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post #2431 of 2446 Old 11-29-2011, 08:15 AM
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I've been happy with my unit, however I have one problem that irritates me. I have an older receiver(rx-v2092, and vsx-09tx) Certain BR disc only have dts audio. In DTS or the other newer formats my AVR simply does not recognize them and plays nothing. I've looked through the owners manual and read most of this thread, but can't find a way to output dts films via coax or fiber optic in 5.1 DD. Have my receiver's finally become antique's? Or is there some setting I missed that will output DTS in 5.1DD? This problem is only with DTS/true hd BR's. Film's that have the "old" 5.1 Dolby digital the audio works as it should.

If you go into Initial Setup - Audio Out and change DTS Out to DTS -> PCM you should get a PCM Digital signal that your receiver should accept. Your receiver does not decode DTS but it should understand PCM. This will not give you the full high definition audio, but rather the traditional DVD resolution. Give it a try.
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I was just on the Pioneer website and firmware version 3.81 is there. No idea what it fixes. I have not downloaded it yet since this is now a backup unit for me.
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Anyone here still using their 95FD ?
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Still using mine in a secondary system It is slow, but the quality is still quite good.
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Anyone here still using their 95FD ?

Yeah me too. It's in the bedroom now.

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still using mine, but have not been happy since i got it, it. locks up, wont read discs, takes forever to load a movie.
but it still works and costs to much to junk out
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I am still using mine as my main bluray player. My sister got a new Panasonic. Many awesome features but I still like my picture better. Yeah it is slow as molasses starting up but after that - it is a fine machine.
I look at the hardware in the new product and it is so cheap compared to how mine is built.
Anyway my 2 cents. hehe
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Sold mine for a loss of about $400. Just to slow.

As for your "locks up" jmhenrie, are you running the latest 3.81 firmware in the player?

Only time I had lock ups was when the firmware was not up to date or I rented scratched discs from Netflix. The 95FD seams to be very sensitive to scratches.
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Just picked up one of these off Ebay dirt cheap, I was looking to put it in the main system to replace my BDP 320 and move it upstairs. Hooked it up went through the settings and the PQ was a bit deeper in color than the 320 (using the Hobbit as test disk), and the 320 did a very good job. I really like the way it blends in with the rest of my Elite gear (my preference) the 320 will match up with the VSX521-K in the bedroom and move my first entry player BDP 120 into my daughters room, the old hand me down trade (never throw it out if it still works).

The only negative is the 320 would stream DTS MA (7.1) via PCM and the 95 does not or I have yet to figure it out as the Hobbit disk is DTS MA HD 7.1 and only plays at 5.1 DTS PLII or DTS NEO 6. If you were wondering I have Elite VSX 81Tx, supports 7.1 but not DD HD or DTS MA HD, in PCM mode it will play all 7 channels.
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Sold mine for a loss of about $400. Just to slow.<br><br>
As for your "locks up" jmhenrie, are you running the latest 3.81 firmware in the player?<br><br>
Only time I had lock ups was when the firmware was not up to date or I rented scratched discs from Netflix. The 95FD seams to be very sensitive to scratches.
Where and when did you sell your 95 for $400?
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Hi everyone, this is my first post on AVS Forums….I’ve lurked around for a few years here and there. I recently purchased a Pioneer Elite BDP-95RD blu-ray player from a fellow forum member. I bought this to complement my Pioneer Elite VSX-56TXi receiver. Both are quality components but are by no means modern…and the receiver pre-dates HDMI. I spent the last weekend researching the best way to hook the two together for optimal sound with my 5.1 speaker setup. I originally thought that using the 5.1 analog out would be the ticket….allowing me to take advantage of Dolby True HD….just using the receiver to amplify the signal (I realize I’d lose the sound processing capabilities of the receiver…as well as room correction). I thought (and was hoping) it would output a lossless PCM signal. But, after looking more closely at the owner’s manual and reading responses by others here on the forum….it sounds like the BDP-95FD dumbs down the decoded signal and outputs a low quality 5.1 PCM signal out of the analog outs. Does that sound right? If that is correct, would my best option be to just use digital (optical/digital) out and allow the receiver to do its thing with the DTS signal? Eventually I will upgrade the receiver and blu-ray player…and none of this will be an issue. For now, I’d just like help in determining the best setup possible. Thanks for any guidance! Randy
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Sony BDP-S360 vs Pioneer Elite BDP-95fp

I currently have a Sony BDP-S360 and it seems to work great still. But I recently got my hands on an Pioneer Elite BDP-95fp. I am curious if picture and sound quality is much better out of the Pioneer? I tried to look up some info on these, and looks like when they were new the sony was about $400 and the Pioneer was about $1,000 but not sure since they are early Blu-Ray models if one is any better than the other.

I don't really use bonus features, or BD Live, etc. so picture in picture and BD Live I dont' care to much about. I am really curious mostly about picture and sound.
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I currently have a Sony BDP-S360 and it seems to work great still. But I recently got my hands on an Pioneer Elite BDP-95fp. I am curious if picture and sound quality is much better out of the Pioneer? I tried to look up some info on these, and looks like when they were new the sony was about $400 and the Pioneer was about $1,000 but not sure since they are early Blu-Ray models if one is any better than the other.

I don't really use bonus features, or BD Live, etc. so picture in picture and BD Live I dont' care to much about. I am really curious mostly about picture and sound.
I expect this is going to have a lot to do with how your system is set up. If you are running a single HDMI cable to a quality receiver (HDMI switching and lossless audio codec capable) and letting the receiver handle all the bitstreamed video & audio, I doubt you will detect much, if any difference between the players. Features, reliability & pride of ownership (ie. how you feel about looking at it in your home theater system) could be the key factors for you.

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I expect this is going to have a lot to do with how your system is set up. If you are running a single HDMI cable to a quality receiver (HDMI switching and lossless audio codec capable) and letting the receiver handle all the bitstreamed video & audio, I doubt you will detect much, if any difference between the players. Features, reliability & pride of ownership (ie. how you feel about looking at it in your home theater system) could be the key factors for you.
I have a sharp led. Hdmi goes from the dvd player to the tv. Then hdmi from the ARc out of the tv to my soundbar.
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