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post #1 of 12 Old 03-17-16, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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New to the UHD discussion, if one were to buy a player could they use it with a standard 1080p display and if so would it look noticeable better?

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New to the UHD discussion, if one were to buy a player could they use it with a standard 1080p display and if so would it look noticeable better? Thanks in advance
They will play.

They might look better. It depends what part of your system does 4K scaling best.
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As with all new first generation players go it may take till the second or third generation before they have all the kinks worked out. Remember the first blue ray players? Slow loading, glitchy playback and became outdated much faster than current ones.

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New to the UHD discussion, if one were to buy a player could they use it with a standard 1080p display and if so would it look noticeable better? Thanks in advance
In answer to your question, watching Blu-ray on 4K UHD Blu-ray player hooked up to a 1080p set is not going to have any noticeable improvement in Picture Quality. It should look the same.
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In answer to your question, watching Blu-ray on 4K UHD Blu-ray player hooked up to a 1080p set is not going to have any noticeable improvement in Picture Quality. It should look the same.
Thank you, I'm a ways away anyways. I enjoy my current system and I'll wait till the market has better selection and been around awhile
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Re: 4k UHD players

Hi guys.

This is just an FYI. As I read in the OPPO thread, they are planning a summer/fall release.
I did my own investigation and contacted both Marantz and Cambridge Audio.

Marantz customers service rep stated by telephone: "We have no information at this time about UHD players."

Cambridge Audio service rep replied by email: "Cambridge currently has no plans in releasing UHD Blu-ray players."

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As with all new first generation players go it may take till the second or third generation before they have all the kinks worked out. Remember the first blue ray players? Slow loading, glitchy playback and became outdated much faster than current ones.
Did the OPPO have glitches when it came out with 1080p? I don't remember . I would not expect them to come out with a new player this summer that wasn't ready for prime time. Not what I've come to expect from them! Guess we'll find out soon enough.
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Re: 4k UHD players

Just got updated that our first allocation of Panasonic's new 4K BD player/Smart streamer, DMP-UB900 has landed at JFK airport NY!


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Oh boy... this is pretty exciting!
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