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I want to buy a new 3D blu ray player but i cant decide which one. iam watching on a Panasonic TX-P50GT60

 

my priorities are blu ray (HD) and DVD (SD) playback and overall PQ in both, i only need wlan features for updates and smartphone remote app. i dont play any kind of files on my player, no USB sticks or drives, no streaming, nothing like that, just BD and DVD. iam willing to pay more for a better overall PQ .. 

 

so the question now is, should i get a 2012 player or the newer models from this year ? i looked at the following models and just cant decided which one to buy:

 

LG BP 730

Pioneer BDP 160

Panasonic BDT 500 2012 or BDT 234/335 from 2013

Samsung BD F6500 or F7500

Sony S790 for 2012 or S5100 from 2013

 

as i said .. i only care for the best PQ and best DVD upscaling, if the BDT 500 really is significantly ahead of all of the other players above iam willing to pay more, but where i live the BDT 500 is at least 150 - 200 USD more expensive than the Sony flagship S790 (150 euro) and 135 USD more than the Samsung Flagship F7500 (100 euro), so is the pana 500 worth the price for my usage ?

post #15662 of 16480
You can't go wrong with any of the Pannys or any of the Sonys. It's more a matter of which features you want, although based on what you stated, the lower end Pannys and Sonys would be fine, and the higher end units really a waste of money (PQ is identical across the whole lines - you pay more for extra features, such as analog audio capabilities, which you don't seem to need). I personally would avoid LG and Samsung (poor reliability).
post #15663 of 16480
I am getting more confused by the minute as to the best way to go. And let me state for the record that I am not only a noob, but a complete moron when it comes to all this AV stuff, but I'm willing to listen and learn from the pros here at AVS forums. I am waiting for my new panny 65ZT60, and from all my reading on the forums here it is looking like separates are the way to go for our Home Theater setup versus a HTIB kit. All we really want to do is play 3D, BD and DVD's and possibly try streaming Netflix and Amazon Prime which we have never done before. But where the confusion comes into play is that it seems the Blu-ray players and receivers and TV's all have a lot of the same apps and stuff. Do we get a 5 or 6 hundred Oppo or Sony or Panny BD player or spend more on the AVR and just get an inexpensive BD player. And on the subject of AVR's the connections and inputs and outputs is overwhelming. I guess I want to know some recommendations on a player, a AVR and speakers(7.1) for the plasma. Sorry if this is in the wrong thread and the mods can move it if need be. Our budget is about 1500-2000 dollars. Thank you for any help it is greatly appreciated.
post #15664 of 16480
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Originally Posted by OldPannyMan View Post

I am getting more confused by the minute as to the best way to go. And let me state for the record that I am not only a noob, but a complete moron when it comes to all this AV stuff, but I'm willing to listen and learn from the pros here at AVS forums. I am waiting for my new panny 65ZT60, and from all my reading on the forums here it is looking like separates are the way to go for our Home Theater setup versus a HTIB kit. All we really want to do is play 3D, BD and DVD's and possibly try streaming Netflix and Amazon Prime which we have never done before. But where the confusion comes into play is that it seems the Blu-ray players and receivers and TV's all have a lot of the same apps and stuff. Do we get a 5 or 6 hundred Oppo or Sony or Panny BD player or spend more on the AVR and just get an inexpensive BD player. And on the subject of AVR's the connections and inputs and outputs is overwhelming. I guess I want to know some recommendations on a player, a AVR and speakers(7.1) for the plasma. Sorry if this is in the wrong thread and the mods can move it if need be. Our budget is about 1500-2000 dollars. Thank you for any help it is greatly appreciated.

For the player, you can get a great 3D BD player from Sony or Panasonic for less than $150. These players will come with the apps you need. There is overlap because not everyone has a smart TV and not everyone wants a disc player.

If you want surround, you probably want to reserve most of your budget for speakers. I would try to find a showroom where you can audition if possible because personal preference is a big factor for speakers.

For receiver, yes, get a dedicated receiver. I like the Denon line, but there are others that are good as well. How much you need to spend depends on the features you want more than anything. Whenever possible you want to connect via HDMI, so get a receiver with several HDMI inputs. If you have a portable device to play music ( iPod, phone, etc.), be sure there is an input for that, but beyond that you might only need other inputs if you have older gear that doesn't have HDMI.
post #15665 of 16480
I agree with Vampidemic

You want a good functional bluray / DVD player with the two apps (Netflix and Amazon). Then a competent but not overkill receiver (you don't need analog connections, for example, HDMI will do).

