4k bluray player recommendation

Hello
I already have a Xbox one S, but was wondering what would be a 4k bluray player that is better, and does a great job at upscaling standard bluray as well
And without breaking the bank !
Thanks
RTiA5 + CSiA4
No surround...yet
Pioneer VSX920
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  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 2,013
    Panasonic 820 @ $500.
  • French_guyFrench_guy Posts: 284
    edited December 2018
    Any chance to find better than xbox one s but much cheaper than $500?
    Ex: what about the Sony UBP-X700 ($150 at BestBuy right now)? It does Dolby Vision on top of it...
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,369
    Buy it and report back
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,491
    The ubp-x800 would be my go to.
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,813
    edited December 2018
    Get the UBP-X700 the UBP-X800 wont do Dolby Vision and Sony has no plans to have an update for the X800 or the X1000. I own both the X700 and the X800 and both do a fine job of upscaling DVD and Bluray, plus playback on SACD, DVD Audio and Blu Ray Audio discs. You cant go wrong with the X700 at that price.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,520
    edited December 2018
    The lg up870 is excellent for blu ray and 4K. Doesn’t do anything else, but you don’t need anything else with your Xbox. I got mine refurb for $50. Don’t know if you can still find that deal...
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,491
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Get the UBP-X700 the UBP-X800 wont do Dolby Vision and Sony has no plans to have an update for the X800 or the X1000. I own both the X700 and the X800 and both do a fine job of upscaling DVD and Bluray, plus playback on SACD, DVD Audio and Blu Ray Audio discs. You cant go wrong with the X700 at that price.

    Well that's super lame... Bottom tier gets the upgrade and for those who spent the extra money get bubkus.
  • rooftop59 wrote: »
    The lg up870 is excellent for blu ray and 4K. Doesn’t do anything else, but you don’t need anything else with your Xbox. I got mine refurb for $50. Don’t know if you can still find that deal...

    I've read some reviews and it seems the LG UP870 and the Sony UBP-X700 are similar in terms of image quality (with more apps on the Sony)
    Big question is: will I see a noticeable difference compared to my xbox one S?
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 2,013
    As far as strictly video quality, I don’t think you will see a difference between the x-box and 700.
  • Do you know if the xbox one s upscales regular bluray into 4k as the Sony is supposedly doing?
    When upscaling, which device is better at that task: the player (or console), the receiver or the TV?
    RTiA5 + CSiA4
    No surround...yet
    Pioneer VSX920
  • aiconnaiconn Registered User Posts: 181
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Get the UBP-X700 the UBP-X800 wont do Dolby Vision and Sony has no plans to have an update for the X800 or the X1000. I own both the X700 and the X800 and both do a fine job of upscaling DVD and Bluray, plus playback on SACD, DVD Audio and Blu Ray Audio discs. You cant go wrong with the X700 at that price.

    Not to derail, but does the x700 have a whine while it's playing a disk?
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,813
    Not that I know of it's in our bedroom hooked up to a big Zvox sound Bar so never payed attention. It's a bit noisy while loading the disc initially but I have not experienced any whining.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,491
    My 800 is dead quite...
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,323
    edited December 2018
    I think the X800 is the best value in players under $500.00 It comes in at $299 but I bet you can find it better then that since it's been out since last year.
    If you like the X700 I have one with about 2 weeks of use on it and maybe just a few movies and a few SACD's I ran in it. I grabbed a Oppo 203 and now the X700 just sits in it's box with no where to go.
    PM me for a price with shipping.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • oppo 203, ive seen some now going for not much over the original sale price.
    Home Theater Setup
    • Receiver - Onkyo TX-RZ1100
    • Mains - Polk RTi A9's
    • External Amps - Outlaw 2200 Monoblocks for L/R
    • Center - Polk CSiA6
    • Side Surrounds - Polk FXiA6's
    • Atmos - 4 Polk 80F/X RT's
    • Sub - Polk PSW505
    • T.V. - LG OLED65C7P

