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Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-09-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,912
Posted By Iain-
I currently have a BDP-S770 (retired) and a...

I currently have a BDP-S770 (retired) and a BDP-S790.

After wasting the better part of the past year over at Computer Audiophile (which I'm not), all I've came away with are streaming Foobar2000...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-27-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3,902
Views: 447,181
Posted By Iain-
My BDP-S770 is my first BDP, purchased in 2010. I...

My BDP-S770 is my first BDP, purchased in 2010. I used it until late 2012 when SA-CD playback became dodgy with intermittent signal drop outs on both PCM and DSD outputs.

S770 was subsequently...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-17-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 84,924
Posted By Iain-
http://www.world-import.com/sony-bdp-s6500-2k-4k-m...

http://www.world-import.com/sony-bdp-s6500-2k-4k-multi-region-all-system-blu-ray-disc-dvd-player.htm
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By Iain-
When I started to rebuild my system in 2009, I...

When I started to rebuild my system in 2009, I selected the KEF iQ10 and the Denon AVR-3310 receiver to drive them. I loved them.

When I reconfigured the system for multi-channel in 2012, iQ10...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-29-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 84,924
Posted By Iain-
HQPlayer can be anything you want it to be, as...

HQPlayer can be anything you want it to be, as it's usage possibilities are endless. If all you want is a simple player, use the default settings and you'll be set. Set up your playlist and go.
...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-28-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 84,924
Posted By Iain-
AFAICT HQPlayer and it's companion, Network Audio...

AFAICT HQPlayer and it's companion, Network Audio Adapter is the ultimate solution for this. However, it's a different technology from the BDP hardware solution represented in this AVSForum thread:...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   10-11-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,510
Posted By Iain-
Obviously our tastes in film differ in a highly...

Obviously our tastes in film differ in a highly subjective field of endeavour.

Frankly "Watchmen" was a chore to sit through, as it took 3-4 viewing sessions to finally finish it.

One of the...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   10-10-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,510
Posted By Iain-
Rest assured that "Watchmen" would be at the top...

Rest assured that "Watchmen" would be at the top of the list, if this was a current poll.

That film (Paramount UK release) is one of the first BD I purchased in 2010, based on recommendations from...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-25-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 84,924
Posted By Iain-
Interesting post, apw2607. :rolleyes: Please...

Interesting post, apw2607. :rolleyes:

Please point out where I mentioned anything regarding motion in my post above.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-25-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3,663
Views: 304,163
Posted By Iain-
I almost bought a VT50 at the time because of...

I almost bought a VT50 at the time because of it's 96 Hz frame rate mode, but decided to go with the GT50 which is the next model down from it, instead. 96 Hz. would be overkill, as even the cinema...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-23-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3,663
Views: 304,163
Posted By Iain-
:rolleyes: Here's my kit in toto: ...

:rolleyes:

Here's my kit in toto:
http://www.sa-cd.net/showuser/6988

Note the primary and secondary monitors used.

It's quite obvious from your post, that you haven't seen the latest...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-22-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3,663
Views: 304,163
Posted By Iain-
:eek: Pity, but that's your problem. I...

:eek:

Pity, but that's your problem.

I find that 48 Hz. is the ideal solution to the jerkiness of 50/60 Hz. frame rate. It smooths everything; I couldn't live without it for 24 FPS film-based...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-20-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 84,924
Posted By Iain-
Actually, I evaluated SBM mode twice. First...

Actually, I evaluated SBM mode twice.

First time was when the GT50 was new with < 100 hours runtime and second time was after 6 months of run-in and subsequent calibration.

Both times, the...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-19-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 709
Posted By Iain-
Actually up until Daniel Craig came on board, I...

Actually up until Daniel Craig came on board, I was lukewarm on all the Bond films. I actually purchased "Licence to Kill" and tried to watch it, but couldn't. A few years later, I managed to finish...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-19-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 84,924
Posted By Iain-
When I initially installed my BDP-S790, I...

When I initially installed my BDP-S790, I compared SBM OFF v SBM ON. On my Panasonic GT50, SBM ON degraded the image. That feature like most, remains OFF.

BTW, Do you have a 4K display?

You...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-18-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 84,924
Posted By Iain-
So you're the one. ;)

So you're the one. ;)
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-16-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 84,924
Posted By Iain-
I had the same problem with my BDP-S770 in late...

I had the same problem with my BDP-S770 in late 2012. After over 2 years of service, it developed intermittent dropouts whilst playing SA-CD either in DSD or PCM mode.

I replaced it with my...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-14-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 84,924
Posted By Iain-
Your query was for a multi-region Sony BDP-6500....

Your query was for a multi-region Sony BDP-6500. You won't get a quality multi-region player for that.

Here's a thread that should answer most of your questions:...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-14-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 84,924
Posted By Iain-
For multi-region players, if I lived in North...

For multi-region players, if I lived in North America I would only purchase from:
http://www.world-import.com/sony-bdp-s6500-2k-4k-multi-region-all-system-blu-ray-disc-dvd-player.htm

... as they...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-14-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 84,924
Posted By Iain-
If player has latest firmware updates installed,...

If player has latest firmware updates installed, then it sounds as though you have a dodgy player.

Exchange it for a new one. That should sort it.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-31-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 84,924
Posted By Iain-
If you compare the system specifications sections...

If you compare the system specifications sections in each respective North American user manual, you will find more differences than that. Significantly more, in fact.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-30-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 84,924
Posted By Iain-
Finally. Under the "Features" tab, they list...

Finally.

Under the "Features" tab, they list the following:


4K Ultra HD upscaling
Enjoy immersive viewing with 3D capability
Stream online content fast over built-in...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-26-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 84,924
Posted By Iain-
... or the official Sony Marketing specification...

... or the official Sony Marketing specification documents will be trustworthy, such as this one for the BDP-S7200:
https://docs.sony.com/release/specs/BDPS7200_mksp.pdf

Evidently the BDP-S6500...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-26-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 84,924
Posted By Iain-
Actually, I've seen that page several times, but...

Actually, I've seen that page several times, but I put no faith in anything but the published specification section of the user manual:
http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/BDP-S6500#Manuals
...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-26-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 84,924
Posted By Iain-
What the S790 and S7200 have in common are the...

What the S790 and S7200 have in common are the ability to up-scale 2K to 4K video; hence the dual-core processor. That said, it makes no sense for the S6500 to have something different, as it is also...
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