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Yamaha to Announce Blu-ray Player

Posted August 14, 2008 11:48 AM by Josh Dreuth

Blu-ray DiscIn what appears to be another leaked announcement from the upcoming CEDIA show, Yamaha is preparing to announce their first Blu-ray Disc player. The player, the Yamaha S2900, will be BonusView (Profile v1.1) compatible and feature interoperability and physical features comparable to Yahama's line of receivers.

Below is some unofficial specs pending the official announcement.
  • Profile 1.0 Version 1.1 compatibility
  • Secondary Video/Audio for enhanced commentary or information
  • Virtual Package for new entertainment possibilities with SD Card

    High Picture Quality
  • 1080p/24fps-compatible HDMI video output
  • 12-bit Deep Color High quality video processing with Chroma Upsampling precise pixel

    Generation and 16-step motion detection
  • 1080p playback for DVDs, photos and personal video data

    Magnificent Audio Performance
  • Direct HD audio bitstream output: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio (lossless); Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
  • 192kHz/24-bit audio DAC

    Advanced Facilities
  • Design matches top-class Yamaha receivers
  • RS-232C interface for custom installation
  • IR In/Out ports
  • Yamaha SCENE compatibility
  • On-screen display with GUI
  • Dolby Digital and DTS decoders
  • Extensive disc/format compatibility
  • SDHC compatible SD Card slot
  • Dialogue Enhancer
  • Dynamic Range Compression
  • 5 Picture Modes (Normal/Soft/Fine/Cinema/User)
  • 3 illumination modes: Bright, Dim and Auto

    Disc/Format Compatibility
  • BD-Video, BD-R (BD Video), BD-RE (BD-Video andJPEG),
  • DVD-Video, DVD-R/-RW (DVD-VideoDVD-VR, AVCHD),
  • DVD+R/+RW (+VR, AVCHD),DVD-ROM (DVD-VR, JPEG, AVCHD)
  • CD, CD-R/-RW(CD-DA, MP3, JPEG) and SD/SDHC (JPEG, AVCHD)


Source: AVBuzz Forum (JP) | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (25 comments)



stockstar1138
  Aug 14, 2008
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sounds very nice
1000thbluray5/1/2014
  Aug 14, 2008
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Sounds nice: but, i have the best blu-ray player of all: A Playstation 3 and I don't plan on buying a different blu-ray player until Playstation 4 is released!

ECWaenigma
  Aug 14, 2008
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Profile 2.0 - is it really that difficult?

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Lucy Diamond
  Aug 14, 2008
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NOOOOOOOOOOOW....I have found my upgrade.

Forget about the Panasonic!!!

Salinger
  Aug 14, 2008
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I don't understand, why are companies still planning new machines with 1.1? This can only add to the general consumer's confusion and frustration when they buy a "brand new" machine, and it already isn't capable of the latest features on BD.

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Blu Titan
  Aug 14, 2008
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Good news, but a 1.1 profile player at this point is ridiculous.

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prerich
  Aug 14, 2008
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Could this mean that CE's don't have that much confidence in profile 2.0? I have it but I have never used it - and probrably never will. I like that Yamaha - it does what's necessary !!!!

dialog_gvf
  Aug 14, 2008
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While it is clear the profile differences are confusing people, I am at a complete loss to understand why.

Profile 2.0 requires more hardware, more software, a LOT more testing, and will increase the price and the support issues for the product.

It seems disc players are the one and only consumer electronic product that aren't allowed to have different features from one another.

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dobyblue
  Aug 14, 2008
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Excellent news - good job Yamaha.

Firstborn
  Aug 14, 2008
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"5 Picture Modes (Normal/Soft/Fine/Cinema/User)"

I hate when players mess with the picture... it's not their job to do that... that is the job of the viewing equipment, be it LCD, PLasma, or Projector

It's the equivalent of a compact disc player with bass and treble controls...

All i want from a 'disc reader' is the purest digital output i can get, and I'LL do any tweaking i think is necessary on my screen & speakers - Thanks all the same.

mustang-gt-2002
  Aug 14, 2008
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I will have this YAMAHA Blu-ray player. will go good with my RX-V663 and all 9 of my YAMAHA speakers. GO YAMAHA!!!

