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I don't have any first hand experience with the Sony players, but the load times are consistantly loooong on the 1400.
At this point in the game, if looking to buy a BR player right now, I would throw the 300 and the 1400 out the window. For a few dollars more, you can get a much better player in something like the 350. ...and another step up from that would be a 550.
I hear the new Panasonics are doing well too.

I know but I need a BR player that has the analog outs and the 550 does but it is about $100 more than the 300 and 1400.
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the 1400 whipped up on some 300 arses back in the day.

350/550 are good considerations for an upgrade. Someone asked earlier about the DVD upconversion PQ comparison between the 1400 Sigma Designs Soc and the Sony 350/550 NEC E3MMF chipset. After helping my buddy setting his new 550 up this weekend and putting the Dumb and Dumber DVD... All I got to say is I couldn't tell any difference. Better put, let's just say there wasn't anything that really jump out at you, like when we put the same DVD into his X-A2!

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Has anyone had trouble with a disc staying inside the player even though the tray opened. i had this happen yesterday when ejecting a disc. I was eventually able to get the disc to come out after removing the unit from my entertainment center and shaking it slightly, then ejecting the tray several times. I then loaded several discs, including the one that stuck, without any further problems. I'll tell ya, this scared the piss out of me, since my wife happened to be in the room at the time. I had to convince her to make the jump to bluray to begin with.

You're a brave soul, buddy. To be shaking the 1400 while the power is on and in front of the Misses . First mistake was to impress her with a Samsung product . Secondly, to correct the first mistake, while shaking the goshdarn thing, simply drop it, accidentally ofcourse , and tell her we'll getting a Sony!

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I actually saw the Monster from the Black Lagoon in the Wheeler Hall Auditorium at UC Berkeley (I was a student) in Red/Blue 3D in 1980. It was great! It's possible to do it correctly. However, colors and edges are much better in the polarized 3D system.

Creature from the black Lagoon and the glasses was free from Rose's. Could never get the darn thing to work. You had to adjust the TV to be a little bit snowy and I think the film was still in black and white at the time. Anyway Jaws 3D was good in theaters and the Spy Kids 3D was great... until the show was over and you have to take the glasses off, looking all crazy, crosseyed, and stumbling like in a drunken stupor, and such !

No I did not have that much to drink in a kid's showing.. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

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I know but I need a BR player that has the analog outs and the 550 does but it is about $100 more than the 300 and 1400.

If you only need 5.1 analog outs, rather than 7.1, i think the Sony 350 has 5.1 and it decodes everything the 1400 does (ie all but DTS-MA). I agree with most others in saying that at this point, if you are looking to buy a new BR player, getting the Samsung 1400, or Sony 300 etc doesnt make any sense. Id go the Sony 350 if you can put up with 5.1 and no DTS-MA, or will be getting a HDMI/bitstream capable receiver at some point in the near future... otherwise splash the extra 100 on the 550 if you need 7.1 and all decoding. The 1400 at this point is only for those of us who already happen to have one - dont get me wrong, it was one of the first players to support full bitstreaming and has been a decent (albeit SLOW) Profile 1.0 player... but times have moved on now
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Good to know, brotha from downunda. Haven't had the chance to go by the rental store all weekend . With trick or treatn', helping my buddy setting up his brand new Sony 550 , and taking the babies to the zoo... well, needless to say, no boomoos this weekend.

So, if no one has responded by the end of the day, I will pick up Doomsday at the rental store on way home from work... Speaking of which, also this weekend is daylight savings. Which means Barney showed up for work an hour early today ! Yall have daylight savings in Aussie?

Daylight savings in Australia (well, Queensland more so) is actually a contentious issue... Sydney (NSW) and Melbourne (VIC) have DST, but Brisbane (QLD) doesnt - due to the stupid farmers up north not wanting to work in the dark in the morning! We actually had a referendum in QLD a while ago where it was voted down, but like i say, most people in Brisbane/the South East Corner of QLD want DST, but the country regions dont. Id like to see them at least do a partial thing like the South East corner, or the East coast be on DST, and the country folk can do what they want! It is pretty confusing for the poor people who live on the Gold Coast - drive 5 minutes down the road (over the border into NSW) and the time jumps an hour, drive home and it jumps back!

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Thanks my fellow 1400 owner. Quite a geography and history lesson. Tho you should be more sympathetic towards Barney's farmer folks . Also try 4 time zones here in the US ! Yea, take some fuzzy math thinking and computn' for business and pleasure travels.

