You're trying our patience, festa - but the answer is no.
This player is receiving great feedback across a number of forums from actual owners and this includes people who own the Denon 3800 and Pioneer 91. It's at that level and I can't wait for the high end supertest. Come on Arcam and Cyrus et al, get a move on and bring out some competition!! This Sony looks like the real deal and you can get in for £900 in the UK at the moment, which should make it a no-brainer.
Now what do i have to do to get one for free? lol
hmmmmmm, are sony paying ya??????
just bought the complete set,strda5400es+bdps5000es+scxa5400es and have to connect this week. i'll let you know what's my opinion. i own the 9000es series now for 8 years, and hope this is a good upgrade.
too Ivo D.
you do have a high-end lcd screen.
i think you should go for the s5000es, read the info about super bit mapping. there is something about adjusting pixels for the right screen in bits.
8,10 or 14 bit screen....
i'm justing testing right now, can't tell you the difference between s5000/s550.
I forgot to tell that I use a Sony KDL-40X3500 television in combination with the DA3400ES receiver, the SA-FT7ED speaker system and the PS3.
So, why the S5000ES instead of the S550?
I own the Sony DA3400ES receiver in combination with Sony SA-FT7ED speaker system and look to blu rays with the Playstation 3.
Could anyone tell me why I should buy the BDPS5000ES instead of the BDP-S550? I fail to see the difference between the 2 players, except for the price, the dimensions and the weight.
Is there a noticable difference on the sound and image level between the 2 players?
The best ever blu-ray player in the world
the sonyis a wonderful and i'm happy that
i did not go for the pioneer LX91 because it
can not beat the sony BDP - S5000ES
festa asked "hmmmmm, are sony paying ya?????". Should that have been more like a potential Sony 5400ES vs Pioneer LX-81 question? The answer here is, as Andrew Everard wrote, "no". This machine produces stunning picture and audio quality for Blu-Ray and DVD. It is far cheaper than the LX-91, a bit of a bargain really. Just two caveats:
(1) The same remote as the BDP S 550? A little cheap of Sony!
(2) If you are using it with a beamer you may have a problem with the screen blanking out for a couple of seconds once per movie. This can be fixed with firmware v.19 BUT the blank-outs still happen for me before the movie on discs with lots of trailers, copyright warnings and other junk. It seems that when the machine has to switch from 1080/24p to, say, 1080/60p (because menus, trailers, studio logos etc are usually not in 1080/24p) the machine kills the output from the HDMI port for a moment and you get a blank blue screen. This apparently is to make sure the machine doesn't miss the frequency change and end up giving you a blank screen continuously. At worst you sometimes miss the opening moment of a trailer - happened to me with the "Che" trailer on "The Wrestler". It's not the end of the world, but it is worth knowing in advance. Quite a lot of people on other forums have had this problem, it seems not to be a question of a few faulty units. You either accept it as a minor quirk on a superb value high-end player, or send it back and pay a fortune for the LX-91!
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