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Sony BDP-S1 to get Dolby Digital Plus and TrueHD Upgrade


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#1 of 11 Harminder

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Posted June 04 2007 - 05:31 AM

Sony has announced that they would be releasing a firmware upgrade next week for the BDP-S1 giving it Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD support.

Great news!

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=235

#2 of 11 SherardP

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Posted June 05 2007 - 12:18 AM

Being an owner of this unit, I am very happy this update is going to be released soon. Good to see Sony really stand behind the BDP S1 as they have with the PS3.

#3 of 11 Joe Cole

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Posted June 06 2007 - 02:43 AM

As a BDP-S1 owner I would say yahoo as well but exactly what does this mean? Will we be able to listen to the TrueHD sound track through the analog outs?

Plus I have yet to receive the version 1.60 update in the mail; maybe Sony is holding off to send only one update disk.
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#4 of 11 Harminder

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Posted June 06 2007 - 06:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Joe Cole
As a BDP-S1 owner I would say yahoo as well but exactly what does this mean? Will we be able to listen to the TrueHD sound track through the analog outs?

Yes, with this update you will be able to listen to TrueHD through the analog outs and/or HDMI. The player will internally decode the TrueHD track and output it as PCM.

#5 of 11 Donnie Eldridge

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Posted June 08 2007 - 03:43 AM

The new 2.0 firmware is out.
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Caine: I hear the water. I hear the birds.
Master Poe: Do you hear your own heart beat.
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#6 of 11 Joe Cole

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Posted June 08 2007 - 08:52 AM

I finally got through to a knowledgeable Sony person who signed me up to receive the v. 1.60 update disk. I asked her if Sony was coming out with a another update soon and she said that she had heard a 'rumor' about another update but had no official knowledge of it.

Maybe she is actually sending me the v. 2.0 instead. Posted Image
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#7 of 11 Donnie Eldridge

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Posted June 08 2007 - 11:30 AM

According to Sony support 2.0 won't be shipping for 3 weeks.
Master Poe: Close your eyes. What do you hear?
Caine: I hear the water. I hear the birds.
Master Poe: Do you hear your own heart beat.
Caine: No.
Master Poe: Do you hear the grasshopper, which is at your feet.Caine: Old man, how is it that you hear these things?Master Poe: Young man, how is it...

#8 of 11 Harminder

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Posted June 08 2007 - 01:35 PM

Installed v2.0, however I can't test the TrueHD capability yet because I don't have any TrueHD blu-ray titles yet. I will have Letters from Iwo Jima sometime late next week. I'll try it out then and report back.

#9 of 11 Joe Cole

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Posted June 08 2007 - 02:57 PM

Sony's web site http://esupport.sony....=2792&os_id=99 shows version 2.0 but it is currently not available for down load but will be again on the 11th.
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#10 of 11 Harminder

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Posted June 09 2007 - 03:53 AM

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Sony's web site http://esupport.sony....=2792&os_id=99 shows version 2.0 but it is currently not available for down load but will be again on the 11th.

It was available for over 12 hours, and then they pulled it. I have a feeling it was released prematurely (since they had previously announced that it would be available next week, not this week).

EDIT:

The 2.0 firmware is available for download again.

http://esupport.sony....teType=Updates

#11 of 11 Paul Anthony

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Posted June 28 2007 - 10:30 AM

I just got my Firmware Update Disc Version 2.00 in the mail today! Posted Image





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