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    Re: 4K Players Are Becoming Extinct

    I think for the majority of high end 4K TV owners,l feel why spend $400 to $500 (if you throw in at least three 4K Blu-ray discs) on a new media source if your TV’s or set-top boxes streaming 4K media apps will let you watch the same movies and more for just a few bucks a month.
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    Re: 4K Players Are Becoming Extinct

    I've been thinking about getting a 4K TV. I was in Costco today and a 65" 4K TCL Brand TV was $499. We don't watch TV very much and I have a front projector which is an old Panasonic which does 1080p onto a 100" screen for bluray movies. We have Amazon Prime, but haven't used the TV/movie features of the subscription very much. The 4k TV would just be for casual viewing in another room. I don't see any 1080p TVs around. Not interested in an OLED or other super high end TV. Is the demise of the 4K player going to affect the 4K TV? I don't see any alternatives at a reasonable price point.

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    Re: 4K Players Are Becoming Extinct

    Quote Originally Posted by astrotoy View Post
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    I don't see any 1080p TVs around. Not interested in an OLED or other super high end TV. Is the demise of the 4K player going to affect the 4K TV? I don't see any alternatives at a reasonable price point.

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    The reason why you don’t see 1080p TVs around is just because now everyone is looking for 4K TVs. 1080p is old technology.

    My projector can do some version of 4K, but not native 4K. Nor will it do HDR (high dynamic range) which many consider to be even more important than 4K.

    The demise of the 4K TV player has no effect on 4K TVs. Folks are watching more and more 4K films via streaming. Amazon Prime Vídeo, Netflix, etc have 4K films right now. You can stream them using AppleTV or Roku. You no longer need an extra box (I.e., dedicated player) or a physical disc. The same applies to audio players/transports btw.

    The media companies make more money by not having to manufacture discs.

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    Re: 4K Players Are Becoming Extinct

    Since I will be canceling my cable to only supply the basic local channels, I will keep both of my Oppo 203 to play 4K movies I buy, and Blue Rays I rent from Netflix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    Since I will be canceling my cable to only supply the basic local channels, I will keep both of my Oppo 203 to play 4K movies I buy, and Blue Rays I rent from Netflix.
    Your Oppo has better video capabilities than many digital preamps. I feed HDMI from my cable box to the Oppo 205 and I get better video and digital audio from it instead feeding the signal to my preamp.

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    Why isn't there a movie streaming service similar to Tidal, Spotify etc. so I can watch whatever movie pops into my head, at any time? Opposed to these video services which seem to work like HBO, you get what you get until they rotate more get what you get.

    Meaning I want access to a video library so I can watch any movie. That's when streaming will get my attention. Seems current services are making money on original programming that gains popularity via watercooler chatter.

    Along with the fluff like Transformers, Lord of the Rings, all sorts of animated movies, I also have stuff like No Time For Sargents, Don Knots collection, Doris Day, who remembers, or seen Matt Helm (Dean Martin). I like showing those to my kids, grandkids. I like Hulu for the old sitcoms. I fear a lot will be forgotten and lost. I can't remember the last time I've seen a Jerry Lewis movie on any channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Peabody View Post
    Why isn't there a movie streaming service similar to Tidal, Spotify etc. so I can watch whatever movie pops into my head, at any time? Opposed to these video services which seem to work like HBO, you get what you get until they rotate more get what you get.
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    That already exists. It is called Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Even Tidal and Spotify don’t have everything.

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    Re: 4K Players Are Becoming Extinct

    Quote Originally Posted by KeithR View Post
    no surprise - I sold my Oppo BDP two years ago and haven't looked back. prob should upload my BDs to my server though.
    Keith, how do you upload BC's to your server. Sounds like a great idea to me.

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    Re: 4K Players Are Becoming Extinct

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Peabody View Post
    I also have stuff like No Time For Sargents, Don Knots collection, Doris Day, who remembers, or seen Matt Helm (Dean Martin). I like showing those to my kids, grandkids. I like Hulu for the old sitcoms. I fear a lot will be forgotten and lost. I can't remember the last time I've seen a Jerry Lewis movie on any channel.
    You need to check out local digital broadcast TV channels, lots of movies like you mentioned and much more. I'm enjoying some old sci-fi movies and series on the Comet channel (and others).
    Plenty of content for me without the expense of cable
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    Re: 4K Players Are Becoming Extinct

    True, with each station able to have several options, over the air is better than ever.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daudio View Post
    You need to check out local digital broadcast TV channels, lots of movies like you mentioned and much more. I'm enjoying some old sci-fi movies and series on the Comet channel (and others).
    Plenty of content for me without the expense of cable
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