You want to reserve the most money for speakers. Especially since you want 7.1.

For the receiver, I'd ask in the receiver thread, tell them you want a basic system, or you'll get suggestions in the 2K range.

For the speakers, I'd ask in the speakers thread, they'll want to know the size of your room, what use (movies / TV / music) in percentage, how loud you want to play it.


For me, starting from scratch, a sample system - I would sacrifice the 7.1 to 5.1 for now, add two rears later, unless that's a deal killer

  1. Sony 5100 bluray - 90
  2. Pioneer VSX 1022 - 449
  3. Ascend Acoustics 5.0 CMT-340 fronts+center/CBM-170 times 2 - 1000
  4. HSU VTF2-MK4 sub - 529

Total of 2068. (Ballpark). But really go to the different threads and get the good advice from there.
Edited by hernanu - 11/9/13 at 10:37am
post #15666 of 16480

AW: OFFICIAL "HELP ME CHOOSE A PLAYER" THREAD: Can't decide? Start HERE.

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Originally Posted by BillP View Post

You can't go wrong with any of the Pannys or any of the Sonys. It's more a matter of which features you want, although based on what you stated, the lower end Pannys and Sonys would be fine, and the higher end units really a waste of money (PQ is identical across the whole lines - you pay more for extra features, such as analog audio capabilities, which you don't seem to need). I personally would avoid LG and Samsung (poor reliability).

Ok, so any of the pannys or sony players would be fine. But this year pannys seem to have a few more problems than the actual 2013 sony s5100, and the s790 seems to be a bit faster with its dual core processor. The 330 panny doesnt offer a huge improvement over the 230, so, if price doesnt matter (between the named models) which one to get? S5100, s790, BDT 230, 330, some on the forums say when it comes to BD Playback, DVD playback and PQ on both, pana is still better, while sony has better apps and streaming, which i dont need. But iam still unsure.
post #15667 of 16480
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Originally Posted by cptredsox View Post

Ok, so any of the pannys or sony players would be fine. But this year pannys seem to have a few more problems than the actual 2013 sony s5100, and the s790 seems to be a bit faster with its dual core processor. The 330 panny doesnt offer a huge improvement over the 230, so, if price doesnt matter (between the named models) which one to get? S5100, s790, BDT 230, 330, some on the forums say when it comes to BD Playback, DVD playback and PQ on both, pana is still better, while sony has better apps and streaming, which i dont need. But iam still unsure.

Well, some of the choice you answered yourself. If streaming and apps are less important, then the Panny's features are better for you. I don't think you lose either way, I bought my daughter a Sony 590 (precursor to the 5100) and it has been great for her. She is a heavy user of Netflix and Amazon Prime for movies, though as well as DVD / Blu.

One other thing to look at is how well they support updates to help the player display current titles. Sometimes this is handled with firmware updates to the player, so if one company is good at keeping the player current, that's a plus for them.
post #15668 of 16480
Hi all - I have been using a Pioneer Elite BDP-05FD for several years and love it (except the slow loading time). I have no reason to replace it but I need another Blu-ray player for another room.

Looking for a quality player that delivers great picture quality but I don't need a player that also does DVD-Audio and SACD. Will be using this player with a Panasonic TC-P60ZT60 tv.

Any suggestions?
post #15669 of 16480
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Originally Posted by hernanu View Post

Well, some of the choice you answered yourself. If streaming and apps are less important, then the Panny's features are better for you. I don't think you lose either way, I bought my daughter a Sony 590 (precursor to the 5100) and it has been great for her. She is a heavy user of Netflix and Amazon Prime for movies, though as well as DVD / Blu.

One other thing to look at is how well they support updates to help the player display current titles. Sometimes this is handled with firmware updates to the player, so if one company is good at keeping the player current, that's a plus for them.

+1

cptredsox, if you just want to play shiny discs (BD and DVD), then I'd go Panny. The 220 or 230 would be perfect for you. If you also have interest in streaming or files, then go Sony 5100 (or 3100 if you don't want/need 3D).

RCJ, same advice for you. I went from the 51FD to the Panny 110, and was very happy with that switch (PQ just as good, and a lot less finicky playing those shiny discs). Although now I'm using the Oppo 105 since I wanted SACD/DVD-A and high quality analog audio.
post #15670 of 16480
Looking for a BDP or possibly a BD player + dedicated DVD player combo.

