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Blu-ray and UHD discs which look fantastic on an OLED TV Part 2

The Limey

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Pirateboy

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Watched AC/DC Live at River Plate on Blu Ray last night. It is absolutely amazing on the b7, the stadium & fans look fantastic. Treated myself to the sj9 & had that cranked up too. Even if you don’t like them this is well worth a watch, it looks & sounds stunning.
 

kahlua

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Watched AC/DC Live at River Plate on Blu Ray last night. It is absolutely amazing on the b7, the stadium & fans look fantastic. Treated myself to the sj9 & had that cranked up too. Even if you don’t like them this is well worth a watch, it looks & sounds stunning.
watched it for the umpteenth time the other night epic gig.
 

hackthegibson

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Watched AC/DC Live at River Plate on Blu Ray last night. It is absolutely amazing on the b7, the stadium & fans look fantastic. Treated myself to the sj9 & had that cranked up too. Even if you don’t like them this is well worth a watch, it looks & sounds stunning.
Pearl Jam's Let's Play Two live at Wrigley Field on Blu-ray is also an audio and visual treat on Oled. Highly recommended if you like their music.
 

Pirateboy

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Pearl Jam's Let's Play Two live at Wrigley Field on Blu-ray is also an audio and visual treat on Oled. Highly recommended if you like their music.
I’ll order that, cheers mate.
Ordered Beside You In Time by NIN, can’t wait for that to turn up. They said they were releasing a blue ray of their tension tour but didn’t seem to get around to it.
 

hackthegibson

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I’ll order that, cheers mate.
Ordered Beside You In Time by NIN, can’t wait for that to turn up. They said they were releasing a blue ray of their tension tour but didn’t seem to get around to it.
I have Beside You in Time. Looked amazing on my old plasma but haven't watched it on Oled yet. Other music recommendations are Rammstein's In America and Live in Paris. Insane blacks. Also, Roger Waters The Wall live and David Gilmour's Live in Pompeii.
 

wolfie138

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I watched Arrow's remastered version of Zombie FLesh Eaters - goodamn, these guys just knock it out the park. this and their version of Carpenter's The Thing are fabulous, both in picture remastering and the extras they assemble. well worth the money if you want to finally see that excruciating eyeball skewering in crystal clear hidef :-D

slight downer is the Bluray version of Robocop. it's the uncut version [which i already had on the trilogy box set] but the transfer is....disappointing. very mediocre effort this classic is undeserving of; the news show segments seriously look like 2nd gen VCR, and i think the story bits themselves could have been far better w/ some fanboy love.
 

hackthegibson

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I watched Arrow's remastered version of Zombie FLesh Eaters - goodamn, these guys just knock it out the park. this and their version of Carpenter's The Thing are fabulous, both in picture remastering and the extras they assemble. well worth the money if you want to finally see that excruciating eyeball skewering in crystal clear hidef :-D

slight downer is the Bluray version of Robocop. it's the uncut version [which i already had on the trilogy box set] but the transfer is....disappointing. very mediocre effort this classic is undeserving of; the news show segments seriously look like 2nd gen VCR, and i think the story bits themselves could have been far better w/ some fanboy love.
I watched Robocop in 4K on SkyCinema the other day. Best I've ever seen it. Hopefully a UHD with HDR is imminent.
 

Pirateboy

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Just a quick question on the blurays, I’m playing them on a ps3 through an LG b7. Would they upscale even more on a 4K Blu-ray player or does the tv do that for me?
 

kahlua

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Just a quick question on the blurays, I’m playing them on a ps3 through an LG b7. Would they upscale even more on a 4K Blu-ray player or does the tv do that for me?
your tv upscales anything non 4k to 4k,its doubtful you would see much improvement with a 4k player,but your b7 deserves some 4k hdr discs.;)
 

Pirateboy

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your tv upscales anything non 4k to 4k,its doubtful you would see much improvement with a 4k player,but your b7 deserves some 4k hdr discs.;)
I know, I need one! I bought an sj9 that I wasn’t planning on buying the week after buying the tv so that was the 4k player shelved for a while. The mrs has put her foot down, apparently we need a new fridge freezer. She always wants hopelessly impractical frivolous things like this when I desperately need a 4k player
 

NicolasB

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I'm sure it's been mentioned many times before, but "Blade Runner 2049" looks very impressive in HDR. (It's not actually a very good film in any other respect, but it certainly looks pretty!).

I've also just finished watching "Doctor Strange" in 3D on my LG G6, and that really does look amazing. I recall reading somewhere that "Strange" was conceived from the start as a 3D project by the director, and that he was rather cross they didn't let him film it in native 3D. The conversion isn't perfect, but some of the big visual effects sequences (which CGI natively rendered in 3D) are simply breathtaking - far more impressive than the 2D version.
 

