DVD-Audio Only Review
Machines look solid and beautiful with front metal plate. One is a 10/12,
other 12/12 manuf. date, both came to me loaded with latest firmware.
Both fleabay sellers must be audiophiles, double packed and pristine,
2 for less than 280 shipped!
Drives are flimsy and make noises on loading but not while playing,
missing 7-10-2-5 o'clock cutouts for ease of disc removal, lest they'd break.
Set HDMI to Separate, video resolution to 1080i to allow passage of
MLP's native rates, PCM set to 192kHz. HDMI1 goes to the secondary
monitor next to seating position, HDMI2 to the PR
-SC5509 which shows
native rates, 96kHZ on incoming signal.
Compared to my 44.1/48kHz downrezzing Oppo DV-980H the soundstage
is bogger, and effects a lot more detailed. I listened a lot to Workingman's
Dead, Roy Orbison, Beatles Love before I put the Oppo away, so my memory
is very fresh.
Ultrarapid load/play times.
I love it for what I use it for, if it gets VUDU DD+ bitstreaming I will sell the PS3 for sure.