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post #181 of 202 Old 08-31-2007, 03:05 PM
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I was. I may just stick with getting the 2400 since it is everything the 5000 is (except the HD DVD of course)... I like having the 2 players in my theater. I can use one for movie slides and then have the other one lined up with the movie ready to roll...

I looking forward to going from THREE DVD players to 1

That's why my order is on on the 5000.
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Well, I guess THREE would be a different story. I like having TWO for many reasons. I can also send a movie from my theater to the playroom or my Wife's bar. That can be helpful since some of my adopted daughter's movies are on Blu ray. If I only have one player down there that will be rough if we both want to watch something at the same time which happens a lot. Only having one player for both formats may cause issues... Glad I came to my senses!

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Well, I guess THREE would be a different story. I like having TWO for many reasons. I can also send a movie from my theater to the playroom or my Wife's bar. That can be helpful since some of my adopted daughter's movies are on Blu ray. If I only have one player down there that will be rough if we both want to watch something at the same time which happens a lot. Only having one player for both formats may cause issues... Glad I came to my senses!

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I don't care if I can or can't hear a difference. I just want to see it so I know it is there!


This is my exact rational for hesitating on BR until it is fully fleshed out with 2.0. Will I use it? Nope.

I can't help it, I'm sick. I guess its the same rational my wife uses for buying some expensive cooking device then bringing home 'to-go' food.
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MASTER of the THEATER does sound good! I like that...

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MASTER of the THEATER does sound good! I like that...

I PAY for it all - doesn't that make me a MASTER.
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Final decision, which ever unit comes out first!

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I PAY for it all - doesn't that make me a MASTER.

If you're happily married - then you're the master as long as your wife says so.
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Good point. And I just read all 3 of these players will be able to pass it!!! Now which one should I get...?

When you say all three are you talking about the Samsung players (1400, 2400 & 5000)?
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Yes, all three are supposed to pass it (1400, 2400 and 5000)... According to some reports... I plan to get the 2400...

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From a CEDIA press release:

Samsung: Booth 765

BD-P2400 Blu-ray Disc player (MSRP $649, October 2007) and BD-UP5000 dual-format player

(MSRP $1049, Q4 2007).

Demo at the HQV Open House: Seawell Ballroom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts
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From a CEDIA press release:

Samsung: Booth 765

BD-P2400 Blu-ray Disc player (MSRP $649, October 2007) and BD-UP5000 dual-format player

(MSRP $1049, Q4 2007).

Demo at the HQV Open House: Seawell Ballroom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Too bad a firm date is never presented for the 5000. October 2007 is Q4, but so is November and December. This thing has to be out before end of Oct. or my patience wears thin.
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kevivoe,

You also have to factor in that some companies announce dates earlier than they know that they can deliver to torpedo the sales of their competitors products.

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Joerod I think I agree with you on the 2 players plus you can get a HDVD and Blu-Ray player for less than the 5000 lists for! $1049 for something Samsung makes is crazy.
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Joerod I think I agree with you on the 2 players plus you can get a HDVD and Blu-Ray player for less than the 5000 lists for! $1049 for something Samsung makes is crazy.

I think most people here at AVS know that but it's the convenience factor of a single player, less wiring and manipulation of your devices(TV/Receiver) to enjoy 2 formats.
Sure, I can stack 2 more devices in my AV rack, add 2 sets of cabling but why if I can get a single device to do both and it's a cleaner appearance/install IMO.

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Joerod I think I agree with you on the 2 players plus you can get a HDVD and Blu-Ray player for less than the 5000 lists for! $1049 for something Samsung makes is crazy.

On top of that, if you buy separates you will get discs from both HD DVD and BD thrown in. I am thinking of getting separates, but one will need the Reon chip and both will need to pass DTS HD MA. I do wonder about the up converting (SD DVD) on the A35. There is a possibility that a properly implemented ABT chip could be as good or better than the Reon. I would love to know about that.
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Besides the convenience factor of only having one player for both HD and Blu-Ray I am interested in hearing about what advantages the BD-UP5000 will afford me compared to hypothetically owning both a XBox HD DVD player and PS3 instead? (own the HD DVD, thinking about buying a PS3 to mainly watch Blu-Ray and also a few select games)

I recently bought a Samsung lnt5271 and want to have the option to watch either HD DVD or Blu-Ray but do not what to sacrifice a ton of PQ on purchasing a PS3 today and not waiting for the BD-UP5000 when the increase in overall quality of both the HD DVD and Blu-Ray on the Samsung is well worth the wait.

