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Anybody own a Panasonic DMPBD30K yet?

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Old 11-08-2007, 01:23 PM   #1  
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I'm looking for info before I buy.
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:43 PM   #2  
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I would wait a few days to get some reviews since it isn't out yet to my knowledge.
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Old 11-08-2007, 02:11 PM   #3  
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I'm not in a hurry to buy. Most likely I'll wait until after X-mas. CC shows them in stock as of yesterday.

I have a Sony VPL-V100 SXRD 1080 HT and a ten foot screen along with a Lexicon pre-pro, Krell power, and Martin Logan speakers.
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CNET has the review for that player. Other than something about high end sound not being playable, they gave good review. Go and check it out.
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Old 11-09-2007, 01:09 AM   #5  
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Default InternaL Lossless Decoding.

Do any Blu-Ray players internally decode Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution, or DTS-HD Master Audio? Are any on the horizon?
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The first Panasonic got a firmware update to decode DD+, DtHD, & DTS-HD (not lossless Master Audio). I believe the 1st Pioneer & 1st Sony S1 got an update for DD+/DtHD.

None of the Samsungs do any HD audio AFAIK.
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That pretty much is a deal breaker for me.
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That pretty much is a deal breaker for me.
If you want to hear DTS-HD Master Audio, you can always buy the Samsung BDP1400 Blu-ray player (which will output DTS-HD MA via bitstream) and the Onkyo TX-SR605 receiver (which will decode it).
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If you want to hear DTS-HD Master Audio, you can always buy the Samsung BDP1400 Blu-ray player (which will output DTS-HD MA via bitstream) and the Onkyo TX-SR605 receiver (which will decode it).
Thanks for the reply.

I have $25K in my theater install. If a sub $500 Onkyo is the best way to get the most out of Blu-Ray audio, I'll wait for a better player. I don't understand why the player manufactures step up with a better solution than upgrading your pre/pro to go lossless.

Unfortunately technology on the cutting edge makes you bleed.

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If you want to hear DTS-HD Master Audio, you can always buy the Samsung BDP1400 Blu-ray player (which will output DTS-HD MA via bitstream) and the Onkyo TX-SR605 receiver (which will decode it).

GLOW, do you know if the 805 does this as well?
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Yes, the 805 also does this.

I am not GLOW, but I figured you wanted the answer ASAP.
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Thanks for the info... Don't really care who answers it as long as its right!!! Thanks again...
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I just recommended the low end receiver because as they say in the HD DVD forum, price is what matters.
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I just recommended the low end receiver because as they say in the HD DVD forum, price is what matters.
Not all that matters, but why pay more for less which is what you get with BD compared to HD DVD.
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Not all that matters, but why pay more for less which is what you get with BD compared to HD DVD.

What HD-DVD player would you buy that offers more if you are in that camp. I'm neutral because I haven't bought either. I have approximety 2000 SD-DVDs and I decided not to rush on switching over until there was a clear best upgrade path to take. I'm sick of waiting since some films I want are now out on the HD/Blu formats.

The answer isn't sorting itself out clearly, or quickly for me. I should probably buy both. I feel the Blu-Ray software currently has an edge on the selection of films I would buy right now. IMHO

I hoped for a more painless way to get the most audio wise upgrade with my "future proof" high end pre/pro that won't do the lossless formats without a swap. It comes down to if the pre/pro doesn't have the necessary hardware, (chipset) no software upgrade to it wil help.

Looks like someone will get a bargain on my Lexicon.

Thanx for the input.

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