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Old 06-18-2007, 09:49 PM
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Default Which Blu-ray Sony, Pany, Samy???

My first post here...I'm thinking of getting my first Blu-Ray Player. I'm considering the Samsung BD-P1000, Sony BDP-S300 or the upcoming Panasonic DMP-BD10A. Are there big negatives to any of the players? Anyone know when the DMP-BD10A will be available?

It's to use with either a 42" Pioneer Plasma or a 32" Sharp LCD, haven't quite decided where it's going yet.

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Old 06-18-2007, 10:11 PM
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same here, i can't decide either on which to buy?
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:34 AM
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With so many great choices, it's no doubt a hard decision. I was there a week 1/2 ago when Sony's website had just made their BDP-S300 available for sale. I was really wondering which player would be the best choice. At that time the Panasonic wasn't yet available to buy. So I thought, should I wait a while and get the Panny or just pull the trigger on the Sony.

Ultimately I went for the Sony. I have been using it now for a week and it has performed flawlessly. Blu-ray movies look amazing! I never thought I would find a high def player that would match the PQ of my Toshiba HD-XA2, well this player does. The best Blu-ray discs easily match the best HD DVD's I've seen.

As far as up-conversion, the Sony S300 does an excellent job. While not quite the same as my XA2 with standard DVD's, it does come close. The disc load times are pretty quick, with BD's clocking in at brisk 20 seconds from closed tray to screen logos. And boot up time takes 40 seconds. So compared to Sony's first generation player , this new one is quite a bit faster.

The BDP-S300 is pretty loaded for it's $499 selling price.


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Old 06-19-2007, 02:07 AM
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go PS3, does everything the other players can do AND videogames. No BD player can do DTS-HD-Master Audio, and all BD and PS3 can do internal Dolby TrueHD decoding and output as PCM. For $499, go 20GB PS3
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:30 AM
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With so many great choices, it's no doubt a hard decision. I was there a week 1/2 ago when Sony's website had just made their BDP-S300 available for sale. I was really wondering which player would be the best choice. At that time the Panasonic wasn't yet available to buy. So I thought, should I wait a while and get the Panny or just pull the trigger on the Sony.

Ultimately I went for the Sony. I have been using it now for a week and it has performed flawlessly. Blu-ray movies look amazing! I never thought I would find a high def player that would match the PQ of my Toshiba HD-XA2, well this player does. The best Blu-ray discs easily match the best HD DVD's I've seen.

As far as up-conversion, the Sony S300 does an excellent job. While not quite the same as my XA2 with standard DVD's, it does come close. The disc load times are pretty quick, with BD's clocking in at brisk 20 seconds from closed tray to screen logos. And boot up time takes 40 seconds. So compared to Sony's first generation player , this new one is quite a bit faster.

The BDP-S300 is pretty loaded for it's $499 selling price.


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What bluray movies have you watched on your new sony S300?
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:51 PM
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Go with PS3..........
I'll wait for DTS-HD-Master Audio Blu-Ray player
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:11 PM
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The Sammy BDP-1200 should be the best player currently because it has the HQV upscaler for regular DVDs. The Panny comes with 5 free BDs including both Pirates films. The Sony is bargain priced.

Whichever suits your needs best, go for it. I'd probably stay away from the BDP-1000 because it's the first-gen and you'll have to deal with first-gen issues.
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:35 PM
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What bluray movies have you watched on your new sony S300?
Ghost Rider
Casino Royale
Deja Vu
The Fountain
Primevel
The Prestige
The Devil Wears Prada
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:50 PM
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The Samsung BD-P1200 is the best out there. Haven't seen the new 2nd gen SONY, but it is probably a good buy as well. Good luck.
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:22 PM
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Of the three players, I would probably recommend the BD-P1200. Mainly cause the HQV chip.
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