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Old 10-26-2007, 01:08 PM
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Default Sony BDP-S500

I opened up the new Sony BDP-S500 Yesterday and hooked it up to a Denon AVR 988 and a Sony 52" XBR4. So far I am not so impressed as the Samsung LNT5271F mated with the BDP-1400 still produces the best picture I have seen so far and the Samsung has the added benefit of DTS-HD capability.

Besides the very cool motorized face plate, what is the difference between the Sony BDP-S500 and the BDP-S300?
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Higher quality DAC and components. That's about it. The ES ads to that a heavier chassis and separate boards.
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:50 PM
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I can report no DTS-HDMA with this player. All the other manufacturers need to get on this. Samsung having the only player capable of passing through the bitstream and it being the cheapest of the bunch makes me wonder why anyone would buy anything else. I sell quite a few Samsung players myself every week.
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Not so fast snip....

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=21402
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As far as I can tell from reading reports, articles, etc, etc. it does seem like the Samsung 1400 is currently the STANDALONE to get for sure.
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Pioneer BDP-95FD can also do both Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio Bitstream Output. It's supposed to be released this month.
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