Sony BDP-S790 3D Blu-ray player

This Blu-ray player works with next-generation 4K TVs, and is powerful and speedy

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    5.00 / 5 (of 1 Review)
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    $ 429.00 (AUD)

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I replaced my Samsung C8900A with this unit as the Samsung had a problem playing 3D discs for some reason to which i could not find a solution.

I am using a Sony 8series 55inch LED screen and an Onkyo 7:1 amp with 10 individual speakers in my surround setup.

Okay this is a player only, and after start up and making settings there are a few things which have me quite puzzled.

The first thing I missed from the Samsung player was the viewing modes.
I could extend the picture from the narrow bars on top and bottom to a larger picture with bars but with a much more comfortable screen size and all in proportion.

On the Sony you cant do this .

You have some incompatabilty problems between the Sony menu on the television and the menues on the player.
The settings are either full or normal on the player but you get to select wide on the Sony television which does not work with the Bluray players it expands the picture okay with a slight increase in viewing size but the picture looks flattened and out of proportion yet this setting works with live broadcast material.

Also the Bravia system is next to useless as you cannot open the Bluray player with the television Controller and you cannot change channels using the Bluray controller.
As for upscaling DVD content I found if you chose to view content full screen when it was recorded in wide screen that the player could not cope and jaggies and a breakdown in image quality appeared on some DVD's.

The sound is definately a vast improvement over the Samsung with explosions much sharper and less muddied.
Seperation sounded much better than the Samsung using my Onky0 7:1 setup.

Picture quality showed little difference but the 3D effect seemed a bit deeper and clearer than the C8900A

All in all a very good player but still missing some finer screen adjustments to give you a larger movie experience in wide production format.

Also another point I noticed when inputting the screen size for 3D it made absolutely no difference to what you were viewing and the output remained the same whether you selected a 40 inch screen size or a 65 inch screen size.
Sony have a very scant manual and only tell you the basics and most of the specs are never revealed .
This is definately a minus when you are trying to fine tune the Player .

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