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post #61 of 13494
Lots of replies:

Yup - at The Bridge, got all my tickets (15 of them for a group) yesterday, reserved seating, so I need to leave in about 15 minutes. All Row J and K, right in the center.

Speaker settings - my processor (RSP-1068) has a complete analog pass through external input, so all settings need to be done by the external device.

DTS-MA versus Core - I'll try the digital / analog check, but with DAC differences (I bet my DACs in my processor are better), it will be not quite a perfect control.

DVD-R - just ran a rough cut of my wife's short film. Check.
DVD+R - just ran some other footage from my wife's travels in Asia. Check.

DVD-Video Audio ("Glory" from Classic) - it is playing out the analog (but does not sound too nice). Plays out the digital at 96 / 24.

SACD - picked the CD audio on Titanic.
DVD-Audio - picked the Dolby Digtial from A.I.

Crappy scratched CD-R - friend's porn groove funk band (Jacaranda - on iTunes!!! Chewbacca Did a Kaka!!! Sex in the Duplex!!!) - Check.

LaserDisc.... uh, whoops... wrong rack shelf. That goes in the Pioneer CLD704 on the next shelf up. Yes, I still have laserdisc.
post #62 of 13494
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brent Madden View Post

So, will this player output multi-channel TrueHD through HDMI even though it's only 2-channel through the analogs?

That's another one of the million dollar questions we're waiting on...Sileas can't help us here. Zero/One and/or cwmich will hopefully fill in for Sileas.
post #63 of 13494
If you get multichannel (7.1) audio via HDMI from decoders inside the player, why is bitstream of the predecoded audio so important?
post #64 of 13494
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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post

That's another one of the million dollar questions we're waiting on...Sileas can't help us here. Zero/One and/or cwmich will hopefully fill in for Sileas.


Gotcha. Looking forward to their reports now.
post #65 of 13494
Ok guys.... I am signing off for now.... gotta go to the Imax and leave this crappy 1080p24 behind. It's time for the real stuff, with glorious 70mm/15 perf film. Yeah, I Am Legend is DMR'd up for Imax, but the 6 minute "The Dark Knight" prologue is one of the 4 sequences for the film that has been shot with Imax cameras.

Screw digital projection. Large format is back, baby.

(Yeah, I was a projectionist in Westwood while I did UCLA - ran Titanic in 70mm for 15 weeks for my last quarter of school getting my BS EE).

Coming up later in the evening / weekend.....

DVD+R Dual Layer media check (gotta find around the house)

More DVD checking - Episode 3 ran ok, as did "Dave" from the way back years, but I'll try to find a 4:3 for someone that asked.

Impression of the thing in general.
post #66 of 13494
Quote:
Originally Posted by SileasResearch View Post

Lots of replies:

Yup - at The Bridge, got all my tickets (15 of them for a group) yesterday, reserved seating, so I need to leave in about 15 minutes. All Row J and K, right in the center.

Speaker settings - my processor (RSP-1068) has a complete analog pass through external input, so all settings need to be done by the external device.

DTS-MA versus Core - I'll try the digital / analog check, but with DAC differences (I bet my DACs in my processor are better), it will be not quite a perfect control.

DVD-R - just ran a rough cut of my wife's short film. Check.
DVD+R - just ran some other footage from my wife's travels in Asia. Check.

DVD-Video Audio ("Glory" from Classic) - it is playing out the analog (but does not sound too nice). Plays out the digital at 96 / 24.

SACD - picked the CD audio on Titanic.
DVD-Audio - picked the Dolby Digtial from A.I.

Crappy scratched CD-R - friend's porn groove funk band (Jacaranda - on iTunes!!! Chewbacca Did a Kaka!!! Sex in the Duplex!!!) - Check.

LaserDisc.... uh, whoops... wrong rack shelf. That goes in the Pioneer CLD704 on the next shelf up. Yes, I still have laserdisc.

Thanks for the info. When you get a chance please let us know how the upscaling of SD DVD looks and if the unit has controls for the Reon.
post #67 of 13494
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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post

That's another one of the million dollar questions we're waiting on...Sileas can't help us here. Zero/One and/or cwmich will hopefully fill in for Sileas.

