Audio Video Revolution Forum  

Go Back   Audio Video Revolution Forum > Everything HDTV, High-end Video, HD DVD, Blu-ray and beyond > Blu-ray Players

Blu-ray Players Discuss everything to do with the best in Blu-ray players.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-23-2008   #19
Super Member
 
TheMoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Oklahoma (Go Sooners!!)
Posts: 1,243
Default Re: Sony BDP-S350 & BDP-S550

Quote:
Originally Posted by kennyt View Post
Moose,

If you send bitstream to your receiver, IT does all the decoding, so once again, why would you spend the extra cash for analog outs that your Denon would then convert back to digital and then again back to analog?????

With what you have you only need bitstream out, everything else is superfluous.
Is there ever a reason on to have the player decode it or will it always be better to send it bitstream & let the Denon decode it?
TheMoose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008   #20
Super Member
 
kennyt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,422
Default Re: Sony BDP-S350 & BDP-S550

I would only use the player to decode the new codecs IF your pre/pro or receiver didn't accept bitstream or MCPCM, that way all processing can be done in the digital domain and you can bypass an A/D and D/A processing.
__________________
Ken Taraszka, MD
Associate Editor
HomeTheaterReview
kennyt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008   #21
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: nj
Posts: 54
Default Re: Sony BDP-S350 & BDP-S550

What about the BDP-2000ES? Has anyone used this player? I'm looking for a dedicated blu-ray/dvd player.
rolexdaytona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008   #22
Super Member
 
TheMoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Oklahoma (Go Sooners!!)
Posts: 1,243
Default Re: Sony BDP-S350 & BDP-S550

Quote:
Originally Posted by rolexdaytona View Post
What about the BDP-2000ES? Has anyone used this player? I'm looking for a dedicated blu-ray/dvd player.
I auditioned one & it's nice, audio & video was much better than my PS3 but it had no Ethernet port so it was a no go for me.
TheMoose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008   #23
wes
Super Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: CA
Posts: 714
Cool Re: Sony BDP-S350 & BDP-S550

Quote:
Originally Posted by rolexdaytona View Post
What about the BDP-2000ES? Has anyone used this player? I'm looking for a dedicated blu-ray/dvd player.

Yes it's not worth the price.

I would wait for Sony BDP-S550 Blu-Ray Player 7.1 channel its half the price

Features:
* 1080/60p and 24p True Cinema output
* HDMi 1.3
* 7.1 channel Dolby® TrueHD & DD Plus decoding bit-stream output
* DTS®-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio bit-stream
* x.v.Color™ (xvYCC) technology
* Bearing support for AVCHD discs
* Compatible with BD-R/RE (BDMV and BDAV modes), DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW
(Video Mode), CD, CD-R/RW (CD-DA format), and JPEG on DVD/CD recordable
* USB port for connecting external storage and "BonusView"
picture-in-picture capability
* 1GB storage device (flash-based Micro Vault)
* Bonus View or BD-Live (also called Profile 2.0) with Ethernet
* DTS-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS-HD MA decoding 7.1 channel analog
audio output.* Compatible with most standard DVDs
* 1080p upscaling through an HDMI connection
* Support for AVCHD discs

“The models offer 7.1 channel Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus decoding and bit-stream output, as well as dts-HD High Resolution Audio and Master Audio bit-stream output. The BDP-S550 adds dts-HD High Resolution Audio and dts-HD Master Audio decoding as well as 7.1 channel analog audio output.”

or the Panasonic BDP50 all same feature except 5.1 channel Dolby TrueHD and DTS MA analog
wes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2008   #24
kal
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 36
Default Re: Sony BDP-S350 & BDP-S550

Quote:
Originally Posted by kennyt View Post
Moose,

You know where I stand on this one, in my tests every player out is better than the PS3 for video and audio....
Do you have any links to your tests Ken? Assuming that no digital processing (mosquito noise, gamma curve adjustment, etc.) is done, I'm a bit confused as to how one players can look or sound any different in Blu-ray playback if all they're used for is a digital transport to output video over HDMI and audio via bitstream (ie: video taken directly off disc at 1080p/24 and no internal decoding of audio).

Or maybe you're not talking about Blu-ray playback but DVD upscaling? Or about bad edits/poorly flagged discs?

Kal

Last edited by kal; 03-26-2008 at 08:44 PM..
kal is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Tags
71, audio, bd, bdp, bdps350, bdps550, direct, forum, media, mix, output, s350, s550, server, setting, sony, sound, user, vs

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sony BDP-S350 HT Junky Blu-ray Players 13 08-07-2008 07:30 PM
Sony BDP-S350 shipping July 15th TheMoose Blu-ray Players 2 07-02-2008 05:39 PM
Decided:Sony BDP-S500 and Toshiba HD-A35 melcuemba Blu-ray Players 7 12-29-2007 12:42 AM
Sony BDP-S500 vs. Toshiba XA2 faberryman Blu-ray Players 7 10-27-2007 04:11 PM
Sony BDP-S1 Blu-ray Player Review AVRevForum.com Blu-ray Players 5 10-14-2007 06:32 AM




SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1