When is Panasonic SA-XR57 expected to be available

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  1. Gerard Martin

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    Title sez it all. Thanks
     
  2. FeisalK

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    bhphotovideo has had it for a few weeks already
     
  3. DorianBryant

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    They are sold out...
     
  4. Sami Kallio

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    Looks tempting but no preouts and HDMI is 1.2. I think I'll wait awhile for HDMI 1.3 and preouts.
     
  5. FeisalK

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    Sami,

    what would be the benefit of buying a digital amplifier to use pre-outs?
     
  6. FeisalK

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    J&R has SA-XR57S (silver) in stock at time of this posting

    a couple of units also pop up on amazon from time to time

    wonder what Panasonic is doing
     
  7. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

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    You might be waiting a long, long time. I very much doubt that you'll see pre-outs on a Panasonic digital receiver.
     
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    I agree. I'll add that it'll probably NEVER happen.......EVER. (Get the point[​IMG])
     
  9. Sami Kallio

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    Waiting on a new receiver with HDMI (or actually more of a prepro), don't care if it is "digital" or not. Actually would prefer something that is not "digital" but the price on this would be tempting IF it had preouts. Still would need to wait for HDMI 1.3. [​IMG]
     
  10. Gerard Martin

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    If anyone is currently using a SA-XR57 would appreciate your comments, pro and con. Thanks
     
  11. FeisalK

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    Jerry, there's an owner's thread over at AVS. Be sure to check out the XR55 thread as well, essentially both receivers have the same guts with the addition of HDMI for XR57, ability to do dual-amping in 5.1 mode (only in stereo for XR55) and a fixed (apparently only on/off) sync delay
     
  12. LanceJ

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    What does HDMI 1.3 have compared to version 1.2?
     
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    HDMI v1.3 specs hasn't been officially released yet.
     
  14. Sami Kallio

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    HD-DVD and BR will deliver uncompressed HD-DTS and Dolby TrueHD soundtracks only through HDMI 1.3 and up. You can get DD+ through analog outputs which is still better than DTS/DD but it wouldn't hurt to get the best sound format out of the movies either.
     

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