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post #811 of 928
The ps3 plays 5.1 sacds as 5.1 PCM at 176.4 kHz through hdmi. It sounds quiet good except I have never owned another player. I want a BD player with either two hdmi outputs or 7.1 analog or both. My receiver does not pass through 1080p. I don't have 3d.

300 works. 85 works but I had a problem with one movie. 210 did not work for audio through a hdmi splitter. 93 should work. 310 should work. I also don't care about all the streaming stuff since my iMac is hooked up to my projector and receiver right now and I am hoping to get a dedicated Mac mini when the next version comes out.

I could just stay with the ps3 and be content or get/keep one of the players I listed above. Sometimes I overcomplicate things. My wife is getting annoyed
post #812 of 928
Just finished watching Green Zone in Bluray on the 300. No glitches. Good movie. I had not seen it before. I watched the entire movie using 5.1 channel analog out to my HK AVR 745. After the movie ended, I changed to the HDMI (using the second HDMI output to send 5.1 PCM to my HK AVR 745). I had to increase the volume by about 8-9 dB to level it with the analog. I watched the first few minutes of the movie. I feel that HDMI is doing a better job than the analog. When I had tested it before using concert Bluray and a few other movies, I did not find a difference, but I think HDMI is winning out. If that is the case with the BDT-300, then I might as well get BDT-310 since it will have a nicer GUI, faster load speeds and newer technology. However, I don't know if it will bring any glitches along with the dual HDMI output. I am wondering if that is what is keeping the 310 from getting released.

Still, if I get a good deal on my PS3 gen1, I might get the Oppo 93.
post #813 of 928
Can anyone please confirm that the Avatar 3D BD (not the 2D) plays okay on fw 1.73 with either of these players?

[P.S. - Yeah, Bommai, Green Zone is terrific. I found the PBS docu Bush's War to be an excellent primer. Greengrass did an excellent job reconciling, on the one hand, adhering to the facts/representing the key players in that whole affair with, on the other, bringing some action picture conventions to the table. Matt D. solid per usual.]
post #814 of 928
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Originally Posted by Paul.R.S View Post

Can anyone please confirm that the Avatar 3D BD (not the 2D) plays okay on fw 1.73 with either of these players?

[P.S. - Yeah, Bommai, Green Zone is terrific. I found the PBS docu Bush's War to be an excellent primer. Greengrass did an excellent job reconciling, on the one hand, adhering to the facts/representing the key players in that whole affair with, on the other, bringing some action picture conventions to the table. Matt D. solid per usual.]

No problems playing avatar using my DMP-BDT300 and FW 1.73.
post #815 of 928
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Originally Posted by Geaux Tigers View Post

No problems playing avatar using my DMP-BDT300 and FW 1.73.

Same for me.
post #816 of 928
Thanks.
post #817 of 928
Just thought I would chime in I sold my oppo93 today and was looking to replace it mabey with a 95. I really wanted a panny 300 or 350 when I fount it too late could not find one at that time. Today I went out to search for a quick replacement and found the 350 floor samp works great so far with box remote manual everkything tor $350.00 off of list so that was too good topass up really wanted the 2 hdmi outputs. I plant to read the thread but could anyone in as few words as possable highlight the pros and cons would reall appreciate it
Thankd in advance
W
post #818 of 928
another question I have set HDMI main to PJ direct. and sub to tv HDMI to DVI when I switch to my PJ and go to the main I get no signal I am sure I am doing something wrong I mabey should have the PJ as sub. and can you bypass (go source direct fromthis player)

Never mind HDMI 1 became disconnected.

Did have another problem when I tried to jump a scene on Tron legacy pic blanked out got all kind of nonsence had to shut off and restart to get back other wise great pq. Is this a problem on these units handshake or what. I know it was a bargain for $150.00 but not if I bought a lot of issues.
post #819 of 928
turned out after 3 hrs on phone with tech my main hdmi port is bad. returned the unit and got a 210. Really like it so far. very good pq , easy set up works well with my system. first thin easy set up to wireless internet, firmwar update, and really like the newer netflix menu. much nicer than the 350 . more internet options also. Do not have a 2d tv or pj so can not try that yet. Like the top sensor. Would have liked the second HDMI port and if the 310 is out before my return is up might trade fot that. Shame none of these newer players have a source direct mode. I guess cannot have everything.
post #820 of 928
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Originally Posted by william06 View Post

