Originally Posted by TNO821
I have the Sony BDP-S570 with firmware M04.R.735 and burned the iso to a DVD-RW. It played very nicely and I was stunned by the great quality of that final clip.
Also: The audio on that final clip switched my Onkyo 905 AVR to "MultiCh" mode (from "Direct" for the other clips) and lit up all the audio channels, whereas the previous clips only lit up the Front Left and Front Right channels. That final clip is the only one that appeared to be surround sound.
Cool, thank you for checking this out. I am glad that the Sony plays back without hiccups and without too much dancing around. I've heard that one can simply drag an MTS or M2TS file on a disc, burn it, and the Sony will play it. Panasonic players require full AVCHD structure, moreover, they do not accept the original recording from a camcorder (!), so I had to re-wrap it (but thankfully, not fully re-encode) by using MultiAVCHD.
The last video on the disc is the original (well, re-wrapped by MultiAVCHD/tsMuxer, but again, not re-encoded) video from the Pananasonic TM700 camcorder. The camcorder has 5.1 microphone, whether this really improves the sound is debatable, but you are correct, the sound is recorded in 6 channels.
Also see this entry about the S270 player: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post19672058
Apparently, the whole new lineup from Sony supports 1080p60, and in much easier way than the Panasonics. No wonder, Sony just has released a bunch of camcorders and digicams that record in 1080p60 format! So they need a good support in their players. I wonder when 1080p60 will be added to the BD/AVCHD specs.