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post #31651 of 32084
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Originally Posted by RaggedEdge View Post

If you only use your PS3 for blu-rays, then you are much better off getting a standalone player. IMHO.

That was my point - he plays Blu-Ray only - NO GAMES.
post #31652 of 32084
Ok. I probably will sell the PS3 since I don't play games at all.

Looking for suggestion for a disc play for the following purposes:

1. good BD playing
2. good DVD playing
3. very good CD music playing both digital and very goood (audiophile) analogue output
4. SACD playing
post #31653 of 32084
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Originally Posted by CHRIS650 View Post

Ok. I probably will sell the PS3 since I don't play games at all.

Looking for suggestion for a disc play for the following purposes:

1. good BD playing
2. good DVD playing
3. very good CD music playing both digital and very goood (audiophile) analogue output
4. SACD playing

#3 and #4 are a good reasons to KEEP the PS3.
SACD is an antique technology that almost no one supports any more.
post #31654 of 32084
Quote:
Originally Posted by RaggedEdge View Post

If you only use your PS3 for blu-rays, then you are much better off getting a standalone player. IMHO.

Just curious, I use my PS3 as a media player. I play AVCHD folders through an external HDD, stream from my PC's via PS3 Media Player, etc. Are there any standalone players that do that?

I sound like a fanboy trying to count the pro's to the PS3, but really I'm not. Certainly for Blu-ray playback only, there are less expensive and equal playback alternatives out there. However, in my case, since I use the media player like this (and it performs flawlessly), would I not be downgrading? Or do these new standalone players incorporate these abilities. The only reason I ask is that someday, the PS3 will bite the dust.
post #31655 of 32084
Quote:
Originally Posted by CHRIS650 View Post

Ok. I probably will sell the PS3 since I don't play games at all.

Looking for suggestion for a disc play for the following purposes:

1. good BD playing
2. good DVD playing
3. very good CD music playing both digital and very goood (audiophile) analogue output
4. SACD playing

CHRIS650

Search this website and click on the Capabilities you are looking for
post #31656 of 32084
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

#3 and #4 are a good reasons to KEEP the PS3.
SACD is an antique technology that almost no one supports any more.

My unit doesn't play SACD.... i think only units made prior to certain dates can play SACD.
post #31657 of 32084
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Originally Posted by CHRIS650 View Post

My unit doesn't play SACD.... i think only units made prior to certain dates can play SACD.

But you ASKED for a SACD player. It is an obsolete standard.
post #31658 of 32084
does Oppo make sense? But they are so expensive.
post #31659 of 32084
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Originally Posted by CHRIS650 View Post

does Oppo make sense? But they are so expensive.

AGAIN - May I suggest checking the Amazon price on the Panasonic DMP-BDT220

AVS does not let us quote prices - you have to check for yourself.

Oppo is good but EXPENSIVE - Why Spend Money when you don't have to.
post #31660 of 32084
Quote:
Originally Posted by CHRIS650 View Post

Ok. I probably will sell the PS3 since I don't play games at all.

Looking for suggestion for a disc play for the following purposes:

1. good BD playing
2. good DVD playing
3. very good CD music playing both digital and very goood (audiophile) analogue output
4. SACD playing

The newer Sony blu-ray players, the x70 and x80 series, play SACD and the lower end models can be had for less than $150.
post #31661 of 32084
Quote:
Originally Posted by 120inna55 View Post

Just curious, I use my PS3 as a media player. I play AVCHD folders through an external HDD, stream from my PC's via PS3 Media Player, etc. Are there any standalone players that do that?

I sound like a fanboy trying to count the pro's to the PS3, but really I'm not. Certainly for Blu-ray playback only, there are less expensive and equal playback alternatives out there. However, in my case, since I use the media player like this (and it performs flawlessly), would I not be downgrading? Or do these new standalone players incorporate these abilities. The only reason I ask is that someday, the PS3 will bite the dust.

I know the Oppo players will do this, however, they cost 2x what a new PS3 costs. In your situation, I would replace a PS3 that has bitten the dust with a new PS3.

I personally think that the PS3 is a fantastic blu-ray player, I use it myself. However, the OP said that he only uses his PS3 to play back BD disks. In that case, I would spend the $150 or so on a standalone player and be done with it.
post #31662 of 32084
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Originally Posted by CHRIS650 View Post

does Oppo make sense? But they are so expensive.

The Oppo makes a lot of sense if you have a large SACD collection and want to enjoy them to the fullest. What are you using now to listen to SACD?
post #31663 of 32084
Quote:
Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

AGAIN - May I suggest checking the Amazon price on the Panasonic DMP-BDT220

AVS does not let us quote prices - you have to check for yourself.

Oppo is good but EXPENSIVE - Why Spend Money when you don't have to.

Out of curiosity, can the Panasonic be made to be "all region"?
post #31664 of 32084
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

Out of curiosity, can the Panasonic be made to be "all region"?

Previous non-US models could, so the new models probably can too (see the 110 thread for instructions). But an easily hackable Insignia player can be had for $40.
post #31665 of 32084
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Previous non-US models could, so the new models probably can too (see the 110 thread for instructions). But an easily hackable Insignia player can be had for $40.

