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Yamaha BD S2900 Blu-ray Disc Player

Postby Ian on Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:11 pm

While Yamaha won't officially announce their first Blu-ray Disc player until the CEDIA show, some details have leaked out via the AVBuzz Forum.


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BD S2900 - Blu Ray Player Available Nov 2008

Yamaha introduces a Blu-ray Disc Player with BONUSVIEW, 1080p/24fps-compatible HDMI, 12-bit Deep Colour and direct HD audio bitstream output.

· 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),
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Re: Yamaha BD S2900 Blu-ray Disc Player

Postby Wesociety on Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:17 am

Made by Pioneer?
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Re: Yamaha BD S2900 Blu-ray Disc Player

Postby Ian on Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:59 pm

Wesociety wrote:Made by Pioneer?

If so, Yamaha has some big cajones charging $1200 for it.
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Re: Yamaha BD S2900 Blu-ray Disc Player

Postby Ian on Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:44 pm

Yamaha has officially announced the BD-S2900. The press release confirms its lack of support for BD-Live and $1200 price tag. I really can't see them selling too many of these. :-?


— Model Offers RS-232C Interface and IR In/Out Ports for Seamless CI Integration, 12-Bit Deep Color, HD Audio Bitstream Output, Picture-in-Picture and Virtual Package Multimedia Features —

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha, the innovator in home theater and digital audio and video reproduction, today introduced the BD-S2900, an innovative Blu-ray Disc player that gives home theater enthusiasts a front-row seat at the leading-edge of high-definition entertainment. Featuring performance enhancements such as 12-bit Deep Color and HD Audio Bitstream output, engaging BONUSVIEW Functions that leverage the Blu-ray format’s next-generation multimedia capabilities and a stylish design to match the company’s high-end receiver line, the BD-S2900 ($1199.95 MSRP) delivers on the promise of all the excitement the home theater experience can offer.

Delivering the highest picture quality, the BD-S2900 can output 1080p via HDMI. Although these signals are generally sent at 50 or 60 frames per second (fps), the BD-S2900 can output them at 24fps, the same frame rate at which movies are shot. This results in a much sharper picture with smooth motion, truer to the original motion picture production. With 12-bit Deep Color compatibility, the BD-S2900 can deliver 4096 shades of each of three primary colors for an astronomical total of 68.7 billion possible colors. This gives viewers inspiringly rich and deep color experiences with incredible color fidelity, smooth tonal transitions and ultra-fine gradations between colors. It also enables many times more shades of gray for a higher contrast ratio.

The unit’s high-quality video processing offers Chroma Upsampling, precise pixel detection and 16-step motion video detection. In addition to providing 1080p output from Blu-ray Discs, the BD-S2900 also offers 1080p output for DVD discs, photos and personal video data, delivering an HD experience from a broad range of today’s popular content sources.

The BD-S2900’s magnificent audio performance is achieved through the incorporation of the latest HD technologies. High bit-rate audio signals (Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio) are output directly from the player to the receiver (via an HDMI cable) without conversion to PCM. With the BD-S2900 and an appropriately equipped AV receiver, users can experience pure, direct and unadulterated audio exactly as it was intended to be heard. The device also offers superb analog audio output with a 192kHz, 24-bit converter.

With the incorporation of BONUSVIEW features, the BD-S2900 delivers next-generation capabilities for the Blu-ray format. Home theater aficionados can take full advantage of the latest features, such as Picture-in-Picture and Virtual Package. Using the BD-S2900’s remote control, users can instantly view a secondary picture inside the main picture, with compatible Blu-ray Discs. In addition, the BD-S2900 can output the secondary audio, giving viewers truly multi-dimensional experiences. Virtual Package lets viewers combine information from a Blu-ray Disc with content on an SD card to enjoy additional multimedia and interactive possibilities as they become available.

The BD-S2900 features a full complement of connections including an HDMI output, component, S-Video and composite video outputs, as well as optical digital, coaxial digital and 5.1-channel analog audio outputs.

The BD-S2900 is designed to perfectly complement high-end home theater installations. The unit has an RS-232C interface that can be used for touch controllers, as well as IR in/out ports that make it easy to integrate into any environment. The BD-S2900 also has a well-designed graphical user interface for menu and feature display on your HDTV. Its front panel design is not only clean and uncluttered, but also matches Yamaha’s top-class receivers to give your system a neat, uniform appearance. Bright, dim and auto display brightness modes minimize viewing distractions.
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Re: Yamaha BD S2900 Blu-ray Disc Player

Postby Grain on Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:40 pm

I've not been impressed with Yamaha's DVD drives in the past, I still have their 2500 model, but other than decent audio it was a poor machine. I'm not a Yamaha basher, I think their receivers are top drawer, but for $1200, they better not ramp up the production lines.
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