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post #3721 of 3730 Old 07-02-2015, 12:50 PM
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Another difference that is important to some is speed. My understanding is that the 790 has a quad core processor. I imagine it would/should be faster than some other decks at loading discs.
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I was responding to the OP who asked if there was any "real" difference, which I took to mean "significant". All players will have tiny differences. But if the OP replaced his 370 with a 790, he'd likely notice none.
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yeah, but that tiny differences matter if you are really serious about video. S790 has a higher grade processor and better processing algorithms than 390, of course there will be differences, even if they are tiny by your measure, but there will be differences, that's for sure.

(PS, regarding the "washed out colours": I didn't say they're washed out, it's just that the colours 790 puts out compared to N590 are punchier, brighter. N590 by al means doesn't have washed out colours.).
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Most differences would be calibrated out by anyone hardcore enough to own a colorimeter.

By the way Panasonic's "super resolution" doesn't affect Blu-ray playback but it does work on DVDs so it is safe to leave on +1 or so.

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Does any one knows if the Sony BDP-S790 has Subtitle Shift feature, like in the Oppo 103 or 105 or Panasonic DMP-BD500?
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Does any one knows if the Sony BDP-S790 has Subtitle Shift feature, like in the Oppo 103 or 105 or Panasonic DMP-BD500?
NO SUBTITLE SHIFT in the S790
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NO SUBTITLE SHIFT in the S790
Oh well do you know which Blu Ray player does? Panasonic DMP-BDT360 or DMP-BDT460
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Oh well do you know which Blu Ray player does? Panasonic DMP-BDT360 or DMP-BDT460
I OWN the S790 and can not be happier.

Ever since I bought the S790 - DAY ZERO - preordered
I can not be happier and I stopped looking.
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I OWN the S790 and can not be happier. Ever since I bought the S790 - DAY ZERO - preordered I can not be happier and I stopped looking.
I have one after the software upgrade it's a brick! I had it for one year and three months
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I just got the Panasonic BDT500 in today.
I got a Sony S1000ES last month.
Ive had a Sony S790 since February
I had a Panasonic BDT 220 since January (but went through 2, just sold the 2nd one couple weeks ago)

I really liked the Panasonic BDT220s...excepting the App navigation was kind of sluggish. But that really didnt bother me. I mostly use a Roku anyways. The thing that I didnt like about either of these 2 units was that they didnt play scratched or imperfect Blu Ray discs very well. I got a second unit trying to see if some variation in the manufacture, I just got a less able unit with regards to scratched discs, but they were almost identical in their playback of the test discs I have here for that purpose.

The Sony S790 has been a joy, I love everything about it. It's fast menu navigation and fast rewind/ff. Quick start up and loading. Im not a big fan of the crossbar navigation menus but it's OK. Streaming works well. I really like this unit.

I picked up a Sony S1000ES about a month ago and havent had that much time with it. Im trying to understand Super Bit Mapping (which apparently the S790 has as well) and the HD Reality Enhancer (is this like the Darby Darblet?) This one has analog 7.1 outputs like the Panny BDT500. It's quite a bit slower with regard to start up and load times. But the PQ is great. (also has a 1/4" headphone jack). I havent tested this with scratched discs yet.

The Panasonic BDT 500 arrived via mail today. Hooked it up and watching it now. Im hoping it will play scratched discs better than the BDT220s...but it likely has the same optical drive. We'll see. This remote's trackpad is awful and Ill probably pick up a BDT220 remote to use in it's stead. Im not seeing any more zip to this thing than the BDT220s had, either. Im pretty sure this uses the same Uniphier chipset as the BDT220s..but I read somewhere it has a dual core processor.

Any tips or info is appreciated.

Panasonic AX-200u / Optoma Graywolf 92" / Draper Luma 92"
Samsung 51F8500 Plasma / Vizio M422i LCD / Vizio GV42LF LCD / Vizio VP322 Plasma
Sony S790 BD / Panasonic BDT220 BD / Roku 2 XS & HD-XR / PlayStation 3
Oppo 983H Anchor Bay VRS / Denon 2930CI Silicon Optix Reon / Panasonic S97 Faroudja Genesis / Oppo 970HD Mediatek
Panasonic LX-900 Laserdisc / Aiwa MX100 Multi-region VCR / JVC S7600 S-VHS

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A few notes.

I dont mess with 3D too much. It's not that big of concern.
I dont run multichannel audio system, stereo or 2.1 max.
I dont really play SACD or DVD-A though might play around with it sometime.
I require Stereo Analog Audio outputs, as I used vintage Recievers. (some newer machines lack them)
I do like CD upsampling.

So as you can see, the Panny BDT-220 was probably enough machine for me...barring the issue with imperfect scratched disc playback. The 2 Stereo Analog outs on the S790 are adequate for my needs.

Panasonic AX-200u / Optoma Graywolf 92" / Draper Luma 92"
Samsung 51F8500 Plasma / Vizio M422i LCD / Vizio GV42LF LCD / Vizio VP322 Plasma
Sony S790 BD / Panasonic BDT220 BD / Roku 2 XS & HD-XR / PlayStation 3
Oppo 983H Anchor Bay VRS / Denon 2930CI Silicon Optix Reon / Panasonic S97 Faroudja Genesis / Oppo 970HD Mediatek
Panasonic LX-900 Laserdisc / Aiwa MX100 Multi-region VCR / JVC S7600 S-VHS
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