Originally Posted by seanharger
My Blu-ray Player, the Sony BDP-S360 only seems to be able to decode Dolby TrueHD onboard, but not DTS-HD MA. The player can send the HD audio bitstream of TrueHD and DTS HD MA, but when it is set to the "Mix" setting and will mix interactive audio with the HD audio track and output LPCM, the player will not decode DTS HD MA. You can see what track is being decoded by pulling up the info on the BD player during playback, and whenever a movie with DTS HD MA is being played, the info will show that it is decoding the lossy DTS track. I called Sony and they said that none of their players are able to decode DTS HD MA onboard except for the PS3. Has anyone else run into this problem and does Sony plan to release an update with this functionality? (It can't be hardware related because otherwise the player wouldn't be able to decode TrueHD either)
Originally Posted by deano86
For some stupid reason Sony decided that the 360 and 560 would not be able decode the DTS HD MA soundtrack....the player uses the DTS core as you have found out.. It will bitstream it only via Direct mode. It is assinine that they did that. Although, I believe other people have reported that the issue is fixed with their newer models.. For example, someone on this thread a while back said the N-460 player could decode it properly. If Sony hasn't bothered to fix this via firmware by now, I highly doubt they ever will......
This is quoted from the sonysytle website..."The BDP-S360 Blu-ray Disc™ player supports both internal decoding and bitstream output of enhanced audio codecs, including Dolby® TrueHD and dts®-HD Master Audio.
Audio Features•CD-DA : Yes
•Dolby® : Yes & Dolby® TrueHD bitstream out over HDMI™ (V1.3)
•Dolby® Digital plus Decoding : Yes
•Dolby® True HD Bitstream Output : Yes
•Dolby® TrueHD Decoding : Yes
•LPCM : Yes (multi channel decoder): Yes (HDMI™ bitstream out)
•MP3 Playback : Yes (BD-R/RE/DVD+RW/+R/-RW/-R/CD-R,RW)5
•dts® Decoding : Yes
•dts® HD Bitstream Output : Yes
•dts® Output : Yes, & /DTS®-HD bitstream out over HDMI™ (V1.3)"http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2220402
Sony BDP-360 refurbished from Sonystyle for $60. With sonystyle's deal after shipping and tax it comes out to $71.54 for one or $127.18 for two. If you select the $20 2 year warranty replacement for one player the shipping appears to be free and the total comes out to $83.58 for one.
I have yet to buy a bluray player so I was wondering if this was a really good deal or just so so? (since I respect avs users advice the most these days on electronics)
Should I be looking at a different model?This would be for my parents'
system that I have been designing. The receiver is a Denon 2310-ci and the tv is a Panasonic 40" 1080.
I tried to read as much as I quickly could in this thread. It sounded pretty good (especially compared to Amazon reviews (goofballs compared to you guys)) until the last 5 pages or so regarding the sound processing (which I do not fully understand yet).
Is this a player that my parents will just be able to put a disc into and have it play with the best sound processing automatically or would someone have to go into the menu settings before each movie and select a certain sound codec (is that the right word).
The interactive "mixing" you talk about. Is that only for bd live stuff or is that for different movies sometimes? I am new to all this bluray stuff. The Audio features I pulled off the sonystyle site are something, unfortunately, I am confused about and I probably won't be on the same page as you guys. So I would appreciate any help.Thanks!