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Date: September 27th, 2007
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Samsung Canada
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ONBOARD MENU SYSTEM


The BD-P1200's onboard menu system is very simple, and should little to no adjustment right out of the box.



To access the main system menu, you have to make sure there is no disc inserted. The only subsection that is worth covering is the setup menu where you can make adjustments to your language, audio, video along with doing firmware upgrades.



As seen above it is very simple. For the digital output, you have a choice between PCM or Bitstream. I personally used the default PCM and the sound was amazing. PCM Down Sampling will convert the 96Khz signal down to 48kHz if your audio receiver is not capable of the higher setting. Dynamic Compression is used when you have a smaller sound system and regulates the sound output to increase the quiet audio signals and lower the louder movie scenes for a more enjoyable audio experience. Last but no least is the speaker setup you will be using with the player whether its stereo or true surround.



The Display Setup is also very simple. To be honest, i didn't have to change a thing from its stock default settings. Right out of the box it is ready to go. You first have your TV Aspect and whether you need to set it to wide like it is set above or 4:3 for standard TVs. The Black level controls the level of screen brightness in the video signal so blacks will be truly black and not just a dark shade of gray. Resolution is self explanatory seeing you have a choice between 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i or 1080p. But remember, this player can detect and set the appropriate highest setting automatically. HDMI format can be set to be used on a TV or a monitor depending on the application. Screen Message and Front Display are not important features and will not be covered in detail.



With the inclusion of HDMI ver1.3, some extra features were included that were not available in the BD-P1000. The additional features allow the buyer to further adjust the HDMI properties for enhanced video reproduction and clarity.



The last portion covered is the player's system page. This page allows the user to upgrade the firmware, identify the current firmware, and setup the player's network functionality. A firmware upgrade might be needed for the network function to properly perform.

 

 


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