cheers.ah ive already been bitten with an all in one Philips HTS5563/12which had got decent reviews also.terrible sound, got rid of it very shortly after.i think ill be happy with the yamaha receiver and yamaha sub and me old speakers. they are alot louder than satellite ones.much bigger and dynamic
haha i aint payin that im afraid, can you please explain how that price is worth it? it outputs 1080p/24 just like most cheaper ones. what exactly is the difference?thanks.as ive stated im quite happy with a barebones player with zero extras/features/gimmicks
For 1080p/24 blu ray pictures, I did not notice any difference between blu ray players at different price points. Just go for a basic player from Panasonic or Sony.
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thanks,decisions decisions!dont know which opnions to go with. as i said, im not an audiophile, anythin that is signifciantly better than an all in one home cinema kit(not settin bar high,i know) and isnt too expensive. i know silly money could be spent on these things if i had it
Try to demo your options before making a purchase.
blu ray players are not the same.
In what way?
sound thanks. im not in a position really to demo most of the items here in ireland.only one real specialist store in dublin which doesnt stock most entry level stuff
yeah your dead right from what ive read online from numerous sources. tests have been conducted from entry level right up to high end models and difference in picture is minute,sometimes slighlty worse on the high end models in the opnion of tester. there will be slight differences between manufacturers naturally enough. the high end models are just charging for extra features(dnr etc)to adjust picture. im happy enough to go with the way the blu ray was intended to look by the people who mastered it.
picture and audio.
1) DVD upscaling, yes there can be a difference. But the newer budget players are much better at it, as shown in recent shoot outs at What Hi Fi. Blu ray playback, no. I haven't found a dirfference between PS3, my Panasonic BD60 and Denon 2500BT.
2) Audio over analogue using better DACs of superior players can make a significant difference, but the OP's system will not be revealing enough to bring out the difference. Over HDMI, you'll struggle to notice any difference.
I'm sorry but I disagree. BD60 , which I owned once, was actually a great palyer at the time, however, now new players offer much more. I was round my friend's couple of weeks ago and he runs a Meridian projector and surround system which he was running from his PS3. Then we changed to Sony BDP-S790 and it was a huge improvement in picture and sound. Even he admitted that it was the best £200 he ever spent.
1) My experience is different with even the newer players. I've demoed Oppo 103 & did nit notice any improvement in blu ray playback.
2) Your friend has a Meridian system which can bring out the sound improvement. Besides, the S790 forms only a small proportion of the AV budget. The OP's case is different.
hey you seem a knowledgeable man when it comes to this field. what speakers would you recommend to go with a yamaha rx-v373?my budget would be on the lower end/entry level of the scale.thanks in advance
The 2 speaker packages I heard & was impressed with are:
I would recommend this AV receiver, if you can fit in your budget:
I agree with BB, the RX-V473 would be worth the extra £40. I demo'd one some weeks ago, very impressed with it.
Sony KDL-32EX703, RX-A2020, RX6, A40 Centre, Sony BDP-S790, Sky+HD, QED Silver Anniversary XT, Audioquest Pearl HDMI, Braun Oral B
that much of a jump in audio quality?all im interested in really.dont care about any extra functions/features.jus need it for blu ray surround sound.thx
An AV receiver is the heart of any home cinema system, and you should hear a step up in audio quality with the 473. Why don't you demo both & decide if the improvement is worth £40?
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