I don't usually ask for opinions about products, but it's getting more & more difficult to compare some things side by side. And since video/HT is not my forte'.........I welcome yours.
Sony PS3 (used primarily for DVD/BluRay. not a gamer)
Klipsch RF-7ii Klipsch RP-140SA Atmos
Klipsch RC7 rear/surround (horns turned 90d)
I want to upgrade to a 4K/UHD BluRay player. I've read too many reviews. Too many are conflicting.
I've had a Samsung UBD-M8500 in my system. The 4K picture quality was "ok" (my only 4K BluRay reference so far is Blade Runner 2049 & IT). I was quite surprised at the mediocre playback quality of DVD. I'd say the PS3 does a better job with DVD and regular BluRay. Since I have a substantial number of DVD & BluRay, I believe up-scaling will be more of an issue than I thought. What I saw from the Samsung I find a little disturbing and disappointed. DVD I watched on the Samsung 4K player, I thought looked kind of "dirty" compared to the Sony PS3, which brings me to the few, but bewildering (to me) alternative choices.
Runner up include:
From what I've read, the Panny has some options that allow getting near HDR performance with 4K TV that don't have HDR (like mine), but has no provision for Dolby Vision (not sure if this is worth anything). Some have said the Panny has the best quality picture hands down, others say it hardly noticeable & not worth the price. The opinions on up-scaling differences between Oppo & Panny have been inconsistent.
Let the opinions ring and thank you in advance!