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Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-13-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 267,951
Posted By bradman
Those "reviews" should be taken with an enormous...

Those "reviews" should be taken with an enormous grain of salt, unless bias free, level-matched equal testing is done amongst the various models.
The truth is they will sound the same under those...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-08-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 40,063
Posted By bradman
No difference with audio or video in my setup....

No difference with audio or video in my setup. Have both and use both.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-08-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,079
Posted By bradman
To each his own, but wow.

To each his own, but wow.
Forum: PlayStation Area   10-12-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 44,425
Posted By bradman
I can only speak for my own setup, but my PS4 is...

I can only speak for my own setup, but my PS4 is passing full bitrate DD 5.1 over HDMI. I am selecting DD out in the audio options.
Forum: PlayStation Area   10-05-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,169
Posted By bradman
Home is going...

Home is going away;http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2014/09/27/sony-finally-shutting-down-playstation-home-on-ps3/
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-10-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15,200
Views: 1,633,835
Posted By bradman
Yep. Also, using the component connections speeds...

Yep. Also, using the component connections speeds up channel changing the most. No HDMI handshaking.
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-10-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15,200
Views: 1,633,835
Posted By bradman
That is correct.

That is correct.
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   08-06-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,129
Posted By bradman
I don't know how high-end it may be but that...

I don't know how high-end it may be but that analog section, which carries high-res 5.1, is going to be a lot better than current budget players.

Here's the bench test...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   08-03-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,129
Posted By bradman
OP states that he is going to use the analog...

OP states that he is going to use the analog outs. Not many budget players have a good analog section at all. They are all pretty good using HDMI or SPDIF.
I'm afraid his options are close to nil at...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   05-08-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By bradman
I only buy stuff from the Hoffman Forum...

I only buy stuff from the Hoffman Forum classifieds. Can't trust too many other sources to get the right disc.
Forum: PlayStation Area   05-06-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 44,425
Posted By bradman
If you're using optical,you're not getting...

If you're using optical,you're not getting lossless sound,you're getting its' lossy core.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-22-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 40,063
Posted By bradman
Get the PS4 for games. Keep your PS3 for media....

Get the PS4 for games. Keep your PS3 for media. Or spend the 2 seconds to switch the audio setting on the PS4,which can be done on the fly. Or leave it on bitstream and slum it with full bitrate DD...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   04-22-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,890
Posted By bradman
Yeah, I have the 5100. There is an option to...

Yeah, I have the 5100. There is an option to output DSD and to choose the SACD layer for playback. It works.
As far as PS3s, most "refurbishment" involves more thermal paste and that doesn't impact...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   04-22-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,890
Posted By bradman
Also informative to this thread: The 5100...

Also informative to this thread:
The 5100 plays the SACD layer and outputs DSD via HDMI.
Refurbished PS3 "fats" don't have new internals that kill SACD playback.
Forum: PlayStation Area   04-12-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,988
Posted By bradman
PS4 PSN BradCompany Have...

PS4

PSN BradCompany

Have Ghosts,BF4,and Killzone.
Forum: PlayStation Area   03-28-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By bradman
If the PS4 is set to outpu over HDMI and optical...

If the PS4 is set to outpu over HDMI and optical simultaneously,is HDMI audio gimped in any way,like PS3?
The setup I may run would be HDMI to the AVR for lossless sound from blu-ray and optical to...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   03-11-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By bradman
That thing is crazy!

That thing is crazy!
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-23-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3,121
Views: 388,961
Posted By bradman
I have streamed Netflix via 4 different Sony...

I have streamed Netflix via 4 different Sony devices at my house. An S370 BD player, an S5100, a PS3 and a Bravia TV.
Only the TV has buffering issues, even at peak hours. The other players stream...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   01-24-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,071
Posted By bradman
Quote:Originally Posted by JD...

Quote:Originally Posted by JD NC http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1447103/rolling-stones-grr-blu-ray-audio-disc/60#post_24253667)

Amazon UK has...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-18-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,724
Posted By bradman
Yeah, I'd be all over the marble power strip if...

Yeah, I'd be all over the marble power strip if I could just afford the damn thing.
I *can* afford a green marker, though. If I criticize that as an audiophile tweak, does that still leave me with...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-14-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,990
Posted By bradman
Some examples of the OPs source material would...

Some examples of the OPs source material would also be helpful here. It may help get to the bottom of the brightness "issue".
Also, is OP using YPAO or otherwise skewing the EQ, perhaps with tone...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-14-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,724
Posted By bradman
He lost me at solid marble.

He lost me at solid marble.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-02-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By bradman
If you ran YPAO, did it set your speakers to...

If you ran YPAO, did it set your speakers to "Large"? That may have made the sub "disappear". Set them to "Small", to ensure LFE output goes to the sub.
In any of the set-up menus, be sure to have...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-01-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,977
Posted By bradman
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by FMW http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1228032/does-dolby-prologic-ii-enhance-2-channel-music#post_24136586)

Does it enhance...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   01-01-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By bradman
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by seatacboy http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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