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Forum: PlayStation Area   07-30-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20,300
Views: 622,988
Posted By bradman
Yeah, that's been my practical experience, as...

Yeah, that's been my practical experience, as well. Optical as good as HDMI, in this case. I think there was a more quantitative difference with LPCM vs. DD/DTS on PS3.
Certainly a few native 7.1...
Forum: PlayStation Area   07-29-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20,300
Views: 622,988
Posted By bradman
Which game has lossless audio? Is there a list,...

Which game has lossless audio? Is there a list, like there is for PS3 games?
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-29-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 52,443
Posted By bradman
Have both PS3 and PS4 in my setup. Absolutely no...

Have both PS3 and PS4 in my setup. Absolutely no difference in quality for BD playback. Would love to see some credible research or testing that points to PS4 playback inferiority.
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   06-27-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By bradman
The 2002 ABCKO Rolling Stones reissues and the...

The 2002 ABCKO Rolling Stones reissues and the 2003 Bob Dylan series can be found for reasonable prices, as well as some of the Universal titles like Eat A Peach and 461 Ocean Blvd.
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-05-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By bradman
Yeah, it's the lowest models that don't. One can...

Yeah, it's the lowest models that don't. One can easily check the specs. Sony has gotten stingier with which models get it over the last couple of years. They've also eliminated on-board decoding of...
Forum: HD DVD Players   02-03-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5,321
Views: 702,972
Posted By bradman
They make good DVD upscalers and useful CD...

They make good DVD upscalers and useful CD players.
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-02-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By bradman
Sony BR player still the easiest and best option...

Sony BR player still the easiest and best option for you...unless you can find an older universal type, like a Pio 610 used.
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   01-26-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 942
Views: 53,615
Posted By bradman
I do, all of the time at home.

I do, all of the time at home.
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   01-09-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By bradman
Hmm, that's interesting as my experience with the...

Hmm, that's interesting as my experience with the PS3 has been different.
A DAC that can handle lossless hi-rez audio should be able to play FLAC or MP3 files with no loss of quality.
I'm not sure...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   01-09-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By bradman
I can understand mp3 sounding worse than CD, but...

I can understand mp3 sounding worse than CD, but are you saying the PS3 somehow alters or colors the digital files?
Or do you think game console=bad internals or inferior DACs?
Forum: HD DVD Players   01-09-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,905
Posted By bradman
My A2 is still rolling along, still in my rack.

My A2 is still rolling along, still in my rack.
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   01-09-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By bradman
You're requirements describe an...

You're requirements describe an XboxOne...internal hdd, external hdd capability, remote control, TV hook-up, DLNA media streaming, etc.
I don't understand the "sound quality a cd player can't...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-13-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,723
Views: 274,187
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, 07:05 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 52,443
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, 06:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,457
Posted By bradman
To each his own, but wow.

To each his own, but wow.
Forum: PlayStation Area   10-12-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 52,632
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, 02:17 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,342
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, 05:14 AM
Replies: 15,343
Views: 1,647,307
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, 05:06 AM
Replies: 15,343
Views: 1,647,307
Posted By bradman
That is correct.

That is correct.
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   08-06-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,639
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, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,639
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, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
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, 08:43 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 52,632
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, 09:16 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 52,443
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, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,139
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...
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