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Old 03-02-2008, 07:29 PM   #1
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:32 PM   #2
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The one thing that truly stands out about this unit to me is that it doesn't have an Ethernet port. Even the first Pioneer Elite had one. That's very disappointing.
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:47 PM   #3
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I too don't understand why Pioneer dropped the ethernet port. OTOH, internally decoding all audio formats is great. Load times apparently are greatly improved. It looks cosmetically better than my 95FD too. Best of all, it is expected to be cheaper than the 95FD. Can't wait to see this player in person.
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Old 05-10-2008, 03:41 PM   #4
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:15 PM   #5
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The one thing that truly stands out about this unit to me is that it doesn't have an Ethernet port. Even the first Pioneer Elite had one. That's very disappointing.
ethernet is a joke
i like the fact its 12 bit video http://www.marketnews.ca/news_detail.asp?nid=3711
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:22 AM   #6
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Does anyone know of an existing or planned player that will have an onboard DTS-HD-MA decoder so I can use the Multichannel inputs (7.1) on my amp?
Bitstream is great but no if you dont have a decoder!
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:31 AM   #7
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I have a question.

I currently have a PS3 that I use for my blu-rays.

Is it ever worth switching to a pure blu-ray player? does it provide a better picture? Sound? Upconverting?

I am truly curious and I've always meant to ask but haven't.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:34 AM   #8
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I have a question.

I currently have a PS3 that I use for my blu-rays.

Is it ever worth switching to a pure blu-ray player? does it provide a better picture? Sound? Upconverting?

I am truly curious and I've always meant to ask but haven't.
In my experience yes, yes and yes. But, it's at a cost. the PS3 is very inexpensive, has very fast load times and very fast BD-J processing, built-in wifi, built in Ethernet, 2.0 now, and pleny of horsepower to spare. PS3 is certainly the best balance of cost to performance. If you can get a 60GB or 80 GB version, add SACD to the mix.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:38 AM   #9
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In my experience yes, yes and yes. But, it's at a cost. the PS3 is very inexpensive, has very fast load times and very fast BD-J processing, built-in wifi, built in Ethernet, 2.0 now, and pleny of horsepower to spare. PS3 is certainly the best balance of cost to performance. If you can get a 60GB or 80 GB version, add SACD to the mix.
I've got a 60GB.

I've thought about moving it to the 2nd living room and getting a standalone player but I'm not convinced on spending the money.

My television is the Sony 60A3000 currently in the main viewing room. So, you think I'd see a difference?
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:44 AM   #10
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I have a 60 GB PS3 and on my 3rd standalone. The PS3 is in the gaming/kiddos room and the standalones are for my more serious viewing and listening.

Honestly, what I said about balance was the biggest point. Upgrading one component usually makes a slight difference but balance it with the rest of the components. I wouldn't upgrade one component that didn't fit my plan to increase my overall experience. Of course I'm insane about each detail. I'm scared to do the exact math but I'd estimate I've spent over $4K in just speaker wire and interconnects. Thank the gods for the secondary (read used) markets. You probably won't notice the increase in audio and video performance w/o other tweaks in your system.
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Thanks Chris, I may have to purchase one and take it home to test it out in the next few months.
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Anything more on this player recently?
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:01 AM   #13
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I am very interested in this BD player. I hope to learn more information from this thread. Does anyone know how well Pioneer keeps up with their BD players with respect to firmware updates?
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:17 AM   #14
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I've got a 60GB.

I've thought about moving it to the 2nd living room and getting a standalone player but I'm not convinced on spending the money.

My television is the Sony 60A3000 currently in the main viewing room. So, you think I'd see a difference?
Honestly, no. Buy the standalone and if you don't think the pictures is $100's better (which imho is not) then return it, if you do then keep it.

It is absurd spending 100's of dollars and even 100's more without an ethernet port. Maybe BD-Live isn't what it is cracked up to be but look to the future, who knows what it holds and trust me internet WILL be a part of it.

I see you have a PS3, it is critical to set RGB to full and not limited, I have the same setup, PS3 with Sony 60A3000 and the picture is downright jawdropping.
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I am going to get this BD player could care less about ethernet.
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My thoughts exactly.

I actually wish I could turn the internet connectivity OFF for BDs on the PS3... but I got sick of it bugging me every time I put a movie in so I finally caved and said "yes and remember this setting". Where's the "No and remember this setting"?!?!?
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I am going to get this BD player could care less about ethernet.
A true BD player double and triple dipper speaks.. The new elites are around the corner I'd wait it out, and may I add they are complete BD players as well.

So spend hundreds more for less? If you are going to spend the money, get at least by todays standard the minimums... BD-50, 350.. etc.
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You can't always just wait for the next great thing - it's always right around the corner!

If the internet is not important for your movie-watching then that's no reason to wait for the -09 models.
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You don't have to wait, they are here already.
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