Sony BX-57: Cheap BD Player Recommendation

Lee

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I found the Sony BX-57 (Sony 570 with included HDMI cable) for $140 at Costco.

Really superb picture quality so far. Also is SACD capable.

If you need a cheap entry point, this may be it.
 

Lee

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Listening to the SACD playback now and its pretty respectable. Needs some break in I think but for such a cheap player this is decent. Better than my Oppo 980H so far.

Listening to the Who's Next SHM-SACD.
 

Johnny Vinyl

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Is this player DSD capable? I ask as the old PS3-60GB played SACD, but wan't DSD capable.

And yes, the Oppo 980 was a fine player indeed. I regret selling it.
 

Lee

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I believe it is DSD capable. I don't think it plays DSD data discs like some PS3 models but that is just a guess. I don't believe I am hearing any PCM conversion on SACD playback if that is what you mean.
 
#8
Now for the acid question: Will it play Blu-ray recordable discs? Many players do not.

Sharp, in particular, have a stated company policy of intentionally NOT playing BD-R discs as their tip of the hat to the MPAA, which is why I boycott and urge others to boycott Sharp players.
If your player can't read BD-R discs, you should complain loudly to the manufacturer or, better yet, return it to the retailer for the stated reason and get another model that does.
 

Lee

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Good question Mark. I'm not sure. I will check into it.
 
Feb 8, 2011
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The Sony BDP-S570 will output the DSD audio stream from SACDs through its HDMI output untouched!

Pretty good Blu-ray player with fantastic Blu-ray picture, SACD playback, and very fast disc-loader!
All this for only $129-139! ...Now that's what I call Best Value! :)
 

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