I've been on the sidelines waiting to get into the High Definition DVD game for a while now. I don't think I can hold out much longer! But I need help!
The BDP1200 may be the ticket for me.Items that are important to me:
1)BluRay video quality (reports indicate this player is as good as it gets)
2)Standard DVD upconversion (so I can finally be rid of my clunky Bravo D1)
3)High resolution audio (more on this later)
4)Resonably quick startup (again, reports indicate this player does fine)
5)HDMI v1.3 & 24p (I have no need for either of these now, but it's nice for the future)
6)SACD or DVD-A (would be nice, but not a deal breaker)
Now, about the audio
Originally Posted by Michael Bishop
Also, it seems that the player can pass the "uncompressed" soundtracks of recent Blu-Ray discs to my receiver over the optical audio cable, but my receiver doesn't appear to know quite what to do with it. When confronted with the "uncompressed" soundtrack my receiver automatically resorts to using Dolby Pro Logic II. I'm not quite sure why this is.
Originally Posted by bfdtv
The uncompressed audio tracks are intended for use with HDMI and multichannel analog output.
The 15-year-old CE implementations of digital optical and SPDIF do not support
uncompressed, multichannel audio. The most you will ever get from optical / SPDIF in a consumer device is PCM 2.0. Every Blu-ray player, now and in the future, will only output stereo (2.0) LPCM over optical / coax, due to the way those connections are implemented. If you just want to experience uncompressed audio, you can use the 5.1 analog output connections on the Samsung. If you want to experience uncompressed multichannel audio, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD MA, you must buy a new A/V receiver with HDMI 1.3.[Some other BD players will decode TrueHD for output as multichannel LPCM over HDMI 1.1.]
Since you've got the Samsung BD-P1200 with HDMI 1.3, I would suggest one of the upcoming HDMI 1.3 receivers with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD decoding, like these from Denon
coming in late June.
I don't plan on upgrading my receiver (B&K AVR-507) for a while but I want to take advantage of lossless audio. I can get uncompressed (lossless) audio from the 5.1 analog outs to my receiver, right? I just won't get 7.1 and can't decode any advanced lossless codecs. Those are the only downsides?
Originally Posted by Kris Deering
. . . Hate the fact that it is either bitstream or PCM. Deal breaker for me really. . . The audio thing is the same as the PS3. . .
Not sure I follow this.
For standard DVD, will I want to use the optical connection for DD/DTS and 7
If I have both optical and
5.1 analog connections to my B&K 507, will it prioritize the signal automatically. That is, will it play the uncompressed PCM (when available) from a BluRay disc but use optical for standard DVDs?
Or is this not possible from the BDP1200?
Any clarification around how audio would work for me is greatly appreciated!