Just got a 2013 65" Panasonic plasma. My dream is a region free BD that can do region free on DVDs and can handle 50hz imported stuff. But really, I mainly just need Blu-ray and region free DVD.

I want great DVD upscaling.

Audio features don't matter as I just use the TV speakers with no receiver.

Is it better or cheaper to just get a basic panasonic BD player for BD playback and some other region free DVD player for DVD playback?

Looks like a modded Oppo 103D would be best, but the price is overkill for my setup.

Is there any easy way to get region free DVD on the current Panasonic BD players? Do they support PAL (50hz) playback?

tl;dr:

Don't need 3D or 4k or any special audio features (no need for SACD DVDA etc.) I just want a player that looks great on BD and DVD, and can handle any region disc I can throw at it.
Edited by angle_theory - 11/10/13 at 9:24am
post #15671 of 16480
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Originally Posted by angle_theory View Post


Looks like a modded Oppo 103D would be best, but the price is overkill for my setup.

All the OPPOs can be made region free for DVD with a free software mod. Blu-ray region free requires the hardware mod. They all handle 50hz content and will optionally do 50-60hz conversion.

The price is still higher than many alternatives, of course.

-Bill
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

All the OPPOs can be made region free for DVD with a free software mod. Blu-ray region free requires the hardware mod. They all handle 50hz content and will optionally do 50-60hz conversion.

The price is still higher than many alternatives, of course.

-Bill

I'm thinking maybe a used & pre region modded older Oppo might be nice. Do the older Oppo models still get updated to handle all the newer BluRay Discs? I don't really need any advanced features so I feel like even the very first Oppo model will still have great picture quality.

If this sounds like a good idea, which Oppo model would be the one to shoot for?
post #15673 of 16480
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Originally Posted by angle_theory View Post

Looking for a BDP or possibly a BD player + dedicated DVD player combo.

Just got a 2013 65" Panasonic plasma. My dream is a region free BD that can do region free on DVDs and can handle 50hz imported stuff. But really, I mainly just need Blu-ray and region free DVD.

I want great DVD upscaling.

Audio features don't matter as I just use the TV speakers with no receiver.

Is it better or cheaper to just get a basic panasonic BD player for BD playback and some other region free DVD player for DVD playback?

Looks like a modded Oppo 103D would be best, but the price is overkill for my setup.

Is there any easy way to get region free DVD on the current Panasonic BD players? Do they support PAL (50hz) playback?

tl;dr:

Don't need 3D or 4k or any special audio features (no need for SACD DVDA etc.) I just want a player that looks great on BD and DVD, and can handle any region disc I can throw at it.

You are far better off getting a basic Panny or Sony BD player and a region free DVD player. Total spend should not exceed $180-200. Yes, its not an all-in-one-box solution but its far cheaper than buying an Oppo new or used.
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Originally Posted by angle_theory View Post

I'm thinking maybe a used & pre region modded older Oppo might be nice. Do the older Oppo models still get updated to handle all the newer BluRay Discs? I don't really need any advanced features so I feel like even the very first Oppo model will still have great picture quality.

If this sounds like a good idea, which Oppo model would be the one to shoot for?

Updates become less frequent with time; the last update for the BDP-83, their first generation player, was 18 months ago. I see reports of disc compatibility problems from time to time, but hardly ever hear of the resolution, whether OPPO was able to fix it just through their normal customer support.

If your emphasis is on discs, then any of the used models would be fine. If you need media file support or network services, then the more recent models have more.

-Bill
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Originally Posted by angle_theory View Post

I'm thinking maybe a used & pre region modded older Oppo might be nice. Do the older Oppo models still get updated to handle all the newer BluRay Discs? I don't really need any advanced features so I feel like even the very first Oppo model will still have great picture quality.

If this sounds like a good idea, which Oppo model would be the one to shoot for?

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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Updates become less frequent with time; the last update for the BDP-83, their first generation player, was 18 months ago. I see reports of disc compatibility problems from time to time, but hardly ever hear of the resolution, whether OPPO was able to fix it just through their normal customer support.

If your emphasis is on discs, then any of the used models would be fine. If you need media file support or network services, then the more recent models have more.

-Bill

I've got an Oppo BDP-83 and saw the more frequent updates during its time as the main Oppo blu offering, through the 93/95 year(s) and the much lessened updates now.

