Have this player with Samsung UE46ES8000 tv. All good, I have set upscaling from 'Auto' to 1080p, as per review. I have changed to 24fps, then am instructed to also change this setting in 'OPTION', but when I try, with any disc, it simply says option not available. Anyhow, great picture, but can't figure out how to activate the 24fps option at all.
Also, reviews on line scream about audio capacitors being great etc, though how are these used when connected to AMP via HDMI? Should I be downgrading audio output from HDMI to component?
Just got mine Panasonic 500 Blu-Ray today and I must say, that my 4 years old Sony W4500 TV got a hole new life with good discs like Avatar. It looks amazing, rich and detailed, also smooth picture movement, but ofcause it´s with Super resolution, Chroma process and detail clarity turned on the player. Other movies in lesser quality doesn´t shine as much, but this machine is clearly a nice upgrade for me, along with the Audioquest Pearl HDMI cable. I´m glad I spend the extra money on this higher model.
Any idea if it can stream iTunes or AAC files from a MAC, this is becoming increasingly popular with MAC sales in the stratosphere...
That's in the 'a-bit-above-5%-of-the-total-market' stratosphere, is it?
But yes, it can, provided the Mac in question is running something like Elgato EyeConnect
This may seem to be an unfair comparison, but I very much would like your opinion. I am considering this Panasonic dmp-bdt500, and the Oppo BDP-93. around $100 difference in cost, but the Oppo is a bit older.
Does the Panasonic compare favorably (video and audio) with the Oppo?
Thank you in advance for responding!
The Panasonic is better overall, we gave the Oppo BDP-93 four stars in June 2011.
Chand, just a quick FYI that if you're comparing the Denon 2012 at a buying price of £375 you should be aware that this Panasonic 500 can be bought for £245 by going to Richer sounds and asking them to beat Electronic Empire's price of £249 (or just buying from EE - I had already bought mine so go a refund on the price I paid)
Of course, if it's absolute quality you're interested in not value for money please ignore the above.
How would this compare in picture and sound quality with the Denon 2012-the price of this has reduced to £375 on one website.
Also what about CD playback comparing the two
To the WHF test team:
Under Picture Quality you state 'Just make sure you've set the frame rate and upscaling to the correct values in the setting's menu to get the best results'. Can you please provide what these 'correct values' should be?
Hi Paul - ideally, the frame rate should be set to 24 fps, and upscaling set to 1080p.
Kashfia, Okay, many thanks! Paul.
Do you have the correct picture of the remote as the instruction book shows a different model
Oops, good spot – now corrected. Apologies.
Does it have twin HDMI outputs? thanks
Does it have multi channel outputs at the back for older amps?
Yes, it has a choice of 5.1- or 7.1-channel analogue outputs
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