Just thought I would chime in I sold my oppo93 today and was looking to replace it mabey with a 95. I really wanted a panny 300 or 350 when I fount it too late could not find one at that time. ...
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why did you sell the Oppo93?
post #821 of 928
I wanted to let people know that I returned my bdt300 and bought the Sony s5000es for $350 free shipping from AVS store. If you only care about BD/DVD/cd playback and care about analog 7.1 and 2 ch audio, thus is awesome. Burr brown DACs. 22 lbs and no expense spared design. I am thoroughly enjoying it and I love the audio quality. It is not fast loading the disc but very reliable. 5 yr warranty too.
post #822 of 928
Just picked up the BDT350 for a sweet deal. I also was looking at the Sammy BDD6700. I need the dual HDMI outs and was wondering if anyone here had an experience with the two and which they prefer?
post #823 of 928
Personally, I won't buy another Samsung.

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post #824 of 928
I hear that a lot. I'm really impressed with Panasonic and am gonna stick with that one. Just wondering about the other dual HDMI unit out there.
post #825 of 928
In addition to the Panasonic, there's always Oppo. More expensive, but a very good player, especially if you need a universal player.

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post #826 of 928
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

In addition to the Panasonic, there's always Oppo. More expensive, but a very good player, especially if you need a universal player.
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I don't know why anyone would want to buy an Oppo and pay so much? With the technology changing as fast as it does, you most likely will need to buy another one at least every two - three years anyway. Why not get a cheaper one?
post #827 of 928
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Originally Posted by lujan View Post

I don't know why anyone would want to buy an Oppo and pay so much? With the technology changing as fast as it does, you most likely will need to buy another one at least every two - three years anyway. Why not get a cheaper one?

As I said, if you need an universal player, the Panasonics do not fit the bill. I love my 350, had it since it came out. Works great in my bedroom setup. I have a 110, great player and works great in my family room. I also have an Oppo93, needed for my HT room, DVD-As and SACDs.

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post #828 of 928
Disappointed/a little annoyed at the sluggish scrolling of the pop-up menu on the Scream 2 and Scream 3 BDs ("Play Movie," "Set Up," etc.). Slight improvement upon inserting USB drive (or maybe I'm imagining that). Other Lionsgate titles I have don't behave this way.
post #829 of 928
I've always had something or another with Lionsgate titles, regardless of player. I've learned to accept it from them. Maybe one day they'll go to authoring school like the rest of the studios.

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post #830 of 928
Thanks. Interestingly, I spun Lionsgate's The Next Three Days (Russell Crowe; dir. Paul Haggis) Friday night (recommended BTW; featuring another noteworthily, appropriately quiet mix by AVSer "FilmMixer") and had no such issues.
post #831 of 928
I think I played Next three days on the Oppo or 110. No issues. I always keep an SD card in players just for Lionsgate.

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post #832 of 928
Interesting...

Haven't had any issues with my OZ BDT300 Playing Lionsgate Titles thus far or any other
Blu-ray disk touch wood & dont use A SD Card in the Blu-player or connect to network;

While its more than likely the way some BD movies are Authored, I haven't played Screem/2 but not experienced sluggish scrolling of pop-up menus & never bother with BD Live.

Running the Enhanced firmware in this player...

Cheers..
post #833 of 928
Where can i purchase either the 300 or 350 new?
I was opting for Oppo 93 but it doesn't support checkerboard so I'm stuck with Pannie for now.
I also need 7.1 outs since my legacy sound processor doesn't support all the latest sound formats.
post #834 of 928
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Originally Posted by audiopho View Post

Where can i purchase either the 300 or 350 new?
I was opting for Oppo 93 but it doesn't support checkerboard so I'm stuck with Pannie for now.
I also need 7.1 outs since my legacy sound processor doesn't support all the latest sound formats.

If indeed you're in the DFW area, I'd check out the Conn's option I discussed herein back in March.
post #835 of 928
I've got a 300 that I might sell. Send me a pm.
post #836 of 928
Anyone successfully played the Starship Troopers BD? If so, what firmware are you on?
post #837 of 928
Do you have a memory card in the player? That is a known flaw with ST.

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post #838 of 928
Thanks very much for the speedy reply. No, I don't have a memory card in the player. Will try that. But I do have a (tiny, old 256MB) thumb drive inserted. I thought/assumed that memory cards and USB drives served the same purpose as far as BD player external memory is concerned: you just need one or the other for some BD-Live and (unfortunately) basic disc playback on some titles. But it appears that that is not the case. Or maybe I just need a larger capacity thumb drive?
post #839 of 928
Btw Troopers didn't play on my Sony BDP-S470 with no thumb drive but does after inserting that little 256MB one.
post #840 of 928
I believe the manual says it has to be a SD card.
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