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Old 06-29-17, 10:17 PM   #126
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Re: Is Ultra HD Blu-ray really worth the upgrade? (split from the DVD/BD sales thread

Well, since this thread has been bumped (but looks like I missed some interesting posts) and I now have UHD, I'll answer No. Granted the black levels on my LG TV aren't very good so I'm probably missing most of the benefits of HDR, but in a nutshell not worth giving up 3D for (which was the main thing I bought the TV for, 3D works MUCH better than my old one!)
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Old 06-29-17, 10:56 PM   #127
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Re: Is Ultra HD Blu-ray really worth the upgrade? (split from the DVD/BD sales thread

So, there is no 4K tv with 3D?
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Old 06-29-17, 11:05 PM   #128
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Re: Is Ultra HD Blu-ray really worth the upgrade? (split from the DVD/BD sales thread

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So, there is no 4K tv with 3D?
There are a fair number (LG's E6 from last year, for instance), but AFAIK, no manufacturer -- UHD or otherwise -- has a 3D-capable display in their 2017 product lines. If you want UHD and 3D, you'll need to get your hands on an older display.
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Old 07-01-17, 04:18 PM   #129
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Re: Is Ultra HD Blu-ray really worth the upgrade? (split from the DVD/BD sales thread

And 4K discs cannot do 3D, period. Lots of movies are available in either 3D regular Blu-Ray or 2D 4K disc (a few even have them both in the same package), but 4K in 3D doesn't exist at least yet, so given the choice guess which one I buy? The biggest advantage of 3D on a 4K TV though is they can do passive without the noticeable loss in resolution that the first passive sets had.
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Old 07-02-17, 02:31 PM   #130
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Re: Is Ultra HD Blu-ray really worth the upgrade? (split from the DVD/BD sales thread

I've mentioned in other threads that by doing an A/B comparison there is a noticeable difference. Some big some small. Would I run out and double dip? No. But for the extra $5 I'm happy to buy the 4K UHD title when it's available. I only buy on average one title a month and most of that is with RZ $$.

Aaron I know you are not on board with the 4K discs and that is your prerogative. Look at the shit people buy. Numerous copies of the same title because of different slip covers or collector packaging. I wouldn't waste a penny on that stuff. But I'm sure they wouldn't invest in a car they drive 200 miles a summer then put it back in storage like I do.

I have 12 UHD titles. That means I spent $60 of Monopoly money on the better format.
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Re: Is Ultra HD Blu-ray really worth the upgrade? (split from the DVD/BD sales thread

I don't regret my upgrade, enjoying my 4k TV and player. Watching a UHD movie and then a blu-ray afterwards, I can see a small loss of detail in the Blu.

Ive replaced a few favorite movies with an UHD upgrade, but dont feel the need for everything. But going forward I have been getting new releases in UHD. And having a blu-ray combo is a lot more appealing that DVD.
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I don't regret my upgrade, enjoying my 4k TV and player. Watching a UHD movie and then a blu-ray afterwards, I can see a small loss of detail in the Blu.

Ive replaced a few favorite movies with an UHD upgrade, but dont feel the need for everything. But going forward I have been getting new releases in UHD. And having a blu-ray combo is a lot more appealing that DVD.
There are a couple I have on HD-DVD coming out in 4K I would upgrade. Apollo 13 and Serenity I'll probably spring for.
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I'm one of you now! I got a 65" LG B7 today, and I'll have a Marantz SR-6012 on Tuesday. We're building a new house now, and I'm going to get one of the rooms wired with 4 height speakers so I can be part of the Atmos club too.

Now I just have to make sure this TV survives two moves before the year's out.
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Wire for 6 height speakers. Might as well future proof. Dolby already has the specs for it.

https://www.dolby.com/us/en/guide/sp...tup-guide.html

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Wire for 6 height speakers. Might as well future proof. Dolby already has the specs for it.
That's what Josh Z suggested as well. I know borderline-nothing about Atmos, so I just want to make sure that if I wire for 6 that it doesn't compromise mounting 4 in the meantime. Those conversations are a while off, so I guess I have time to learn!
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It is so worth it, I promise you that. Atmos greatly increases the experience. 4 or 6 will be great either way.
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Old 08-07-17, 02:26 AM   #137
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Re: Is Ultra HD Blu-ray really worth the upgrade? (split from the DVD/BD sales thread

Didn't know there was a 7012, I have the 7011 and the sound is great but it was VERY frustrating to set up even by my standards. Worst thing is the HDMI inputs are VERY finicky and you may need a "Doctor HDMI" box for some things to work with it. I almost sent mine back but it spent some time at a service center and the Marantz support people were reasonably helpful.
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I know borderline-nothing about Atmos, so I just want to make sure that if I wire for 6 that it doesn't compromise mounting 4 in the meantime. Those conversations are a while off, so I guess I have time to learn!
If you have enough placement flexibility, the ideal locations for Top Front and Top Rear speakers are 45-degrees in front of you and 45-degrees behind, respectively. Both sets should be in line with your left and right front mains. If you can do that, you'll be good for both 7.1.4 and a future upgrade to 7.1.6.

Top Middles should be above your head, but slightly forward of your seating position (because human hearing is poor with sounds from directly overhead).

Don't worry if you can't get things exactly to these guidelines. Ballparking it will still be fine. Most sounds that go overhead are either ambient effects (wind, rain, etc.) or other sounds that don't require pinpoint precision so long as you're in the right range.
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I installed mounts that allowed me to pivot the height speakers, and that's worked out pretty well so far.
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