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post #121 of 3485
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Originally Posted by tmeader View Post

Since you own both, can you give your opinion on how the Netflix app on the 790 stacks up against the one on the Oppo? Especially in the area of responsiveness. Also, is Amazon VOD an existing app for the 790? From the early reports definitely sounds like I might be trading in the Oppo 93. Oh yeah, how about noise from the player versus the Oppo? That's one big advantage it has with its fanless design. Thanks.

Congrats on the S790,I have a quick question,I purchased the S590 hooked up to my Yamaha RX-V671 receiver and Samsung PN64E8000 and have NO issues(unlike the 2 Samsung players I returned).I have a 30 day return policy on the S590,is it worth to exchange and upgrade to the S790 for the clear black option settings along with the other settings that arent offered on the 590?
post #122 of 3485
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

I have an Onkyo (818) here and an Integra 80.3 which I can test. I was told it would not pass thru. I will still test it. As for comparing there is no contest. The 790 blows both of them away doing 4K. You wouldn't need to go thru your Receiver or pre-pro anyway since the 790 has Dual HDMI outs.

That's true. I did that early on with my now replaced Panasonic 310 (dual HDMI output). I wasn't comparing receiver/player but remember seeing higher resolutions in the HDMI specs themselves that 'might' would allow 4K to get through a receiver with HDMI 1.3, 1.4 and/or 1.4a.
post #123 of 3485
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Originally Posted by jroptop View Post

.I have a 30 day return policy on the S590,is it worth to exchange and upgrade to the S790 for the clear black option settings along with the other settings that arent offered on the 590?

Having owned the Oppo 93, PS3, SNP-N200, S580, S390, S590 and the Panny 210, 220 ..... I've finally settled on the S790.

I already thought the S590 was an awesome player (see the thread I started on the 2012 players) ... and it is ..... but the question to me was ... is the S790 better by an extra $100. Yes. I think it is, to me at least. I do like the improved overall design. It does feel overall more sturdy and put together .. but folks it is still plastic at the end of the day. I do like the remote on the 790 ... and finally I do think the picture quality is improved for DVD up scaling and IP video (if that matters to you). I like the further refinement that you can make to the video output, with all the different options and settings.

What Sony still need to do however for their 2012 players (and not exclusive to the S790) is ... and if you are listening Sony ... and you will destroy the competition if you do this ... is, move the Hulu + and Amazon VOD apps UI from the PS3, and put them on your 2012 BD players. Once you have done this, you're players will be complete.
post #124 of 3485
Ive got 2 s-780s connected to two pana 50 inch 3D plas displays. no 4K display.

is this player worth moving up to the 790?
post #125 of 3485
Aside from the 4k, on 1080p/24, how does the picture quality compare with the Oppo when using the enhancement options? TIA
post #126 of 3485
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Originally Posted by marctronixx View Post

Ive got 2 s-780s connected to two pana 50 inch 3D plas displays. no 4K display.

is this player worth moving up to the 790?

I also have a 780. The 790 is better in every way. My Review will be out soon.
post #127 of 3485
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Originally Posted by KONICA TECH View Post

Aside from the 4k, on 1080p/24, how does the picture quality compare with the Oppo when using the enhancement options? TIA

Better.
post #128 of 3485
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Originally Posted by apw2607 View Post

Having owned the Oppo 93, PS3, SNP-N200, S580, S390, S590 and the Panny 210, 220 ..... I've finally settled on the S790.

I already thought the S590 was an awesome player (see the thread I started on the 2012 players) ... and it is ..... but the question to me was ... is the S790 better by an extra $100. Yes. I think it is, to me at least. I do like the improved overall design. It does feel overall more sturdy and put together .. but folks it is still plastic at the end of the day. I do like the remote on the 790 ... and finally I do think the picture quality is improved for DVD up scaling and IP video (if that matters to you). I like the further refinement that you can make to the video output, with all the different options and settings.

What Sony still need to do however for their 2012 players (and not exclusive to the S790) is ... and if you are listening Sony ... and you will destroy the competition if you do this ... is, move the Hulu + and Amazon VOD apps UI from the PS3, and put them on your 2012 BD players. Once you have done this, you're players will be complete.

Totally agree. This will be the last player I own until true Blu ray 4K comes out.
post #129 of 3485
Thanks Joe, twice before you have help with my choices and I was very pleased, looking forward to getting this player after my move back to Boston in 3weeks.
post #130 of 3485
Does the new Sony have Cinavia. If it does it would be a deal breaker because it would be impossible to back up many disks.
post #131 of 3485
I'm using VW95ES.Can I get near 4K quality?
post #132 of 3485
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Originally Posted by trenchtownrock View Post

I'm using VW95ES.Can I get near 4K quality?

Of course. I still may use 1080p out from it and into my 1000 since I prefer the adjustments. Still testing today though.
post #133 of 3485
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Originally Posted by KONICA TECH View Post

Thanks Joe, twice before you have help with my choices and I was very pleased, looking forward to getting this player after my move back to Boston in 3weeks.

