Originally posted by mallu2u
Chris: I have personally not heard of this combo player but the specs look good. - The only thing I see missing is a DTS encoder or pass thru.
- Since it does component upscaling, I am presuming it does DVI upscaling as well.
- And you are certainly right about having one DVI for both DVD player and tuner.
- Not sure what they mean by HDCD? Hybrid CD?
- Since it LG, check whether they publish firmware upgrades on their website. Just in case you see issues...etc.
Overall seems to be a good device, although I am not big supporter of a combo device (since there is generally some sacrifice involved).
All good points, thanks for the reply.
According to the manual,
-It does DVI upscaling.
-It supports DTS.
-It has a serial port, presumably for firmware upgrades??
"HDCD is a process that increases the fidelity of both specially encoded HDCD discs and standard Audio CDs. When an HDCD-encoded disc is playing, the special decoder is automatically activated and the HDCD Indicator lights. No user intervention is required.
To enjoy the benefits of HDCD, your DVD/HDTV Receiver must be connected to your A/V receiver via the Analog Audio Outputs. However, if your A/V receiver or surround processor is equipped with built-in HDCD decoding and Digital Audio Output mode is set to stream/PCM on the Setup menu, you may elect to use either the Coaxial or Optical digital audio connections
for HDCD playback."
I'll do some more research, but if anyone else has had experience with this unit, I would appreciate any feedback that you have.