Fri 26 Dec, 2008 06:45 am
Up until now, we had been avoiding purchasing a blu-ray player. We had been using an Oppo DVD player to upconvert our regular DVDs. When we added a new subwoofer, we noticed that the Oppo seemed rather thin in the audio department.
We reinstalled an old Pioneer DVD player, which does not upconvert. At the time we had bought it, it was rather expensive. Although the picture on a regular DVD is softer than on the Oppo, the sound is unbelievable.
Now here is our problem. We have looked around for blu-ray players, and most of them tout the video section of the player, without saying much about the audio.
Do any of you know of a blu-ray player that has a top quality audio, as well as video section?
Playstation 3. I own one. I love watching BLU-Ray on it. If I'm correct, there is only one BLU ray player on the market that is cheaper than the PS3. Isn't that weird? I guess sony did that to pump up PS3 sales.
PS3 has of course HDMI and optical audio output. You can hook it up to the internet and do some cool stuff too.
I love it.
...not to forget you can play games on it too...
even if that's not your kind of thing, it can make you very popular with any children in your family I imagine...
If it's just the sound - can't you regulate that with your amplifier/receiver?
What are you using for the audio outputs from the DVD players?
What are you using for a sound system and what inputs?
Are you using the same outputs and inputs when you switched DVD players?
Do the 2 systems sound that different when you play a regular music CD in them?
The key is to eliminate other possible reasons. If you are using the same inputs to the amp for both then it is the way the player uses those outputs.
Try a different connection to the amp and see if that changes the sound. The Oppo may have terrific digital sound outputs while they skimped on the analog conversion. If your amp has digital inputs, try them instead of the analog ones or vice versa.
Diest TKO- My computer is nowhere near the TV where I want to put the blu-ray. There are no kids involved, so that is not an issue.
I don't understand the relevance of the proximity of your computer to your TV and buying a BLU-Ray player.
I kind of get the impression you don't understand how a PS3 is configured with a home entertainment system. It hooks up on it's own, it does not require a computer.
If your goal is good audio/video and cost, don't rule out the PS3, even if you'd never play a single game on it.