Sorry if this seems fairly basic to you, I am still learning all the video details and jargon..all I know is I saw the 71 in the stores, jaw dropped, become aware of 3 years 0% financing, and next thing I know I have an amazing TV being shipped to my house. Now I am trying to catch up and make sure I am getting to most out of this TV.
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Besides the convenience factor of only having one player for both HD and Blu-Ray I am interested in hearing about what advantages the BD-UP5000 will afford me compared to hypothetically owning both a XBox HD DVD player and PS3 instead? (own the HD DVD, thinking about buying a PS3 to mainly watch Blu-Ray and also a few select games)

I recently bought a Samsung lnt5271 and want to have the option to watch either HD DVD or Blu-Ray but do not what to sacrifice a ton of PQ on purchasing a PS3 today and not waiting for the BD-UP5000 when the increase in overall quality of both the HD DVD and Blu-Ray on the Samsung is well worth the wait.

Sorry if this seems fairly basic to you, I am still learning all the video details and jargon..all I know is I saw the 71 in the stores, jaw dropped, become aware of 3 years 0% financing, and next thing I know I have an amazing TV being shipped to my house. Now I am trying to catch up and make sure I am getting to most out of this TV.

If the following factors are all important to you then I think the BD-UP5000 is a great cost-effective solution:

TrueHD sound (DTS-MA discussion is out of my league here)
Reon upscale quality
dual-format support.

1) Neither xbox add-on and ps3 can upscale sdvd as good as the Reon chip.
2) If you care about TrueHD sound, xbox add-on cannot do it; ps3 needs a newer receiver to decode TrueHD via HDMI.

Depending on what A/V receiver you already have,
you can weigh the overall cost for xbox add-on + ps3 + receiver with Reon chip
versus
the overall cost for BD-UP5000 + receiver with no Reon chip that can take 5.1 analog in or better.

This assumes you don't have an issue with managing hdmi switching since your Sammy TV has three hdmi ports.
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If the following factors are all important to you then I think the BD-UP5000 is a great cost-effective solution:

TrueHD sound (DTS-MA discussion is out of my league here)
Reon upscale quality
dual-format support.

1) Neither xbox add-on and ps3 can upscale sdvd as good as the Reon chip.
2) If you care about TrueHD sound, xbox add-on cannot do it; ps3 needs a newer receiver to decode TrueHD via HDMI.

Depending on what A/V receiver you already have,
you can weigh the overall cost for xbox add-on + ps3 + receiver with Reon chip
versus
the overall cost for BD-UP5000 + receiver with no Reon chip that can take 5.1 analog in or better.

This assumes you don't have an issue with managing hdmi switching since your Sammy TV has three hdmi ports.

I agree with most of the above but the text about the X360 add-on is incorrect. It decodes DD, DD+, THD and DTS. However for more than two channel (it does PCM for that) it reencodes the output to DD or DTS.
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I am low-tech (unfortunetely). If I want to keep my 5-year old receiver, and I only use the receiver for my sound system, not to control the tv picture, can I use this dual format player with it as the receiver doesnt have any of the modern connections like HDMI. Can I just connect the dual dvd player directly to the tv, then either connect the sound directly from the player to my receiver, or from the tv to the receiver? Will a tv, such as say, the new Sony SBR models, send out a 5.1 dolby or dts signal to a player like this one, or would I have to send the audio directly from the player to the tv? I believe someone above said the player has an analog output, I forget if they said that was for sound, i use an analog output right now and it sounds great.

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2) If you care about TrueHD sound, xbox add-on cannot do it; ps3 needs a newer receiver to decode TrueHD via HDMI.

Minor quibble: As written, it seems like you're saying it passes TrueHD bitstream to an HDMI 1.3 receiver for decoding in the receiver, which the PS3 cannot do; instead, it decodes TrueHD internally and passes PCM out to any HDMI receiver.
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I am low-tech (unfortunetely). If I want to keep my 5-year old receiver, and I only use the receiver for my sound system, not to control the tv picture, can I use this dual format player with it as the receiver doesnt have any of the modern connections like HDMI. Can I just connect the dual dvd player directly to the tv, then either connect the sound directly from the player to my receiver, or from the tv to the receiver? Will a tv, such as say, the new Sony SBR models, send out a 5.1 dolby or dts signal to a player like this one, or would I have to send the audio directly from the player to the tv? I believe someone above said the player has an analog output, I forget if they said that was for sound, i use an analog output right now and it sounds great.

You should be OK as far as audio goes. There are the analog connects that would go directly to your receive. You will want to go from the player to your TV though via HDMI.
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