Originally Posted by alextr75
Does anyone know if the BD-J7500 would be able to output HDMI + analog out audio simultaneously ?
To answer my own question, it does, I just got the player yesterday and tried this out.
As far as streaming goes, before the player I used Roku3 that I still have, but I am still not totally convinced I can fully replace it.
E.g. Roku3 has never given me a glitch with Netflix, but on the player when I sometime start a movie, few times it just buffered up to 25% and then stays at 25 for a while, I often hear the sound but no video streamed yet while that 25% is on screen. Same wired network that I used on the Roku, I literally just unplugged the network cable from my Roku and plugged it into the player.
I went back and forth between wireless and wired, and during my latest couple of tries I did not see it happen again, but something that is a bit concerning .. hopefully I find with more use that it does not happen that often. Still too early to say. My old Sony BD Player had the same streaming problem. Roku3 never did.
I also had several movie scenes that I streamed through Plex on my Roku with no problem, but on the Samsung they would pause and take several seconds buffering like every minute or so. Though I did manage to get around this, by changing a couple of settings in the Plex Client Preferences
- Had to switch the Player options in the preferences to Transcoding
- I had to then decrease the advanced Advanced settings / Local Quality from 10 down to 8. This affected the picture quality to a certain degree, but at least no more stuttering / buffering issues.
Hopefully that helps others with similar problems.
I can live with this for Plex, but still don't have enough experience (except for the few buffering glitches I saw on my first few tries) to say if Netflix works better or at least as good as on the Roku. Fingers crossed it will be good enough, in which case maybe I can give my Roku some rest.