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Item: Sony Bravia 75" inch 4K HDR TV (x8500d) - 2016 model
Location: Cleveland, QLD 4163
Item Condition: excellent condition.
Reason for selling: need to downsize
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (+3%), Bank transfer
Massive 75 inch Sony Bravia X8500D 4K HDR TV, 2016 year model sold in stored up until September 2017. Official product information page here: * http://www.sony.com.au/electronics/televisions/x8500d-series First and only owner - in excellent condition, suit new buyer, bought from JB Hifi Mt Gravatt in December 2016 and comes with an extended warranty for 5 years from purchase date. This model has the exact same panel as this year's 2017, 75 inch model - X8500E - which is currently in stores, so if you want to see what the amazing image quality is like, you can quickly have a look at JB Hifi, Harvey Norman etc straight away to see, or can arrange inspection for serious buyers to inspet. Outstanding image quality, however TV is currently too large for our space and will be replaced by a smaller panel. Original RRP $6995.00, grab a steal ! Pickup only, location Cleveland, QLD, 4163.
Item: BLADE RUNNER IN 4K UHD FORMAT
Price: $15 INCL FREE POSTAGE WITHIN AUSTRALIA
Item Condition: NEAR NEW. PURCAHSED AND WATCHED ONCE
Reason for selling: WATCHED THE MOVIE
Payment Method: Cash, Paypal, COD Only
As we've now covered Blade Runner The Final Cut on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with HDR10, it's now time to take a look at the UHD with Dolby Vision presentation from VUDU. As VUDU keeps getting these Dolby Vision presentations with releases from Universal Studios and Warner Bros., I dearly wish that the actual physical 4K UHD Blu-ray discs would be given the Dolby Vision treatment. From the first opening frames of the dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, it's clear to see the subtleties Dolby Vision has to offer. Those spires spewing flames into the air now enjoy a little extra contrast and black level adjustment to give them a stronger sense of foreground separation allowing that whole opening scene to sport an impressive sense of depth. As the camera moves closer to the Tyrell Corp. building and we zoom into Holden's interview room where he makes that fateful meeting with Leon, the model work looks all the more impressive as colors are bolder and black levels enjoy a more intricate presentation. When the film cuts to the first time we meet Harrison Ford's Deckard, the scene is awash with intricate neon lighting playing with sharp pulsing blues, reds, and greens and the visual punch is incredible. Likewise when Deckard is being briefed on the Nexus 6 Replicants he's to hunt down by Bryant, the scene isn't just a flat blue as it appeared on the 4K UHD Blu-ray, there's not just a bit more black level activity giving facial features just a little more dimension and presence
I'm pleased to say that the Atmos audio mix is just as aggressive and impressive as the 4K UHD Blu-ray release. I really love the fully immersive surround effect this Atmos mix brings to the film. The previous release already had a fine surround track that was the tops for its day, but this Atmos track brings a lot of natural space and dimension to the film and allows you to appreciate the subtleties of the sound effects. I know I already gushed about it in my review for the disc release, but I can't help myself, it's just so damn beautiful to listen to combined with the gorgeous soundtrack Vangelis crafted. Even in the quietest scenes, there is plenty of subtle surround activity to maintain the immersive qualities. Again, this Atmos track is a knockout.
Item: Panasonic dmp-ub900 4K blu ray player
Item Condition:Almost brand new, less than 10 hours use
Reason for selling: My tv is not good enough to display HDR
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal,
Extra Info: Panasonic looks awesome with its woodgrain look, almost new,original box and remote. Can post
Item: Onkyo TX-NR636 7.2ch 4K Atmos Wi-Fi Bluetooth Receiver
Item Condition: working normally
Reason for selling: upgrade
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
Extra Info: For sale is a Onkyo TX-NR636 7.2ch 4K Atmos Wi-Fi Bluetooth Receiver. If you wanna looking for a bargain 4K receiver, don't miss this one.
Bought new from Amazon US in 2014. I did a 7ch pre out mod myself, it works, but got ground noise sometime. Have some dents at side(please see pictures below), however all of original functions of this receiver work pretty well.
I upgrade to Onkyo 810 recently, so this one must go.
Please notice this is a US Version with 110v power input, you need a transformer to use it. I also selling my Dynahub ST1000 transformer for 30 (RP 68).
Pick up only. Thanks for watching.
By :) al
OPPO 205 UHD Universal player - a 2nd coming ? an end users perspective...
Oppo has some history in universal players. I remember many years ago their first dvd universal players in the country with hdmi capability in the oppo 983. And then some years ago their first blu-ray universal with a decent dac stage and analog stage with the oppo 95 which even had balanced outputs. And now with the dawn of another new format in 4k uhd blu-ray.. we have the release of their universal UHD blu-ray player in the Oppo 205.
