Originally Posted by laserjock II
Since Netflix audio is only 2 channel right now anyway could you just connect the regular left/right audio connections and keep the multi-channel connected for BD/DVD playback?
I'm a little confused by your comment. Netflix does not play through the analog outs. [UPDATED: Audio doesn't play through right/left front multi-channel outputs -- but will play through the discrete stereo outputs -- doesn't really help, but wanted to make that clear]
. Besides, I did some testing and discovered that the 2550's multi-channel analog output leaves a lot to be desired. The HDMI audio is much better with my set-up.
I now have everything set up so that I use HDMI audio for Blu-ray and Netflix and only use the analog outs for DVD. I had to set up my AVR and remote so that they act like different sources, but it works. The DVD audio is not all that great from the analogs, but I'll have to live with that. Other than that, I am pretty happy with the other aspects of the player. I think I can now remove the OPPO 980 player from the rack and swap the HD-A20 with my region-free hacked HD-XA2 from the other room. With the combination of two players I will be able to play:
- primary DVD player -- since it is much faster than the HD-XA2
- Netflix streaming
- HD DVD
- Secondary DVD player when audio quality is critical or for non-region 1 discs
I am still scratching my head wondering why Samsung made the decision to output DVDs over component at 480i when using HDMI audio. This just makes no sense. Why did Samsung not have the 2550 de-interlace with the Reon given that that is one of the primary reasons people buy this player? This and a number of other limitations in this player really made my set-up really difficult. For example:
- no Netflix audio through 5.1 analog outs
- no Netflix audio through digital optical out [correction -- test again based on nextoo's comment and this does work]
- no way to have separate PCM/bitstream wettings for HDMI/optical mean I can't easily swap between HDMI and digital optical audio
- limited speaker configuration options compromise the multi-channel analog output quality
Now, does anybody know if there is a way to play AVCHD movies on SDHC cards from my Canon HF100? I couldn't get them to play with a USB adaptor.