All Blu Ray Player Discounts, Offers and Sale - June 2018
1 left in the shelf in the Leigh store. pretty sure it was was £100 though on clearance, been lots of electronics stuff on clearance in Sainsburys lately
I have this player and it's great. Much better Blu Ray quality than my PS4 Pro, the upscaling in this box is lovely. Also, the Netflix app does HDR which the app on my Panasonic tx-50cx802b telly won't do. Ultra HD disc quality obviously fantastic, but worth noting no Dolby Vision support if that sort of thing bothers you (which at this point in the tech it most likely won't).
Your 4k TV probably does already?
Correction has YouTube app it's the UB-300 which does not.
Just got this tv yesterday. So far impressed for the price. Backlight did need sorting out and motion settings but with bit tweaking I've got it more or less spot on. Won't be same as oled but for the price I can't complain. Just like any tv if you look for problems you'll find them, hard to find a perfect set.
I am sure that people will argue the toss about it. What I was referring to is that it has been a slow dropped in price considering how long it has been out there. I suspect that non-OLED TV's are about to drop sharply in the run-up to November as all those plants built in recent years to crack out OLED TV's will begin flooding the shops by Christmas. Don't forget, this gives you JL 5 year warranty so that is worth a premium in itself. Even so I feel that this should be £550 by now - just my thoughts on the matter. If you are thinking of buying I personally enjoy the image on this LG model. One that I found myself going back to look at time and time again.
Wow, that's a damn good figure for gaming purposes. Really good.
There is no 49" version of SJ850...
It's not everything about proper or not proper 10 bit panel at this price, there are other specs more important for some people . Did you see Samsung and LG running sise by side ? I bet not... £500 price tag ???
Not even a 4k uhd player... Just offer more discount or similar off a 4k player..
What even all the ones that say blacks are not very good and cloudy?
Its an ips panel, 8 bits + FRC. Generally gets very good reviews.
Ordered! Heat added. Great deal.
whats the difference between the xe7093 and the xe9093?
I find it impossible to buy a TV without at least a 5 year warranty. If only amazon or the manufacturer did that :( (they used to)
The Blu-Ray player on offer is only 1080p
Xbox One S is only £50 more and more versatile.
Good player for the money...
Here's a link explaining what HDR10+ is https://www.whathifi.com/advice/hdr10-everything-you-need-to-know
PS4 cannot play 4k Bluray Discs
This is the same model as the UB420 but with the German code. UK model is about £50 more than this so not a bad saving.
Doesn't play games but from what I read up about both the XBox one distorts the chrominance, not sure about the PS4 pro but I think it has the same mech as the standard PS4 and is limited by that.
Plays 4k discs.
Qled no thanks,blooming haloing,no dolby vision,55". Give up my friend you clearly know nothing about tvs,I wont reply again youre tediously boring and uneducated where tvs and panel technology is concerned, Have a good day ;)
I dont own a OLED TV for a start but Ok,can spend just as much on money on half step nonsense instead https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/new-samsung-55q9fn-qled-at-john-lewis-2948871
I guess it's baboons and donkeys that buy TVs?
Obviously just another oled fanboy who doesn't actually know anything about image retention,hdr peak brightness,color gamut,limited lifespan.
I wasn't aware I told anyone they were crazy :/ :/
This is only 49" whereas the OLED is 55". Does this direct LED have its only LED for every single pixel? Very much doubt it. OLED does. Totally different league in my book.
Would be better if it was bundled with the X700 which is getting the Dolby Vision update (X800 isn't).
I don’t get how this is cold. It is a a top end direct led with Dolby Vision (updated last week). If you take away the equivalent cost of the (highly rated) 4K player, it is less than £1k - the 2017 49” model with slower processor has been getting hot at that price in the last couple of months.
Has the Dolby vision update rolled out yet?
