Discussion in 'Home Theater & Video' started by luvvinvinyl, Dec 30, 2009.
Hah. My library doesn't have Blue Ray even.
The library 1 town east (Rocky River, OH) has thousands and thousands of blu ray titles. I feel very lucky!
I am already an owner of a Blu-ray device.
I have 4 of them. Considering they start at like $40 or $50 bucks, I don't understand why anyone wouldn't have one. My Sony plays SACD too! Plus you need HDMI to go multichannel Hi-Res to a receiver so if you have a home theater set up its a must. I'm shocked that anyone who calls him/herself an audiophile wouldn't have one for Hi-Res digital audio like SACD, BluRay Audio, DVDA or music from a portable hard drive which they do via USB. Plus most of them do streaming services too, like Netflix and all. Honestly, to me, a BluRay player is the most essential and accessible (financially) tool for anyone who listens to music or. Watches TV. I have a decent vinyl setup, but it can't compare to BluRay Audio in 5.1, if you're only listening to stereo, you're missing out IMHO.
Recently got a Sony that does DVD and SACD. And Dolby/DTS surround. Doesn't do Blue Ray though.
My old Samsung Blue Ray doesn't work for all that other stuff for me. So this Sony has opened up my surround audio experience a lot.
I would not have agreed with this a month ago, but I do now!
I now use my PS4 as my BluRay player because of convenience
Got tons of BDPs - picking them up in thrifts for cheap now. Not so much for playing BDs but for the Netflix etc. streaming. Have one good one; an Oppo 103 with the latest version Roku streaming stick in it, interfaces with my old 2 channel stuff very nicely! That was really the reason for getting it; it's almost like a little AV system without the receiver, great for bedroom, can feed either 2 channel or multi-channel. Currently playing through a Sansui 2000A and video goes to a 23" 1080p computer monitor.
My Sony BluRay player was like $100 and it had a ton of apps, 3D, plays SACD and since its goes direct digital, my receiver is responsible for the processing which I think works great.
For DVDA which is a non Sony platform, I picked up a used Oppo DVD player with HDMI out so it's basically just a transport to send high resolution surround to the receiver. It plays SACD too, but it changes the signal from DSD to PCM so for those I stick with the Sony and my Sony receiver decodes the native DSD signal from the BluRay player. It all works out really well.
One nice thing about DVDA is that I think most of them will play on any DVD player and give you Dolby Digital 5.1, but most of them have a high res 24/96 version in 5.1 surround when played through a DVDA player. Oppo has great universal disc players now that basically get the best out of whatever you throw at them with analog and digital outputs. I got my used one for $65 plus shipping on eBay but it's 10 years old. Combined with the Sony, I can play just about any disc in Hi-Res for under $200.
I think the Oppo 103/105 at some point got a firmware update and will output DSD.over HDMI so you don't actually need the Sony anymore if you have one of those Oppos
Personally I like the Oppo/Roku solution better than two players - after getting the Oppo I did probably about what you are doing, I left the Sony hooked up for the apps, but a $50 Roku has so much more, now the Sony is in a spare bedroom...
Bought one recently only for easier connectivity with a new TV and it's WIFI ability to stream Netflix, otherwise I could care less for the format.
Sony's top model BDP-S6500, tiny plastic piece of crap that needs something on top to keep the cables from pulling it off the shelf it weighs so little, but it serves the purpose I bought it for. I have a Sony DVP-NS900V also connected for actually watching movies and listening to music on that system.
Using an ONKYO BD-SP807
What Sony is that? I have yet to see one that does DVD-A. Main reason I only have one Sony DVD player (in 3rd bedroom for CD/SACD playback) and have given away most of the cheap older Sony BDPs I've picked up in thrifts. My "good" BDP is an Oppo 103 for media and a Roku stick for streaming.
DVP-NC875V. But my mistake, it does not do DVD-A. I'll edit my other post.
Didn't mean to come across as if I was busting on you, I just know that Sony was really invested in SACD and as such wanted DVD-A to fail. Both my Samsung players and my Oppos do do both, although I don't have any media to play. I also have a Toshiba HD-DVD player stashed in the top of a closet, and I have a 4 channel R2R, both functional but with no media to play. Because, well, it's cheaper than a heroin habit I guess.
It's cool. Glad to have a chance to set things straight.
I've got a Denon DVD-1940CI that's supposed to do DVD-A but I've never tried it. ...don't have any and most likely never will.
I watch bluray with a PS3 or on a computer drive. I may eventually spring for an OPPO ultra HD player and also move from a 55 inch to 65 in display. Also would require a new receiver. Really no rush as I view little TV or movies in the home any more.
Had one. Broke down. Went into buy another one and as I was looking at the models, I realized...I really don't use them often enough to warrant having another metal box with wires in my house. That was 3 years ago, haven't really missed owning one.
3rd one is by selection, but I usually download blu ray video from the internet.
Not all of our TV's are smart TV's some of these newer. cheaper, and smaller players make an economical way to add apps to dumb TV and get a blu-ray player to boot
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