Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: United States Region 1 NTSC
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This would have to be the player of choice if you are seeking pure DSD via analog and HDMI. After reading the 506's manual, I don't think this player is based on the Pioneer platform because its setup navigation is totally different. Does anyone know how to check the 506's firmware? Also, for those of you living in NTSC land, has anyone tried non-region encoded Pal DVDs in it? If so, how's its Pal-to-NTSC conversion? Any artifacts? Does anyone have the service manual to the 506? Has anyone been inside it yet? Does it use ESS Vibrato, LSI Ziva 5, MediaTek MT1389, Sunplus, or Zoran Vaddis as its MPEG decoder? What kind of deinterlacing/upscaling solution does it use? I wish it has more video adjustments besides sharpness, brightness, and black level, such as contrast, gamma, tint, and croma level. Who knows. Maybe an amateur firmware developer will provide such features for us.