I just joined today and got a Blu Ray player to replace my DVD player...

Discussion in 'Blu-Ray Hardware' started by scooper, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. scooper

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    It's a Samsung BD-J5900 , does 3D as well as upconverts DVD to 1080i. What do I need to watch 3D ? And if I need a "3D" TV, that's a non-starter.

    The apps on it are pretty pathetic in number, as well as what's available in it's "App store". I have a Fire TV if I really want to stream.
     
  2. Rich

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    I do believe you need a 3D TV set to see 3D. I think that player upscales to 1080p. My oldest 4K set can do 3D. The others can't. Never use it.

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    You might be correct on the 1080p upscale. I'm using it on an "ancient" (when that size cost $600+ ) Olevia 32 inch that has a screen size of 1368 x 768 pixels. Still has a great picture IMO. But it is a little difficult to tell the difference between a blu ray disc and an upscaled DVD on this TV.
     
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    Yes you need a 3D capable tv
     
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    I have compared DVDs to BDs on my 4K sets. BDs upscale beautifully, DVDs don't. There's a huge difference. We still have over a hundred (WAG) DVDs left in the house, they never get used.

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    Depends on the source material used for the DVD. Some upscale nicely, others don't.
     
  7. Rich

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    OK, let me refine my statement...I cannot remember one DVD that I watched on the 4K sets that didn't annoy me because of the PQ. Never had an issue with BDs. I had a reason for throwing out all our DVDs, bins and bins of DVDs some not even opened. I threw out the whole Soprano's DVD set unopened. Shouldn't say "threw out", I donated them to a church but the people that got their hands on the bins swiped them and sold most of them on eBay. Dirtbags.

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