Costco Sony BPD-BX58 -- It seems that this player has been "bad mouthed"
So, let me add my 2 cents.
I bought one and connected it today. It is great!!!
So, far. Wireless problems that others have had, I don't. Picture quality is equal to DirectTV and off air HD.
I am still figuring out the in and outs of setup. However, let me tell you what I have, so you can judge for yourself.
Currently the BX58 is connected to a Sony KP61 (61" 4x3) HS30 (capable of 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i input) through component.
This RPTV will display 480p, 960i, and 1080i. With an HD signal it does a raster squeeze and uses all lines of resolution projected in 16x9 format. It is equal to a 57" in 16x9 format.
The audio out of the BX58 is by coax to a Sherwood/New Castle R-865.
I am not an IT person, but I support 20 computers on a network at my office, and four at home, three are wireless.
I had NO difficulty
connecting to my Netgear WNDR3300. I manual configured the ip address and entered the router's name and password. The Sony connected just as it should. I will post separately on streaming.Blu-Ray disks
. The picture is great, and so is the sound (5.1 DTS). I am not sure what resolution the BX-58 is sending for Blu-Ray. It could be 1080i, or 720P. I don't think it is 480p, because of the picture quality. I know it is NOT 480i, because the KP61 is doing its auto raster squeeze, which does not occur with 480i.
However, with a standard DVD it does output 480i, because the raster squeeze does not auto apply. And of course a standard DVD does not look like a Blu-Ray. However, Dolby 5.1 sounds great!
I am happy with the purchase!!!
The purchase of an HDFury2 or similar product is in the near future.
If I understand it correctly, the BX-58 will upsample standard DVD for output from the HDMI. In order to benefit from that upsampling to my KP61 I will need the HDFury2 or a similar devise. Please correct me if I am wrong on this point.