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Need suggestions for a scaled down Bluray player

 
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Murillo



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PostLink    Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:03 pm    Post subject: Need suggestions for a scaled down Bluray player Reply with quote


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Iīm looking for a Blurayplayer that will give me maximum image and audio quality but without various streaming apps etc. I read a lot of reviews but they all focus a lot on other things than just image and audio. I was thinking about Pioneer LX-58 but if I can get the same image and audio quality (for a lesser price) with another player but without all the features that the Pioneer has I would chose that other player. Compatibility with different audio and videofiles is also important.

I would connect the bluray player to a Lumagen Radiance and then to a Barco 1209. I've used sony s7200 for a while which was decent but it doesenīt support DD plus.

So I would appreciate any suggestions for an upgrade.

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kal
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PostLink    Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since you're feeding a Radiance with HDMI, you'll be using your Blu-ray player as a digital transport only, so image quality will be the same with any player as bits are bits.

If you *incorrectly* set something like Black / White level in the player or muck around with any built-in image 'enhancement' options then all bets are off however. Keep all the features 'off', set your black and White level correctly (0-255 or 16-235) such that it matches the rest of your signal chain and it won't matter what player you use.

Kal

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Murillo



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PostLink    Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your quick reply. But how about audio? Does the same rulues apply there or is there more to think about? I donīt have any hdmi om my amplifier so I can only use either spdif coaxial or optical spdif.

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PostLink    Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both spdif coaxial or optical spdif are digital too so the same logic applies (IMHO) that bits are bits if you're just using the player as a transport and not doing 5.1, 7.1, or higher processing in the Blu-ray player (but instead using a receiver or pre-pro).

I know there are some people that don't believe that bits are bits, but well, they can chime in too. Wink

Now all this said, I wouldn't go buying the cheapest player you can find as there's some real junk out there for $40 that probably takes 5 minutes to load a disc and has general poor build quality.

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PostLink    Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, thanks.
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