Originally Posted by gushin
I believe internal decoding of TrueHD on the Mag is downmixed to 2CH PCM.
On my Insignia NS-BRDVD, TrueHD is internally downmixed to DD 5.1 for output over SPDIF. The same goes for my Sony BDP-S350.
Perhaps the different specs mentioned earlier is due to an early version of the firmware. Note however that I am unaware of any firmware updates ever released for the Insignia. I don't even know how to check which firmware I have, because I can't find any reference to it in the settings menu.
Can someone confirm with the Magnavox? Is the TrueHD downmixing really different from the Insignia?
P.S. I posted this in the Sony S350 thread, but it has relevance here too.
Some load times for The Dark Knight. (N.B. The audio "boom" is at about 3-4 seconds into the movie.)With the Insignia powered on, disc in the tray, and pressing tray close:
49" - Warning screen
63" - Warner logo
119" - Audio "boom" at beginning of movieWith the Insignia powered on, disc already loaded, and pressing play:
9" - Warning screen
24" - Warner logo
78" - Audio "boom" at beginning of movieWith the Insignia off, and pressing on:
63" - Warning screen
79" - Warner logo
135" - Audio "boom" at beginning of movie
Spinning disc on screen - load time 20 s
------------With the Sony ver 010 powered on, disc in the tray, and pressing tray close:
40" - Warning screen
53" - Warner logo
141" - Audio "boom" at beginning of movieWith the Sony ver 010 powered on, disc already loaded, and pressing play:
6" - Warning screen
19" - Warner logo
106" - Audio "boom" at beginning of movieWith the Sony ver 010 off, and pressing on:
N/A - Disc didn't auto load.
Spinning disc on screen - load time 39 s
Note that the Sony times were a little more variable, and it was possibly a bit faster the 2nd time around... or it might just be that variability. Assuming the speed increase the 2nd time around is real, it occurred after the Warner logo.I'm guessing that spinning disc is directly dependent upon Java speed.
If true, then the Sony BDP-S350 is roughly half as fast as the Insignia NS-BRDVD for Java.
In contrast, it would appear that the S350 is faster for non-Java actions.Overall though, the Insignia loads The Dark Knight significantly faster, because of its much faster handling of BD-J.