Just pulled the trigger on a new Sony 4K TV and our old Sony Blu-ray player is getting a bit wobbly - cutting out whilst playing a disc or Netflix - so we’re probably going to need a replacement.
I’m kicking myself mightily for not buying an Oppo UDP203 new when they were around £500 - have you seen the current s/h prices for them? There are some Oppo players out there for much more reasonable money, but I’m pretty sure they don’t play 4K discs (of which I currently own none, though that might change).
So, questions for the assembled company:
- How good is 4K streaming at the moment? Our wifi is fairly robust. (I ask because if it’s good, I may never feel the need to own a 4K Bluray player). I couldn’t find many 4K films on Netflix that I’d heard of, but then that’s not dissimilar to my experience of browsing 4K Bluray titles in HMV.
- Would a s/h Oppo player be likely to give better performance playing DVD and Bluray than a new player? For example, a s/h 103D v. a new £400 player?
- If I go down the new player path, what make(s) and model(s) of disc spinner would you recommend around the £400 price point? [extra points if it can play SACDs]