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Sony unveils BDP-A6000 Blu-ray Disc Player

Does anyone actually know of this un-veiling ?

This is suppose to be their new flagship model and yet I have not seen it advertised or reviewed anywhere ?

Richer Sounds already stocks it (I have seen it in Maidstone) and yet no one seems to know anything about it ? Very strange.

WHF - any review imminent ? Is it the 790 replacement ?

Why would Sony not want to shout about it ? Must say after picking one up in RS - it is still very plasticky for a premium disc spinner.

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RE: Sony unveils BDP-A6000 Blu-ray Disc Player

Finally! I refused to believe that the S790 will remain Sony's flagship for too long, which doesn't even support Sony's Triluminos technology.

Yes, it is 790's replacement, according to this French news (translated):

http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.hdfever.fr/2013/08/29/sony-bdp-a6000/&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dsony%2Bbdp-a6000%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dsafari%26hl%3Den-gb

Good spot! Smile

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RE: Sony unveils BDP-A6000 Blu-ray Disc Player

Is it just me, or does the £349 price tag seem steep?

More expensive BDP purchases are typically justified through extensive connectivity, audio-video format compatibility, and superior build quality.

This looks like a relatively flimsy player with only two HDMI outputs to distinguish it from budget machines. It'll probably do 4k upscaling and, as you say, supports Sony's "triluminous" technology, for what that's worth, but for the price I feel there are more appealing options. 

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RE: Sony unveils BDP-A6000 Blu-ray Disc Player

Well, compared to similarly priced competitors, Sony gets discounted very soon. It'll fall to less than £200 by Christmas.

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RE: Sony unveils BDP-A6000 Blu-ray Disc Player

Also, this player will be positioned to complement Sony 4K TVs. Will 4K TV owners really be bothered about price? The early birds will pay full price. Smile

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RE: Sony unveils BDP-A6000 Blu-ray Disc Player

I don't understand what a Triluminous bluray is?  Triluminous is a backlight technology and provided a wide colour gamut.  The only source available with a wider colour is sony's Mastered in 4k bluray disks with the extended colour gamut, but any player that supports xvYCC and you will be all set for triluminous anyway?  I think it's just a branding excercise unless anyone can explain a diference?

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RE: Sony unveils BDP-A6000 Blu-ray Disc Player

Paul. wrote:

I don't understand what a Triluminous bluray is?  Triluminous is a backlight technology and provided a wide colour gamut.  The only source available with a wider colour is sony's Mastered in 4k bluray disks with the extended colour gamut, but any player that supports xvYCC and you will be all set for triluminous anyway?  I think it's just a branding excercise unless anyone can explain a diference?

Having read around a bit I'm no wiser as to how a BDP could be "triluminous ready," Are we talking about manufacturer specific colour spacing? As you say, this would need to match the source in some way, or would involve a form of processing contrary to most videophiles' aesthetic principles.

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RE: Sony unveils BDP-A6000 Blu-ray Disc Player

From what I understand, Triluminos is a wider colour gamut, enabling more accurate rendition of colours.

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RE: Sony unveils BDP-A6000 Blu-ray Disc Player

bigboss wrote:
From what I understand, Triluminos is a wider colour gamut, enabling more accurate rendition of colours.

But if this wider colour doesn't marry with the content/source, what's the advantage? In this regard the idea of "more accurate" colour rendition makes no sense.

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RE: Sony unveils BDP-A6000 Blu-ray Disc Player

How do we know that the source doesn't have the wider colour gamut?

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RE: Sony unveils BDP-A6000 Blu-ray Disc Player

BD content and HD broadcasting use 4:2:0 chroma subsampling, which is already narrower than BDPs, 1080p TVs, and HDMI cables are capable of transporting/decoding/displaying. Data compression requirements mean this is the current limit of the technology, rendering a wider colour gamut superfluous. 

Perhaps the wider colour gamut has some utility when it comes to 4k compression and decoding, but such a gamut would present no obvious advantage in a BDP.

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RE: Sony unveils BDP-A6000 Blu-ray Disc Player

Ok, so how many of the wider public know this, especially current 4K TV buyers? Smile

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RE: Sony unveils BDP-A6000 Blu-ray Disc Player

Very few, I'd imagine, which is probably why Sony is able to push the tech.

I'm happy to be corrected on any of the above by those with more extensive knowledge of chroma subsampling, compression, and decoding processes 

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RE: Sony unveils BDP-A6000 Blu-ray Disc Player

This is an interesting read:

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/509801/quantum-dots-get-commercial-debut-in-more-colorful-sony-tvs/

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RE: Sony unveils BDP-A6000 Blu-ray Disc Player

To add to the above, if what I say is accurate (it is to the best of my knowledge), triluminous technology in a BDP would involve greater manipulation of colour spacing, which would be contrary to a videophile ideal of minimal processing.

Perhaps Sony has implemented an algorithm in BD mastering/compression (maybe on their "mastered in 4k" releases) that accommodates this colour spacing variation? Maybe the WHF team could contact Sony requesting more detailed explication of what triluminous technology does and how it works.

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RE: Sony unveils BDP-A6000 Blu-ray Disc Player

Check the link above strapped. That's the technology Sony has named "Triluminos".

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