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post #1651 of 1692
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Originally Posted by BIslander View Post

^^ As you will be using an optical or coax connection, all that matters is the ability of the player to send encoded DD 5.1 and DTS tracks to your receiver for decoding. Both players can do that.

Now I feel confident to go for the Sony.

to resume:

Is this the right way to connect the devices? :

Blu-ray Player sends video signal to projector with HDMI and Blu-ray Player sends audio connection to Receiver with optical wire?

Thank you

i hope i get sound signal in all five speakers + subwoofer (right now it works great plugged to Mac book pro).

Thanx again
HP
post #1652 of 1692
Yes. That's the way. You'll get 5.1 from any source that has it.
post #1653 of 1692
This is the first time I've had to shop for a Blu-Ray player that wasn't a PS3, and I just realized how few of them seem to have digital optical outputs. I just picked up a Sony one and realized that the only digital audio it has is coaxial, and the way my system is setup I can't hook up coaxial right now, only optical.

Is it rare to find a Blu-Ray player that still has optical? Is that obsolete or something? If so, is there a converter or something I could buy? Would that have any effect on quality?
post #1654 of 1692
There are converters. Try Monoprice.com.
post #1655 of 1692
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Originally Posted by JazzGuyy View Post

There are converters. Try Monoprice.com.

Do they affect or degrade audio-quality? I'd still be able to get 5.1 and DTS right?
post #1656 of 1692
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Originally Posted by RedSwirl View Post

Do they affect or degrade audio-quality? I'd still be able to get 5.1 and DTS right?



Take the Sony back and get a lightly used Oppo 93. Just a thought smile.gif
post #1657 of 1692
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Take the Sony back and get a lightly used Oppo 93. Just a thought smile.gif

+1

Jacob
post #1658 of 1692
No. The sound will not be downgraded using a coax to optical converter. Legacy connections are being eliminated more and more as most equipment now has HDMI.

Also, while Oppos are great players, they offer no sound advantage when using optical or coax.
post #1659 of 1692
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Originally Posted by RedSwirl View Post

This is the first time I've had to shop for a Blu-Ray player that wasn't a PS3, and I just realized how few of them seem to have digital optical outputs. I just picked up a Sony one and realized that the only digital audio it has is coaxial, and the way my system is setup I can't hook up coaxial right now, only optical.

Is it rare to find a Blu-Ray player that still has optical? Is that obsolete or something? If so, is there a converter or something I could buy? Would that have any effect on quality?

The Sony BDP-S790 has both digital coax & optical audio output connectors if that is a requirement.
It seems to get excellent reviewer & customer comments.
However, maybe you can move one of your existing components from coax digital input to optical to free up a coax connection on your receiver?
post #1660 of 1692
Sounds like it would be cheaper for me to just convert. If I do this, which side would be the input and which would be the output?
post #1661 of 1692
hey everyone. finally after coming back from a deployment i am able to afford somewhat of a HT. right now i have an ST60 TV. but i recently was thinking of getting this stuff from Best Buy.

Klipsch Quintet
Pioneer VSX-823-K
Klipsch SW-450 (i could get it for $420 because of pricematching)
Sony BDP-S270 (this is old. from my previous stuff. should i upgrade?)

what does everyone think?
post #1662 of 1692
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Originally Posted by slack2116 View Post

hey everyone. finally after coming back from a deployment i am able to afford somewhat of a HT. right now i have an ST60 TV. but i recently was thinking of getting this stuff from Best Buy.

Klipsch Quintet
Pioneer VSX-823-K
Klipsch SW-450 (i could get it for $420 because of pricematching)
Sony BDP-S270 (this is old. from my previous stuff. should i upgrade?)

what does everyone think?



Hi and welcome home! There will be lots of opinions on your choices. Although I haven't heard the Klipsch speakers you posted, I would just make sure they aren't too bright sounding. No offense to Klipsch owners but their high end is a little forward for my taste. I also have not heard that sub but just try to compare and pick out the one you think has the tightest sounding bass and has enough output which most do, that price point many sound very boomy, so you may be able to do better on the sub end. As far as the AVR goes that should be fine, just make sure that the speakers you get are 6 or 8ohm (which they should be) because I doubt it would drive a 4ohm speaker well. Your player is blu ray and unless you spend much more I doubt you'll hear and see a difference. Maybe others have their own thoughts but I hope this helps.
post #1663 of 1692
Having a hard time finding the correct place to ask......so please forgive me if this isn't the most appropriate spot for the question. I bought a Sony BDP-S5100. I have a Pioneer VSX-1021 receiver that Ive had for a year or so. I hooked up the new BDP DVD the same HDMI that served the PS3 fine. I get the initial screen pop up, then it goes to my TV saying there is no signal. Tried the HDMI that was hooked up to a regular old DVD player....same thing. The BDP works fine hooked directly to the TV. So even though this suggests its something with my receiver, why would the PS3 and dvd work but not the new Sony? Any thoughts?
post #1664 of 1692
Best to ask in the 5100 thread. You can copy and paste or I can move it for you. Although it does seem to pointing towards the Pioneer. You can try disabling Deep Color and change to 4:2:2 output in the HDMI setup. That usually works for this particular issue.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1450585/official-sony-bdp-s1100-bdp-s3100-and-bdp-s5100