Insignia is the Best Buy brand?
post #31666 of 32084
If you're looking for a fast, quiet (compared to ps3) blu-ray player that also does SACD you should look into the Sony S580 - I got mine (Costco version) for right around $100 and have been thrilled with it. I use it for movies more than the PS3 now.

Most (probably all) of the Sony players support SACD as well.
post #31667 of 32084
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

Insignia is the Best Buy brand?

Correct. See the BRDVD3 thread for details. There are links to all the hackable models, firmwares and procedures. I just sold my last one on ebay for $40 so it's kind of fresh on my mind.
post #31668 of 32084
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Correct. See the BRDVD3 thread for details. There are links to all the hackable models, firmwares and procedures. I just sold my last one on ebay for $40 so it's kind of fresh on my mind.

Thanks.
post #31669 of 32084
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Originally Posted by RaggedEdge View Post

The Oppo makes a lot of sense if you have a large SACD collection and want to enjoy them to the fullest. What are you using now to listen to SACD?

I don't have many SACD. However, i want to have a very good "CD Player" for my classical music CD collection.

I have a HK 7550HD AVR.. I guess.. I will just use my HK DVD 48 to output digital to my AVR....
post #31670 of 32084
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Originally Posted by CHRIS650 View Post

I don't have many SACD. However, i want to have a very good "CD Player" for my classical music CD collection.

I have a HK 7550HD AVR.. I guess.. I will just use my HK DVD 48 to output digital to my AVR....

Yep, I would do HDMI from your DVD 48 to your AVR. If you want to spend $1000, you could get an Oppo 95 and use it's analog connection. I wouldn't advise that though.
post #31671 of 32084
Quote:
Originally Posted by CHRIS650 View Post


I don't have many SACD. However, i want to have a very good "CD Player" for my classical music CD collection.

I have a HK 7550HD AVR.. I guess.. I will just use my HK DVD 48 to output digital to my AVR....

I think to get the most out of your existing music you should evaluate your whole set up focusing on speakers and AVR (one with good audio processing) rather than the player. Oppo will give you bang for the buck in additional processing compared to a Sony BD player. That said my budget only allowed for a S380 when my fat PS3 died last month. Plays SACD for next to nothing thanks to ebay. Just look for a display unit, I got a steal since mine had no remote - easily remedied by using my cable remote to enable the smartphone app control.

SACD is NOT dead :-) There are a lot of is who enjoy and continue to buy these discs and for the jump in SQ it is worth it. But to each their own. I think it never took off due to the requirement of different hardware and I believe Sony has a large stake in this technology making it more expensive for other manufacturers to incorporate it. Why they took it out of the PS3 still irks me - it does NOT do "everything" anymore lol.
post #31672 of 32084
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

I own (3) PS3s and the Panasonic BLOWS the PS3 away in all departments for a
PLAYER only You should buy a Panasonic DMP-BDT220. for less than $150 and
see what a 4th Generation PLAYER will do. That is my two cent recommendation.

The thin PS3 is NOT A DARN THING NEW.

Can the Panasonic frame-by-frame back and forth on BDs?

I've also found the FF/REV scan on standalone players not worth much either.

The PS3 excels at both.
post #31673 of 32084
Quote:
Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

I own (3) PS3s and the Panasonic BLOWS the PS3 away in all departments for a
PLAYER only You should buy a Panasonic DMP-BDT220. for less than $150 and
see what a 4th Generation PLAYER will do. That is my two cent recommendation.

In what ways?
post #31674 of 32084
So I just watched a BluRay in my FAT PS3 - then I switched over and watched a bit of TV.

Then I went back and put in another BluRay and it simply refuses to "show up".

So what I mean is it loads fine, i have a blue/green solid light. I can navigate all the menus...but under the VIDEO menu - no sign of any BluRay.

I tried a bunch of DVD's, etc...same thing ? What could have happened?

I turned on/off, etc...and same thing. Any ideas? I tried searching but kept finding references to not playing, etc. vs. not seeing the disk itself.

Thanks gang!
post #31675 of 32084
Ok, so I did some more research...I don't think my disk is spinning - although not 100% sure.

I assume this means my "laser" is dead?

Never had a problem, skip, anything...worked perfect. Does this make sense?
post #31676 of 32084
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Originally Posted by toofast68 View Post

Ok, so I did some more research...I don't think my disk is spinning - although not 100% sure.

I assume this means my "laser" is dead?

Never had a problem, skip, anything...worked perfect. Does this make sense?

Sounds about right it happened to my Fatty a while back and had to send it to Sony for laser replacement
post #31677 of 32084
The same thing happened to me last week right after i did the latest update
I had to power cycle several times to get it to work.
post #31678 of 32084
So to follow up...how do I know what LASER I need to buy to try and fix ?

I see at least 5-6 different models. KES-400. KES-410, etc.

I have a FAT PS3 of course...is there anything else to help determine what laser?
post #31679 of 32084
So after more research, all I've turned up is get the BROWN clip vs. WHITE clip ?

Any idea exactly what clip they are talking about ? How to I verify that before I buy? Any other clues as to what is the correct one to buy ?

Thanks in advance!
post #31680 of 32084
If you don't even hear the disc spinning up after insertion, the problem (to me) sounds like it's the motor assembly that's shot -- not the laser. The laser assembly may still be perfectly fine.
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