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post #331 of 825
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Originally Posted by Jonny View Post

So I just picked one of these up at the blue store since I saw it was on sale and the ol sure why not I could use another player. However, I am with an old receiver setup for now and just wondering if anyone had any tips? I will be using coax audio to my receiver (yes, a technics sa-da 20n) and just wondering if there are any settings I need to fiddle with before playing SACDs.
Feels good to be back here!

I read somewhere (can't recall where) that the BDP-62FD will downsample and pass SACD via the digital outputs at 88.2kHz, as opposed to usual 44.1kHz sample rate. If your AVR reports the sample rate for the incoming signal, you can certainly test this out. I personally use HDMI out to a Pioneer AVR; I keep meaning to connect a coax cable and test this theory, but haven't gotten around to doing it. If that's the case, you get better than Redbook with your older AVR and it will probably sound just great.

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post #332 of 825
Thanks! Ill have to try it out--I was confused not seeing six analog outputs. Eek!
post #333 of 825
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Originally Posted by pioneertop View Post

Dude..fall back.....I have read..your last couple of post....I think you are looking for some kind.. of argument.. over this player...if you not happy with the unit as we can clearly see.....that's OK...but I think you are looking for some kind.. unnecessary ...argument.. over the PQ of the 62 and or ps3....so bye..goodnight.

Hey, I can do Shatner too!!

But if... I don't... tell... people... about... my... ignominious... purchasing decisions... how... will.. the universe... possibly... carry on?... TJ... Hooker...
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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

I've never had anything but great experiences purchasing from Magnolia (the seller of these players in my region; in yours it may be BB proper) and I've returned items with no argument, whatsoever. Based on the tone of your posts, I'm guessing you ticked someone off and earned the treatment you described above.

This is exactly what I did to prepare for Geek Squad Kombat:

-I ate a ton of kimchi, olives, and moldy cheese to make certain I girded myself with the stankiest breath possible

-When it was my turn in line, I started out by yelling "I'M NOT GONNA PAY A LOT FOR THIS MUFFLER!"

-For some reason, the Geek Squad dude (who was wearing a clip on bowtie) took great umbrage and called over the sour looking manager

-I started with him by giving him much needed diet and fitness advice since he resembled Kim Jong Un except with a very reflective head

-When they refused to cooperate, I countered by doing my Jim Carrey impression and did the most annoying sound in the world circa 1994

-Finally, realizing defeat, they refunded my money but not before I told the manager to give up his nuclear weapons and get back to the six party talks

-Result: VICTORY!!1111
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post #335 of 825
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Sunny44 View Post

FYI, interesting review of the 62 here
http://www.andrew-robinson-online.com/review-pioneer-elite-bdp-62fd-universal-blu-ray-player/
grate.. review,he nailed it....smile.gif
post #336 of 825
Just bought one of these players on Sat. So far am very pleased with the performance. I have one thing I have not heard in other players I have owned, on power up there is a buzzing/hum from tray area for a few seconds until it is on. When loading a disc it is quiet. Just audible on power up. Is this normal for this model?
post #337 of 825
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Originally Posted by Sunny44 View Post

FYI, interesting review of the 62 here
http://www.andrew-robinson-online.com/review-pioneer-elite-bdp-62fd-universal-blu-ray-player/

For its price, the 62FD cannot be beat. Compared to an oppo 103 or 93, the remote is a PIA to use and navigate through the various possible options. So that the oppo is much, much better designed in terms of ergonomics. But cost does have its perks. When it comes to Netflix, the 62FD is slow as molasses, compared to either the oppo's or the dramatically faster Roku XS, a dedicated streaming device. The FW update download is also pretty slow and the actual installation is equally as slow. But it is almost a no brainer to buy it for $217.98 from BB, if you can find it and want a(nother) universal player.
post #338 of 825
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Originally Posted by et88b View Post