And it is an interesting piece the 205
in that it does everything the 203 does... however like the 105 prior it adds a nice dac, very decent multi channel analog stage and true balanced very excellent 2ch analog output including XLR connectivity. Unlike the 105 though and with the 203 this player drops all forms of streaming apps and such. so in essence this is now a basic media player, can be used as a dac and plays every silvery disc under the sun including the new 4k uhd discs..
I’ve been reluctant to say too much about the 205 as some will remember the diabolical time I had with the 203 which I also bought on release, and especially once compared it to the pana 900 uhd player.
So is the oppo 205 a 2nd coming for me in an oppo ? . Anyways, with some trepidation I decided to check out the 205
Unpacking and getting going
Now I don't know if this is typical of how oppo packages the 205 ! but mine arrived with some serious packaging !
However harder it is to break into it, I still got it quickly in the rack and hooked up and going
and this pleasing without hiccup even with out off box settings !
With a couple of more pics showing in the rack,
this is one meaty looking unit ! very much like the front panel with its curves, with satin sheen of brushed aluminium and nice new buttons and display it certainly looks more upmarket than the matt finished 105 this replaces,.
In price too the 205 retails for around abouts $2k which is about what the 105 did as well so Oppo have done well to bring this player out for the price they have.
Time to check settings in the player and there are only 3 settings I changed from out box.
-Have made sure the audio is set to bitstream rather than auto as auto can give some strange results at times
- Made sure that dynamic range control is set to OFF rather than auto as at no time do I want any range control kicking in to limit the audio experience.
-Lastly have made sure HDMI CEC control is off which really is worth making sure as can cause some rather strange things occurring at times otherwise.
Time to check a few discs...
first up Mocheeba's Brixton live concert DVD,
Some might probably wonder why I test a DVD ? well I still have quite a few, many concert DVDs, also many films (many foreign language) and where most have never been released on another format.
And does very well with DVD I would suggest. And thats good to see as that as historically this been a strength for oppo going back many years with the players released.
Next up on Blu-ray Mr and MRs smith which is a bit of a favourite for me as an audio video treat,
with a bit of a busy scene
and bit closer up shot with details,
the oppo is doing pretty well for details, richness of colours and skin tones etc.
and then on UHD blu-ray Billy Lynn Half time walk,
and great to see a picture come up in loading,
as this one is made in 4k high frame rate 60hz and good see coming through as intended,
and a particular challenge for players, systems and cables so good vindication that all working as should
with some cursory checks done with various disc formats and with player working as should, I decided time to pull the player out the rack and install the region free kit. Why not install in the first place you ask ? Well I wanted to make sure the player works across a few disc formats before going to the trouble of installing the kit.
The kit I am using is the blu-ray mod one from Gattiweb, who is local to me so easy enough to procure
and something i got originally for the 203 and fortunately also works with the 205 player
now installation is not quite as straight forward as for the 203.... at the time I bought the 205, gatti didnt have instructions posted for installation but fortunately for some he does now...
regardless sans instructions, I decided to give things a go. and gave me an opportunity to get up close and personal with the innards....
and remove the 2ch analog board,
and the multi channel analog audio board,
and notice the good quality Elna audio grade caps used through out. will note some even glued in...
and the audio purposed analog power supplier,
though I also noticed a cover which I thought to remove and guess what there is also a switch mode power supply i see under the casing !
anyways I plug the region mod in and re assemble things. I can tell you this much I have NEVER had to remove SO many screws to ever do something like this before. And something quite frankly I wouldn't suggest anyone attempt unless technically inclined. Great that gatti has instructions to actual install these days but if I were you i would take up his service to also install for you. which he is generally quite reasonable for.
Alternatively consider the JVB digital external mod,
this just plugs in the back port on the machine. I personally didnt want anything hanging off the machine but if want to save yourself a lot of bother this external kit might be for you.
In anycase testing the region mod i found it to work pretty well and exactly as per the Gatti provided operating instructions with region selection for blu-ray via key sequence on the remote. and the mod making the blu-ray region selectable UHD blu-ray itself is region free by nature in discs we buy so of course the mod is not needed for playing any of the discs.
Region free for DVD is important for me as have quite a few overseas sourced discs over the years e.g. foreign films, concerts movies (not related in our region) etc that its handy to be able to just pop in the player and hit play not worrying about region restrictions. Similarly with blu-ray often I've purchased from overseas where discs are locked to those regions and even more so these days where buying a 4K UHD from over seas and it comes with a blu-ray disc also packaged in that happens to be region locked. Pleased to have this capability to play the various discs I have.
So what is it like in use ?
part 2 awaits ....