Originally Posted by hidefpaul
Hey guys, I 'll be visiting the US ( Florida, Port Charlotte) this week, and I wanted to pick up a dual format player.... I quickly read some of the post but not all 10 pages. I have a few questions regarding this player.
1) I have an Integra 7.6 receiver that handles PCM via HDMI. I know this because my A2 pumps out 5.1 DD+ & 5.1 DD True HD to the Integra 7.6 receiver. I want to know if the sound codecs have been fixed via FW updates on this player, so that I can get the 5.1 -DD+ & DD True HD, sound like I get now out of my A2 .
2) Is the BD side of things on this player ok, I mean will I get all menu functions and 5.1 LPCM via HDMI as with all other BD players? In other words can I play any BD movie on it and access what ever sound format is on the disk?
3) I know that the menu features for HDi was not fully implemented, has this been fixed yet, and if not is it even possible with a FW update?
4) What is a good price (out the door) for this player?
Look at post #266 for a table of the sound formats. Bottom line is that digital is not the way to go with this player at this point. It has a fuller range of audio capabilities via analog.
BD side is fine. Full menu capabilities.
Still no menus for HD-DVDs. I haven't heard anything about if/when they will be enabled.
We are not suppose to discuss specific street prices but as far as I know there hasn't been much of a drop from MSRP. After all, it is the only combo on the market at this point.