Luckily I have a backup Sony to hold me over. So far the Sony is much better but that isn't surprising because my usage is 50% blu-ray and 50% streaming.
We will see what I get from pioneer support...
I would. You have 30 days to return it and you get the full warranty. I bought a Marantz 7005 open box for a great price.
I may have found the best source here! Prove me right. Thanks!
I am on the market for a BluRay player (I never had one yet) and decyphering the info that is available out there can be overwhelming.
I have used the Pioneer brand for many years and I just bought a SC-1222-K (I love it!) and I would like to stick with Pioneer for convenience. The connectivity is also important but it seems that all Pioneer BDPs support iControlAV
(My second choice, also for convenience would be Samsung)
I looked at several models and the more I know the more confusing it becomes. I was looking at the BDP-140 and the BDP-150.
Why is the BDP-140 more expensive than the BDP-150? Pioneer offer a comparison but from the features list I don't see anything that
would justify such a price difference...
Looking at the BDP-150, I found a BDP-150, a BDP-150-K and a BDP-150 2D/3D. They all seem to support 3D. What is the difference between those three devices? There seem to be a big price difference between them: ~$150 to ~$270 price range. The features seem to be the same in general. I would like to know what I get for my money...
Some player offer two HDMI out. What is the reason for that? One to the TV and the other to the AVR? The BDP140/150 don't seem to have that. Is there a unit (units) from Pioneer that offer that? How important do you think it is?
My wish list would be a BluRay disk player:
- that outputs 1080p (up to what frame rate? Educate me, please),
- can play all the BluRay disks from this planet (US, of course but also from Europe and Australia),
- that support all the major sound encoding/reproduction schemes,
- that also plays CDs and DVDs,
- that play SACDs
- that supports 3D (any caveat here?)
- that supports internet/and home network connectivity with the usual programs.
- that is user friendly, fast, responsive and silent if possible
Of course having also analog out (in addition to HDMI) might be good too and it seems that all units have USB.
Any feature, option, update, I forgot you guys can think of?
How important are the F/W and custom F/W update?
I am not (yet?) interested in 4K
Any input would very appreciated Let me
This is my first post on this thread.
Following is my setup:
TV : Samsung F8000
Satellite Box : TATASKY HD+.
Music System : Sony - RV888D. HiFi system bought around 7 years back, still in good working condition.
- TataSky HD box is connected to TV using HDMI cable
- Sony HiFi system is connected to TV using Component Video cable
Currently I'm planning to buy a BD Player and Pioneer BDP-450 looks promising. Following are my queries,
1. I would like to pass only Video to TV & then Audio to my Sony system. Is this possible?
2. If so, how and what kind of setup needs to be done
3. If not, what other player I can buy which will sute my current setup and also help when I upgrade
I'm slowly updating all my systems and think BDP-450 as right investment now.
Your suggestions would help me.
Note : In the next one year, I' planning to invest on an AVR with copmplete 7.1 setup. Saving money for the same.