VIDEO: Unboxing the Arcam UDP411 Blu-ray Player

RickyDeg

Well-known Member
It's a very nice machine! Smarter would prob be for HT fans to wait for proper 4K/UHD Blu-ray players at this stage (esp at this kind of money). They are just around the corner...
 

bailey1987

Active Member
I like the look of it, its very bulky compared to the more recent models from the likes of Sony and Samsung.
 

Canti1982

Active Member
Pretty much aimed at the 2 channel crowd who want the ability to play blu-ray from one box and probably will pay the extra for the fact that it matches the rest of their Arcam setup. For anyone else I think it would be a tough sell.

I would be more interested to see what Oppo have waiting in the wings for 4k blu-ray or even the current BDP-105 as Steve mentions in the podcast.

I don't doubt it will sound good but my biggest issue with Arcam in recent years has been their software bugs, lets hope this is not one of those cases.
 

Damian1978

Well-known Member
I'm on my third. This one works fine but has a mark through to bare metal on the top right corner of the front bezel. Steve...could you have a look at yours?

First player had a dead transport, second was slightly fussy with discs and had a blemish on the edge of the bezel. Third is perfect in operation except for the slight damage in transport. If it wasn't £1200 I wouldn't care as much!
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
There were no marks on the review sample that I was sent Damian and it was a brand new unit. However for £1,200 I don't think it's unreasonable to expect a player that's free of any marks or blemishes!
 

Damian1978

Well-known Member
Thanks Steve. Weirdly enough the serial number of mine was 1 digit behind your review model!

Arcam have now swapped out the player for one from the latest batch. This ones fine and means I've sold my DV139 :-O
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
That's good to hear Damian.
 

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