  • mantismantis Posts: 15,323
    Theheadsn wrote: »
    oppo 203, ive seen some now going for not much over the original sale price.
    People where making a killing on eBay much higher then retail price.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,317
    Typical Ebay price in December on a UDP-203 with box with remote is still $900 and up. Some are selling for double the original price.
    1. Polk LSiM707, 704C, 703; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A23 amp; Oppo 205; Toshiba HD-DVD Player; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 Preamp; Sonic Frontiers Power 2 amp; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Oppo 105D; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Pioneer Elite SC97 receiver; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; MIT S3 cables
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,323
    If people are willing to pay that then it's worth it. I'm not selling mine as I really like it unless the Pioneer Elite UDPLX500 really impresses me which I'll have here soon.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 11,078
    I have two Oppo 203s, and until they break they aren't going anywhere. :)
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,369
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I have two Oppo 203s, and until they break they aren't going anywhere. :)

    hoarder
  • DermDerm Posts: 63
    The Sony UBXP700 or 800 are decent units and there are Boxing Day deals to be had now.
    My first 4K player was a Philips BDP7501.
    They can still be had for around $99 or less now.
    It has performed flawlessly for my and I have to say the picture quality of both 4K and upscaled Bluray disks is impressive on my bedroom 4K panel.
    Speakers
    Front - RTiA9 (2 pair) + LsiM707, Front presence - RTiA3 + LsiM703, Center - CSiA6
    Rear surrounds - FXiA4, Rear zone 2 - BlackStone TL1, Sub - (pair) Klipsch R-12SW
    AVR - Yamaha RX-A3010
    AMP - NAD C275BEE
    Main HT - LG 50” plasma, Yamaha BD-S671 & Sony UBXP800(for SACD)
    Bedroom HT - LG 55" 4K, Philips BDP7501 4K UHD player , Yamaha SRT-1500 sound projector
    Office - Pioneer X-CM56, Bose iPod dock

    The only source of knowledge is experience. Albert Einstein
  • A dedicated player will get better quality. A cheap Sony will do so. Whatever player you get think about the tweaks you can do to it for great results. Depends how far you want to go
  • ddogddog Posts: 187
    edited January 13
    French_guy wrote: »
    Hello
    I already have a Xbox one S, but was wondering what would be a 4k bluray player that is better, and does a great job at upscaling standard bluray as well
    And without breaking the bank !
    Thanks

    It really depends on your display...

    If you have a 4k-ish PJ then you need a player that can deal with HDR issues...
    So right now the Panasonic ub820 is the hottest player on the market.

    If you are using an OLED... once again you are dealing with low light output and black crush on the lower levels.... so the Panasonic ub820 is the player for you.

    If you are using an LCD then I suggest getting the best player you can afford but really purdy much any 4k player will work for you.

    I have 2 OPPO 203's, 103D and 105D and while they are great players with a long line of excellent build quality and reliability the 203 just cant do HDR. The ub 820 and newly released ub9000 are the new king's
  • LeftCoastLeftCoast Posts: 399
    ddog wrote: »
    French_guy wrote: »
    Hello
    I already have a Xbox one S, but was wondering what would be a 4k bluray player that is better, and does a great job at upscaling standard bluray as well
    And without breaking the bank !
    Thanks

    It really depends on your display...

    If you have a 4k-ish PJ then you need a player that can deal with HDR issues...
    So right now the Panasonic ub820 is the hottest player on the market.

    If you are using an OLED... once again you are dealing with low light output and black crush on the lower levels.... so the Panasonic ub820 is the player for you.

    If you are using an LCD then I suggest getting the best player you can afford but really purdy much any 4k player will work for you.

    I have 2 OPPO 203's, 103D and 105D and while they are great players with a long line of excellent build quality and reliability the 203 just cant do HDR. The ub 820 and newly released ub9000 are the new king's

    Do you have any news on the 9000 being released in the U.S.? I couldn't find anything.
  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 2,013
    Check value electronics
  • ddogddog Posts: 187
    edited January 14
    ^^ what rpf65 said ^^

    Although besides the 2 Chennal balanced inputs and the OPPO look... purdy much the same as the 820 but with the 900 remote.

    But for 1400 clams...
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,280
    edited January 14
    I'm keeping my eye out for the 9000...

    Prolly selling my oppos (203 and 103d)
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub | SVS SB2000 Sub | Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office |Cocktail Audio X14 | KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 | Bluesound Node |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 |
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,280
    Anybody have any thoughts on what a fair price would be for those units? I see them all over the place.
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub | SVS SB2000 Sub | Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office |Cocktail Audio X14 | KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 | Bluesound Node |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 |
  • ddogddog Posts: 187
    I have one of my 203's 4 sale on of those other sites..
    For a tic over 8 delivered..
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,280
    Are you getting bites at that price?
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub | SVS SB2000 Sub | Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office |Cocktail Audio X14 | KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 | Bluesound Node |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 |
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