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Brian Kinney's Avatar Brian Kinney
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Now the price difference is quite massive $300 vs $2000. I am wondering if anyone can enlighten me on the differences between the two and if the one is worth the extra money? I will be running them into a Bryston sp3 Surround Processor which has a very good DAC. Both seem to get good reviews.
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The only real difference is likely to be in features and usability. Certainly not sound quality, esp. if you are using the same DAC with both.
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Every time I see the BDP-1 I still can't understand why you need a $2000 device that does the same thing as $100 worth of computer parts (or ever less) or other devices costing not much more. It takes a digital music file in some format, decodes it, and outputs it on USB. Not a lot of rocket science needed.

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Brian Kinney's Avatar Brian Kinney
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Yeah that's what I was wondering. It doesn't make a lot of sense. The only real difference I see is the Bryston supports 24bit/96kHz and the Bryston does 24bit/196kHz I believe. From what I've read the 24bit is far more important then the kHz value.
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Neither one will let you do more than 2 channels, which is something that a $100 Netgear NTV550, $200 Popcorn Hour, or $300 Dune Smart Player will do. All 3 that I mentioned can do 192khz/24bit/8 Channels!!!!!! All 3 that I mentioned also have coverart jukebox style interfaces that can stream via ethernet using SMB or NFS. All 3 will even stream blu-ray video too! The Dune has been available for almost 4 years now.
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Logitech Media Server does have an option to use as a DLNA server, so I can pick up the multi-channel recordings from my Oppo. The ipeng ipad app for the Squeezebox is really useful.
Brian Kinney's Avatar Brian Kinney
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Neither one will let you do more than 2 channels, which is something that a $100 Netgear NTV550, $200 Popcorn Hour, or $300 Dune Smart Player will do. All 3 that I mentioned can do 192khz/24bit/8 Channels!!!!!! All 3 that I mentioned also have coverart jukebox style interfaces that can stream via ethernet using SMB or NFS. All 3 will even stream blu-ray video too! The Dune has been available for almost 4 years now.

The problem with those players is they may have to many features and probably not focussing on sound quality which is of the utmost importance for what I am looking for. Video features are not as important.
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OP, I don't want to hijack the thread, I am in the same boat but was comparing Touch vs Denon DNP720AE. Denon supports 24-bit, 192 kHz D/A but has little more features. I know generally separates are considered better compared to integrated systems. Have you considered the Denon?
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The problem with those players is they may have to many features and probably not focussing on sound quality which is of the utmost importance for what I am looking for. Video features are not as important.

Since they are not doing any digital to analog conversions, all bits are just passed along from your storage location to your processor/avr/dac. The bits are bits.
mcnarus's Avatar mcnarus
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The problem with those players is they may have to many features and probably not focussing on sound quality which is of the utmost importance for what I am looking for. Video features are not as important.
So ignore them. The presence of unneeded features does not in any way diminish the quality of the features you use.
drgn95's Avatar drgn95
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One option I'm looking at is ( as in popcorn ) it has it own CPU, you don't need your computer left on all the time. Can anyone tell me if the Popcorn models ( A-300 ) due a complete scan of your files each time it's powered on? I'm currently using external HD via computer to Sony S-570 blu-ray player to HT system. No cover art, everything alphabetical, takes some time, no playlist. Thinking of logitech as music is paramount, suggestions?
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