Just bought one of these players on Sat. So far am very pleased with the performance. I have one thing I have not heard in other players I have owned, on power up there is a buzzing/hum from tray area for a few seconds until it is on. When loading a disc it is quiet. Just audible on power up. Is this normal for this model?
I have noticed the same thing. Especially when there is a disc in the tray, I hear pretty loud noise likely generated by the drive motor. Was thinking to get an exchange but if everyone else has the same experience then I will just keep it.
post #339 of 825
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Originally Posted by vg92 View Post

I have noticed the same thing. Especially when there is a disc in the tray, I hear pretty loud noise likely generated by the drive motor. Was thinking to get an exchange but if everyone else has the same experience then I will just keep it.
hey guys..this is what i did ...and it's very quite now...
post #340 of 825
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Originally Posted by vg92 View Post

I have noticed the same thing. Especially when there is a disc in the tray, I hear pretty loud noise likely generated by the drive motor. Was thinking to get an exchange but if everyone else has the same experience then I will just keep it.

I believe that sound is simply the unit initializing the tracker; it is louder than I've heard on other units, but it's only on startup and I don't think anything is wrong. The metal enclosure does amplify the sound a bit, I agree.
post #341 of 825
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Originally Posted by pioneertop View Post

hey guys..this is what i did ...and it's very quite now...

Nice... I have mine on Vibrapods; what kind of feet are those? Are they replacements for the stock feet (i.e. did you unscrew the old ones and put new ones on)?
post #342 of 825
Dear experts - I have a Samsung BDP- C6500 that is over 3 years old.

I am looking to upgrade by blu ray player.

Can you please provide me some guidance.

I dont play media files - only blu ray discs.

I AM LOOKING FOR BEST VIDEO AND SOUND QUALITY.

Please advice

should i go with the Pioneer 62fd or Denon 1713 or Oppo 103.

I have a Denon 3313 reciever
post #343 of 825
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Originally Posted by mirage1000 View Post


I dont play media files - only blu ray discs. I AM LOOKING FOR BEST VIDEO AND SOUND QUALITY.

Please advice

should i go with the Pioneer 62fd or Denon 1713 or Oppo 103.

I have a Denon 3313 reciever

The Denon 1713 is an AVR, not a BR player. Either the 62FD or Oppo 103 will work, but you might want to factor in price and/or ease of use.
post #344 of 825
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Originally Posted by fookoo_2010 View Post

The Denon 1713 is an AVR, not a BR player. Either the 62FD or Oppo 103 will work, but you might want to factor in price and/or ease of use.
its also a BD player..lol

what i think he meant is the dennon DBT-1713UD... both players are good ..the pioneer has a bit more ...on the capability side ...but if you like componentry ... then you have a dennon AVR to match ...
post #345 of 825
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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

Nice... I have mine on Vibrapods; what kind of feet are those? Are they replacements for the stock feet (i.e. did you unscrew the old ones and put new ones on)?

I think he simply put the new ones underneath the exiting ones. Not being cheap but these will probably work too:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Shepherd-3-4-in-Surface-Gard-Self-Adhesive-Vinyl-Square-Bumpers-12-Pack-9565/100170371#.UW_rTEqyJ9N biggrin.gif
post #346 of 825
You need to balance the shock absorbption properties to the weight of the equipment. The Home Depot thingies are just to rigid for the player. I have to check whether I still have any left at home but I have stick-on silicone gels. If you want I can send a set of 4 to you for $5 (just to cover stamp and envelope cost from Canada to US (the stamp, IIRC is about $3 after tax).
post #347 of 825
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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

I believe that sound is simply the unit initializing the tracker; it is louder than I've heard on other units, but it's only on startup and I don't think anything is wrong. The metal enclosure does amplify the sound a bit, I agree.



Thanks for the feed back. I was thinking the same thing about the metal enclosure.
post #348 of 825
Hello everyone

I missed the recent 199 good deal on the BDP-62FD from BestBuy. Will this ever be offered again or will I only find out when walking into a Magnolia store and just happen to see it sitting there on sale? Can someone PM me any specifics on good deals. Want to match with an SC-57.