This I Direct Led though. The LG is better in some ways better blacks but less backlight so not as bright, not so good on motion. It has better smart facilities though and of course OLED. This deal also gives you top drawer 4k player worth £275 and some people are concerned with oled screen burn. It is also 49 inch and some people can't go larger. I have one and very pleased with it and the player is great. It is also a 2018 model as against 2017
I am still not convinced with oled. Far too many articles / online vids about burn-in issues. I have done a lot of scouting around and reading over the past week and I still can't justify spending that kind of money and babysit what I and the kids watch on TV. That's my personal opinion.
Anyone who pays this for a non OLED is crazy!
Agree mate, i got the B7 at Xmas and it's amazing. No other standard 4k set I have seen comes anywhere near the picture quality of the OLED, that's why it won tv of the year 2017.
The price includes the x800 player so the price effectively becomes 1399. And to be honest for that price you can still (if you look around or wait) get the LG OLED.
This is the brand new XF90 and the highest price it'll ever be. Within a year it'll drop to the same £999 as the XE90 it's replacing. Definitely not a deal.
Dolby Vision firmware update is out now
My point is that it’s everything from the DAC onwards (the analogue outputs etc). In a 4K blu ray player like this, where the information leaving the player is EXACTLY the raw digital data that was on the disc (and assuming the transport is at least capable of reading that data, which isn’t asking much), then all players are equal. In this case it’s exactly like a computer hard drive - if all the bits get through, the file loads; if they don’t , it doesnt. Your MP3 files would have no more ‘colour’ or ‘presence’ with a better hard drive.
It's alot more than the dac..... And anyone that puts a £40 cd player in a hi end system needs shooting.
This isn't a 4k player, it won't be able to read 4k discs. This is just an upscaler.
So reading the comments IF there is no difference between 4K players can I buy this https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-bd-j6300-smart-3d-4k-upscaling-blu-ray-player-w-wi-fi-8495-magicvision-2912406 and save myself over £100 with no loss of picture quality?
Lots of discs incompatible though I've read on Xbox forums
Only 1 hdmi out on this...it might be a problem for people without 4K amps.
I got the superior ub390 which is the ub400 without wi fi for £129.99 before Christmas. So this is cold too me. 10 quid more for superior model is no brainer. It's also ultra hd premium unlike the 300.
So you’re going off your own hunch and two articles you’ve ‘googled’ that are from a couple of years ago and yet the format is still going strong. The 4k library is consistently growing.
They did particularly well to get Blu-ray as the market leader over HD-DVD. Selling the hardware in the PS3 at less than cost was something that paid off at least
No I'm not. ;)
Haha I get the impression you're the sort of person that would argue an apple is an orange (lol) (lol)
So if you no longer prefer the Red on your Xbox then you have 'objectively' proven that they have changed it :p
No I meant it's subjective to my eyes - the whole colour thing was the reds we're off. I saw a comparison showing a parrot on planet earth on Opposite player v Xbox X - tbh I liked the red on the Xbox more!
I haven't seen it or an independent review hence 'Apparently'. It's not totally subjective, you can compare against a reference.
Managed to get the only one in Asda living Broughton cheers op (highfive)
checked 3 Nottingham superstores none have this model for sale :(
That is ridonkulous - I didn't realise region locking was still a thing. :/
Also it's locked to region 2, and none of the unlocking codes I've found work. The ridiculous thing is although locked, using a 'free' video converter (eg MKV) you can convert other region locked disks to MKVs which are perfectly playable!
None in Swindon (North)
Ordered today by phone and got it for £139 many thanks OP..
https://www.avforums.com/review/panasonic-dmp-ub400-4k-ultra-hd-blu-ray-player-review.13699 In depth review - should tell you all you need to know....
Got one of these last week from Richer Sounds and paid £149 (which is still a great deal) It also had a 4K physical copy of fantastic beasts with it (y)
Will this unit play 4k media on a USB drive such as the the latest 4K mkv container format ? (4k res for around 6-10Gb file size)
Yeah it sadly looks like it's another of the Samsungs that were hackable but subsequent firmware updates have rendered them unable to do so. I'll be giving it a miss. Oh for the days of the good old Samsung DVD709 !
