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post #511 of 6043
I think your display should show what is being input. My Sony "pearl" shows 1080p/24 on blu ray material.
post #512 of 6043
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Originally Posted by orfny View Post

Well I'm on my second 1200 (Dell sent it out next day air!). I have to report that it still has issues with standard definition DVD's. At the very least there is a small skip almost every time the movie changes chapters (and layers). The worst case so far is with "Night At The Museum" in wihich it froze up about half way through and then restarted with the voices out of sync. I tried the blu-ray version and it worked flawless. The only other blu-ray I own is "The Prestige" and it also workrd great. I'm still not ruling out a known handshaking issue with my new Samsung 4065. I hope Samsung will issue a firmware upgrade to fix this issue because I have quite a few SD titles!



Has anybody tried "Underworld Evolution" in SD on this player? I can't get this one to even boot up?
post #513 of 6043
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Originally Posted by orfny View Post

Has anybody tried "Underworld Evolution" in SD on this player? I can't get this one to even boot up?

Why would you wan't to when you can see Kate in 1080p
post #514 of 6043
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Originally Posted by phansson View Post

Why would you wan't to when you can see Kate in 1080p

I know where you are coming from!! It's just that I have about 275 SD movies and I was hoping to take advantage of the HQV chipset. So far I'm not having much luck.........
post #515 of 6043
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Originally Posted by Phil_Johnson View Post

I found where I can select 24 hz in the menu but how do I know what it is actually outputing?

While I'm thinking of questions whats the best audio hook up for this player? I have an older reciever with no hdmi connections. Should I use the optical or anolog connections?

thanks
Phil

Phil.....I can't help you on your first question ( 24 hz ) as I have not received my 1200 yet.

For audio, here is how I'll be hooking up my 1200 to my Pioneer Elite VSX-45TX. Since I bought this reciever back in March 2003 it does not HDMI on it. I'll be using a digital coaxial for digital 5.1 sound AND I'll hook up the analog 5.1 out to my reciever for the PCM audio tracks that are on a large quantity of BD disc.

Note: optical OR coaxial are fine for digital 5.1 audio. I use both.
post #516 of 6043
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Originally Posted by orfny View Post

I know where you are coming from!! It's just that I have about 275 SD movies and I was hoping to take advantage of the HQV chipset. So far I'm not having much luck.........

I was just kidding. I have been trying not to buy movies that I all ready owned on SD DVD but after you watch HD formats and try to watch a SD DVD. SD DVD looks horrible.

It is much improved with my Samsung 1200 though. I have only watched 2nd season of Entourage and Spiderman 2 superbit.

And Phil, there is no button on the Samsung that I am aware of that will show what it is outputting. You should have some menu option on your display that will tell you what your source is.
post #517 of 6043
I need help.
I transfer a video from my SONY HDR-SR1 in AVCHD format to a DVD.
I have tried it on old Samsung BDP-1000 and it worked perfectly,
I have recently purchased a BDP-1200. Unfortunately, I cannot play the video in AVCHD format.
The DVD works ok w/ PS3.

Any solutions?
post #518 of 6043
Mine has no issues with 1080p/24
post #519 of 6043
The specs on Samsung's website for the 1200 says there's no DTS-HD or TrueHD
but i guess it'll work outputing the audio to a receiver anyhow.
post #520 of 6043
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Originally Posted by xenobot View Post

The specs on Samsung's website for the 1200 says there's no DTS-HD or TrueHD
but i guess it'll work outputing the audio to a receiver anyhow.

Actually it wont. Until they send a firmware to enable it even though it is hdmi 1.3 the 1200 still does not send the advanced codecs to a receiver.
post #521 of 6043
Does anyone know if the 1200 will be upgradeable to the upcoming 1.1 BluRay spec? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray_Disc). All players after Oct 07 have to support the new spec, but it requires at least 256MB of internal storage, and support for a secondary video decoder (for PIP special features like video directory commentaries) and audio decoder.

I'm starting to wonder if (groan) the PS3 still isn't the best future proof BD buy. The Samsung looks to be the first BD player I would actually buy, but the possibility of it being 'obsolete' with titles released next year doesn't thrill me. Too bad the PS3 is so theater unfriendly with its bluetooth only remote control.
post #522 of 6043
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Originally Posted by Patrick Bennett View Post

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. The Samsung looks to be the first BD player I would actually buy, but the possibility of it being 'obsolete' with titles released next year doesn't thrill me. Too bad the PS3 is so theater unfriendly with its bluetooth only remote control.


The Samsung will NOT be obsolete ! It will still play all the movies, it may not play the extras that I am not interested in anyway .
post #523 of 6043
Those 'extras' are part of what separate BD/HDDVD movies from regular DVD. To me at least, this is a big deal.
post #524 of 6043
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Originally Posted by Patrick Bennett View Post

Those 'extras' are part of what separate BD/HDDVD movies from regular DVD. To me at least, this is a big deal.


