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Official Panasonic DMP-BD10 Blu-Ray player thread


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#41 of 666 OFFLINE   GoldenRedux

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Posted October 11 2006 - 07:31 AM

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Unfortunately, it doesn't have an option to disable the video circuit for audio playback. I always really liked that feature on my DVD-1600... very thoughtful design on Denon's part.

That is too bad, but if it doesn't have any detectable adverse affect on the sound, I suppose it's not a big deal, It would surely be a nice feature though. Posted Image
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Posted October 11 2006 - 08:02 AM

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I bought mine with a 10% off coupon from a major retailer. So, If you just can't wait any longer for HD on disc, it is absolutely possible to buy this unit for less than the $1300 MSRP today.


It seems everyone but myself is able to track down these 10% off coupouns. Posted Image
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#43 of 666 OFFLINE   Ed St. Clair

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Posted October 11 2006 - 11:00 AM

Congrats, Ben!

If not 1080p 24, what?
And how does it 'transfer' the 1080p 24 to the units 'native' output?
Thanks & have fun in HD land.

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I linked to this review from the home page. Did not know it was in the "Blu-Ray Owners" forum, till after I posted.
Mods, remove if non-owners can't post here.
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Posted October 11 2006 - 11:07 AM

have just ordered one of these players.

Can you please tell me the type of power cord that goes into it. Is it like a PC one (as with the HD-DVD players).

I need to know because I have to see whether one of my old step down transformers will work.

thanks!

#45 of 666 OFFLINE   Ben_Williams

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Posted October 11 2006 - 11:17 AM

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Congrats, Ben!

If not 1080p 24, what?
And how does it 'transfer' the 1080p 24 to the units 'native' output?
Thanks & have fun in HD land.

Thanks.
The Panny outputs 1080p/60... I would assume that the Sigma image processing chip contained in the Panny is responsible for adjustments to the output stage. I could be wrong on this, so if anyone here has any input on this, it would be much appreciated.

Anyway, the Panny outputs 1080p/60 from the HDMI port. 1080i is the highest resolution allowable through the component output. Also, the player will not allow you to even select 1080p from the setup menu unless it is connected via HDMI to a 1080p compatable display.

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Posted October 11 2006 - 11:19 AM

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have just ordered one of these players.

Can you please tell me the type of power cord that goes into it. Is it like a PC one (as with the HD-DVD players).

I need to know because I have to see whether one of my old step down transformers will work.

thanks!

It is not a PC power cord, but a smaller removable design identical to what was used on my Denon DVD players. I've also seen this type of power cord on Playstation. I'll post a photo this evening for clarification.

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Posted October 11 2006 - 03:28 PM

Stellar review Ben thanks! Now quit answering questions and go enjoy that new gear. Posted Image
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Posted October 11 2006 - 04:22 PM

New pics added to the review...

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Posted October 12 2006 - 01:53 AM

Questio regarding the pcm7.1 capabilities... how many cables does it take to have full advantage of pcm7.1? Pcm5.1 uses 6 cables that connect to the receiver so does pcm7.1 use 8 cables or 6 and will pcm7.1 work with existing receivers then? If the player has inhouse capabilities to process ddtrue hd and dts lossless then will it work with existing receivers that only have hdmi 1.1 capability and not hdmi 1.3?
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#50 of 666 OFFLINE   Ben_Williams

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Posted October 12 2006 - 02:12 AM

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Questio regarding the pcm7.1 capabilities... how many cables does it take to have full advantage of pcm7.1? Pcm5.1 uses 6 cables that connect to the receiver so does pcm7.1 use 8 cables or 6 and will pcm7.1 work with existing receivers then? If the player has inhouse capabilities to process ddtrue hd and dts lossless then will it work with existing receivers that only have hdmi 1.1 capability and not hdmi 1.3?