S~
post #1665 of 1692
Worked S~.
THANKS !
post #1666 of 1692

i have a pioneer vsx-60 and a pioneer bdp-62fd. Should i set the bluray player to pcm audio out or bitstream audio out? does it matter? i use the bluray player for watching movies, netflix, and pandora only. thank you

post #1667 of 1692
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Originally Posted by 2386erick View Post

i have a pioneer vsx-60 and a pioneer bdp-62fd. Should i set the bluray player to pcm audio out or bitstream audio out? does it matter? i use the bluray player for watching movies, netflix, and pandora only. thank you



Hi, although I don't have your player I have an Oppo, it should be the same. I had mine set to PCM and I couldn't get TrueHD to pass to my pre/pro until I set it to bitstream. It's just a matter of which does the decoding, your player or AVR. DTS MA worked fine but not TrueHD, so it's bitstream for me wink.gif you won't be able to get secondary audio using bitstream by the way.
Edited by comfynumb - 11/13/13 at 3:44pm
post #1668 of 1692

What do you mean by secondary audio?

post #1669 of 1692
SAP



http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_audio_program

Edit;

Wrong link see post below.
Edited by comfynumb - 11/14/13 at 5:21am
post #1670 of 1692

Seems like I don't need it so its fine by me....the most important thing for me is Pandora and movies

post #1671 of 1692
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Originally Posted by 2386erick View Post

Seems like I don't need it so its fine by me....the most important thing for me is Pandora and movies



Yeah I've never used it, and setting it to bitstream works perfect for me.
post #1672 of 1692

thanx for the help..

post #1673 of 1692
Your welcome.
post #1674 of 1692
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

SAP
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_audio_program
That is not the secondary audio available on Blu-ray. Secondary audio provides menu sound effects and PIP commentary tracks, which are not part of the movie soundtrack. Bitstream only sends the soundtrack, not the additional audio.
post #1675 of 1692
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Originally Posted by BIslander View Post

That is not the secondary audio available on Blu-ray. Secondary audio provides menu sound effects and PIP commentary tracks, which are not part of the movie soundtrack. Bitstream only sends the soundtrack, not the additional audio.



I thought that link contained an explanation of the secondary audio that's on the BD also, my bad. Here's the correct explanation;



http://www.soundandvision.com/content/pcm-or-bitstream-blu-ray-player
Edited by comfynumb - 11/14/13 at 4:39am
post #1676 of 1692

Hi All

 

My new OPPO BDP-103 will be here tomorrow. What is the best way to connect this to my receiver and what settings should I use in the OPPO for best sound?  Should I just stay with HDMI out to the receiver for both sound and video or use a analog connection for playing CD's. Any one have any suggestions on the settings in the OPPO 103 when connected via HDMI? Right now I am running a Yamaha RX-A820 receiver with the Cambridge audio MINX 325v2 5.1 speaker set up thru a LG 55 LM6200 series LED LCD 3D TV.  I am thinking of switching out the Yamaha receiver for a new NAD 758, Cambridge Azur 551r or Emotiva Pre/Pro system which have 7.1 inputs but connecting the OPPO to any of these should be the same as the Yamaha thru HDMI. Correct?

Thanks for any advise on this.


Edited by RKSKYDANCER - 11/21/13 at 6:10pm
post #1677 of 1692
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Originally Posted by RKSKYDANCER View Post

Hi All

My new OPPO BDP-103 will be here tomorrow. What is the best way to connect this to my receiver and what settings should I use in the OPPO for best sound?  Should I just stay with HDMI out to the receiver for both sound and video or use a analog connection for playing CD's. Any one have any suggestions on the settings in the OPPO 103 when connected via HDMI? Right now I am running a Yamaha RX-A820 receiver with the Cambridge audio MINX 325v2 5.1 speaker set up thru a LG 55 LM6200 series LED LCD 3D TV.  I am thinking of switching out the Yamaha receiver for a new NAD 758, Cambridge Azur 551r or Emotiva Pre/Pro system which have 7.1 inputs but connecting the OPPO to any of these should be the same as the Yamaha thru HDMI. Correct?
Thanks for any advise on this.

The manual has detailed recommended settings for many audio setups.

Most people who have HDMI in their receivers are using it. You can always try the analog connection to see if you like it better.

-Bill
post #1678 of 1692
What has better audio sounding analog sound, the sony s790 or panasonic bdt500? Which player would be closer to an audiophile cd player?
post #1679 of 1692
BDT500.

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post #1680 of 1692
Ok thanks
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