Do we really need 4K ready AVRs for our 4K sets?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Audio' started by Rich, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. Cholly

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    Sadly, Sony and Disney had enough power that Blu-Ray won the format battle even though HD DVD was acknowledged to be better and was supported by Paramount, Warner and United Artists. While the battle was waging, I had purchased a few HD DVD players and acquired 25 HD DVD movies before they disappeared from the market.
     
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    It is interesting how the inferior format always seems to win. Supposedly Beta was superior to VHS but we know how that went. Personally I lucked out on the Beta/VHS battle and chose VHS and I did not buy my first Blu-Ray until that battle was over.
     
  3. jimmie57

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    Does that receiver do the HDCP 2.2 ? I am missing it in the specs, etc.
     
  4. Cholly

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    The 377 does not - The newer RX-V381 has HDCP 2.2
     
  5. dpeters11

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    Betamax was better generally, but the players were more expensive, and in the early days a tape only held an hour. Even back then people didn't want to have to get up to change tapes while watching a movie.

    Though of course that was the kid's job anyway.
     
  6. TheRatPatrol

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    Better how?
     
  7. dpeters11

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    One thing I remember (early on), networking was optional on blu-ray players, required for hd-dvd. So getting firmware updates could be more problematic for blu-ray.

    I also think that the manufacturing process for hd-dvd was closer to that of dvd, requiring fewer changes in manufacturing.
     
  8. Rich

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    I did have a Sony Betamax VCR. It blew away every VHS VCR I tried. Then, in a moment of supreme stupidity, I sold it and bought a Panasonic VCR. Really regretted that.

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    All I can remember is the lack of Beta tapes at the movie rental store and the wonderful PQ put out by the Sony.

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  10. dpeters11

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    The oy thing i remember from Married with Children. If the movie were any good, they'd put it on beta.

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  11. Rich

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    Always thought the rental stores with their massive displays of VHS tapes and the Beta tapes off in a small corner contributed heavily to the demise of the Beta recorders.

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  12. Wolfmanjohn

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    I loved my betamax, but as mentioned above, I, too, sold it in a moment of stupidity. Got what I paid for it, as the coworker who bought it promptly sent it back to family in the Phillipines; apparently the beta format was still alive, well, and in demand there in the early 90s.
     
  13. inkahauts

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    Hi Definition DVD was not any better than bluray and in the long run blu ray has probably turned out better because it was able to expand capacity even further and allows us 4k material now.

    When they where both out it was a tie imho.
     
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  14. Cholly

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    True to form, I bit the bullet today and ordered a Yamaha RX-V377 receiver. for my bedroom HT. system. It's a nice 5.1 receiver, with 4 HDMI inputs and 4K passthru (only when powered on, of course). Only downside for me is the fact that it only has one optical input, while the Pioneer that it is replacing has two. Not a big problem.
     
  15. Rich

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    Oh well, the time of the VCRs is past, and now we can watch the demise of the DVRs.

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    That's a bit of a head scratcher...what did you mean to write?

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    Yea my first laptop had a HDDVD drive so that was what I went with until it was no longer supported
     
  18. jimmie57

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    Take a look at this one. One day only sale.
    Yamaha - 700W 5.1-Ch 4K Ultra HD and 3D Pass-Through A/V Home Theater Receiver - Black
     
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    :)

    Fixed it.
     

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