The truth is that I haven't had any disk fail to play and play well during that time. That includes a lot of current releases and some disks that were labeled problematic on other players. I haven't ever had to call Oppo for problems and haven't had any issues.

I also did get a lot of features added through firmware updates that weren't in the initial set of 83 features. DLNA, etc... were added through the firmware releases so that I had four years ago what most players have now. I use them quite a bit and they have kept my player mostly current at four years since its release.

I still think I have the best DVD upscaler around, and have the option (not going to do it) to sell it at a high percentage of its value. A BDP-103D is next in my future, so the 83 will go into my bedroom setup mostly for music. I expect it to last there for a long time, since I play a lot of music from a network drive now.

So if you can find one at a good price, I'd jump on it, it is a great disk player and network player - just no streaming apps.
post #15676 of 16480
I've put off buying a new BD player forever it seems. I currently have:

1) A PS3 for watching 3D BD without HD audio and;
2) A Sony S550 for BD with HD audio via 7.1 analog outputs.

I watch DVD's on either of them or one of my dvd players. My receiver is not 3D compatible won't accept 7.1 via HDMI.

How will the video performance of the Oppo 103 or a Sony or Panasonic compare to my PS3 or S550?
I have heard some refer to the 103 as soft and/or sometimes it has processing that looks like pumping on the HDMI 1 output. Since I'm using the analog outputs, maybe I could use the HDMI 2 output of the Oppo 103 if I find the HDMI 1 not the best due to processing? Does the HDMI 2 output support 3D?
(I am not finished reading the Oppo 103D thread and not sure if that's for me especially at this early in its release. Possibly in a month or three?)
Edited by cpc - 11/11/13 at 2:00pm
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Originally Posted by cpc View Post

I have heard some refer to the 103 as soft and/or sometimes it has processing that looks like pumping on the HDMI 1 output.

There were some complaints about residual Qdeo noise reduction on the -103 HDMI1 even when set to 0. That would not apply to the -103D with Darbee.

-Bill
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Originally Posted by cpc View Post

I've put off buying a new BD player forever it seems. I currently have a PS3 for 3D BD and a Sony S550 for HD audio via 7.1 analog outputs. My receiver is not 3D compatible and it won't accept 7.1 via HDMI. When I want to watch a 3D movie I use the PS3 but I don't get HD audio, let alone 7.1 HD (I can use DPL II x). What I watch something that is not 3D I use my Sony S550 and I get up to 7.1 HD audio via the analog outputs.

I am not finished reading the Oppo 103D thread and not sure if that's for me especially at this early in its release. Possibly in a month or three?

How will the video performance of the Oppo 103 or some other player (you tell me) compare to the PS3 or the S550?
I have heard some refer to the 103 as soft and/or sometimes it has processing that looks like pumping. Since I'm using the analog outputs, maybe I could use the HDMI 2 output of the Oppo 103? Does it support 3D?

So bottom line, my choices are the Oppo 103 or a Panasonic or Sony. Which of the Panasonic and/or Sony stand-alones which have 7.1 analogs and 3D? Any suggestions? Which is best for video? I still have dvd's.

The discussion about the 103's "soft" or processed focuses on HDMI 1, which has the QDeo processor. HDMI 2 uses the Mediatek processor for everything, so it does not have the QDeo.

It's really a preference issue, since most owners of the 103 seem to be fine with the image, and both outputs pass all video tests with flying colors.

The 103D is different in that HDMI 1 no longer has the QDeo, but uses a VS solution for doing the few functions that the Oppo used the QDeo for. HDMI 2 remains the same, all Mediatek. Some owners prefer the VS to the QDeo, since no processing at all is done on that output as opposed to the 103, which can't turn the QDeo completely off (it is a minute effect).

For DVD's, both machines are the same, they use the Mediatek for upconversion.

The obvious plus for the 103D is the inclusion of a Darbee processor which can be turned on or off to do its magic on the signal. Many people swear by it, some have no use for it. At 100 extra it's a bargain since a standalone Darbee is over 300. If you like that processing, then this is a good value.

In all of the players the 7.1 analog signals are live at all times, so you could connect the player by HDMI to your TV and analog 7.1 to your receiver.

I don't think the Sonys have 7.1 analog any more, maybe one of the Panasonics.
post #15679 of 16480
Thanks guys. So using the 7.1 analog connection on a 103, I could essentially chose between the HDMI 1 and HDMI 2 outputs for video? Using HDMI 2 for video I'd have to select "Dual Display". Would this work?
post #15680 of 16480
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Originally Posted by cpc View Post

Thanks guys. So using the 7.1 analog connection on a 103, I could essentially chose between the HDMI 1 and HDMI 2 outputs for video? Using HDMI 2 for video I'd have to select "Dual Display". Would this work?

