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ControlledBurn
Sep 7, 2006

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Mister Facetious posted:

For the BluRay player the general best value as far as reviews and influencers go is the Panasonic UB-820 if you plan on buying UHD discs or taking advantage of HDR.

As for sound, it depends on how much you want Dolby Atmos. You can still get by with 5.1/7.1 though.

I was under the impression the UB-820 is only necessary if you want Dolby vision, as otherwise the UB-420 is nearly identical for playback and upscaling.

Also, seems like it might be refresh time for UHD players, as they all seem to be going out of stock.

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ControlledBurn
Sep 7, 2006

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Mister Facetious posted:

Yeah, I forgot not all units will have Dolby Vision. I'm just not sure if the 420 comes with the HDR compression feature of your TV can't reach the 1000 nits minimum, and it would be a nice have for OLED units.

Yeah; the HDR Optimizer feature is present on the 420.

ControlledBurn
Sep 7, 2006

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Sirotan posted:

What does everyone do for surge protection for your wall mounted TVs? I know that surge receptacles exist but the best rated one I can find is for 720 joules vs a cheapo power strip I found that is rated at 250. Since they're all MOV style and need to be replaced regularly anyway, seems like the $11 power strip is the way to go. However, I dunno how I'm going to stick it behind my TV since the mounts I'm looking at all seem to only have about an inch clearance from wall to TV.

Power Bridge. Basically an in wall extension cord thatís electrical code compliant. It gets plugged into the surge protector with the rest of the gear.

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