Originally Posted by Reelman
Are there any Blu Ray players that have the multi channel ? I really don't want to depart with my 1015.
All of this would be explained in the players manual in the set up section?
Originally Posted by aaranddeeman
Quick look at User Manual reveals it's typical for most Blu-Ray players:http://www.p4c.philips.com/files/b/b...37_dfu_aen.pdf
1. Only has 5.1 analog (RCA) connectors on rear panel....no 7.1 output.
2. Dolby TrueHD (7ch) source yields DD5.1 via Optical I/F.
3. HDMI only for Dolby TrueHD (7ch) output.
4. HDMI only for 1080p video output...not via Component Video I/F.
5. HDMI only for DEEP COLOR...when available...
And this strange constraint (cuz DVD-Videos are 480p):
6. Component 720p/1080i DVD-Video (huh???) downrezed when Copy Protected:
"With regard to the DVD-Video with a copy protection, the resolution will be set to 480p
regardless of the setting here. If 480p output is not available, 480i will be output."
Appears it doesn't play SACD (DSD) discs....that's a DRAWBACK for me....
Geez, even the PS3 plays back SACD via HDMI....the whole reason for v.1.2 upgrade....
You would think one of the developers of SACD (Sony/Philips) would include this feature....
DVD-Audio and DolbyHD both use MLP audio format...but it would help to know whether the
Philips handles all of the DVD-Audio menus....
Hmmmm....Philips User Manual also didn't say which DTS-HD format...probably the second:
"A DTS-HD capable receiver can process two types of DTS sound recorded onto a high-def movie or
audio disc: DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio.
* DTS-HD Master Audio: A disc encoded with DTS-HD Master Audio delivers ALL of the
information from the original master recording — bit-for-bit, it’s identical to what the sound
engineers laid down. Audio doesn’t get any better than this.
* DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: A DTS-HD capable receiver can also decode discs recorded
with DTS-HD High Resolution Audio. This format delivers VIRTUALLY ALL of the original recording,
as specified by the disc’s creators. Though not literally identical to the studio master, the sound
is far superior to what you’re used to hearing."