Behind the Curtain
Well, for a variety of reasons, I decided to pull the trigger on a 570 for my black Friday treat to myself. I will post impressions here when it comes in...
My PS3. I got the 570 because I wanted a dedicated, quieter player, that I can use for streaming, for SACD without having to have the TV on, and that I can control with my Harmony.DIYer said:Pauly, what will you be comparing it to?
Yeah, I know, we'll see how quiet or loud it is in practice. I didn't see any complaints about noise in the lengthy thread about the 570 on AVS. Amazon has a 30-day return policy, so I'll definitely be testing out all the features I'm interested in before keeping it forever.DIYer said:If you mean quieter player due to PS3's fan, I notice that S570 has fan too.
Dog, you mean the 550 is slower? I've seen numerous places (including a youtube video) showing that the 570 is substantially faster at load time than the PS3 (and faster than almost any other player, apparently). I can certainly test this, too, though it's not a huge priority for me.Doghart said:My only disappointment is the difference in load times, other than that the ultra quiet S550 is perfect for me.
That sucks a big green fattie.PaulyT said:Well my first impressions are not positive. Several problems/issues, compared to using the PS3.
- Netflix won't do DD5.1. I can get DD5.1 e.g. from Monk Season 8 on Netflix on my PS3. But not on the 570, it's only stereo.
- No subtitles/closed captions from Hulu+ or Netflix; I can get CC from both on the PS3.
- The most annoying thing, to me, is that I can't play SACD without turning on the TV! It appears, from what I can tell on my processor (Onkyo 885) that it won't sync up the HDMI connection unless the TV is on. Argh, this is one of the reasons I got a standalone player, to listen to music with a quieter component than my noisy old-model PS3.
I mean, it seems to work fine for playing movies and such, and it's nice to have a player that will stream TrueHD and even DSD (from SACD). But it's sort of failing on some of the major reasons I bought it for... so unless I can figure out a way around these, it may be going back.