This news should cause some squabble. Sorry, forgot the link.http://www.engadget.com/2007/05/15/panasonic-launches-600-dmp-bd10a-blu-ray-player-bundles-five-f/
I have the Panasonic. It is a rock solid machine and yes it does DVD-A. According to Dolby WHite Papers, any player that does DOlbyTrueHD decoding should be able to do DVD-A as they are built on the same architecture.
CC, this player does support BD-J which is the BD equivelant of iHD. The BD player does not need ethernet to support BD-J. It needs ethernet to support BD-Live which is the online side of BD during movie playback.
So now the question is, do i get this player or the ps3? Any suggestions?
Well I also found on bb.com that the new sammy comes with your choice of 4 free bd. Which might even be better than the Panasonics 5, considering you can choose what movies you get.
Talking about the HDMI thing, this is my new receiver http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/v3/pg/product/details/0,,2076_310069789_310985777,00.html
so i dont think id have a problem with the HDMI. But my question is does the ps3 do TruHD? Im going to have a 7.1 system in a couple months so I want to make sure im getting that audio from whatever player i choose.
Also, will the panasonic or the sammy have updates. I know that the ps3 can get updates but not if the others can get it. And Finally, if i do get a ps3, and blu-ray does fail (which i doubt it will) i can still use the ps3 to play video games.
I just dont know to many choises!!
I just read that the PS3 does the decoding inside the machine for TrueHD, and then passes it through the HDMI 1.3, now if my receiver doesnt have HDMI 1.3 will there be a problem being able to listen to it?
Sweet, thanks for the help teach, btw, do u have a bluray player, if so what kind, and would u recomend it?