Yes. I could care less about what comes out the analog outs as long as the decoded multichannel True-HD feed gets output via HDMI.
post #68 of 13494
Keeping my current HD-DVD player and simply getting a Panny 30k plus an Onkyo receiver seems like my best options. Too bad. I really wanted this thing to be a winner especially when it came to internal decoding of the latest audio codecs.
post #69 of 13494
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Originally Posted by edved1 View Post

Keeping my current HD-DVD player and simply getting a Panny 30k plus an Onkyo receiver seems like my best options. Too bad. I really wanted this thing to be a winner especially when it came to internal decoding of the latest audio codecs.

I don't think anything has really been determined yet other than it doesn't do multi True-HD over analog. DTS-MA decoding has always been expected to be added via a firmware update after launch (Samsung has said this). Now if it can't output multi True-HD over HDMI either, I'll be annoyed.
post #70 of 13494
kudos, such a pleasure to have a EE nerd to do this testing... I've got nothing to add, save the fact that I too bet that it's not DTS-Lossless but the 5.1 "core" that many of us get.

Enjoy the film in Imax - I skipped it for a 3rd viewing of No Country for Old Men...
post #71 of 13494
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Originally Posted by valkyrie View Post

Seriously? There hasn't been a BR player do it yet. Why would you expect one now. If it ever happens, it won't be one of the BDA members to do it. Region coding was one of the 'advantages' to Blu-Ray, so I really wouldn't hold your breath.

Wrong! Look Here: dvdirect.net/main.asp
(Just put www in front. Haven't got three posts yet. Forumrules.)
post #72 of 13494
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Originally Posted by Deepsearch View Post

Wrong! Look Here: dvdirect.net/main.asp
(Just put www in front. Haven't got three posts yet. Forumrules.)

I believe valkyrie was talking about a simple unlock. Those units looks like "hacks" (chipped). You will never see a stock player that can play Blu-rays from all regions. SD-DVD is a better shot, but it is still a stretch.
post #73 of 13494
Thread Starter 
Well I am glad that someone has been able to answer questions for everyone. I'm not sure I will be much help as my audio setup is ancient. Its next on my list of things to upgrade.

I tried out Transformers HD DVD. Start up was around 40 seconds. It started up and worked flawless. The picture I felt was better than the HD DVD add on I had for the 360.

I also tried Deadwood SD disc (Netflix rental) Start up was around 20 seconds. It started up and played without a problem. As expected the picture was better than my Sony 480p dvd player hooked up through component. The picture was also better than my JVC 1080p dvd player hooked up through hdmi.

Someone asked earlier about internal storage. Under the system I found the unit has 128(MB) of internal memory.
post #74 of 13494
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Originally Posted by cwmich View Post

Someone asked earlier about internal storage. Under the system I found the unit has 128(MB) of internal memory.

Chincy! Maybe this explains the higher MSRP of the LG competitor...
post #75 of 13494
Geez its been out for about 5 seconds and we have had one guys first report and impressions and people are already calling it a dud, wondering about canceled orders, and looking elsewhere? Call me stupid but I think more thorough reviews are in order from more than just the three people in the Universe that have one at this second... before we send it to the gallows. This is especially true for folks like me that are full HD ready and waiting. I don't care about analog outs.

Lets relax a bit.

Justin
post #76 of 13494
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Originally Posted by cwmich View Post

Someone asked earlier about internal storage. Under the system I found the unit has 128(MB) of internal memory.

positive? its supposed to have 256.
post #77 of 13494
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Originally Posted by DasRaven View Post

DTS-MA decoding at launch FTW!

I'll be at BB tomorrow trying to score one of these.

Are you sure this wasn't the DTS core track?
post #78 of 13494
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Originally Posted by sharkshark View Post

kudos, such a pleasure to have a EE nerd to do this testing... I've got nothing to add, save the fact that I too bet that it's not DTS-Lossless but the 5.1 "core" that many of us get.

Enjoy the film in Imax - I skipped it for a 3rd viewing of No Country for Old Men...


EE nerd....Qu'est ce que c'est? S.V.P.
post #79 of 13494
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Originally Posted by JustinHEMI05 View Post

I don't care about analog outs.


Just because YOU don't care about the analog audio doesn't mean you should dismiss those of us who do.

TrueHD over analog is a very important aspect of this player for all of us who don't want to upgrade our audio equipment.
post #80 of 13494
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brent Madden View Post

Just because YOU don't care about the analog audio doesn't mean you should dismiss those of us who do.

TrueHD over analog is a very important aspect of this player for all of us who don't want to upgrade our audio equipment.

