Player with Similar Specs / Price a HD945?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by NPM108, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. NPM108

    NPM108
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2004
    Messages:
    109
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi All,

    Couldn't find this in the forum so am wondering if there is any player that competes with the HD945 in terms of specs and price but perhaps is more refined, minus some of the reported bugs of the 945. Samsung seem to be rather slow about releasing a firmware upgrade.

    What I need/would like is:

    DVI or HDMI
    Component
    Prog Scan PAL/NTSC
    Upscaling up to 1080i
    DVD Audio
    DIVX/MPEG4

    Any suggestions would going over say 250-300 quid?
     
  2. JZEE

    JZEE
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2005
    Messages:
    136
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +2
    I'm also interested in this - an answer would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  3. jucame

    jucame
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    Messages:
    55
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    No way my friends, Samsung is unique at that price ;)
     
  4. NPM108

    NPM108
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2004
    Messages:
    109
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thanks for the info, so what would be the next step up?
     
  5. jucame

    jucame
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    Messages:
    55
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Samsung HD745 maybe? but lower price, less bugs or none, sorry, again Samsung :)
     
  6. NPM108

    NPM108
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2004
    Messages:
    109
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    jucame, thanks for the info. I have the HD935 and am happy with it but I wanted a player for DIVX and DVD Audio. I think Samsung have some good products its just a shame they seem to be a bit slow about fixing the bugs.

    With a push to try and gain market share I would have thought Samsung would be interested in being more reactive to the problems being found?
     
  7. jucame

    jucame
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    Messages:
    55
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Already there is one that fixes a lot for HD745, I am asking if it is save to that and how to do it with no answers yet, they are coming with much better products,I have not find any bug on my 745 still, I think HD745 is much better than HD935, now we have DIVX and DVD audio as well as SACD, and it works perfectly with any kind of CD/DVD brands.
     
  8. NPM108

    NPM108
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2004
    Messages:
    109
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    jucame, the 745 doesn't have DIVX, just DVD-Audio/SACD and DVI as the HD output. Its only the 945 which then has DIVX as well. At least according to Samsung's website
     
  9. gitarzysta

    gitarzysta
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Nope! I have 745 and it plays MPEG-4 standard movies :thumbsup:
     
  10. NPM108

    NPM108
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2004
    Messages:
    109
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Weird have you got a website link to the specs?
     
  11. jucame

    jucame
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    Messages:
    55
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
  12. bigfatsi

    bigfatsi
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Messages:
    120
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Location:
    Teesside
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi guys,

    Have been reading with interest. I'm currently in the market for a new DVD player and I know I'm not the only one debating between the likes of the denon 1910 and the sammys!
    So let me get this right.. the sammy 745 has DVI output for my plasma, supports most discs and divx, will upscale and play dvd audio and sacd?
    Last question... does it do this out of the box because I'm far too lazy to be messing around with firmware upgrades!!

    Cheers in advance.
    Bigfatsi :confused:
     
  13. NPM108

    NPM108
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2004
    Messages:
    109
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0

    As far as I know yes. The only thing you will need to do is a remote handset hack to make it multi-region and maybe disable HDCP if you want.

    Other than that in terms of playback you won't have to modify anything.
     
  14. bigfatsi

    bigfatsi
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Messages:
    120
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Location:
    Teesside
    Ratings:
    +0
    Cheers NPM108!

    I think I'm sold. Just a bit more research re: Disabling HDCP and if I need to.

    Thanks again.
    Bigfatsi.
     

Share This Page

Loading...