Yes, both HDMI outputs are live at the same time. You don't need to switch them in the player.

You need Dual Display if you have active video on both outputs at the same time. Either to two different displays or, as I do, two different inputs on the same display.

-Bill
post #15681 of 16480
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Originally Posted by Vampidemic View Post

For the player, you can get a great 3D BD player from Sony or Panasonic for less than $150. These players will come with the apps you need. There is overlap because not everyone has a smart TV and not everyone wants a disc player.

If you want surround, you probably want to reserve most of your budget for speakers. I would try to find a showroom where you can audition if possible because personal preference is a big factor for speakers.

For receiver, yes, get a dedicated receiver. I like the Denon line, but there are others that are good as well. How much you need to spend depends on the features you want more than anything. Whenever possible you want to connect via HDMI, so get a receiver with several HDMI inputs. If you have a portable device to play music ( iPod, phone, etc.), be sure there is an input for that, but beyond that you might only need other inputs if you have older gear that doesn't have HDMI.

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Originally Posted by hernanu View Post

I agree with Vampidemic

You want a good functional bluray / DVD player with the two apps (Netflix and Amazon). Then a competent but not overkill receiver (you don't need analog connections, for example, HDMI will do).

You want to reserve the most money for speakers. Especially since you want 7.1.

For the receiver, I'd ask in the receiver thread, tell them you want a basic system, or you'll get suggestions in the 2K range.

For the speakers, I'd ask in the speakers thread, they'll want to know the size of your room, what use (movies / TV / music) in percentage, how loud you want to play it.


For me, starting from scratch, a sample system - I would sacrifice the 7.1 to 5.1 for now, add two rears later, unless that's a deal killer

  1. Sony 5100 bluray - 90
  2. Pioneer VSX 1022 - 449
  3. Ascend Acoustics 5.0 CMT-340 fronts+center/CBM-170 times 2 - 1000
  4. HSU VTF2-MK4 sub - 529

Total of 2068. (Ballpark). But really go to the different threads and get the good advice from there.


Thank you both very much for the replies, I appreciate the responses. I guess now I need to go to a store and here some of this equipment and decide what we like. Again thank you for the replies.
post #15682 of 16480
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Originally Posted by OldPannyMan View Post


Thank you both very much for the replies, I appreciate the responses. I guess now I need to go to a store and here some of this equipment and decide what we like. Again thank you for the replies.

The speakers and the sub you won't be able to hear at a store. They are internet direct sellers, so there are no stores that carry them. I don't know if they have a way for you to hear them, but they usually have liberal (30 day) return policies so you can order them and if unsatisfied, return them.
post #15683 of 16480
Which blu-ray player will remember my last 5 discs and restart where I left off, even of course after powering off or changing discs????????????
post #15684 of 16480
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Originally Posted by ComradeBrehznev View Post

Which blu-ray player will remember my last 5 discs and restart where I left off, even of course after powering off or changing discs????????????

That should be pretty common for DVDs and Blu-rays without java.

For Blu-rays with java (which is most of them these days) it is not possible for the player to do that. Programming on the disc is supposed to provide a save point facility but many of them don't.

This has been a complaint about Blu-ray from day 1.
post #15685 of 16480

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+1

cptredsox, if you just want to play shiny discs (BD and DVD), then I'd go Panny. The 220 or 230 would be perfect for you. If you also have interest in streaming or files, then go Sony 5100 (or 3100 if you don't want/need 3D.

Ok, thank you , just one last thing, i would love to get a panny, but the 2013 models seem to have more problems than the sony s5100, with freezes and hang ups, is sony more stable this year?
post #15686 of 16480

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Originally Posted by BillP View Post


+1

cptredsox, if you just want to play shiny discs (BD and DVD), then I'd go Panny. The 220 or 230 would be perfect for you. If you also have interest in streaming or files, then go Sony 5100 (or 3100 if you don't want/need 3D.

Ok, thank you , just one last thing, i would love to get a panny, but the 2013 models seem to have more problems than the sony s5100, with freezes and hang ups, is sony more stable this year?
post #15687 of 16480
My turn.

I am looking to upgrade my BD player to go along with my new 55VT60.

