@Roy said:I remember the old VCR codes thing, but I never came across a codes decoder like you describe. Ingenious. Something like one of these, perhaps?https://steltronix.co.uk/shop/remotes/videoplus-gemstar-vip-190-remote-control
@Roy,I was having trouble with my old Yamaha receiver playing HDR via Prime, so I've upgraded the receiver to an HTR2071.TV is an LG 49SM8600PLA which is 4K and hooked using arc to the Yammy as you call it, using pass through.I previously had a Sony as I had a number of SACDs and had 3 that failed after a couple of years as I found they overheated badly. I used to swear by Sony but over the years have fallen out of love with them. My CRT TV was one of those they programmed with only 2 digit channel numbers and it took them I think, 3 years to update it the 3 digit numbers.my dad and I both bought VCRs and found the grease Sony used dried up after 2 years making the mechanism seize. We both had replacements that both failed. I then found they used the same grease in their Mini Disc decks making 2 I had redundant. You asked why not a Sony, so there you have it.I'm considering the Panasonic DP-7N159EB £149, or the DP-UB450EB £199LG UBK80 £149 or 7BK90 £219 (it was £199 yesterday!)but can't confirm any of these are multi region for DVD, but as said I have found hacks being sold on eBay.To get a Sony multi region seems only possible by buying grey, which is what I did before, but you get very limited guarantees.So there you have my ramblings.Thank in advance if you have any thoughts.
Hi @Roy, thanks for your thoughts. Having been looking further I had thought 2 HDMI was the way to go, and am veering towards the DP-UB450EB as you suggest.Yes, bad experience with Sony rule that one a non starter, but does look good.Many thanks for your input.Now, about Netflix in trouble......
@Stevef_fr8ys Yes, the difference is why eARC was invented, to pass any sound format that is thrown at the TV.What happens is that the BluRay player says to the TV (say) - ‘can you handle Dolby Digital+?“ And the TV detects that it is outputting on ARC and says “no I can’t”, so the player says how about Dolby Digital then? And the TV says, ‘well I can pass that, but I will have to see what the thing on the other end of the ARC thinks”, so it asks the receiver if it can do Dolby Digital, and the receiver says “of course”, so the TV tells the player this, and all then goes on in Dolby Digital. But not Dolby Digital+ 😢But with eARC when the BluRay player says to the TV (say) - ‘can you handle Dolby Digital+? “And the TV detects that it is outputting on eARC and says ‘well I can pass that, but I will have to see what the thing on the other end of the ARC thinks”, so it asks the receiver if it can do Dolby Digital+, and the receiver says “yes I can”, so the TV tells the player this, and all then goes on in Dolby Digital+ 😀
No mention of Philips TV's at the 32" size. I have a very old 32" Philips (before the TP Vision takeover) and am a big fan of 'ambilight' and general picture quality. This looks to be a good price 32PFS6905.
Also the ambilight is a headache inducing gimmick.It's pointless in the daytime as it needs complete darkness. Also unless your tv is in a alcove again completely useless as it loses it's effect. Place it anywhere else other then the aforementioned alcove and it's akin to watching a TV in disco....definitely one to avoid.
@redchiz I think you'll find that writing "(sic)" is pretty much by definition breaking the forum rules. But I suppose that in the same way so is this post.