SS316SRV
  Aug 14, 2008
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I wonder what the price tag will be.

Forrestandjen07
  Aug 14, 2008
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yet another reason why the PS3 is the best blu ray player

i seriously dont see how these companies are now allowed to come out with "new" blu ray players but not add a network adapter for 2.0. when we know in 5 months they well come out with another upgraded version with that profile

plus wiht all thse studious now focusing on 2.0 and live, i dont see how standard players can sell well anyway

Forrestandjen07
  Aug 14, 2008
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in another note

if this player costs more tha the ps3 yamaha is insane

Rainman208
  Aug 14, 2008
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I started to say I've finally found my standalone that will give my PS3 a break but that profile 1.1 (compatible) thing is scaring me. I've read too many horror stories about players having trouble with the newer feature laden Blu-ray discs. And I'm not going to shell out hundreds of dollars only to have to cross my fingers every time I pop a new movie in my player.

Good that Yamaha is making players now though. A Yamaha standalone would go nice with my RX-V663 receiver that I'm just loving right now.
gekke henkie
  Aug 14, 2008
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EngadgetHD mentions $1,200

By the way, it's probably based on Panasonic's BD-30 (profile 1.1 and SD cardslot); picture:
http://www.balancedaudio.co.za/products.php?p=100

bluflu
  Aug 14, 2008
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This Yamaha is a professional player folks. Not much, if any need for profile 2.0 outside the consumer realm. Glad to see it has RS232. Means I can connect it to my Crestron controller. Hope/bet it will have a rack mount option too. Go Yamaha!

cj-kent
  Aug 14, 2008
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2.0 is not something I'm interested in. In fact, in my area, I don't know anyone that's interested in online content to go along with their movies. However, PIP is something I'm interested in, so a 1.1 player would be great for me. All I have right now is a 1.0 player. Add to that the fact that Yamaha makes quality products and you get a player that I'm very interested in.

kingofgrills
  Aug 14, 2008
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I'm glad to see information on Yamaha's first BD player is coming out. I have a Yamaha SD-2500 DVD player, and it's fantastic. Yamaha puts a lot of dedication into their video disc players, just as they do with their receivers and amplifiers.

I don't see it being negative that the 2900 is profile 1.1 . Yamaha will eventually release 2.0 profile players, but there's no rush to get there. Remember, it does take introducing all new hardware into the mix to make a 2.0 profile player. Yamaha won't release that until they're comfortable there's no adverse video or audio degradation from the network gear. Yamaha has released a few network enabled receivers, so they've got experience with 2.0 type of issues.

My only disappointment from the announcement was that it does not include SACD compatibility, which I have in my SD-2500 along with DVD-A. I was hoping Yamaha's first BD player would be the first truly complete universal disc player.

Great job Yamaha!

visual0ne
  Aug 14, 2008
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I have a profile 2.0 player in my PS3 and I must say aside from my John Mayer BD which has
BD-Live features that don't work, I have never used it. I suspect if I had only a 1.1 player I
would never miss 2.0. Congrats to Yamaha for making another option to flood the market with
and get J6P to go Blu!

Forrestandjen07
  Aug 14, 2008
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i can understand some that dont care for 2.0 right now, but later on you might want it

I just dont see how this is allowed to happen, I mean, HDDVD players had a network port in them, i do not see why they cant add a network port in all stand alone players when they come out wiht new models

oh wait yes i do, lets charge $1000 for a player, and in a month later come out with another one for $1200 shortly after, i just Find it ubsurd that this isnt a standard requirement for newer models

even the discs need standards that they dont have why on earth some blu rays use 50 gigs that should be using 25 and vice versa, this is why current non users still are either scared of blu ray, or hate it.

we need STANDARDS
JT_Designer
  Aug 14, 2008
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This player looks really nice. I wonder whu it's not profile 2.0 tho.
djluis2k6
  Aug 14, 2008
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I like Yamaha studio monitors, but for my home entertainment, I'm sticking with Sony.
cleverland
  Aug 14, 2008
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Only HD Audio bitsteam, no decode? Profile 1.1? I think I need to rethink my lifelong belief in Yamaha being a leader in the audio/video electronics field. Shameful!!!.

kknight
  Aug 17, 2008
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Mmm this would look nice on my Yamaha setup.


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