In 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
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!