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Ps4 vs dedicated blu ray player
« on: December 24, 2016, 08:48:00 AM »
Anyone done a comparison of a ps4 as a blu ray player instead of a dedicated player and how it stacked up? I remember in the early days many reviewers used the ps3 as their reference player for testing lcd's.   

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Re: Ps4 vs dedicated blu ray player
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2016, 12:10:43 PM »
Hard (for me anyway) to pick up any visual differences between my (by now ancient) Sony BDP-S370 deck and my PS4.
But maybe newer Blu-Ray machines are visibly better?
I've only really kept the S370 on the rack since it has better codec support and a dedicated remote.
Whereas the PS3 Blu-Ray remote was great, I've read less than stellar things about the PS4 remote.
Apparently Sony outsourced the unit to a remote company of some kind.

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Re: Ps4 vs dedicated blu ray player
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2016, 09:46:01 PM »
I have a bdp-s380 which i really have no complaints about and a ps3 doing 3d duty. I guess what I'm getting at and this speaks to Phibians post about giant killers is does the higher end brands have justification in their costs vs a console that offers more than just being a deck. This was exactly the reason for buying a ps3 all those years ago instead of an expensive blu ray player.

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Re: Ps4 vs dedicated blu ray player
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2016, 10:38:32 PM »
I see where you're going with this.
The other benefit of a console is their relatively massive amount of processing power.
I've often wondered why they don't put that to use from a video processing POV.
I.e. Darbee-like processing. Or just higher precision decoding, scaling, etc.

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Re: Ps4 vs dedicated blu ray player
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2016, 09:09:57 AM »
100% surely this route would offer far more flexibility

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Re: Ps4 vs dedicated blu ray player
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2016, 03:09:49 PM »
And now the new xbox has an uhd blu-ray player.  :nfi: much better value than stand alone.

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Re: Ps4 vs dedicated blu ray player
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2016, 08:28:28 PM »
And now the new xbox has an uhd blu-ray player.  :nfi: much better value than stand alone.

Agreed, I'm keen for Xbox s, however reading reviews of the uhd player vs a Samsung/Panasonic uhd player it seems to have short comings against pure uhd players. My PS3 purchase was also due to the blu ray player and still serving me well to this day.

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Re: Ps4 vs dedicated blu ray player
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2016, 11:43:12 PM »
Stick with the console for now ... and when the proper UHD players with HDR etc are available at a cheaper price then that's the time to invest in a new dedicated player ... if you have a UHD TV off course

Just use whatever solution you already own for now ie don't bother to upgrade to expensive technology that will be outdated 6 months after you buy it ... ie if you don't already have a PS4 then it's a more difficult decision because the PS4 may not do everything that a dedicated player will do
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Re: Ps4 vs dedicated blu ray player
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2017, 07:22:31 PM »
I find consoles noisy compared to standalone players.  It irritates when listening to music.

I also find high-end players tend to age better than cheap players. 

They also look decent in your shelf with proper feet and height clearance and they trigger a very awesome placebo effect to the ears
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Re: Ps4 vs dedicated blu ray player
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2017, 01:08:57 PM »
In 2009 my best friend gave me a PS3 for Xmas, even though I hated playing games on consoles.

So I started using it as a media & BluRay player, and never looked back. It's still playing perfectly, and no issues.

I recently tested a PS4, and was disappointed that it couldn't play some of the basic formats the PS3 can.
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Re: Ps4 vs dedicated blu ray player
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2017, 08:39:32 AM »
If only they made the pro a 4 K player...

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Re: Ps4 vs dedicated blu ray player
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2017, 04:11:14 PM »
might be time to switch to xbox s

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Re: Ps4 vs dedicated blu ray player
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2017, 05:55:41 PM »
might be time to switch to xbox s

Looks like it...

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Re: Ps4 vs dedicated blu ray player
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2017, 06:13:30 PM »
Wait for the Xbox Scorpio in Dec this year.  Then you get the 4K player, and native 4K gaming.

And - as has mentioned elsewhere - the Xbox One line will be getting Atmos this year too. Might even be this quarter, memory fails me.

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Re: Ps4 vs dedicated blu ray player
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2017, 06:21:54 PM »
If only they made the pro a 4 K player...

One of the biggest differences between the ps4 and pro version is that it does support 4k.

http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/consoles/ps4-pro-vs-ps4-what-s-the-difference-1328341