Model number is Bd-J4500R Model code is Bd-J4500R/XU. It's marked Region 2 of course . I haven't tried to make it region free yet. If you do please leave a note here. If I do, I'll leave a note here There seems to be only one way, but it's debatable whether it works!
bought one for the same price at Asford, Kent marked £55 (no reduction marked but came up at £29). I think it may be national
I think there was about 3 at the time of posting.
I might link my ting from barking
Thanks for the tip mate, I got my Sony player a few days ago and am Very pleased with it.
Chaps, does this play 3D titles? @TobRIP -does yours play 3D? John Lewis site says "No" but states that is supports the codec. The AVFORUMS review says yes. Richer Sounds doesn't mention this at all... Thanks
The chip used can make a difference to the upscaling and potentially to the chroma interpolation - but remember that all TVs have image processing chips too. Only if the player has a better image processor than the TV is it better to have the player do things like upscaling rather than the TV. Upscaling only applies when your source is a lower resolution than the TV. For example if you have a 4k TV and are watching a 4k UHD bluray then no scaling is required in the player or the TV but scaling is required if you watch a 1080 blu-ray or SD DVD. If watching a 4k blu-ray on a 4k TV (no scaling required) then all players should perform identically. Some players can be set to interpolate the chroma to 4:4:4 (the disks have 4:2:0) but all TVs will do this too. Again having the player do it only helps if the player is better at doing this than the TV. Oppo have processing chips that are very well regarded for their resolution upscaling. This will make absolutely no difference for a UHD 4k blu-ray playback but it can make a difference if you decide to have the Oppo player do the 4k upscaling of a 1080p blu-ray or SD DVD and the scaling in the Oppo is better than the scaling in your TV. Panasonic use their HCX processors in their UHD bluray players and in their TVs too. Other manufacturers have their equivalents - for example Sony use their X1 chips in their UHD player and higher end TVs. If you have a TV with a poor image processing chip for scaling, then having a UHD player with good quality scaling could improve the image quality for blu-ray and DVD - but not for UHD.
All UHD blu-rays are 4:2:0 and that is interpolated by the TV to 4:4:4. Having the blu-ray player doing the conversion from 4:2:0 to 4:4:4 is only an advantage if the blu-ray player processor is better than the TV at doing it. It is similar to the way some blu-ray players will upscale 1080p to 4k for display on a 4k TV. Everything that a 4k TV displays is upscaled to 4k by the TV so it is only better to have the player do it if it has superior scaling to the TV.
No Dolby Vision. Pah!
i bought one (DMP-UB900EBK) 2 weeks ago at £369 and now currys marking them on there website as clearance down to £319 double grrr have to say very nice machine but all those saying use an xbox really? lol suggest you go watch one then back that statement up and the new flagship UB9000 not out till dec 2018 will be £999 ouch don't think they will see many of those at that money but spec is nice
It's a great price I bought a ub700 second hand only 2 weeks ago because I couldn't get the 900 for less than £400 I would have bought this instantly at this price...grrr
As someone who paid the £599 when it first came out, hot! One of the more recent firmware upgrades gave it a 10-bit output option which works great with Samsung and other non-Panny TVs.
Haha we have the same set up inc tv. I watched Lucy 4k in atmos:
There’s a Microsoft Xbox media remote control it’s very quick I use it on LG E7 OLED Xbox One S supports dolby atmos to
Panasonic are better around this price
Out of Stock! (they only had 2)
Hot, that What Hi-fi review is based the the player costing £430 when it first came out and not the current price bundled with 3 UHD blu rays which are at least £45 if purchased new. I've got the UBD 7500 model which is the wired version brand new slightly cheaper and without UHD movies, this is a bargain.
Reason for the cold votes is this player is only 3/5 in the What HiFi review (sound and picture not the best) and only cost £129 brand new at Richer Sounds when they stocked it.