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Blu-ray owners: What Blu-Ray Players do you have?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Neil Joseph, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Super_E

    Super_E Auditioning

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    Longtime HD DVD only fan, but just got the Panasonic BD player for under $200. couldn't pass that up to have a few titles I want (Nothing Disney as I think they are going neutral next year, Just a GOOD feeling and I would love the Disney Features on a future ready machine like the A-35)... Mostly want Fox, Columbia Tristar Pictures and Lionsgate (Gotta have Lord of War!)
     
  2. BrianShort

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    20 gig PS3... don't see changing anytime in the forseeable future.
    Will probably add an HD-DVD player though.
     
  3. ManW_TheUncool

    ManW_TheUncool Producer

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    Don't have a player just yet, but bought a few titles recently, including the Blade Runner 5-disc set, which was a catalyst for me to finally take the plunge on an HD format sooner than expected -- wish I had decided a bit sooner so I wouldn't have bought a handful other titles in SD recently. [​IMG]

    Anyway, plan to pick up a PS3 40GB from the local Sony store some time next week as soon as my Sony Visa card arrives -- FYI, there's a nice $100-back, 12-month interest free deal for those who have been sitting on the fence about getting one (or some other Sony player). [​IMG] [​IMG]

    _Man_
     
  4. Russell B

    Russell B Stunt Coordinator

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    Just got a 40GB PS3 a few days ago.
     
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    picked up a Sony BDP-s300 for $300 yesterday at best buy [​IMG]
    now neutral [​IMG]
     
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    Just added a Samsung BD-P1400 this past weekend!!!!!! Oh, am I having fun!!!!!!! [​IMG] I now have 16 Blu-Ray discs, BTW, taking full advantage of recent BOGO deals happening all over the place!!!!! [​IMG]

    I shall cash in on the five free BR movie deal after the first of the year!!!!!!!

    Next up for 2008: a new HT receiver with HDMI switching AND HD audio processing (Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, etc.) all in one full swoop!!!!!!

    Meanwhile, the wait is over!!!! The BR discs have been taken off the ice and are now ready to go!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
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    Sony BDP-S1 since last December. [​IMG]
     
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    Samsung BDP 1400. I'm pushing 1080P thru a 720P projector(go figger)....simply AWESOME!!!!
     
  9. Dave Moritz

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    Hey Chris,

    You can look up both new Denon Blu-ray players on Denon's web site now.

    Denon DVD-2500 BTCI (MSRP $1,199)
    Denon DVD-3800 BDCI (MSRP $1,999)

    Denon USA | DVD Players & Changers

    I was planning on just getting the 2500 but I might spend the extra as I am considering kicking up my HT another notch, BAM. [​IMG]

    I am now considering looking into:
    Denon AVR-4308ci Receiver
    Denon DVD-3800 BDCI Blu-ray Player

    And if I get a miracle and come up with double the money for the receiver then the sky is the limit and my HT may end up with the AVR-5308ci in addition to the DVD-3800 BDCI Blu-ray. To many things to figure out and plan in order to see what I can do to make it happen. No matter what happens I am sure I will be happy with any of the Denon receivers I end up with. [​IMG]
     
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    As of today I have a Panasonic DMP-BD30K--watched The Road Warrior today & it looked & sounded great!
     
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    ps3 80gb, still can't believe how good the picture and sound is.
     
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    I'm in the club. Picked up a Panasonic DMP-BD30K yesterday. No complaints.

    -Reagan
     
  13. Keith Paynter

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    Just picked up a recon'd Samsung BD-P1200 for $200 at a Boxing Day sale today, and installed a firmware update. My 3-year-old Panavision Tau CT-30WX54 flat panel television (great tube picture - screw LCD!) HDMI supports 1080i, but not 1080p, so I'll miss out on 24fps film, but glossing over BD copies of Mad Max 2, Unforgiven and Bram Stoker's Dracula today were very impressive indeed - especially BSD's uncompressed PCM 5.1 track.

    I tried to wait for 3 hours unaided this morning for Future Shop to open, to pick up a Toshiba HD-A3 for $99 N.I.B. as a gate crasher, but after two hours the call of nature was stronger than my willpower over the colder temperatures this morning. Could have had the best of both worlds for about $300, format war be damned, but I'm still pretty happy. Besides, the Samsung had discreet audio outputs, the Toshiba didn't.

    Nothing wrong with investing in last year's technology when it can be updated!
     
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    Sony BDP S1 and not a single glitch, freeze, stutter with it either. Plays flawless, just like my XA2.
     
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    When setting the PS3 video output should i select "custom" and pick 720p as the max resolution or select "automatic" where it will select 1080i as my max resolution? My tv is 1360x768 i'm not sure why my tv would accept 1080i through HDMI, can someone explain all this? Thanks.
     
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    PS3 60GB

    Panasonic BD30
     
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    Sony BDP-S300
     
  18. ManW_TheUncool

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    I would think your TV accepts 1080i (but converts it internally to 720p or maybe 768p) mainly for compatibility's sake. I'm just making an educated guess, but I would suggest setting your PS3 to output 720p for best results. Of course, you can try both and see for yourself which actually works best in your case.

    _Man_
     
  19. Earl Simpson

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    PS3/60
    Very nice box!
     
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    DMP-BD10 also

    Alan
     

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