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I have been reading for months about the claims by folks with $2K BD players (e.g. Sony 5000ES, Denon 3800, Pioneer 09) that 24P is somehow 'better' than 24P from the run of the mill Sony standalones, PS3, or Panasonics...
Personally, I have owned 6 BD players of all flavors (prices). I have a Denon 3800 but have owned a Sony S500, S300, Panasonic BD 10 and OPPO beta piece.
Frankly, on my large 14' wide screen (or 58" plasma), I have yet to see any appreciable difference. Personally, I am at a loss for such claims. The only thing I can see as a root cause is I know the Pioneer's have been said by owners to somehow manipulate the 24P signal with the deep color thing or such (I think I read an explanation from SillySally). Now, taking the original and manipulating it, would change it and make it technically less accurate. But to some eyes may make it look 'better'. And that is fine for them.
The same with audio... I have read many folks with $2K players claim that bitstreamed or LPCM seems 'better' when compared to their cheap PS3 or lesser player in their rack..... again, I think this is hogwash, too. I don't buy the jitter argument for lossless multi-track movie soundtracks either (now for single track, audiophile recording of an instrumental solo (where a reference to the instrument's true sound is known), there may be a noticeable improvement.
What is the general consensus here in lossless audio and 24P video on a pricey machine versus a standard one?