Posts Categorized: Sources

Philips BDP7501 HDR to SDR Color Conversion Errors

Philips BDP7501 HDR to SDR Color Conversion Errors

I recently purchased a Philips BDP7501 UHD BD player to use in my audio and video calibration business.  This is a very well built player and I definitely prefer it’s operation to the Samsung UBD-K8500.  I have not tested the Samsung’s ability to convert HDR (high dynamic range) to SDR (standard dynamic range), but I can… Read more

Smart TV Apps No Panacea

Smart TV Apps No Panacea

I find a number problems occur with Smart TV apps that are not a problem with external products like Apple TV, Roku or Playstation.   I would never recommend buying a TV based on these apps.  I would focus more on image quality, durability, sound quality, form factor and cost. These problems can include less buffering to handle internet… Read more

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Oppo BDP-103 Preview

I recently had an opportunity to work on a system with a beta version of the BDP-103.  This is a very interesting product. It supports the new Roku USB stick to add audio and video streaming capability to the product.  The client was very happy with the functionality of this feature. I really liked its… Read more

Plex Media Server Review

Plex Media Server Review

If you are looking for a media server I would give strong consideration to using the Plex.  I have encountered this software in several homes recently using this with Mac Mini’s.  The application interface is very good and the features are very compelling here are a list of a few of the them. • Effortlessly… Read more