Disc players? Yeah, I think they'll be around for a bit longer. IMO, UHD content on streaming services isn't quite there yet, either because it isn't available or doesn't meet the quality/performance/convenience of a disc. I've watched many UHD Grand Tour episodes, for example, and the server couldn't seem to keep up and the quality kept dropping down. Some of the connection speeds I've seen quoted on this forum from around the world probably aren't up to the job either, the disc I'm watching is averaging 30Mbps.Those things still exist?
i honestly don't careIMO, UHD content on streaming services isn't quite there yet, either because it isn't available or doesn't meet the quality/performance/convenience of a disc.
nice! I had a similar problem with a PC i built in 2013. I thought blu-ray would play as easily as DVD did and oh how I was wrong.Ordered one of these, a Sony UBP-X500 UHD Blu-Ray player.
Now, I already have an external UHD BD-R drive for my PC, one I paid to have imported from Japan. However, thanks to NVIDIA and stupid DRM, it's an absolute ballache to actually watch any UHD content on the PC as it only works with Intel graphics and there's always a driver issue that needs resolving before it works.
This will sit where my Xbox One sits now and it had damn well make the experience a lot better. It's the cheapest and most basic of the X series players, without any smart features at all. I'm connecting it to a smart TV that also has a smart cable STB and a PC connected, so I didn't need to pay for any of those features. I just got Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II to add to my other UHD stuff so I'm looking forward to trying it.
I'll be selling the BD-R drive, it's a Pioneer BDR-XD06J-UHD and is a great drive, if a bit noisy for watching films. It's just the software that lets it down. If anyone is interested in it for disc creation or data storage on Blu-Ray discs (it'll write 128GB BD-QL discs) then let me know or it'll probably go on eBay.
I forgot to post here.
June 2019, the Corsair 500W power supply in my PC crapped out which prompted me to think about upgrading all hardware. Nothing else was wrong with it, just an old AMD A10-5800k which is now my home theater pc in the basement.
Since then my Cooler Master case became empty as all hardware was placed back into my Lian-Li PC-CK 101 case.
So, what did he get?
AMD RYZEN 7 3700X
GIGABYTE X570 I AORUS PRO Mini-itx
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) PC-3200
Noctua NH-U12S CPU cooler
Seasonic M12II EVO Edition SS-620GM2 620W PSU
Samsung 870 M.2 SSD 500GB
I moved my AMD RX580 graphics to this pc so no need for a new graphics card.
I tried using the Wraith CPU cooler but sadly, the fan noise wasn't acceptable so I ended up using the Noctua cooler that I only got as a "just in case" sort of thing. The great new is, games like Assassins Creed and Subnautica that used to peg my old AMD processor now has this one at maybe 25%. I also don't need to have full hardware acceleration in Adobe premiere like my HP laptop with 6th gen i7 would need to export. This Ryzen set up exports movies in half the time. Hopefully this set up lasts quite a long time.