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    I bought this as my Christmas present from Amazon.ca as its currently $140. off of list price for a grand total of $309.23 Cdn.
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    Main System/Second System
    Receiver Yamaha RX-V1800/Yamaha RX-V1500
    Turntable ProJect Xpression III with Ortofon Red
    Cassette Deck Yamaha KX-800U
    BluRay/CD Yamaha BD-S681/Sony BDP-S360
    Media Player Kodi + Iomega with 1TB internal drive/WD with 3TB USB drive
    Display Samsung UN65KU6491"/Vizio SV-470M"
    Speakers PSB Image T-45/Alphas Front, PSB Image 8C/100c Center, PSB Image 1B/Alpha Mites Surrounds
    Subwoofer Rythmic LV12-R/PSB Subsonic 5

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    So Christmas comes early in Canada?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy Rainwater View Post
    So Christmas comes early in Canada?
    *LMAO* If you look at Amazon, it says shipping in 1 to 2 months ,,,,so basically its coming right on time.
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    Main System/Second System
    Receiver Yamaha RX-V1800/Yamaha RX-V1500
    Turntable ProJect Xpression III with Ortofon Red
    Cassette Deck Yamaha KX-800U
    BluRay/CD Yamaha BD-S681/Sony BDP-S360
    Media Player Kodi + Iomega with 1TB internal drive/WD with 3TB USB drive
    Display Samsung UN65KU6491"/Vizio SV-470M"
    Speakers PSB Image T-45/Alphas Front, PSB Image 8C/100c Center, PSB Image 1B/Alpha Mites Surrounds
    Subwoofer Rythmic LV12-R/PSB Subsonic 5

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    Well, yesterday, I received an email from Amazon stating that it shipped... so Christmas is coming early. I will check it out for physcial damage and then put it back its box and wait for Christmas. This is a deal I could not pass up.
    Main System/Second System
    Receiver Yamaha RX-V1800/Yamaha RX-V1500
    Turntable ProJect Xpression III with Ortofon Red
    Cassette Deck Yamaha KX-800U
    BluRay/CD Yamaha BD-S681/Sony BDP-S360
    Media Player Kodi + Iomega with 1TB internal drive/WD with 3TB USB drive
    Display Samsung UN65KU6491"/Vizio SV-470M"
    Speakers PSB Image T-45/Alphas Front, PSB Image 8C/100c Center, PSB Image 1B/Alpha Mites Surrounds
    Subwoofer Rythmic LV12-R/PSB Subsonic 5

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    Hey, some retail stores here were putting out Christmas decorations earlier this month. So I think you are entitled to an early Christmas, too.
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    It has arrived.. now the hard part waiting for Christmas

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    Main System/Second System
    Receiver Yamaha RX-V1800/Yamaha RX-V1500
    Turntable ProJect Xpression III with Ortofon Red
    Cassette Deck Yamaha KX-800U
    BluRay/CD Yamaha BD-S681/Sony BDP-S360
    Media Player Kodi + Iomega with 1TB internal drive/WD with 3TB USB drive
    Display Samsung UN65KU6491"/Vizio SV-470M"
    Speakers PSB Image T-45/Alphas Front, PSB Image 8C/100c Center, PSB Image 1B/Alpha Mites Surrounds
    Subwoofer Rythmic LV12-R/PSB Subsonic 5

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    Install the player now, wrap the box for under the tree.

    It's a win, win.

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    I've played several BluRays and CDs since I unboxed it at Christmas. The player supports all the CD,DVD, and BluRay formats including 3D, as well as SACD. It also supports Miracast. In general, the unit appears sturdy but its lighter than it appears. The tray mechanism doesn't feel as solid as it does on my old Sony BDP-S360. The setup menu is easy to navigate and intuitive, at least to me. Loading times are much faster than the Sony however. From an video perspective, I have it set to automatically upscale everything to 4K and its HDMI output it's directly connected to my Samsung 4K display. The display is crisp and clean and so far, I haven't noticed any artifacts.

    From an audio perspective, it does all the lossless high def codecs and the audio sounds good. An interesting note is this unit offers a "CD" playback mode when playing CDs. This mode can be accessed via a button on the unit or on the supplied remote. It slows the rotation of the discs to normal CD rotational rates to reduce effects of vibration and improve on error correction. I use it with "pure direct" mode of the player to play CDs and use the analog outputs of the player. Pure Direct turns off any non essential DSP as well as the display much like Yamaha AVRs .I did not detect any difference between this mode and normal mode going through HDMI interface. Truth be known, I only tried a few different CDs and the tests were unstructured. I don't own any SACDs so I cannot comment on its ability to play these.

    I haven't tried any of its apps yet including Miracast.

    I watched Total Recall (2012 version) Bluray of this movie to test the Yamaha as the audio track was NOT mastered correctly. ( https://www.amazon.com/forum/blu-ray...Tx5YJSC90T4UMT ) My old Sony BluRay player use to freeze in chapter 6 at the same spot in time everytime. The Yamaha faired better in that it didn't freeze but there were audio dropouts through out the film.


    I'm happy with the performance of this unit from playing discs of all formats and I really like its looks. I still miss and will always miss the "Yamaha orange" of the older Yamaha products.
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    Main System/Second System
    Receiver Yamaha RX-V1800/Yamaha RX-V1500
    Turntable ProJect Xpression III with Ortofon Red
    Cassette Deck Yamaha KX-800U
    BluRay/CD Yamaha BD-S681/Sony BDP-S360
    Media Player Kodi + Iomega with 1TB internal drive/WD with 3TB USB drive
    Display Samsung UN65KU6491"/Vizio SV-470M"
    Speakers PSB Image T-45/Alphas Front, PSB Image 8C/100c Center, PSB Image 1B/Alpha Mites Surrounds
    Subwoofer Rythmic LV12-R/PSB Subsonic 5

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    Good to hear that you are pleased with your new player.

    Strange, I hadn't heard about a mastering issue with Total Recall on Blu-ray. Did they recall, no pun intended, the disc?

    I seem to remember they did for the first Pirates of the Carribean and I think, one of the Terminator flicks.

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    The mastering problems are documented all over the Internet. I provided the Amazon link but all the audio forums have talked about this.
    Main System/Second System
    Receiver Yamaha RX-V1800/Yamaha RX-V1500
    Turntable ProJect Xpression III with Ortofon Red
    Cassette Deck Yamaha KX-800U
    BluRay/CD Yamaha BD-S681/Sony BDP-S360
    Media Player Kodi + Iomega with 1TB internal drive/WD with 3TB USB drive
    Display Samsung UN65KU6491"/Vizio SV-470M"
    Speakers PSB Image T-45/Alphas Front, PSB Image 8C/100c Center, PSB Image 1B/Alpha Mites Surrounds
    Subwoofer Rythmic LV12-R/PSB Subsonic 5

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