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Quoting mediadogg:
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Here is idea I am thinking about:

Get this:

And use it as a front end (using HDMI out for audio) to my existing Onkyo audio section.


Looks good, but saw that it only supports 7.1.4 for Atmos and DTSx. Not 7.2.4. Not a biggie, but intersting.
Also I found out from the Yamaha reps that there are two models of each offering, one an audiofile version, but actually inside they are identical. Just a more fancy case for $$$ extra.
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Quoting mediadogg:
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I'm about 60% along on my saving for a new 4K receiver. Looking hard at the 9.2 versions of Denon, Onkyo and Marantz. Any opinions welcomed. In another thread, I got some advice on a low-end Onkyo to use as a front-end to the audio section of my venerable TX-NR3008. I'm still considering that option. It's mainly the weight and space issue of having two monster devices. But the Onkyo audio section delivers stupendous sound.

My setup now is using good quality HDMI switches front-ending the Onkyo, my 4K LG TV and my 4K Epson projector. Workable, but complex and sometimes the HDMI handshaking gets screwed up.

Again, any ideas are welcomed, and anybody who wants a good deal on the Onkyo (and I also have an Epson 5020Ube), send me a PM.


I see you are looking at a 9.2. I think you are better to look at least for an Atmos / DTSX system (7.2.4).
Why not future proof to atmos?
Also do not count out Yamaha receivers in the mix. I have one and am very happy with it, plus it has the best on screen menu system I have found. Only draw back was for atmos the amp only drives one set of atmos ceilings, but I picked up a power-amp cheap for the other set (was $2000nz but got for $700nz as the shop was no longer a supplier, and was the shop floor model).
I used to always get Marantz, but now they are just Denon as they were brought out. And they are just not the same now.
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Quoting mreeder50:
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You don't need to spend thousands, I bought this receiver about a year and a half ago and it is excellent. I paid $871 with tax and extended warranty, but I see them now for $400-$450. I use all the LG Smart TV options for (Netflix, VUDU, Amazon, YouTube) which automatically upscales everything. I spent many dollars on HDMI cables to have the best throughput possible for my 4K player, PS3, PS4 and Fios cable box. Bottom line is one connection from the receiver to the TV. All the switching is accomplished through the receiver.


I agree, the least cables the better.
I have 1 hdmi from Oppo direct to TV for video and 1 hdmi from Oppo to receiver. So far I have had no issues with syning audio/video going this way. Also all of the other equipment are direct to the amp as well. (Chromecast Ultra, Raspberry PI and Sky box).
But I have 8 cables from Oppo to receiver for 7.1 pure audio output. This goes through the Oppo DACs and when viewing Music material, makes a HUGE difference in quality.
My setup is in such a way that I only have to press 1 button on amp remote to change to HDMI or analogue audio from Oppo. So switching back and forth comparing sound is a breeze.
So give the Oppo (203) a chance, and if you read the various reviews around, it will blow the socks off of the X-box. I went for the 205 to get the better DACs.
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Quoting Ace_of_Sevens:
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You can do this. You need WinDVD Pro 12 or other current software that can play UHD and a compatible drive.


I have tried various 4k players, and none of them will open a 4k disk. Have to have right combination of Hardware. I have no issues playing 4k with any of these programs (Have plenty of 4k trailers etc).
Just tried again using Windvd and others, and no go. As far as I can assertain, no players will Decrypt disks presently, as if you can do this on a PC, then should be possible to reverse engineer this and come up with a ripper.
On the Disk ID front, just tried Pacific Rim 4k disk and it found a 4k match in the Database with ID
386F4CF4DA734303
So if drive can read disk, no issues with getting Disk ID.
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I can read 4k disks fine. Even copy them to HDD. But until someone 'cracks' the potection properly, there is no way to use these files.
From what I read, this would possibly the only way to view them on PC. Looks like the industry (Read Studios in here) are throwing roadblocks in the way. I do not blame them as it is a big chunk of money they lose. And I myself personaly NEVER download movies. I wait for them to appear on disk and buy them. Which is why I am up to 65 4k and growing. And over 3000 all up.
Also there is one 'ripping' program out there, but it is disk specific in that the Russian group involved just grabs the decrypt key for the specific disk used.

EDIT: DVDFab and SlyFox will possibly NEVER offer 4k support. They have come out and said that they are not developing it. I suspect that they 'made a deal' to be allowed to keep doing Bluray but not 4k so the studios would leave them alone. Just my personal take.
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Good luck. I have Blurays capable of reading the disks, but no way to play them yet.

"In order to play UHD Blu-rays, your system must support AACS 2.0 and Intel’s Software Guard Extensions (SGX). You’ll need software to play the disc itself (CyberLink has an updated software solution set to ship in the near future), and a GPU with HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 support. AACS 2.0 also has to be implemented within the GPU driver, and no current stand-alone GPU drivers have this functionality. Finally, you need a 4K TV with both HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 support as well.

This is a tall order. No Intel chips before Skylake support SGX, and just owning a Skylake board isn’t enough — many desktop boards never implemented the feature and don’t support it in UEFI. The HDCP 2.2 support requirement is also dodgy, since not every Intel board supports that standard, either.

In theory, the UHD Blu-ray playback situation should be better than the 4K streaming situation, since at least 6th and 7th-generation Core chips are both supported. In practice, it seems to be every bit as much of a muddle and a problem. Support is limited to specific SKUs and motherboards with particular features, and the dependence on integrated graphics for decode support means that you can’t use UHD Blu-ray with any Intel HEDT system (HEDT refers to Intel’s E-class chips — Sandy Bridge-E, Ivy Bridge-E, Haswell-E, etc).

For years, there’s been a push-pull between content pirates and the content production industry, with law-abiding fans generally caught in the middle. For years, the content consumption side of the business has warned that if technology became too draconian, people simply wouldn’t use it. That seems to be the point at which we’ve arrived. Given the snail-like speed of PC refresh cycles these days, 4K streaming support will take 3-5 years to establish itself in the market, while UHD Blu-ray playback may never happen at all, thanks to ridiculously strict requirements that block out entire swathes of the hardware market."
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Finally got the Oppo UDP 205 (Hardware Modified) and hooked it up to my LG Oled 4k 3d 65".
Hard to describe the feeling when I put in my only Dobly Vision disk so far (Spiderman Homecoming) and had the TV come up with Dolby Vision  in the corner.
Both worth the monies.
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Quoting MisterQuade:
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Microsoft should be informed that they have broken some/an app(s) by making some arcane technical change, so they can restore the required features.


We run Enterprise version at work with Primier support from M$. When they came in to talk about the new servicing model, all they said was if an Application broke, then it was up to the application developer to fix their program. M$ had no interest in changing their code to suit.
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Works fine on very latest 1709 release build.
Insider preview builds are just that, and no support from M$ for apps not working. They will tell you to go to the application provider.
I would not totally blame Invelos if you are using a Beta build.
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Changing passwords is the way to go. Should be done on a regular basis.
Also MACs are subseptable to Malware.
I remeber a CBS doco on the Russian WInter Olympics where they took over a brand new unopened Macbook and phone.
Within 60secs of opening and joining the hotel wifi, they were infected.
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Build 4.0.0.75 not showing 4k icon on the normal list view. Bluray and DVD are OK.
Shows icon when in details of movie.
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Thanks for the review, your thoughts, on the UDP 203.
I am getting the UDP 205 shortly with the higher rated DACs. Just been released by local supplier.
Also is yours Region Free on BD? I am getting a Hardware moded 205.
I currently have the 103 moded, so need to get a region free one to play all my region A disks.

So based on your results, am looking forward to it.
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