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If you only need 5.1 analog outs, rather than 7.1, i think the Sony 350 has 5.1 and it decodes everything the 1400 does (ie all but DTS-MA). I agree with most others in saying that at this point, if you are looking to buy a new BR player, getting the Samsung 1400, or Sony 300 etc doesnt make any sense. Id go the Sony 350 if you can put up with 5.1 and no DTS-MA, or will be getting a HDMI/bitstream capable receiver at some point in the near future... otherwise splash the extra 100 on the 550 if you need 7.1 and all decoding. The 1400 at this point is only for those of us who already happen to have one - dont get me wrong, it was one of the first players to support full bitstreaming and has been a decent (albeit SLOW) Profile 1.0 player... but times have moved on now

That's a NOGO on the 5.1 analog output for the 350 buddy. Me thinks it's just stereo. Could be wrong tho?

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Off topic but . . .

I have all of those old 3D movies too! I have them in both anaglyph 3D (red/cyan glasses) and field-sequential 3D (shutterglasses). I have about 30 of them in field-sequential 3D and absolutely LOVE them all!

I think the one Elvira hosted a while back was "THE MASK" (aka "Eyes from Hell").

"CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON" and "REVENGE OF THE CREATURE" are great in field-sequential 3D!


They're great to watch with the Panny S1 DVD Player and one of the older, 3D compatible BenQ projectors! There's a program called "StereoscopicPlayer" that sends FS 3D from your PC to your PJ, but the resulting onscreen image is quite soft/fuzzy. I assume this is due to the poor scaling of the StereoscopicPlayer software, as the image is MUCH sharper with the Panasonic S1. Of course, with the S1 you're only getting 60 refresh rate so there's a little "flicker" noticeable in the brightest areas of the screen with the shutterglasses. Still, the resulting image from the S1 @ 60 looks better than the StereoscopicPlayer @ 85!

Anyway . . .
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thanks 3D guy... Learning something new everyday. Anyway, anyone tested Journey to the Center of the Earth with their 1400? with their anaglyph glasses on?

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. . . Just got off the phone with amazon for the 4th TIME!

Late last night I decided to get the P1500 w/ 4 BR's for the $100 off. After I sell the 4 BRAND NEW BR's on eBay, my total cost will be around $140 (or less). After selling my P1400 I should just about break even!

I went to amazon's promo page, chose the P1500 & 4 BR's from the list.
At checkout, I entered the promo code - it subtracted $100 from my total.
I then chose FREE SHIPPING - it subtracted $16.25 from my total.
I hit the PLACE MY ORDER button and . . . NO GO! The P1500 is no longer available for this promo!

WTF?!? Apparently, it was jerked from this promo WHILE I WAS PLACING MY ORDER! On my FOURTH call to amazon with no satisfaction, I insisted on speaking with a supervisor. When I was finished RANTING about this, he finally gave me the $100 off!

I realize it's not much of an upgrade, but if I can get the P1500 and break even, I figured why not?

Unless I get a bad P1500 and have to return/exchange it, I'm a happy camper here!
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Anaglyph 3D (red/cyan glasses) is very "hit & miss". It's next to impossible to perfectly match the red/cyan colors onscreen with the red/cyan colors of the lens in the 3D glasses. And for me anyways, the red/cyan is distracting from the movie. Field-sequential 3D is MUCH better, without the red/cyan all over the screen!
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That's a NOGO on the 5.1 analog output for the 350 buddy. Me thinks it's just stereo. Could be wrong tho?

Yeah sorry for the bum steer there... i thought my parents 350 had 5.1 analogs on the back, but looking around on the interweb the specs only list 2 channel analog out. Sorry peeps!
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Anaglyph 3D (red/cyan glasses) is very "hit & miss". It's next to impossible to perfectly match the red/cyan colors onscreen with the red/cyan colors of the lens in the 3D glasses. And for me anyways, the red/cyan is distracting from the movie. Field-sequential 3D is MUCH better, without the red/cyan all over the screen!

This is probably (definitely?) off-topic, but do the field sequential systems work with newer (with presumbably faster refresh) HD LCD TVs? I love 3-D, but only have an LCD TV at the moment...
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BTW, Phoobah, you're must be ancient. College = elemetary school for me.

Phoobah = Older-Than-Dirt

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This is probably (definitely?) off-topic, but do the field sequential systems work with newer (with presumbably faster refresh) HD LCD TVs? I love 3-D, but only have an LCD TV at the moment...

I know both Samsung and Mitsubishi have "3D Ready" DLP 1080p HDTVs that have 120 refresh rate, but must be hooked up to your PC to watch the 3D movie. I haven't heard anything about LCDs working with FS 3D systems yet.
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Yeah sorry for the bum steer there... i thought my parents 350 had 5.1 analogs on the back, but looking around on the interweb the specs only list 2 channel analog out. Sorry peeps!

Could be one of those unique Aussie models?