Like I said ...it does NOT interest ME ! And a few others...
explain obsolete.
post #525 of 6043
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Originally Posted by Patrick Bennett View Post

Does anyone know if the 1200 will be upgradeable to the upcoming 1.1 BluRay spec? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray_Disc). All players after Oct 07 have to support the new spec, but it requires at least 256MB of internal storage, and support for a secondary video decoder (for PIP special features like video directory commentaries) and audio decoder.

I'm starting to wonder if (groan) the PS3 still isn't the best future proof BD buy. The Samsung looks to be the first BD player I would actually buy, but the possibility of it being 'obsolete' with titles released next year doesn't thrill me. Too bad the PS3 is so theater unfriendly with its bluetooth only remote control.

I sent an email to Samsung Tech Support. They replied that the 1200 will support the Blu-ray 1.1 specification. Unfortunately, that's all the reply said - it didn't indicate if it is already onboard or if a firmware update would be needed.

I've been enjoying the 1200 since last Thursday. No hiccups or problems at all. Have only watched BD's up to now (no DVD's).
post #526 of 6043
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explain obsolete.

My take: If I stick a Blu-Ray disc that I buy 6 months from now in a Blu-Ray player that I buy today and it can't play an 'ehanced' version of it, yet a new Blu-Ray player bought at that time *can* play it, then to me, today's player would have been a waste of money. It's one thing if these new players were a 'surprise', but it's already known the new profile will not be supportable in many current players, so to buy a player today without knowing if it can support the new profile is pretty iffy - particularly since I haven't bought one yet!
post #527 of 6043
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Originally Posted by krisjan View Post

I sent an email to Samsung Tech Support. They replied that the 1200 will support the Blu-ray 1.1 specification.

Arrggghhh!! I just ordered a PS3 thinking it was my most future-proof purchase (and supposedly a recent/upcoming update allows it to upscale SD DVDS as well), but now I'm not so sure.

Does the 1200 have an internet connection for updates (and possibly future BD-Live support) ?
post #528 of 6043
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Originally Posted by madkaw View Post

Actually it wont. Until they send a firmware to enable it even though it is hdmi 1.3 the 1200 still does not send the advanced codecs to a receiver.

I think the blu-ray specification requires it to at least output lossless formats as HDMI bitstreams. I agree that internal decoding for PCM has not been implemented (yet).
post #529 of 6043
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Originally Posted by Patrick Bennett View Post

Arrggghhh!! I just ordered a PS3 thinking it was my most future-proof purchase (and supposedly a recent/upcoming update allows it to upscale SD DVDS as well), but now I'm not so sure.

Does the 1200 have an internet connection for updates (and possibly future BD-Live support) ?

Yes.
post #530 of 6043
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Originally Posted by Patrick Bennett View Post

Arrggghhh!!
Does the 1200 have an internet connection for updates (and possibly future BD-Live support) ?

Yes , the Sammy 1200 does have a internet connection for updates.
post #531 of 6043
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Originally Posted by krisjan View Post

I sent an email to Samsung Tech Support. They replied that the 1200 will support the Blu-ray 1.1 specification.

I've had a 1200 for five-ish weeks and nothing would please me more than to find that it is or will be made 1.1 compliant, but it's gonna take more than an email from their tech support to convince me. The same tech support has told more than one owner/prospective buyer that the 1200 does not support 24p(!)

I've had precisely one problem with one BR disc in five weeks. No mythical weak audio, just many hours of superb PQ.
post #532 of 6043
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Originally Posted by Patrick Bennett View Post

Does the 1200 have an internet connection for updates (and possibly future BD-Live support) ?

I'm too lazy to search, but someone contacted Samsung a few weeks back and was told that the connection was for updates only and would not support BD-Live.

Now see my caveat about Samsung tech support answers in my previous post

Ken
post #533 of 6043
post #534 of 6043
Great report on the BDP-1200 at www.hometheaterhifi.com - Thank you Sqlb for posting the link!

Now a question: I have a Sony KDL-40V2500 1080p LCD and it's connected directly to my BDP-1200 via HDMI. I'm getting great PQ with Blu-ray disks, but the Samsung won't let me select 24Hz in the setup menu. The Sony tells me it's displaying 1080p, but doesn't show the scan frequency. I can't find anything about the Sony's scan frequencies in the specs that came with it or on the web. Does anyone know if this Sony TV is 24Hz capable? Or maybe I'm missing something here?

Any assistance will be appreciated - thanks in advance!
post #535 of 6043
So is this currently the best BD player on the market?
post #536 of 6043
I think so.

Check this post I recently made as well:

More details on BD-P1200
post #537 of 6043
I was trying to nail down what kind of memory this player had tonight.

I opened up the box and found these chips.

samsung k4h511638c-uccc.

There were at least 3 of them with the exact same code. Can anyone shed some light on them??
post #538 of 6043
Those parts are 64MBytes each.
post #539 of 6043
So, four of them would give us the requisite memory for 1.1, but do we know if we have dual HD video stream capability?

Ken
post #540 of 6043
There are actually four of them in a row. One of them has a slightly different stock number than the other three. But they do all look the same.
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