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  1. Philips clearly doesn't have the resources to...

    Philips clearly doesn't have the resources to invest in software that's fit for purpose. I suggest you try Sony or Samsung or wait for Apple to bring out a blu-ray player or smart TV with streaming...
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    Some results comparing sound output via optical...

    Some results comparing sound output via optical and via analogue cables below. There's no right answer unfortunately. Sometimes I get surround sound only via optical; sometimes only via analogue; and...
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    That's very disappointing. It might be the same...

    That's very disappointing. It might be the same story with other manufacturers, so maybe you'll have to bite the bullet and buy an onkyo amp.
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    One other thing - have you chosen PCM, bitstream,...

    One other thing - have you chosen PCM, bitstream, or auto in digital audio options on your blu-ray player? If you choose PCM, is it possible you will get full HD audio passing through the optical...
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    here's the text of the article: "How well do...

    here's the text of the article:

    "How well do the new compression schemes from Dolby and DTS stack up against uncompressed audio? We buff up our golden ears to audition and compare the latest...
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    This article suggests the HD audio is decoded to...

    This article suggests the HD audio is decoded to lossless linear PCM, which is the universal audio codec used by all home cinema amps:
    http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-13817_7-6462511-4.html

    So it's...
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    http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Dolby_TrueHD_DTS-MA...

    http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Dolby_TrueHD_DTS-MA_versus_Uncompressed_PCM
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    Ah, the BDP7600 has an option to choose 7.1 or...

    Ah, the BDP7600 has an option to choose 7.1 or 5.1, but the BDP8000 doesn't. That's a bit odd as I thought the BDP8000 was higher spec.

    Have you found any official Philips literature that states...
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    Thanks, I didn't know that. I don't know...

    Thanks, I didn't know that.



    I don't know the answer to that. I have seen a review of a Samsung blu-ray player with analogue outputs that apparently gave disappointing audio results through...
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    Thanks maumau, that's interesting. I have a Denon...

    Thanks maumau, that's interesting. I have a Denon AVR2106 connected to Philips BDP7600 by optical SPDIF only. I'm going to get analogue cables and try the analogue connection too.

    One of the...
  11. Another one for the wishlist: when forwarding or...

    Another one for the wishlist: when forwarding or rewinding through a film, the scroll bar disappears after a few seconds, making it difficult to tell how far you've moved. It would be handy to let it...
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    I need to invest in new cables to make a...

    I need to invest in new cables to make a comparison but might do that. It's not just a question of sound quality though. I also want to know if using analogue outputs will give me surround sound from...
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    It's better than HDMI, but I was asking about...

    It's better than HDMI, but I was asking about SPDIF, so the answer depends in whether the optical signal is passed through or transcoded and what the bit rate is. I'm hoping one of the Philips...
  14. Thanks, very useful tip as it did work, but if...

    Thanks, very useful tip as it did work, but if you power off you still lose place. So another one for the firmware wishlist is place-holders that are saved when the power is off. Also, similar...
  15. Thanks. Maybe some of us are having problems...

    Thanks. Maybe some of us are having problems because we use other server software. I use TVersity and can't get it to stream MKVs, either over wifi or via ethernet cables. But it doesn't bother me as...
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    Theanks Remko. My main question is really whether...

    Theanks Remko. My main question is really whether I should use analogue surround or SPDIF (optical digital), as my AV receiver doesn't an in input for HDMI. I'm currently using SPDIF but wonder if...
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    The 7600 can output 7.1 surround sound in...

    The 7600 can output 7.1 surround sound in analogue. It also has HDMI and digital optical audio out. I suspect you're right that the analogue connections give the best sound when connecting to an...
  18. 1) yes you're right, it can remember your place...

    1) yes you're right, it can remember your place on DVDs. But not in iplayer or video files on USB or HDD.

    2) iPlayer is an app available in the UK. It's possible to forward and rewind on the Wii's...
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    I'm hoping one of the boffins at Philips can...

    I'm hoping one of the boffins at Philips can answer my question...
  20. Two more things for the wishlist: 1. Ability...

    Two more things for the wishlist:

    1. Ability to stream MKV files from a PC.
    2. Ability to access setup menu features without having to quit a film entirely and lose your place on it.
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    No, it doesn't work - not even via an ethernet...

    No, it doesn't work - not even via an ethernet cable. It doesn't work on other manufacturers' Blu ray players either. They all promise more than they can deliver.

    The 7600 plays MKVs brilliantly...
  22. I think that's normal as all the DVD players I've...

    I think that's normal as all the DVD players I've owned have worked like that. It's simpler than having multiple volume controls and reduces the risk of dramatic change in volume when you switch from...
  23. Firmware wishlist for 7600 blu-ray player

    Apologies if I'm duplicating an existing threat (please merge if necessary), but I thought it would be good to compile a wishlist of features for possible future firmware upgrades to the Philips 7600...
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    Best sound output from BDP7600

    I have a BDP7600 connected to an old Denon surround-sound amp that lacks HDMI inputs but does have optical (SPDIF) and analogue inputs for 5.1 surround sound. What is the best way to connect the...
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