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View Poll Results: Which Blu-ray Player(s) Do You Use?
Sony (including the S3XX, S5XX, etc)
36
23.08%
PS3
82
52.56%
Panasonic (including 3X, 5X, etc)
31
19.87%
Samsung (including 1X00, 2X00, etc.)
15
9.62%
LG
5
3.21%
Pioneer
3
1.92%
Denon/Onkyo/Yamaha/Marantz
1
0.64%
Blu-ray PC Drive
9
5.77%
Off-Brand (Memorex, Insignia, etc)
3
1.92%
Other (Please state)
4
2.56%
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What Blu-ray Player(s) Do You Use?

Old 02-26-09, 02:43 PM
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What Blu-ray Player(s) Do You Use?

I just wanted a snapshot of what people on the forum are using. I tried including most of the mainstream players in the poll. If you chose "other" please state which one.

If you have anything to add, positive or negative, please do.

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Old 02-27-09, 12:27 PM
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50 views and 8 votes. Seems to mimic the American voting system well.
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If I felt it was worth the money (or I just had some to blow) I'd buy another panasonic with the Ethernet connection. I'll live for the forseeable future I think wthout it.
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PS3 for me. I got it for the kids.
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PS3 still. I'll be replacing it in the theater room with either a new Pioneer or Panny though, whenever they come out.
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HTPC exclusively. It only cost about $100 to add a Blu-ray/HD DVD drive to it.

I might get a standalone for the bedroom once they come down enough in price.
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Panny bd-50 looking to upgrade to another panny with better upscaling capabilities.
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Panasonic DMP-BD35. Reasonable price and it had a mail-in rebate for 2 movies, one of which I was planning to buy anyway.
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Sony BDP-S550.
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SONY s350. I started with an s300 last year. Then when I got the BoB box I learned my 1.0 profile player wouldn't play the PiP feature. So I sold my s300 on eBay and bought an s350 from someone who had it new in the box. I think by the time I paid all the fees it was just <$100 for the upgrade. Just the faster load time was well worth it. The s350 supports the HD audio where the s300 downconverted everything to DD or DTS.
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PS3, HTPC $100 to add a Blu-ray/HD DVD
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Re: What Blu-ray Player(s) Do You Use?

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SONY s350. I started with an s300 last year. Then when I got the BoB box I learned my 1.0 profile player wouldn't play the PiP feature. So I sold my s300 on eBay and bought an s350 from someone who had it new in the box. I think by the time I paid all the fees it was just <$100 for the upgrade. Just the faster load time was well worth it. The s350 supports the HD audio where the s300 downconverted everything to DD or DTS.
Actually the S300 and S350 support the same audio (TrueHD/PCM). DTS MA can only be internally decoded on the S550. I do think you can bitstream DTS MA on the S350 though.
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Old 02-28-09, 04:20 PM
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Sony S300!!

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LG BH200 and Panasonic BD35
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Actually the S300 and S350 support the same audio (TrueHD/PCM). DTS MA can only be internally decoded on the S550. I do think you can bitstream DTS MA on the S350 though.
That's what I thought. All I ever got from my s300 was DTS and DD. I called SONY to see if I had to change my settings and he told me it downconverts to DD and DTS. I know my Pioneer receiver was capable. It wasn't worth exploring further because I was already deciding to upgrade the machine. I'll let the next owner figure it out.
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Started off with a Panny BD-30. Sold that and picked up a LG BH200. Never took it out of the box and it sat in the closet for a few months until I sold it. I then picked up a Panny BD-55 from Amazon.com for about $298 plus 4 blu-ray movies.

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I'll eventually grab another player but there is no rush. We have a 26" TV in the bedroom hooked up to one of my HD DVD players. This way I can play all the HD's, SD's and DVD-r's. We don't use it that much it's just a spare but as time goes on I'm getting all new movies on Blu-ray plus replacing a lot of the better older ones to Blu. Eventually I know I'm going to hear complaints about the player upstairs. IF there is a primo deal on a top-o-the-line SONY or Panasonic I'll grab that for the Familyroom and move the s350 upstairs. Five or six more TV's and players and I can start catching up to my buddy Gizmo.
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Pioneer BDP-51FD
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Samsung 1500. It's been solid for me. I plan on getting a ROM drive for my PC soon.
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Denon 2900, Oppo 971, Panasonic dvd recorder in my theater

Sony 550 (sd) on my plasma in the family room.

No blu ray player yet, I did not pay attention to the title in this forum.

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Old 03-02-09, 09:46 AM
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LG BH200

Would have bought A PS3 if I where A gamer or still played games at home.

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Old 03-02-09, 10:27 AM
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Sony's BDP-S550 is what I use. No complaints here
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PS3 for me. I got it for the kids.
Me too!!!
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Panasonic BD-55 here. Love the player so far.
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PS3. Blu-ray and so much more...
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