Samsung HD 950 HDMI player due May 05 - WOW!

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  1. eddievick

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    Anyone seen this yet? it looks too good to be true at the price, I've just got a Samsung SP50L7HX which has got HDMI so reckon pic quality linking these two together is going to be awesome!!!!

    http://www.digiuk.com/productdetail.asp?id=4139&c=955091&guid=&s=2#

    My only problem is that approxx half my DVD collection is region 1 therefore need a multi-region solution. I've had a browse but can't see anyone offering it yet. if anyone knows anywhere please shout :thumbsup:
     
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    Yes, this unit and its sibling(s) have been duly noted and they do look very interesting, the Samsung threads below mention them...PJ
     
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    I`m interested in this unit as well to link to my TX100 pj, what i really want it the HDMI/DVi output but not sure how better it will look than my yamaha dvds540 :confused: which i run in prog scan mode at the mo.
    i would also need multi region.

    any reviews would be usefull
     
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    i see you have a 745, does that have DVi out if so what do you think over analogue connections?
     
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    If you are happy with the Yamaha pic then my advice is to hold fire, wait for HD.

    If you want to run two players at once then fine go for the Sammy and link it via DVI.

    If you are unhappy with the Yamaha pic and then go for the Pio 575 via component. It seems to suit the TX100 particularly well...PJ
     
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    Most Samsung DVD players can be made multi-region via a handset hack so you should be OK.

    Pete.
     
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    Well spotted Pete, I inadvertantly went OT there. :thumbsup:

    Yes, cartainly the 745 has a well documented MR hack which works fine. There's no reason to believe the newer models won't be similarly hackable. Whether it's the same or different, well you'll just have to wait until someone tries it...PJ
     
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    thats the funny thing the pic from the yamaha is poorer when running prog scan and better running interlace, so either the de-interlacer in the yamaha is crap or the tx100 is much better at this job.

    i do not feel i`m getting the best out of my system running componet video( interlace)
     
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    I'm not surprised by that.

    The deinterlacer on the TX does seem to do a very good job. That said, I run progressive from the 575 'cause it seems to do an equally good job.

    If you have a richer sounds close by, go pick up a 575 and try it out.

    Set Block Noise Reduction on.

    Set Sharpness to Fine

    If you are not blown away by the PQ, take it back for a full refund.

    I'm not trying to put you off DVI by any means, it's just that because you happen to have a TX I'm fairly confident the 575 will produce an image that will impress...PJ :)
     
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    mmm thats great advise
    as it happens i bought the yamaha from richer sounds with their 3 year supercare which IIRC has a buy back scheme, i think i payed about £100 at the time so if i can get £30-40 back for it i will be laughing :thumbsup:

    by the way, do you know if the pioneer plays DVD+r discs? or how does it handle copies in general? i have a philips dvdr you see and that is DVD+R :rolleyes:

    thats the last question i promise :rolleyes:

    ps. sorry for hi-jacking the original post
     
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    I am awaiting delivery of a Samsung HD945. The specifictions for the 950 look the same although it is quite a bit cheaper. At least I know that the 945 can be rendered multiregion with a remote hack whereas until the 950 arrives we can't be sure that it will be the hackable.
     
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    IIRC most Samsung DVD hardware uses the same hack.

    Pete.
     
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    OK, am I missing something here? This is probably a dumb question and bare with me as I am a newbie to this HD lark (learning fast though!) but is there a big difference between the Samsung HD950 and a Pioneer 868 as the price seems too good to be true?

    I am looking for the a good HDMI player for a PJ set-up and I was swayed twds the Pioneer as I have seen it demo-ed and they are available as multi-region (something the Samsung isn't) but there must be a major difference to be able to pick up the Samsung for just over £120?

    If it is hackable to multi-region and it is everything it says it is then I would definately have a crack at this player...I wont feel so put out if I upgrade to Hi-Def DVD later at this price!!
     
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    Well a quick look Here shows that the 575 will play all recordable DVD formats except DVD-R DL and that is most likely just because nobody has tried.

    Mark.
     
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    I'm sure the Pio is a superior player in quite a few ways. I personally have been very impressed by both the Pio DVD players I've owned.

    That said, I don't know how much the Pio is, but I suspect it's a lot of money
    to pay with HD not far away. And I believe the 945 has had some good reviews. It is a bit of a bargain, as is the 745, if you can get hold of one.

    But just to confuse it a bit further, don't assume that just because it's HDMI it will be better than a different player via component. There are so many factors which affect the PQ.

    ...PJ :)
     

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