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As does the BDT360 and 460. Doesn't the Sony 5200 decode, also?


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As does the BDT360 and 460. Doesn't the Sony 5200 decode, also?


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According to the manual, the Panny 230 still decodes HD audio. Later models of most brands don't.
I saw that. But it doesn't say for sure that it's multichannel, does it? One of the Samsung models I looked at decodes into 2 channel only for PCM. So I'm hoping for confirmation. But thanks. I can try the owners thread and see if anyone knows for sure

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I saw that. But it doesn't say for sure that it's multichannel, does it? One of the Samsung models I looked at decodes into 2 channel only for PCM. So I'm hoping for confirmation. But thanks. I can try the owners thread and see if anyone knows for sure
Nevermind. I found the information in the back of the manual. It does do multichannel PCM. Thanks

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Nevermind. I found the information in the back of the manual. It does do multichannel PCM. Thanks
In case you missed it, teachsac confirmed the 360 and 460 do as well a few posts back, if you'd rather a later model.
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In case you missed it, teachsac confirmed the 360 and 460 do as well a few posts back, if you'd rather a later model.
Thanks! The BD91 does it as well. I posted to the 360/460 owners thread to find out if there is any difference in video quality.

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My needs are simple: I want something that can play mp3 files from the network (either via DLNA or a Samba share) and will allow me to pause playback. Bonus if it can also support FF/RW.

What I'm using now is a Sony BDP-S480 I've had for a couple of years. It has current firmware, and does almost everything well including Netflix & Amazon. But when I've got a longish mp3 playing (often, something from my old classical CD collection currently living on a DLNA server sitting in the basement) and the phone rings, all I can do is mute the music or stop it. No way to either pause and restart from that spot, or rewind a bit to hear what I missed.

I listen in 2-channel and don't care about multichannel capabilities. I don't even care much about video. No need for me to actually replace the Sony; I'd be happy enough if I found a player that did This One Thing better, and used it only for network mp3 playback, sticking with the Sony for everything else. This player can be something current, or something outdated I could seek out on ebay or whatever.
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Oops oops. Disregard. My first post here and I have to go make a fool of myself, hnyuk hnyuk.

When wondering "why don't more people complain about this, it's such a basic function" I finally punched in the right search terms and found that the problem wasn't the player, but the server, in this case MediaTomb. The default configuration needs a little bit of tweaking before many of the clients can work well. It's just a couple of edits to a config.xml file and a service restart. Anyone stumbling across this with the same problem, try ubuntuforums dot org slash archive/index.php/t-1198689.html. I'm too new here to be allowed to post a link. ugh.

Now the Sony player has much nicer transport control over the DLNA mp3 files, including pause, FF and RW. Wish I'd known about this a couple of years ago.
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