Originally Posted by Raistlin_HT
If you have the chance, could you look into my native resolution concern?
It sets the resolution at 1080p and does not change it when playing either SD or HD content. Personally I prefer this, as my television (a Mitsubishi Diamond Series LCD panel) does ugly things on resolution changes and the old player changed resolutions frequently. Besides, in the case of most fixed resolution devices, like LCD and plasma panels, something is going to have to upconvert, either your television or the source (or maybe a fancy video processor in between for the .0001% of the population who have those); the PS3 does a decent job.
The interface is a vast improvement over the BD one, though I don't know that I like it better than the Xbox's interface. There are some things that I don't understand about it. It has an "Audio and Subtitles" info item on the menu for a small subset of selections, even where they're stereo with no subtitles. Why is this item not on the menu for all titles? It would be nice if it told you that a title was HD and/or 5.1 in the info that pops up for as you scroll through them, as the Xbox and some of the other players do. You have to drill down into the title's "page" to find that out.
So far, I've found a couple of 5.1 items in my Instant Queue: Cashback
, one of my favorites, and Follow the Prophet
. I haven't checked all of them. It sends it to my receiver as DD5.1 and not PCM, though the "Audio and subtitles" menu things says that it's DD+ 5.1 (the BD player function would have processed it internally and sent it as PCM, since my receiver can't handle DD+ directly). Sadly, one of favorites that could actually benefit from digital surround, Serenity
, doesn't have it.
Yes, aaronwt--the search feature was added to the BD version officially at the end of July
(but it was actually there for some people a couple of months prior). I was pretty excited about it when I first saw it and posted pictures of it in one of these Netflix threads.