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Old 02-08-2008, 11:57 AM
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Hello,

Iwas actually getting close to making the plunge to an HD/DVD A35, when the news came down about Warner Bros. I am now lokking at either the Samsung BP1400 or the Sharp BDHP 20U. I would like on board dacs from the 5.1 analog outs, since my audio separates don't support HDMI. I've also looked at the Panasonic DMP-BD10A, Circuit City had them for $299.00, but I missed the boat. Any information or input about the other two players I've mentioned, would be very helpful.
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:52 PM
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The Samsung will do all the High Res. audio formats. It will bitstream all of them for your receiver to decode or it will decode all of them except DTS HD MA, It will only bitstream that. I am loving my 1400 even more now that firmware 1.5 was released. I haven't had a problem playing any disc at all.

Oh and it will do all of the same formats via analog cables too--aside from DTS HD MA, it only extracts the core DTS 1.5 Mbps. when it sees a DTS HD MA track.

I can't speak for the Sharp as I have no idea, but I don't think it will bitstream any HD audio format. I think it may only do LPCM, not sure though.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:31 PM
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Thank you Briskier,

I'll look further into the Samsung. I believe all the free movie promotions are now gone....I'll have to look into that as well.
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I ahve the Samsung as well and havent had any problems with it
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:12 PM
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The Sharp can internally decode TruHD. DTS is core only. No bitstreaming capability.

Either player will probably meet your needs. I personally looked at both and went with the Sharp over the Samsung as I dont like how they treated all their 1200 owners.
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Thank You.
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