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Amazon - Sony BDPS350 Blu-ray Disc Player 1080p Full HD £163.47
Amazon - Sony BDPS350 Blu-ray Disc Player 1080p Full HD £163.47

Amazon - Sony BDPS350 Blu-ray Disc Player 1080p Full HD £163.47

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Technical Details

* BD-ROM/R/RE, DVD-+Video/R/RW, CD Playback, AVCHD Playback
* 7.1 Channel HD audio bitstream out via HDMI (Ver1.3)
* BD-Live ready:BRAVIA Sync
* XrossMediaBar
* 1080p TV via HDMI
* 24p True Cinema
* Bonus View
* X.v.Color

19 Comments

Original Poster Banned

Blender;4771419

Sorry matey £149.95 from Richer … Sorry matey £149.95 from Richer Soundshttp://www.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=SONY-BDPS350



Only any good if you've got a Richer Sounds nearby and instock. You may also end up with an ex-display model. Amazon price is the best online deal. Sorry matey

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G0OSE;4771695

£157.95 delivered free … £157.95 delivered free herehttp://www.multizoneav.com/Product/SONY/DVD/BDPS350/GoogleBase/



You got me, fair play to ya. :thumbsup:

Fair to mention aswell this Blu ray player isnt tha great. One of the first releases and cant decode HD Audio.

Bee-Otch;4771609

You may also end up with an ex-display model.



What nonsense.

Pokey;4773318

What nonsense.



not really - pretty sure it says something about it on the product page on richer sounds

Blender;4773045

Fair to mention aswell this Blu ray player isnt tha great. One of the … Fair to mention aswell this Blu ray player isnt tha great. One of the first releases and cant decode HD Audio.


It's an excellent player. Upscales well, sound is punchy. I can't fault it.
Yes you need an external decoder for HD sound formats but I can't understand someone buying blu ray and sending it decoded via the analogue outs (optical and co-axial don't have enough bandwidth for HD audio) where the Bass is lost. Get a decent TrueHD/DTS HD MA amplifier and connect the sound in via HDMI.

Ok, that last message is a foreign language to me. I am looking at buying a bluray player so is this HD decoding audio thing important? What difference does it make?

Think of the difference between DVD and VHS for video, and then apply this for sound (if you've got the right system)

normal;4774964

Think of the difference between DVD and VHS for video, and then apply … Think of the difference between DVD and VHS for video, and then apply this for sound (if you've got the right system)



This is completely untrue; there is negligible difference in sound quality between HDMI, Coaxial and Optical. All transmit the data in digital format.

The most noticeable difference in sound quality comes from your choice of speakers although the amplification is also significant.

Ferengi;4774059

It's an excellent player. Upscales well, sound is punchy. I can't fault … It's an excellent player. Upscales well, sound is punchy. I can't fault it.Yes you need an external decoder for HD sound formats but I can't understand someone buying blu ray and sending it decoded via the analogue outs (optical and co-axial don't have enough bandwidth for HD audio) where the Bass is lost. Get a decent TrueHD/DTS HD MA amplifier and connect the sound in via HDMI.



Bass is lost when sending audio via optical or coaxial?

No it isn't.

andythebrave;4775431

Bass is lost when sending audio via optical or coaxial?No it isn't.



NO. Bass is lost (significantly reduced) when decoding internally on a DVD player with multiple outs and sending via Analogue to an old DD5.1/DTS style amp.

andythebrave;4775428

This is completely untrue; there is negligible difference in sound quality … This is completely untrue; there is negligible difference in sound quality between HDMI, Coaxial and Optical. All transmit the data in digital format.The most noticeable difference in sound quality comes from your choice of speakers although the amplification is also significant.


Yes they are all digital. But that is where the comparison ends. Traditional optical and Co-axial digital formats do not have the correct bandwidth for transmitting the new HD audio formats.
You need HDMI to fully appreciate True HD / DTS Master Audio.

v2drinkers;4776061

Guess what this player does not decode to 5.1! it outputs to an amp with … Guess what this player does not decode to 5.1! it outputs to an amp with a 7.1 output (as stored on the Bluray discs) So there is no loss on music here



There are issues with bass management on internally decoded HD audio. Some players handle it properly, some amps can handle it properly when the palyer can't but ideally bitstreaming to a HD amp from this player is the best option. Otherwise you can only decode TrueHD and PCM. you can't decode DTS HD. I think he is getting confused with analogue 5.1 outs, which this player doesn't have. I am also quite sure that it won't internalyl decode to 7.1, 5.1 only unless you are bitstreaming to a suitable amp and then you will get 7.1 etc.

To who said this is an old player, its the current Sony budget player, released just before Xmas. There is not a newer Sony player on the market.

To who said the menu was weird, the menu system is the same as on the PS3.

andythebrave;4775428

This is completely untrue; there is negligible difference in sound quality … This is completely untrue; there is negligible difference in sound quality between HDMI, Coaxial and Optical. All transmit the data in digital format.The most noticeable difference in sound quality comes from your choice of speakers although the amplification is also significant.



v2drinkers;4776068

This playser has HDMI so why go on about this?


Jeeze, I have one of these players and it's awesome. I was merely correcting some inaccuracies of a previous poster.

v2drinkers;4776061

Guess what this player does not decode to 5.1! it outputs to an amp with … Guess what this player does not decode to 5.1! it outputs to an amp with a 7.1 output (as stored on the Bluray discs) So there is no loss on music here


hmmm. I obviously put my argument over poorly. I was merely trying to explain that the lack of internal decoding is no loss and that this is a cracking player regardless.
I can see that for people who have an old style amp and don't want to upgrade to an HDMI/HD audio amp then they really need to look at alternative players.

v2drinkers;4775665

^^^^^^Agree.Most true audiophiles though tend to use a seperate audio … ^^^^^^Agree.Most true audiophiles though tend to use a seperate audio decoder and transfer the sound by either optical or hdmi as both are digital.As for the person stating that optical and hdmi do not have enough bandwith well thats just wrong. Optical transfers the digital by light across a fibreoptic cable that has far more bandwith than any other medium! HDMI would only have possibly have problems if you use a very cheap HDMI cable as you might get some bleeding across due to the lack of sheilding so get a good quality cable thats compatible with HDMI 1.3b and you should be OK.


I think you need to do some research first.
HD audio formats do not work over Co-axial or optical cables because of bandwidth limitations. Google it and you will see.
If you want True HD or DTS MA then you will have to use either HDMI or multi-channel decoded analogue.
If you have connected your BD350 via optical or co-axial to an AV amp then you will be getting DD5.1 or DTS sound only.

Original Poster Banned

Pokey;4773318

What nonsense.



Only quoting what it says on their website under this product. Why do you presume that their own T&C's are nonsense?
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