But if it is bad through analogue then I presume it is safe to presume it is going to be bad through HDMI? And vice versa. So surely talking about the sound in general is enough.
I guess it does. If WHF came out and said Blu-ray players all sound the same over HDMI I would know this not to be the case, and so would a lot of others. I guess you think they do though?
I never said that, I said when I change my Blu-ray player to another one when bit streaming it over HDMI I can hear differences in sound. Can you? I never said they all sound fine, some sound rubbish! Like this Oppo I guess.
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Hi, not sure if this thread is one I should be asking a question in, but I'm going to anyway seeing as there seem to be a few of you who know a bit about bluray players.
Anyway, I bought a panny bt500 to replace my old bd80, and it is a noticable improvement. Which led me to think should I consider spending a bit more (I guess up to £1500) to improve things another notch.
Is this a realistic proposition, or is this a law of diminishing returns thing, where I spend a lot for miniscule imrovements?
Any players you would recommend? I don't have to spend that much, I just have a feeling the picture I am experiencing with the bt500 would take a fair bit of an upgrade to improve upon (I may have also answered my own question)
Many thanks in advance..
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If WHF came out and said Blu-ray players all sound the same over HDMI I would know this not to be the case, and so would a lot of others.
You would still trust the WHF review, won't you?
That is fair and good points. If it was local I would demo but can't, no one has got it.
Indeed, in that respect they don't do themselves any favours.
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They do recommend to demo as well, just that this is not always possible. WHF can only review what they see and hear though. They can't go by what people say on here or elsewhere.
By 'they' I meant Oppo. If you want to get known, well there's no real substitute for being on dealers' shelves.
Got you. They seem to be getting a bit more popular. Frankharvey have just started selling them, don't think Sevenoaks still does, that would be the one to take it to the masses or Richer Sounds.
Oppo don't apear to be at the Bristol Show either. (Or at least they are not on the list yet)
WhatHi-Fi has some good reviews, but they generally favor UK companies first. What-hi-fi's first goal is to increase sales to UK audio companies. Their second goal is to deliver non-biased, dependable tech reviews. Typcially when you find a review that doesn't quite add up, it's from a ompany outside the UK.
In this specific case, WhatHi-Fi is helping out Cambridge Audio. Welcome to reality. Hope this makes sense.
In no shape or form is that even remotely true. If whathifi was operating in that fashion Pioneer would not be voted best AV receiver for 3 years running. Also you do a massive discredit to British companies by suggesting that Monitor Audio, B&W, Denon and Arcam etc need a helping hand. They can hold their own and are have rightfully earned their reputation.
Are you a Bose fan?
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What's the rest of your system like? What sort of improvement are you looking at: blu ray picture quality or DVD upscaling? What about audio quality? Law of diminishing returns applies to blu ray players as well.
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The BDT500 is an outstanding player for bluray and almost on par with the high end players for picture. But as BB asked, please outline your setup
I'd advise strongly against spending £1,500 on a Blu-ray player, unless you've got money to throw around. On a performance-per-pound basis, £1,500 would be much better spent on any number of other system components, especially on the audio front. It could also buy you an excellent TV for a second room.
In my view, a $1,500 Blu-ray player would be overkill in any system, even if you have a dedicated cinema room.
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Is there a £1500 blu ray player?
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