Originally Posted by keagy
So I would say better upscaling of DVD and IP as being the main improvement. You also get a better remote and menu movement with the S790. For some reason The Sony Entertainment Network portal is only in high def on the S790.
While I haven't tested upscaling performance, I will say the IP Pro controls are a bigger deal than I was expecting. The improvement on the Crackle movie I just watched versus it being off was quite apparent.
Originally Posted by keagy
The following is an article where Sony and Samsung have rolled out Unilateral Pricing Policy in the last two months. These new pricing restrictions may be why Amazon delayed listing the S790. I think Amazon is in trouble if they are losing their pricing advantage and have to begin charging sales tax (at least in California beginning in September).http://hometheater.about.com/b/2012/...g-policies.htm
Given the number of items Amazon sells, having some lines from a few CE's getting minimum pricing is pretty much a drop in the bucket.
As for tax, that's already hit a number of states. I live in NY, and we've been paying it for several years.
Oh cool. Though unless it wasn't coming up using search for some reason, I don't think it's been there for a week? I ordered mine late on the 21st from Abt Electronics because I couldn't find it on Amazon. Maybe I was searching wrong though.
Originally Posted by Dave Vaughn
Try hitting the stop button one time and see if it works. Unfortunately, I don't have the player at my home since I had to ship it to our photographer in order to have it shot for the magazine.
I've verified it doesn't work on all discs for whatever reason. For example, all three 20th Century Fox movies I've tested so far have failed.
As for the question of Super Bitmapping and other "features," I feel that they change the picture in a negative way and preferred the default/Direct picture output.
Obviously any sort of processing is a subjective thing, and generally I too go for an accurate. 'direct' image.
I will say however that I emphatically disagree with regards to one specific new (at least to me) 'feature' - Clear Black. From my limited testing, it appears to be a sloped brightness control that quickly rolls off as you approach mid-tones. It is specifically targeting blacks/darks.
What this allows is for you to eek out extra shadow detail without washing out the rest of image. Or in the event the dark areas are seriously crushed (appear as blotchy artifacts with no actual detail in the encode), you can set it into the negatives which will obscure the artifacts without dropping the brightness in the rest of the scene.
I'm actually shocked how well it works (and I wish there were direct buttons on the remote to modify it). So far it seems to be one of the most useful non-standard processing features I've used. To be honest I wish was on my TV, or better yet, my video processor. It would help clear up some of the most common IQ issues in TV content.
Originally Posted by apw2607
What's your problem. I told you differences have being covered already. What's up with the passive aggressive comment ? You can search or not. Up to you .... But less of the passive aggressive stuff please.
I think it was more sarcastic than passive aggressive.
This is a forum, with the intent of helping people. I could understand your response if this thread was only a few pages long or the info was in the OP ... but it ain't. This is a 30+ page thread, and a quick search isn't going to necessarily hit on the right info.
If you weren't going to help him by either listing some of the items or at least pointing him to where the info is in this thread ... why reply at all? It's amusing you're all in a puff over this, when I think most sane people would see you as the one being unnecessarily rude.