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Uber Geek

#272468 26-Jun-2020 14:10
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Do any exist ?


Looking for one box to play all discs - 4k UHD, BD, DVD, DVD-Audio, CD, SACD


With HDR - Dolby Vision, HDR, HDR10, HDR10+ etc.


Built in streaming apps.


Good digital file support - must include lossless audio from digital files.




I looked at the following;


Sony X700/800 - universal disc play but no lossless audio from mkv, stupid HDR where Dolby Vision must be manually activated every time !


Panasonic UB900, 9000 - not universal disc player, no Atmos etc from mkv.


Pioneer LX500 - universal disc play, no wifi, no smart features, no mkv Atmos.




Are there any other contenders ?

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Master Geek

  #2513031 26-Jun-2020 16:17
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Unfortunately the 4K UHD and Blu-ray player market is beginning to shrink. Samsung, and the aforementioned Oppo have now pulled out of the market.


I have the Panasonic UB900, which will soon become my second player, as I have ordered the Panasonic UB820 for Dolby Vision and HDR+ play. The UB900 is an excellent player, and was Panasonic's flagship player in 2016.


The other players that you have mentioned all have their pros and cons, but none of them have everything that you want from a player.


LG also have players, but I think that they are quite low spec models.

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Master Geek

  #2513185 26-Jun-2020 17:51
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LG UP970 Player may be what you are looking for. It states MKV playback in the specs.


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Uber Geek

  #2513213 26-Jun-2020 19:01
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To be fair, once Oppo dropped their streaming services it was the end of them... factor in the phone market being roughly 32 gazzilion times bigger than the Blu-ray market and yeah...




The Panasonic or Sony would be the go to in my books.



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Uber Geek


  #2513268 26-Jun-2020 21:14
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Just a thought, is it time to move on from a disk player and just back everything up to hard drive. Plenty of software players will do what you want I’m sure and your main issue seems to be .mkv playback which is already a software file. Otherwise I suspect you will be back with the same question when your next player dies and there are even less options as shiny disks become less and less popular with consumers. 

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Uber Geek

  #2513573 27-Jun-2020 11:02
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Disk isn't dead yet ;)


The issue isn't mkv playback per se, lots of players do that, but playback with lossless audio.


Looks like I'll be adding a second disk player.


Currently I enjoy an Oppo 103, just pop in a disk, attach USB drive or fireup the wifi and it plays almost everything except 4k.


Anyone have an Oppo 203 or Cambridge Audio CXUHD for sale ?





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