You will need a total of 8 cables to take advantage of 7.1. Your receiver needs to have 7.1 inputs as well. If your receiver only has 5.1 inputs, then you are limited to 5.1 sound. The player will do all of the processing, so this will work with existing receivers. If you want to send the multi-channel info via HDMI, then you will need a receiver with an HDMI input and the capability of processing advanced audio formats. I do believe, however, that 7.1 PCM can be sent and handled properly by any current receiver with HDMI inputs. No additional processing is required as PCM audio is the equivalent of sound from a CD player.

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Posted October 12 2006 - 02:20 AM

How's the fan noise on this? Is it even audible?

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Posted October 12 2006 - 02:21 AM

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How's the fan noise on this? Is it even audible?

Í haven't heard any fan noise at all from the Panny... it is VERY quiet!

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Posted October 12 2006 - 02:29 AM

Nice. My Sammy is inaudible as well, which was a major factor me. Another aesthetic question: are there a lot of lights on the unit itself and can they be dimmed?

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Posted October 12 2006 - 02:39 AM

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Nice. My Sammy is inaudible as well, which was a major factor me. Another aesthetic question: are there a lot of lights on the unit itself and can they be dimmed?

The unit has few lights save one annoying blue light on the front panel that is illuminated whenever a blu-ray disc is played. There is also a digital readout that gives the current time into the particular movie. Fortunately, when the unit is set in "Dim" mode, the blue light is disabled and the readout is very dim. So, none of it is distracting in the least.

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Posted October 12 2006 - 02:51 AM

No such feature on the Sammy Posted Image. Anyway, sounds like the Panny is a winner. Enjoy!

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Posted October 12 2006 - 03:37 AM

This is very encouraging. Reminds me of the good 'ol days of DVD when we all looked for the highest quality player instead of picking one up for $70 at Wal-Mart!

I'll have to keep my eye on the Pannys. I'm also looking forward to to the Pioneer and Sony models, but Panasonic put out some really good DVD players before they cheaped out I'm guessing the Sony will play SACD as well? Not that it much matters as I have one SACD disc, but why not get more out of those analog outputs?

I want to wait until 3rd generation. My only fear is the mutichannel analog outputs will disappear down the road, and I want to get those since I'm not looking to upgrade my receiver anytime soon.

Question: Are the DD and DTS lossless codecs really capable of being processes in the player and passed over the MC analog outs? I thought those would be digital or HDMI only, and just the PCM would be available on the analogs. It would be really cool if they were available via analog since it makes all those 5.1/7.1-ready receivers worth keeping, especially if the PCM tracks don't hang around.
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Posted October 12 2006 - 06:01 AM

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This MSRP pricing just isn't cutting it for me.
Yep, and the sad part, there's no justification for it.

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I bought mine with a 10% off coupon from a major retailer. So, If you just can't wait any longer for HD on disc, it is absolutely possible to buy this unit for less than the $1300 MSRP today.
Less then $1,300, sure but I'm going to wait until I can find one for at least half that. If it takes a year so be it, I'm in no hurry and there are very, very few BD titles out now that I'd even buy.
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Posted October 12 2006 - 06:24 AM

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Yep, and the sad part, there's no justification for it.


Less then $1,300, sure but I'm going to wait until I can find one for at least half that. If it takes a year so be it, I'm in no hurry and there are very, very few BD titles out now that I'd even buy.

Apparently, the Panny is now getting pretty hard to get. Crutchfield is now sold out of the unit and so are most B&M stores. So, I wouldn't count on significant price breaks anytime soon.

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Posted October 12 2006 - 07:04 AM

I'd expect price breaks right before they release their 2nd-generation model. Posted Image

My 2nd gen Toshiba DVD player could be had for $400 after initially debuting at $800 back in the day. Of course, that "flagship" wasn't even DTS capable. Ahh, the old days.
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Posted October 12 2006 - 09:08 AM

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I'd expect price breaks right before they release their 2nd-generation model. Posted Image

I don't know, I'm thinking we'll see some deals for the holiday shopping season. The Samsung is already dropping below the $600 mark is some places, even lower for refurbs.
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