote this post

kiwifidget: It says it will play DVD's from region 4 and ALL. This is not the same as region free is it? ie a region 2 DVD will not play?

 

 

Correct. Panasonic seems to love region codes.


2334 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 990


  Reply # 1923713 22-Dec-2017 17:05
Send private message quote this post

What is the purpose of the upgrade?

 

It would help if we had a bit more of a feel for what you are trying to achieve. In the sense of, if the old unit is still working well, what do you want the new unit to do that the old one won't?


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand's IT industry in 2018 and beyond
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:50


Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:45


Jucy set to introduce electric campervan fleet
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:41


Hawaiki cable system will be ready for service in June 2018
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:32


New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.