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Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-29-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 30,855
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Posted By BillP
Analog to use the player's audio DACs, HDMI to...

Analog to use the player's audio DACs, HDMI to use the receiver's audio DACs. It depends on which sounds better to your ears (there is no right or wrong answer).
Forum: Speakers   07-28-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 220
Posted By BillP
The SF Olympica II's MSRP is $10k new, so a...

The SF Olympica II's MSRP is $10k new, so a little more than your budget. I recently upgraded my 12-year-old speakers to the Olympica III's, and think they are the best speakers I've ever heard (but...
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 220
Posted By BillP
I would add Sonus Faber Venere series to your...

I would add Sonus Faber Venere series to your list to audition. Magnolia AV centers (inside select Best Buys) have Sonus Faber, Martin Logan, and B&W so you can directly compare them.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-25-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18,279
Views: 2,125,348
Posted By BillP
PQ with all BluRay players will be pretty much...

PQ with all BluRay players will be pretty much the same over HDMI. If you don't need extra features, the old Sony is fine. You may want to check that you have the latest firmware.
Forum: Speakers   07-24-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 406
Posted By BillP
They are good at finding stuff that happens to...

They are good at finding stuff that happens to fall off a truck.:D

Seriously, you are taking a risk buying from them for all the reasons stated above (can you be sure you will get what you...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-22-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 233,636
Posted By BillP
Absolutely. I don't think anybody would recommend...

Absolutely. I don't think anybody would recommend the 105 if you plan on using HDMI (or digital audio) out. On the other hand, if you are going to use analog audio out, then the 105 should certainly...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-22-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18,279
Views: 2,125,348
Posted By BillP
ToonMasterTim, I certainly agree that Samsung...

ToonMasterTim, I certainly agree that Samsung products such as their BluRay players have nice features. And their displays have nice PQ. But IMO their reliability and customer service are not as...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-21-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 30,855
Views: 3,246,697
Posted By BillP
dhomes and Larry, nobody is going to pay much for...

dhomes and Larry, nobody is going to pay much for these players. They are several years old, very slow to load, have no internet connectivity, very poor error correction, and have a history of...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-21-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18,279
Views: 2,125,348
Posted By BillP
Both are fine players. I believe both are old...

Both are fine players. I believe both are old models, so you should be able to pick them up cheap.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-20-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 233,636
Posted By BillP
I don't find the 105 harsh either in my setup.

I don't find the 105 harsh either in my setup.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-20-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18,279
Views: 2,125,348
Posted By BillP
venkat_83 and KillerQ, many here stay away from...

venkat_83 and KillerQ, many here stay away from Samsung due to poor reliability and even worse customer service. I would stick with Oppo, Sony, or Panasonic. venkat_83, all Oppos have dual HDMI...
Forum: Speakers   07-17-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,961
Posted By BillP
Sonus Faber for me.

Sonus Faber for me.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By BillP
monoprice.com is a great website as well.

monoprice.com is a great website as well.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4,621
Views: 305,371
Posted By BillP
No, I don't have that problem. Do you keep the...

No, I don't have that problem. Do you keep the remote on a warm surface?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4,621
Views: 305,371
Posted By BillP
Superfrg, I'm using the JC2 BP with the A21, and...

Superfrg, I'm using the JC2 BP with the A21, and it sounds incredible (with Sonus Faber speakers). But I haven't compared it to the P5.
Forum: Speakers   07-15-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By BillP
The obvious answer is to listen to them and go...

The obvious answer is to listen to them and go with whichever sounds best to you. What others might prefer may not be what you prefer!
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   07-15-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 196
Posted By BillP
And better audio DACs. For analog audio output,...

And better audio DACs. For analog audio output, yes (IMO) the price difference is worth it. For digital audio output, such as HDMI, then go with the 103D.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-15-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 256
Posted By BillP
There is a whole thread dedicated to whether (or...

There is a whole thread dedicated to whether (or not) vinyl sounds better than CD. Do we really need to repeat the arguments in a 2nd thread?
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Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13,112
Views: 1,074,505
Posted By BillP
I first bought the Perception Box and then bought...

I first bought the Perception Box and then bought the Infinite collection as well, but only listen to the 2-channel layer (I have only a 2-channel stereo system). Just wondering whether to also get...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13,112
Views: 1,074,505
Posted By BillP
Have you heard the Analogue Productions Doors...

Have you heard the Analogue Productions Doors SACDs from 2012/2013? Just wondering (Steve Hoffman usually does do a fantastic job remastering for Audio Fidelity).
Forum: Speakers   07-10-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 110,457
Posted By BillP
Has anyone directly compared the Elipsa-SE versus...

Has anyone directly compared the Elipsa-SE versus Olympica III?
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-09-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13,112
Views: 1,074,505
Posted By BillP
weekendtoy, how does the 2-channel layer sound?

weekendtoy, how does the 2-channel layer sound?
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-09-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18,279
Views: 2,125,348
Posted By BillP
Sony and Panasonic are the most popular here...

Sony and Panasonic are the most popular here (with good reason) for mainstream players. Oppo if you want the "best" at a higher price point (you don't state a budget). Check out their lines.
Forum: Speakers   07-06-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By BillP
IMO, it depends. If you just want to try out...

IMO, it depends. If you just want to try out different speakers during your vacation, with no intention of buying, I think we can agree that it is sleazy and unethical. If you are buying speakers and...
Forum: Speakers   07-06-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By BillP
I do disagree with that philosophy if you aren't...

I do disagree with that philosophy if you aren't up front about it with the retailer. IMO, if you want to try out 3 sets of speakers at home, you should be honest with the retailer and you may be...
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