SyStemDeMoN

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I know, I need one! I bought an sj9 that I wasn’t planning on buying the week after buying the tv so that was the 4k player shelved for a while. The mrs has put her foot down, apparently we need a new fridge freezer. She always wants hopelessly impractical frivolous things like this when I desperately need a 4k player
Have a look through the classifieds.
You might find something a little more affordable there.
That's where I got mine from.
 

pcaddy

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I've just watched "Tomorrowland" Blu Ray and it looks and sounds excellent it's also a very enjoyable film. I watched it with my mate who comes round on Thursday evenings for film night he enjoyed it so much that he immediately ordered it from Amazon. Highly recommended.:)
 

mattius1989

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Just a quick question on the blurays, I’m playing them on a ps3 through an LG b7. Would they upscale even more on a 4K Blu-ray player or does the tv do that for me?
It might just be a placebo effect but I feel that standard Blu-rays look better on my Panasonic UHD player vs. my PS3. I'm not using any post-processing features on either player.

Back in my Kuro days, I tried outputting the PS3 at 576p with a DVD to let the Pioneer do the upscaling and it definitely looked better receiving a 1080p signal. It enabled 1:1 pixel mapping too so got rid of overscan issues.
 

mattius1989

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Not sure if it was mentioned in Part 1 but I watched the Bone Tomahawk Blu-ray the other night and that looked superb.
 

Pirateboy

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It might just be a placebo effect but I feel that standard Blu-rays look better on my Panasonic UHD player vs. my PS3. I'm not using any post-processing features on either player.

Back in my Kuro days, I tried outputting the PS3 at 576p with a DVD to let the Pioneer do the upscaling and it definitely looked better receiving a 1080p signal. It enabled 1:1 pixel mapping too so got rid of overscan issues.
I can get a refurbed LGUP970 for £120, is it worth a punt? Are the Panasonic’s & Sony’s so
much better?
 

mattius1989

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I can get a refurbed LGUP970 for £120, is it worth a punt? Are the Panasonic’s & Sony’s so
much better?
I've heard a lot of horror stories regarding the up970 and it's build quality. I think it finally supports Dolby Vision now though if that's important to you. Otherwise, DV players start at quite a high price.

I went with the Panasonic UB300. The standard performance should be exactly that of the UB900 without a few bells and whistles (as per Panasonic themselves). It won't have WiFi so you may need to look at the 400 instead if you need that.

I managed to get a refurbished 1 year warranty one for 96 quid off the Argos eBay store when they were running a 20% discount offer.
 

mattius1989

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Panasonic DMP-UB300 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Review

"Panasonic have publicly stated that all their Ultra HD Blu-rays players use the same chipset and processing which means that, despite what you might read elsewhere, they deliver exactly the same image. This is common sense really, if a player is reading a digital signal off a disc and outputting it digitally via HDMI then assuming it isn't doing anything it shouldn't, the image must be identical. Ultimately the signal is composed of ones and zeros, so any reviewer who claims they see incremental differences in picture quality between the UB900 and UB300, for example, is simply talking rubbish. However we did check Panasonic's claims using the same setup, test discs and calibrated displays and we can confirm that the UB300 performed identically to the UB400, UB700 and UB900 that we also tested. This is great news for anyone buying the UB300 because, despite Panasonic removing certain features to reach a lower price point, they haven't compromised on image quality."
 

Pirateboy

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Panasonic DMP-UB300 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Review

"Panasonic have publicly stated that all their Ultra HD Blu-rays players use the same chipset and processing which means that, despite what you might read elsewhere, they deliver exactly the same image. This is common sense really, if a player is reading a digital signal off a disc and outputting it digitally via HDMI then assuming it isn't doing anything it shouldn't, the image must be identical. Ultimately the signal is composed of ones and zeros, so any reviewer who claims they see incremental differences in picture quality between the UB900 and UB300, for example, is simply talking rubbish. However we did check Panasonic's claims using the same setup, test discs and calibrated displays and we can confirm that the UB300 performed identically to the UB400, UB700 and UB900 that we also tested. This is great news for anyone buying the UB300 because, despite Panasonic removing certain features to reach a lower price point, they haven't compromised on image quality."
I see!
I’ve got an LG B7 & sj9 so I wanted the DV really. Can’t see anything that does atmos at the moment either.
 

mattius1989

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All of them should pass Atmos. Take a punt on the UP970 if you want DV or wait a bit to see what the 2018 models bring.
 

mattius1989

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Great film, but so hard to watch in parts...
Another one of that Director's films is Brawl in Cell Block 99. Pretty brutal in places too but enjoyable. Not much of a looker but I recommend it all the same.
 

DaveT316

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Another one of that Director's films is Brawl in Cell Block 99. Pretty brutal in places too but enjoyable. Not much of a looker but I recommend it all the same.
Yes, I’ve not been able to pluck up the courage to watch it since BT. It’s fair to say that left me traumatised! Lol
 

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