Brotha from underunda, as luck would have it, someone rented their only copy of Doomsday over the weekend . I will check with them again today and the other two stores on the way home tonite... on the way to do my civil duty and vote . Should definitely have a copy to test for ya tonite buddy!

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Barn, sorry to keep harping on about it, but can you specifically comment on the MENU on the DoomsDay disc? Did it run chunky/slowly at all? Did you have the same menu that we have in the Aussie version - with the spinning 3d model of a city/buildings in the shape of the doomsday logo, with various video clips from the movie playing inside all of the sides of the building etc? I just cant believe that it literally took my 1400 2 minutes to display the spinning and video clips before it showed the "PLAY SCENES SETUP BONUS" menu items, whereas the PS3 literally took 2 seconds to show them

preliminary load time is 1 min 20 seconds. Took only a second or two to load the menu items such as Play, Setup, ect. once the menu animation screen came up. I will do a full technical review of Doomsday later, maybe with screen shots?

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Hey Barney, did you see Amazon has a purty good deal on Kill Bill 1 & 2 BD???

If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world.

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Hey Barney, did you see Amazon has a purty good deal on Kill Bill 1 & 2 BD???

They sure do. That's $12 less than I paid (to Amazon) the week they came out. (Worth every penny regardless!)

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Hey Barney, did you see Amazon has a purty good deal on Kill Bill 1 & 2 BD???

sure did. Too bad it's already in Barney's Boomoo Collection . also BigRiver made a big mistake on the 52" Sony V4100 Series + a Sony 350 BD player + 4 Warner boomoos for 1500 bux !

Needless to say, BigRiver caught it in time and now back to 2000 smacks and the 52" W-Series in lieu of .

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1. Below is the progress, or lack of, by Samsung to increase the 5 minutes pause state for the 1400. 2. Below is the audio ouput chart depending on the 1400 settings, audio track selected, and connection type.
3. Below is the link to the various step by step procedure on how to perform the updates for the 1400. Including ethernet and CD methods and the various burning software used.
4. Below is the link to the collection of all of the Samsung 1400 firmware versions you can download.
5. Below is the link to cleaning the 1400 lenses.
6. Below is the link on how to repair your 1400.

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Almost a day already and no one mentioned Planet of the Apes Collection Boomoos???

I'm all bout some Apes man. Too bad the local rental place don't have them yet... sux! . Prediction: No problem loading Apes and playing it with our 1400...

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Almost a day already and no one mentioned Planet of the Apes Collection Boomoos???

I'm all bout some Apes man. Too bad the local rental place don't have them yet... sux! . Prediction: No problem loading Apes and playing it with our 1400...

They're on my wish list. I love those movies.

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I have to say that Get Smart BD gave my & my wife real laughs last night damn funny movie, and Anne Hatheway's legs (heck, the gonze magilla!) ain't bad neither

extremely looooong time from end of Warner screen to start of cartoon java disc to start of movie. and the 5-minute rule applies in spades

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I have to say that Get Smart BD gave my & my wife real laughs last night damn funny movie, and Anne Hatheway's legs (heck, the gonze magilla!) ain't bad neither

extremely looooong time from end of Warner screen to start of cartoon java disc to start of movie. and the 5-minute rule applies in spades


It was a pretty damn funny. I like "The Rock" so that was a pleasant surprise. I didn't know he was in the movie. But not having lossless audio was inexcusable if you ask me.

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Has anyone had any success playing movies backed up on to BD-R media?
According to the manual, the 1400 does NOT play BD-R/RE. Maybe one of the FW updates changed that ?

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It was a pretty damn funny. I like "The Rock" so that was a pleasant surprise. I didn't know he was in the movie. But not having lossless audio was inexcusable if you ask me.

I kept looking in the menu for something I missed... sheesh! DD, big deal

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Almost a day already and no one mentioned Planet of the Apes Collection Boomoos???

I'm all bout some Apes man. Too bad the local rental place don't have them yet... sux! . Prediction: No problem loading Apes and playing it with our 1400...

Barney, I really enjoy all of your contributions to this thread, the have helped me make more informed decisions.

I would like to know if you can let us know what equipment you are using to watch and critique these boomoos.

Also would you please list your boomoo collection for us as well.

I would like to have a gander at your setup for comparison purposes.

Is your video ISF calibrated? How is your theater setup.

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Originally Posted by Barney_DaPurple1 View Post

Almost a day already and no one mentioned Planet of the Apes Collection Boomoos???

I'm all bout some Apes man. Too bad the local rental place don't have them yet... sux! . Prediction: No problem loading Apes and playing it with our 1400...


Tried watching the Apes last night - no go. Locks up on the anti piracy screen. Menus dont function properly either. I'll check for a firmware update tonight. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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