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Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-15-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 416,305
Posted By MrHT
Should I throw out my old Blu-ray player or save it?

I had an old Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray player that I replaced about a year ago because I was having audio dropout issues with it on my AVR. I noticed it happened shortly after I bought a new TV, so I was...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-25-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,796
Posted By MrHT
Anyone have issues with this player locking...

Anyone have issues with this player locking up/freezing occasionally?

I've had this player for about a year and it has froze up twice, requiring me to unplug and plug the machine to get it to...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-17-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 118
Posted By MrHT
Ok, after a lot of google searching, I stumbled...

Ok, after a lot of google searching, I stumbled upon this (http://support-us.samsung.com/cyber/popup/iframe/pop_troubleshooting_fr.jsp?idx=51629&modelname=LN-T4671F) website and saw this paragraph......
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-17-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 118
Posted By MrHT
Correct. And I'm trying to wrap my head around...

Correct. And I'm trying to wrap my head around what exactly is causing it. The only logical conclusion I can come up with is that the HDMI ports on those two devices are going bad. But what makes me...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-17-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 118
Posted By MrHT
hdmi cable type? (high speed, standard speed,...

hdmi cable type? (high speed, standard speed, AWG, active or passive)
High Speed Passive (from Monoprice)

hdmi cable length?
6 feet

splitters, switches. receiver, or direct run?
Receiver
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-17-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 118
Posted By MrHT
But why would it happen on certain devices and...

But why would it happen on certain devices and not others when everything is hooked up the same way? It can't be the cables as I replaced them multiple times. Do you think those two devices that have...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-16-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 118
Posted By MrHT
Anyone?????

Anyone?????
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-15-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 118
Posted By MrHT
Why am I experiencing audio dropouts on my receiver on certain devices?

I have four devices hooked up via HDMI to my Onkyo receiver, with my receiver being hooked up via HDMI to my 1080p Samsung TV. The four devices are the Roku streaming device, a Sony upconverting DVD...
Forum: Speakers   12-23-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 162
Posted By MrHT
I was just about to jump for joy as that seemed...

I was just about to jump for joy as that seemed like a wonderful idea at first, but then I saw that there is a power on/off button on both the receiver and sender of that kit. That's going to be...
Forum: Speakers   12-23-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 162
Posted By MrHT
How do I run wires for rear speakers in an L shaped living room?

Ever since I moved to my new apartment, I've been trying to figure out how to run the wires for my rear speakers on my surround sound. Since my apartment is L shaped, it's quite tricky to do. For...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-21-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19,366
Views: 2,373,324
Posted By MrHT
I ended up buying the Panasonic DMP-BDT460 at...

I ended up buying the Panasonic DMP-BDT460 at Best Buy for $160 last Friday and I think I have found a winner. I've played a few movies over the weekend and so far, it's been working great.

So,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-16-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19,366
Views: 2,373,324
Posted By MrHT
I've been doing more research to see if I can...

I've been doing more research to see if I can find a cheaper alternative to the Oppo. It looks like the Panasonic DMP-BDT460 is good. Anyone here have any experience with this player? Is it good? Any...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-15-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19,366
Views: 2,373,324
Posted By MrHT
Yeah, I can't imagine that those reviewers owned...

Yeah, I can't imagine that those reviewers owned them long enough to attest to their reliability.

Well I guess I have no choice but to go with the Oppo 103. At $500, I better not encounter a...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-15-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19,366
Views: 2,373,324
Posted By MrHT
Believe me, I know. I used to own a Samsung...

Believe me, I know. I used to own a Samsung before I owned my Sony. It was terrible. But the reviews for the 2015 players seem surprisingly positive and CNET rated them as one of the best players. So...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-15-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19,366
Views: 2,373,324
Posted By MrHT
@-m3incorp: I'm afraid to try it out because if...

@-m3incorp: I'm afraid to try it out because if it doesn't work out, that will be my third consecutive return at Best Buy. I've heard scary stories of people being banned at Best Buy for returning...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-15-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19,366
Views: 2,373,324
Posted By MrHT
You see, you said your unit froze at one point....

You see, you said your unit froze at one point. I've had my old Sony player for over six years and it NEVER once froze on me. Players today freeze or encounter some kind of compatibility issue with...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-14-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19,366
Views: 2,373,324
Posted By MrHT
Well there's Oppo but I don't know how well worth...

Well there's Oppo but I don't know how well worth the $500 they are. I'm afraid of being disappointed with the player and dealing with a skinny wallet.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-14-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19,366
Views: 2,373,324
Posted By MrHT
I've already tried those and they're garbage....

I've already tried those and they're garbage. They're not as stable as my old player. My old failing Sony player currently has less issues in its current failing state than these new players today....
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-14-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19,366
Views: 2,373,324
Posted By MrHT
So no one can help me? Wow it's amazing how hard...

So no one can help me? Wow it's amazing how hard it is to get recommendations? No wonder why Blu-Ray players are obsolete. When I bought my streaming player a few months ago, getting recommendations...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-12-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19,366
Views: 2,373,324
Posted By MrHT
Anyone here know how good the Samsung BD-J5900...

Anyone here know how good the Samsung BD-J5900 is?? It's on sale at Best Buy tomorrow for $60 and I'd like to purchase it at that sale price if it's good.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-12-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,587
Posted By MrHT
Anyone?? The J5100 is on sale at Best Buy...

Anyone?? The J5100 is on sale at Best Buy tomorrow for $60 and I'd like to grab it at that price if people here can attest to how well this player performs. Any issues with BD playback that I should...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-12-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19,366
Views: 2,373,324
Posted By MrHT
Ok thanks. Yeah, I'm having bad luck with...

Ok thanks. Yeah, I'm having bad luck with players. I think this is a good example of, "you get what you pay for." This is why I'm finally just going to consider buying a good, expensive player. I...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-12-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 19,366
Views: 2,373,324
Posted By MrHT
I've been struggling trying to buy a new BD...

I've been struggling trying to buy a new BD player because I've bought three and all had glitches and other issues. Since I'm deadlocked and don't know what player out there works flawlessly, then...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-06-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 95,529
Posted By MrHT
I can't speak for the 4500 and up, but the 3500...

I can't speak for the 4500 and up, but the 3500 is terrible. Bitstreaming HD audio is glitchy. It's my first bad experience when buying an DVD/BD player of that brand.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-03-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19,366
Views: 2,373,324
Posted By MrHT
Ok this is it. I'm returning the Sony BDP S3500...

Ok this is it. I'm returning the Sony BDP S3500 over the weekend. This player is horrible at seamless branching and bitstreaming Dolby TrueHD. I tried watching Spider-Man 2 today and the movie had...
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