The Banshees ...
What the feck?
I purchased a Zidoo Z10 Pro which can upsample ALL content to Dolby Vision which I can display on my HDR10 PJ. I have been making the rounds buying second hand bluerays and DVD’s at $2 to $7 a pop and then watching them upsampled in Dolby Vision =stunning!
Lately I have been ripping discs to my NAS and watching a lot of concerts (Sting, Blue Man Group, Adele, Metallica, Elton John, Sinatra, etc).
The unit continues to surpise:
2) Android based, download apps right from the google play app store
3) The video quality from my rips via the Dolby Vision upsampling is better than watching the disk in my player or streaming from a service.
4) Great SQ streaming audio via USB to my Sony TA-ZH1ES DAC.
5) Nice GUI
6) The movies are aggregated on a "poster wall" along with details of the movie and even the trailers. Much better than looking at a list of links on my server.
Plenty of reviews on youtube for more info.
Another movie that impresses me with the clarity of the picture is "The Sunset Limited" on HBO Max. It's just Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones sitting around an apartment talking for 90 minutes, but the close-ups and the color tones always impress me when I watch it. There are no surround sound effects, so sometimes I watch it in 2 channel stereo. I have watched this movie more times than any other movie. It's based on a play by Cormac McCarthy.
@dweller, I do like "My Dinner with Andre", though I haven't watched it in years.
@ozzy, "The Sunset Limited" dazzles mostly because of the great acting by Samuel L. Jackson. He pretty much has to carry the movie, though Jones is also good. (Jones directed it.) The movie/play is basically a long discussion about whether God exists, but it has a lot of little side anecdotes and topics that keep it fresh. Cormac McCarthy is one of America's best novelists.
I tend to watch mostly independent and foreign films, and could provide many recommendations. But I’ll start with one, that could also appeal to those who watch mostly mainstream films:
Man on Wire
It’s a documentary of Philippe Petit’s remarkable, surreptitious (and obviously illegal) walk, in 1974, across a wire between, and at the top of the two World Trade Center towers.
It’s a really good film, and the story of how this extraordinary man’s dream was formed, developed, and executed, is fascinating.
It’s much better on a big screen, but here is a link to the full film on Youtube:
Best Media Player Award goes to Zidoo NEO-S. The NEO-S has the same video front end as the Z9 and Z10, just the DAC is different. Which one you get depends if you need a DAC: