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post #61 of 92 Old 09-23-2010, 03:54 PM
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I'm hoping for a recommendation.


Here is my situation. I was planning on using the PS3 as a 3D Blu Ray player. Then, I find out that if I use the PS3 for 3D Blu Rays, I get the 3D, but I don't get lossless audio at the same time. I've got a nice sound setup, and my receiver can do lossless, so I'm thinking I should just get a standalone. Thing is, I wasn't ever thinking I was going to need to go this route, and I don't really want to have to spend a bunch of cash on this.

Are there any cheapo 3D compatible blu ray players that will fit the bill? I'm going to have to use a HDMI repeater with it, because my AVR isn't 3D compliant. I know that one Panasonic player has two hdmi outputs, but isn't it like $400 or something? I'm trying to spend more like $180. I think monoprice sells a hdmi repeater that would probably work for like $65 shipped. I'm going to need one of those anyways for use with the PS3 and 3D PS3 games with lossless sound like Wipeout HD and Super Stardust HD.

If you check around you will find info supporting that there is no audible difference between the lossy Dolby and DTS on blu-ray(the DTS is 1.5mbts) and the lossless codecs. On the other hand, my 3D blu-ray player + a splitter(repeater), cost me a total of $ 215.
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On the other hand, my 3D blu-ray player + a splitter(repeater), cost me a total of $ 215.

So, you're using a splitter(repeater) with a 3D BD player? Which splitter and which player? I'm assuming your AVR is 1.3 and not 3D compatible, and you're using the splitter to get hdmi audio to your receiver, while the 3D video signal is going to the TV directly.

Any extra info you can provide would be greatly appreciated, because I'm thinking of going the same route.
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So, you're using a splitter(repeater) with a 3D BD player? Which splitter and which player? I'm assuming your AVR is 1.3 and not 3D compatible, and you're using the splitter to get hdmi audio to your receiver, while the 3D video signal is going to the TV directly.

Any extra info you can provide would be greatly appreciated, because I'm thinking of going the same route.

Best splitter is sold @ mono price .com, around $60' have been using for a year successfully with good failure replacement policy.
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So, you're using a splitter(repeater) with a 3D BD player? Which splitter and which player? I'm assuming your AVR is 1.3 and not 3D compatible, and you're using the splitter to get hdmi audio to your receiver, while the 3D video signal is going to the TV directly.

Any extra info you can provide would be greatly appreciated, because I'm thinking of going the same route.

http://www.amazon.com/ViewHD-Splitte...sr=1-1-catcorr

I bought it from one of the secondary sellers for $40 + $5.50 shipping. I bought a Sony bdp-s470 for $169. I'm using the splitter on my cable box because my 1.4 receiver doesn't play nice with it.
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http://www.amazon.com/ViewHD-Splitte...sr=1-1-catcorr

I bought it from one of the secondary sellers for $40 + $5.50 shipping. I bought a Sony bdp-s470 for $169. I'm using the splitter on my cable box because my 1.4 receiver doesn't play nice with it.

Anyone use the Sony 3D BDP-S470 to playback 3D Discs yet after the firmware upgrade? How well does it work? Was/Is there any problems in that regards? Thanks! Bill
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Anyone use the Sony 3D BDP-S470 to playback 3D Discs yet after the firmware upgrade? How well does it work? Was/Is there any problems in that regards? Thanks! Bill

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Flawless.

Thank you! Order placed for one @ $104.98 + s/t.
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Thank you! Order placed for one @ $104.98 + s/t.

Where did you get that price!?
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Where did you get that price!?

http://www.cowboom.com/store/product...ntentID=702327
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Would the LiteOn Internal Bluray player Model iHOS104-06 play 3d movies?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo
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Would the LiteOn Internal Bluray player Model iHOS104-06 play 3d movies?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

Doesn't look like it.
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Would the LiteOn Internal Bluray player Model iHOS104-06 play 3d movies?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

Yes. Any 2X BD-ROM reader is fast enough for 3D Blu-ray. The model you linked to is listed as 4X so with TMT or PDVD you can use it for 3D Blu-ray.
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Yes. Any 2X BD-ROM reader is fast enough for 3D Blu-ray. The model you linked to is listed as 4X so with TMT or PDVD you can use it for 3D Blu-ray.

What does speed have to do with it?
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What does speed have to do with it?

Blu-ray 3D discs read at twice the speed of standard discs. Beyond needing to read at 2X there is no other requirement for a drive to be able to play Blu-ray 3D
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Vizio will be releasing a 3D BD player, model # VBR333

It will have wireless connectivity. Other details (including pricing and availability) are still to be determined.

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Here is what the back of the player will look like:

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Anyone here have any experience with the LG BX580?

I'm looking at it for my 3D BD player, with the free IMAX Deep Sea 3D Blu-ray DVD offer, which is selling by itself at upwards of $100 (plus in some cases) on fleabay, I'd consider the player a decent buy at $185.

It seems like it has all the features, aside from the dual HDMI outputs (not important to me)....is there anything it's missing vs other 3D BD players?

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Vizio has announced two 3D BD players:

Models VBR333 and VBR334 feature built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and a host of apps services, including Netflix, Vudu, Pandora and others.

They are MSRP'd at $189 each. No idea what the difference between the wto models
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I want to give 3D a try and with Black Friday / Cyber Monday coming up, I'm considering my hardware options. I have a 2007 Samsung DLP that requires checkerboard 3D. The cheapest way to go would be to add a Panasonic DMP-BDT100, though I would prefer the 300 if I can get one for a good price. My question is, any idea if these players would be able to handle a 3D stream from Netflix, Hulu, etc.? I have have a PS3, but to use it I'd need a hardware adapter since it doesn't output checkerboard 3D. The adapter is $100 more than BDT100. Any thoughts on the subject?
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I want to give 3D a try and with Black Friday / Cyber Monday coming up, I'm considering my hardware options. I have a 2007 Samsung DLP that requires checkerboard 3D. The cheapest way to go would be to add a Panasonic DMP-BDT100, though I would prefer the 300 if I can get one for a good price. My question is, any idea if these players would be able to handle a 3D stream from Netflix, Hulu, etc.? I have have a PS3, but to use it I'd need a hardware adapter since it doesn't output checkerboard 3D. The adapter is $100 more than BDT100. Any thoughts on the subject?

I just posted a similar question to this! Hopefully the receiver won't complain as it's from the same year (so NO 3D). But then again checkerboard I think doesn't need the extras that the full 3D spec in new 3D compliant TVs.
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I just posted a similar question to this! Hopefully the receiver won't complain as it's from the same year (so NO 3D). But then again checkerboard I think doesn't need the extras that the full 3D spec in new 3D compliant TVs.

I asked both Netflix and Hulu if they had plans to stream 3D. Netflix didn't answer, but Hulu said it was unlikely in the next 3 or 4 years due to the high bandwidth requirement. Vudu would be another possibility and I'll see what they have to say. For now, I still have no idea which road to take, PS3 with checkerboard converter or BDT300. Since my receiver isn't hdmi 1.4 compliant, the BDT300's dual hdmi ports would be the best choice (if I go the BR DVD player route). I could send video to the TV using one one port, and audio to the receiver using the other. On the other hand, chances are, if any of the streaming content providers do start cranking out 3D, the PS3 will be the STB of choice.
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Vizio has announced two 3D BD players:

Models VBR333 and VBR334 feature built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and a host of apps services, including Netflix, Vudu, Pandora and others.

They are MSRP'd at $189 each. No idea what the difference between the wto models

I was at Brighton, MI Costco Sunday 11/28 and they did NOT have the 334.
I did buy a Sony BX57 and a Samsung C6800, wanting a 3D player for my family room, will return the Vizio VBR231 I have there now.
(my PS3 will handle the basement HT for 3D, in my sig)

fwiw, I have a Vizio combo in my 2nd floor bedroom and am very pleased with both of them, VIZIO’s M370NV 37” LED LCD HDTV and Vizio VBR231 Blu-ray .

Now, I went to Costco Wed 12/1 to buy some other stuff, wandering the Electronics aisle and....they had just stocked a pallet of VBR334's, same as on Vizio website, http://www.vizio.com/home-theater-1/vbr334.html


I bought 1, so now have 3 3D players in boxes still....now how to decide which to keep??
Who's done a "shoot out" of them and where are the results?
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Best splitter is sold @ mono price .com, around $60' have been using for a year successfully with good failure replacement policy.

I decided to get the DMP-BDT100 (already on order) to use with my Samsung 6189S (he DMP-BDT300 was just too expensive). Now is the issue of the sound. I have a nice, all be it aging 7.1 sound system using a Denon 3808 AVR, which is hdmi 1.3 compliant. If I add a splitter, such as the 'ViewHD 2 Port 1x2 Power Splitter' ( http://www.amazon.com/ViewHD-Power-S...1388410&sr=1-3 ) and feed one output to the TV and one to the AVR, will it work? It will add another $50 to the system cost. Of course the cheapest way to go is to use Toslink. The question is, am I going to hear a difference between the two approaches?
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Added new OPPO 3D BD player

Are there any links to anyone actually reporting on this unit's 3D performance yet? I've done a number of searches and can't seem to find any. The big pre-release thread in the Bluray player forum seems to only have had people describing its 2D performance and tons of discussion about the audio formats. But I only got about 1/3 of the way in plus the last several pages and could have missed something in between.
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New Philips 3D BD player added
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Newly announced Oppo BDP 95 added
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I was at Brighton, MI Costco Sunday 11/28 and they did NOT have the 334.
I did buy a Sony BX57 and a Samsung C6800, wanting a 3D player for my family room, will return the Vizio VBR231 I have there now.
(my PS3 will handle the basement HT for 3D, in my sig)

fwiw, I have a Vizio combo in my 2nd floor bedroom and am very pleased with both of them, VIZIO's M370NV 37 LED LCD HDTV and Vizio VBR231 Blu-ray .

Now, I went to Costco Wed 12/1 to buy some other stuff, wandering the Electronics aisle and....they had just stocked a pallet of VBR334's, same as on Vizio website, http://www.vizio.com/home-theater-1/vbr334.html


I bought 1, so now have 3 3D players in boxes still....now how to decide which to keep??
Who's done a "shoot out" of them and where are the results?

Which one did you end you keeping? How did you like that BX57? Debating between that and and the Panasonic BDT105 from Costco
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Okay guys... New to the realm of 3D.

MANY players available now.

Which is the "Best bang for the buck" overall?

Thx!

My Home Theater = Investment In My Entertainment!
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Is there a 3d blu ray player out there that can read from an SDHC card , full 3d HD MVC files
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Lee are you still planning to update this thread with new 3D BD players?

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