This one is a slam dunk (break away).
post #134 of 3485
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

Of course. I still may use 1080p out from it and into my 1000 since I prefer the adjustments. Still testing today though.

His display is the Sony VW95, so he can't get 'near 4K quality'.

But more relevant: can you see any preference for the 790 upconverting 1080p to 4K for display on your VW1000, compared to sending the projector 1080p and letting it do the upconversion?
post #135 of 3485
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Originally Posted by millerwill View Post

His display is the Sony VW95, so he can't get 'near 4K

But more relevant: can you see any preference for the 790 upconverting 1080p to 4K for display on your VW1000, compared to sending the projector 1080p and letting it do the upconversion?

I understand that but the 95 still would look amazing with the 790 sending 1080p into it. Truth is as of right now we can't get true 4K either so 4K like is a relevant question. I loved the 95 and it's amazing image. It is not too far off from the 1000 at the end of the day. And yes I have had them side by side.

Working on my Review.
post #136 of 3485
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Originally Posted by rwestley View Post

Does the new Sony have Cinavia. If it does it would be a deal breaker because it would be impossible to back up many disks.

Yes.
post #137 of 3485
I bought the S590 at Target a few weeks ago when they had the price error on it. I would like to know if the S790 is worth getting even though I have non 3D 46" Panasonic plasma tv?
post #138 of 3485
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

Working on my Review.

Thanks for taking the time to do that... while you are doing that, if I may ask for a wish list item ..., would you take a listen to the analog output for 2-channel music (Redbook or SACD)?

I would be very curious to learn how the analog audio compares with, say, the Oppo 93.

I was also looking at a Yamaha spinner (A1010) that a fellow AVS member claimed had audio out close in quality to the Oppo 95 for music sources.

I am wondering if the consumer BD players are incorporating higher quality DAC components for stereo playback.

I would purchase a 790 on that alone, if the SQ is pretty good for SACD/CD.
post #139 of 3485
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Originally Posted by KONICA TECH View Post

Aside from the 4k, on 1080p/24, how does the picture quality compare with the Oppo when using the enhancement options? TIA

The more you use them the less the native image will be retained. Over the years the Sony's enhancements have been shown to do nothing but artificially tweak the image. Now some prefer that look which is perfectly fine... just don't call it superior.
post #140 of 3485
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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

Thanks for taking the time to do that... while you are doing that, if I may ask for a wish list item ..., would you take a listen to the analog output for 2-channel music (Redbook or SACD)?

I would be very curious to learn how the analog audio compares with, say, the Oppo 93.

I was also looking at a Yamaha spinner (A1010) that a fellow AVS member claimed had audio out close in quality to the Oppo 95 for music sources.

I am wondering if the consumer BD players are incorporating higher quality DAC components for stereo playback.

I would purchase a 790 on that alone, if the SQ is pretty good for SACD/CD.

I don't usually put sacd in my blu ray Reviews but I will do it in a bit and tell you about it here.
post #141 of 3485
Does the 790 do VuDu 3D?

Even if you don't subscribe - you can test it out for FREE.
post #142 of 3485
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Originally Posted by Charles R View Post

The more you use them the less the native image will be retained. Over the years the Sony's enhancements have been shown to do nothing but artificially tweak the image. Now some prefer that look which is perfectly fine... just don't call it superior.

And what post were you reading from, when was anything mentioned about being superior
Do you have the new BDP-S790?
post #143 of 3485
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

Does the 790 do VuDu 3D?

Even if you don't subscribe - you can test it out for FREE.

I was on Vudu and did not see any 3D movies. I don't usually use it though. I was impressed with their trailors.
post #144 of 3485
My Review is done. I can't post a link to it without getting into trouble. You can access it by clicking uder my name to the left then on my HOMEPAGE. The 790 is down just a little on the right side of the page.
post #145 of 3485
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

I was on Vudu and did not see any 3D movies. I don't usually use it though. I was impressed with their trailors.

When I turn on my Theater - tonight - I will send you an e-mail where to LOOK
post #146 of 3485
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

When I turn on my Theater - tonight - I will send you an e-mail where to LOOK

Please do so. I think we may start using it now.
post #147 of 3485
joerod,
Will you post your review on the S790 on AVS or somewhere else.
post #148 of 3485
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

Please do so. I think we may start using it now.


Go Into VuDu - Select the COLLECTIONS tab - Then Down to SHOWCASE
tab. The 3D Collection was at the Very Bottom of the list - the last one.
post #149 of 3485
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Originally Posted by jsil View Post

joerod,
Will you post your review on the S790 on AVS or somewhere else.

You can get to it from my site. Click under my name to the left then click on Visit My Homepage. It is on the right side just a little down.

Or google joe rod home theater .com
post #150 of 3485
Looks like there is no RS232, shame
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