Completely agree...aren't there lipsynch issues with hdmi 1.3a and some receivers supporting that?
post #81 of 13494
Thread Starter 
I went back and checked again. Under the system - Persistent Storage management -
it shows one device - flash
when you click on that it comes up with internal flash memory with the list below

Category:
required
Slot status:
Non slot
Device name:
flash
Slot Identifier:
----Blank-----
Total Size:
128(MB)
Available Size:
131(MB)
Average Read Rate:
10(Mbps)

The persistent storage management is on page 50 of the users manual, it just talks about deleting files from memory though. I was kind of wondering that myself seeing that bd profile 1.1 requires 256 either built in memory or removable media, such as a memory card or a USB flash memory.
post #82 of 13494
This unit is supposed to have 256mb of memory. Sating that it has half of that, well, is a bummer....doesn't it need 256 for bd1.1? Also, for your info, when the Samsung combi was announced, and also just a few months ago, they stated that a firmware upgrade will be following for DTS master audio. So I am assuming what was heard is the core track? Still, I don't think it will take long for the firmware, as when the Sammy 1400 blu-ray player came out, it was within 4 days that the upgrade for the 2 sound formats (dolby true and dts master) came out.

Still, it seems strange that it would send Dolby True in 2 channel. What's with that? Geeeeez.

My local Best Buy has one of these, but still, I think I will wait for more in this or other threads on the player, there are others going. Nice to hear it plays dvd+r, happy about the load times, concerned about the hd-dvd playback problems Sileas had, interested in knowing about the 4:3 ratio discs over HDMI at 1080p, on the Sammy 1200 they were stretched, no way to change it but to walk to the player and change to 480p.

I am interested in this unit for everything it does, but on top of the list is the Reon, and the ability to send 7.1 (or 5.1) DTS master and 5.1 or 7.1 Dolby True out the analogs. This will save me from investing in a new receiver for now.
post #83 of 13494
I know this seems a bit off topic, or at least no one asked this one before.
But how exactly can you watch your Jpegs with the player? I suppose there is no USB port for my external harddisc. Do I need to burn a dvd? Is there a maximum resolution it can display? How long does it take to display a 10 Megapixel picture? And how good is the picture quality..?
post #84 of 13494
Ill throw this question out there in the hope one of the upcoming owners has a suitable disc to test, but us guys in australia would like to know if the unit can handle PAL format SD-DVDs. Obviuosly it wont play our region 4 SD-DVDs but any of our "backups" are region free, which should be OK, but PAL is usually the problem.

So if anyone is able to burn a PAL region free SD-DVD movie, and try it out, Id be eternally grateful!
post #85 of 13494
I just want to know for sure that DTS-MA can be heard via the 7.1 outputs. I can wait - this thing is not yet available in the UK, so a couple more months will not harm. It's just enjoyable reading up on something that you know you can't have right now but will get soon.

Seems starnge though that no DD True, only 2-channel. AND I thought that the DTS-MA output would arrive later via a firmware output?

roz
post #86 of 13494
sileasresearch, a huge thankyou for taking the time and effort to post about this player.

thanks for confirming about a fixed 100Hz xover, this is a dealbreaker for me regretably. but thanks again.
post #87 of 13494
It's been asked a dozen times but has it been positively determined that this player will successfully play DVD+R discs that are burned at home?
post #88 of 13494
I'm still shellshocked and disappointed at the memory discovery. I thought even a Samsung rep mentioned this would be a 1.1 profile player via firmware upgrade and not obsolete before it was released!
post #89 of 13494
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Originally Posted by sjv View Post

It's been asked a dozen times but has it been positively determined that this player will successfully play DVD+R discs that are burned at home?

It's also been answered, see the posts from SileasResearch above (and come on, folks, this thread is still short, let's not riddle it with already answered questions so soon in its life cycle!).
post #90 of 13494
Quote:
Originally Posted by cwmich View Post

I went back and checked again. Under the system - Persistent Storage management -
it shows one device - flash
when you click on that it comes up with internal flash memory with the list below

Category:
required
Slot status:
Non slot
Device name:
flash
Slot Identifier:
----Blank-----
Total Size:
128(MB)
Available Size:
131(MB)
Average Read Rate:
10(Mbps)

The persistent storage management is on page 50 of the users manual, it just talks about deleting files from memory though. I was kind of wondering that myself seeing that bd profile 1.1 requires 256 either built in memory or removable media, such as a memory card or a USB flash memory.

Perhaps then it would work with 1.1 or even 2.0 with flash memory or a card? Not sure how that works.
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