Media players that actually play UHD menu

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (UHD only)' started by kzajac, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. kzajac

    kzajac Well-Known Member

    Now that we have the capability to create an ISO with full menu capabilities for UHD discs, are there any media players out there that will actually "play a UHD iso with full menu support"?
  2. DaveO88

    DaveO88 Moderator DE

    Yes , M9702


  3. jmone

    jmone Well-Known Member

    If you are looking for a PC based Media Player, then JRiver's Media Center can play (unencrypted) BD/UHD BD with Menus.
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  4. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    Yup, J RIver MC with madvr is absolutely fantastic for UHD's.
  5. coopervid

    coopervid Well-Known Member

    @SamuriHL ,

    can you tell us how you do this? I assume I would need a full blown desktop to be connected to my TV. Which is a no-go. What do you think would be the minimum hardware configuration? Better buy a M9702 player? I still think that the M9702 is overpriced.
  6. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    It completely depends on what you're looking to get out of it. I built a 9900k, RTX 2070 founder's edition, 32 gigs of ddr4 3200 machine to drive madvr and I still have to compromise. Consider that the Envy Pro, madshi's high end consumer device with HDMI input so you can upscale ANY HDMI device, has a 2080ti under the hood. But, no, if you don't want to build an HTPC and/or require HDCP enabled HDMI input, then you can buy the entry level Envy for 5500 bucks later this year. If you want balls to the wall performance, you can buy the Envy Pro at 9900 bucks. How do you think we get dynamic tone mapping performance that rivals Dolby Vision? ;) That kind of scaling performance doesn't come cheap. Minimum I'd recommend these days is an RTX 2060 and even that I'd personally say save up for a 2070. That's just me, though. Until you see NGU sharp scaling of a blu-ray done at Very High you really don't know what you're missing. No cheaper device is going to come even close to matching the quality. This is truly a "get what you pay for" kind of thing.
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  7. kzajac

    kzajac Well-Known Member

    Has anyone used the Zidoo Z9S? It claims to play UHD blu ray menus.
  8. DaveO88

    DaveO88 Moderator DE

    yes, this was a good Android media player but the menus worked sometimes more, sometimes less. So that does not work as it should.