Thanks
post #349 of 825
Why do you think you missed it? Did you check a local store and confirm that the price had gone up?
post #350 of 825
It is still available, but the question becomes what is the price? It is an in store offer only and the real price comes up at the store when you ask about. So check the store availability by ZIP code and go down there.
post #351 of 825
^^^ It was an in store special pick up only, was told it expired Sat, April 13 at store closing time and at the time they had them in stock. My Magnolia is the BB at Walden Galleria Mall in Buffalo New York.

However, I will check/call tonight.

Thanks
post #352 of 825
I picked one up last night at the same price.
post #353 of 825
Just checked a local store; still on sale.
post #354 of 825
Have one reserved. On my way to pick it up. Thanks everyone for your help.

Update: I'm so happy now. Picked it up for 199 (NIB). at my favourite Western New York Mall, the Walden Galleria.

The cashier lady said I won't have any warranty once crossing the border into Canada. Who cares! These things rarely get discounted in Canada, if ever, so I feel like I got a steal. I'm willing to take that chance with 199 and if it does die after 2-5 years of use, which I don't believe will happen, I will wait for another BestBuy deal at the Walden Galleria.

On a side note: Before I crossed the border into the United States I visited a home theater store that I frequent a lot in St. Catherines/Niagara Canada. I asked for a good Canadian deal on the BDP-62FD. Guess what he told me, sorry we don't carry Pioneer Products anymore:eek:

I have learned from this store and other dealers that the Pioneer business model has changed so much in Canada that Pioneer dealers are calling it quits with them for good or until things change. I don't know about Pioneers American business model but in Canada there is so many restrictions that dealers are turning to other brands to support the home theater side of their business. Sorry for going off topic but I'm so upset that these things are happening, however, it probably has something to do with the economy or a poor business plan.

Also I had no problem with Customs Canada borders agents. I paid no duty or tariff etc. They just waved me through after I was honest with them (with my player declaration and 4 other items) and they realized and appreciated that I was not going to hide or lie about anything. Honesty does pay off in life:) and if you are honest at the border they can give you a break many times.

Happy Pioneer Elite BDP-62FD owner.
Edited by Edllguy - 4/20/13 at 1:33am
post #355 of 825
I picked mine up from the Walden galleria also. They had $199 marked on the display unit.
post #356 of 825
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Originally Posted by rottenkid View Post

I picked mine up from the Walden galleria also. They had $199 marked on the display unit.

Cool... I am glad I paid $399 for mine when they first came out rolleyes.gif
post #357 of 825
I'm kinda sad about this. I knew the price would drop. But $200? I paid $400 too.
post #358 of 825
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Mamiya7ii View Post

I'm kinda sad about this. I knew the price would drop. But $200? I paid $400 too.
am trying not to think about....the $200 price cut ..we can't doing anything about it..lol ....I just have to take the pain..but I can at lease enjoy..this player's SQ..smile.gifsmile.gif
Edited by pioneertop - 4/20/13 at 3:50pm
post #359 of 825
Re: my earlier question regarding multichannel audio (sacd) through coax...looks like it was answered in back of manual. SACD is down to 2 channels when used via coax. Sigh frown.gif
post #360 of 825
Hello everyone,

I'm really enjoying my new 62. I is now my primary Blu-ray player in my home theater setup.

I have this connected to an SC-57 and Pro-111FD panel calibrated by D-Nice. I have a couple of questions about setting up the 62 and if someone could help me that would be great.


What colour space do I set it too. Choices are the following: RGB, Full RGB, YCbCr, YCbCr 422

What is the best resolution for my Panel: Auto or 1080p

What is the best setting for HDMI Deep colour: 30 bits, 36 bits or Off

What is the best setting for Digital Output: Bitstream, PCM, Reencode, Off

What is the best setting for downsampling: 48k, 96k, 192k

What is the best setting for Dynamic Range Control: On, Off, Auto



I think I have figured out the rest by reading the manual but I'm stuck with the above questions.


Thanks
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