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post #1 of 21 Old 05-18-15, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Xboxone a good blu ray player and media center?

I have been using a xbox one as my home theater Blu Ray player and media hub netflix , Amazon HBO go .

Is their another Blu rAy player capable of streaming HBO go ?

Am I sacrificing picture and surround sound quality ?

Any Inexpensive Blu Ray player recommendations with good video and audio appreciated .

I tried a sony s6200 Blu Ray player , the remote didn't work unless you were pointing it right at the Blu ray player and the remote buttons had a cheap feel . Streaming wasn't friendly and my Roku and xbox one provided a better picture quality . Audio , not sure .
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post #2 of 21 Old 05-18-15, 07:35 PM
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Your XBoxOne makes a great media player. There's no reason for you to look elsewhere. Do you find it lacking for something? It should do everything you need.
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It seemed like my samsung Blu Ray player I was using before the Xboxone had a better picture . Surround I think was about the same .
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It seemed like my samsung Blu Ray player I was using before the Xboxone had a better picture . Surround I think was about the same .
Are you sure it's not just a settings issue? If both are setup the same you probably aren't going to notice a difference. Have you done any research on optimum settings for video quality? My PS4 needed a little tweaking to match the PS3 in picture quality.
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Re: Xboxone a good blu ray player and media center?

Xbox bd player is very good and faster with apps for streaming than most bd players. I would keep using it until it's time to upgrade to a 4k bd player. Sound is only being sacrificed if you don't have a decent 5.1 setup to hear it properly... otherwise you're good.
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I use my Xbone as a media center and bluray and it works great. I calibrated my screen with the Disney WOW discs and now I have very little difference in picture when I switch from my xbone to apple tv to my pc.
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Re: Xboxone a good blu ray player and media center?

All decent Bluray players (not the $50 no name brands) will have the same audio and video quality, where they start to differ is with upconversion of DVDs and other media that is not 1080p.

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I think load times go down on better units and remotes are usually better. Gui, and menu navigation can also be rough on entry level units.
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