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Discussion in 'Blu-Ray Hardware' started by Drew2k, Apr 15, 2012.
Does that E6500 have the same hideous remote as the C and D series BD players have?
I got the DMP-BDT320 and like it a lot
You ever get a new BD player?
Not yet. Still searching, but not actively. I've moved it to my back burner...
I think the PS3 might fit the bill here. I will check tomorrow afternoon to see about the instant replay feature but IIRC it does.
I want another one, but the new Sammys are getting terrible reviews. And the prices are still high. I might give an LG a try, I've given up on Sony and Panasonic, they just don't/can't upscale streaming content as well as the Sammys do and I watch a lot of streaming content.
One of the new Samsung "e" model BR players also features an internet web browser. There are times when it would be great to surf to and pop-up a website on the big screen...
The Samsung BR players, though, seem to be universally bad. Anyone know of others with this feature?
That Sammy with the web browser got bad reviews, but they did say that buying a wireless keyboard and mouse would help quite a bit.
If you watch a lot of streaming content, why not get the latest generation high def Roku?
I'm really impressed with the Roku 2 XS... especially the PQ.
For a few bucks more, you get a BD player that upscales standard DVDs to 1080/60p. Can't do that with a Roku and all the streaming I watch is upscaled to 1080/60p. I only stream from NetFlix and they only put out 720p on most of their streaming content. I just found a Roku the other day, thought I had sold them all. Do the new Rokus upscale NF's 720p? My older Rokus did put out a more than decent picture at 720p, but the Sammy BD players blow them away.
Do they upscale the NF content as the Sammy BD players do?
Yeah the new ones are 1080p. They also do 5.1 NF.
Do they actually upscale to 1080/60p? From 720p, I mean.
As far as having an upscale chip? I don't know, but it's output at 1080p.
What are you using as a source of streaming content?
Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, mlb.tv
I know I can get 1080p on my old Roku if it's actually streamed in 1080p, but NF doesn't do that with anything but PS3s as far as I know. Or the makers of the devices don't allow it. Maybe the new Sammys do, I dunno. Only content marked HD on NF will put out 5.1 on the PS3s. Last time I checked. I'm paying over $40 a month for NF, so I don't use the other streaming providers.
Maybe I'll order one of the new ones and give it a test. I can get 1080/60p on the Sammys on any NF streaming content, but I can't get 5.1 sound.
I am very happy with my Samsung 3D player. I have had no problems and really like the available apps in Smart Hub.
While I continue to rave about the Sammy's ability to upscale DVDs and streaming content (mostly streaming content), I gotta say there is a lot to dislike about them. The remote is terribly designed and should be back-lit, using it at night in a dark room is damn near impossible.
For quite a while, the counters would stop on the faces of the sets and just sit on the same number until the program was done. Happened when playing anything. Had a hard time locking onto NetFlix streaming, but that was because of a problem with my Internet provider. Oddly, I used a Panny at the same time and had no problems with the NF streaming.
Sometimes I have to load a DVD two or three times to get it to play, that's really annoying since my Sony BD player plays them on the first try.
But, with me, it's all about the PQ and I can't find a reasonably priced BD player that pumps out a better picture than the Sammys.
I did have the same problem Stuart had for a while and had to pull the plug several times, but updates seem to have fixed that.