The previous player I had was a Sony that is slower than a slug, probably about 3 yrs old or so, and am not impressed, have just dealt with it.

Anyway, I have an Onkyo TXSR8xxsomethingorother. Important thing here (I think) is that it doesn't have 3D capabilities and I want this with my BD to go along with my new TV.

If I understand what I have been reading I need a player that has 2 HDMI's?

Other than 3D, I mostly use DVD's and streaming content, netflix, amazon, hulu...these are the most important to me.

Any thoughts for a nice player without having to break the bank after having already cracked it with the VT60 biggrin.gif?

Guess I am looking to stay under $200.

Also a question, what are the advantages/disadvantages to streaming content via the player vs. the TV?

TIA
post #15688 of 16480
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Originally Posted by eemc2 View Post

My turn.

I am looking to upgrade my BD player to go along with my new 55VT60.

The previous player I had was a Sony that is slower than a slug, probably about 3 yrs old or so, and am not impressed, have just dealt with it.

Anyway, I have an Onkyo TXSR8xxsomethingorother. Important thing here (I think) is that it doesn't have 3D capabilities and I want this with my BD to go along with my new TV.

If I understand what I have been reading I need a player that has 2 HDMI's?

Other than 3D, I mostly use DVD's and streaming content, netflix, amazon, hulu...these are the most important to me.

Any thoughts for a nice player without having to break the bank after having already cracked it with the VT60 biggrin.gif?

Guess I am looking to stay under $200.

Also a question, what are the advantages/disadvantages to streaming content via the player vs. the TV?

TIA
The Sony S790 meets your needs. It does a much better job with streaming than the Panasonic BDT500, and it supports DD5.1 with Amazon (Panasonic does not).

S~
post #15689 of 16480
Ok , completely new to the Blu-Ray and 3D TV world, I'm currently almost finished with the majority of my LR set up/ upgrade and starting to research BD options now, I currently have a older Marantz AVR that will be getting replaced soon with a newer AVR with quite a few more Bells/whistles that I have now. Below is my current equipment as well as what I plan on upgrading to in the near future and curious what BD player would be best for right now and at the same time at a later date when I upgrade my AVR??

Marantz SR7300 5.1/6.1 AVR (no HDMI) currently looking at something in the lines of a Yamaha Adventage RX-A1030 to accommodate my newly set up 7.2 speakers among other features I like.

Will be using a HDMI switcher for now with this existing AVR.

Sony DVP-CX985V SACD/DVD/CD 400 disc carousel (will use for SACD's mainly and currently owned DVD's)

Just got a Panny 65VT60 Plasma, assuming I will use the built in apps for streaming content rather then an older Roku box I've have.??

So as far as formats and such with the current equipment would it be wise to just go with a average priced Sony / Panny BD Player or get a newer higher end model and possibly eliminate my SACD carousel player and get a all in one that will handle SACD as well ??

Any Recommendations is much appreciated, feels like I've been reading through this 300+ page thread for ever now and still need help.....
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Originally Posted by roadking00 View Post

Ok , completely new to the Blu-Ray and 3D TV world, I'm currently almost finished with the majority of my LR set up/ upgrade and starting to research BD options now, I currently have a older Marantz AVR that will be getting replaced soon with a newer AVR with quite a few more Bells/whistles that I have now. Below is my current equipment as well as what I plan on upgrading to in the near future and curious what BD player would be best for right now and at the same time at a later date when I upgrade my AVR??

Marantz SR7300 5.1/6.1 AVR (no HDMI) currently looking at something in the lines of a Yamaha Adventage RX-A1030 to accommodate my newly set up 7.2 speakers among other features I like.

Will be using a HDMI switcher for now with this existing AVR.

Sony DVP-CX985V SACD/DVD/CD 400 disc carousel (will use for SACD's mainly and currently owned DVD's)

Just got a Panny 65VT60 Plasma, assuming I will use the built in apps for streaming content rather then an older Roku box I've have.??

So as far as formats and such with the current equipment would it be wise to just go with a average priced Sony / Panny BD Player or get a newer higher end model and possibly eliminate my SACD carousel player and get a all in one that will handle SACD as well ??

Any Recommendations is much appreciated, feels like I've been reading through this 300+ page thread for ever now and still need help.....


You should check out the Sony BDP-S 5100. It will give you great BD with 3D playback and then some. You will need to use the coaxial output for surround with your current receiver, but once you get your new receiver you'll be able to get lossless audio and play SACDs.
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