Originally Posted by artyusmce
why limit it to non enthusist? i'm an a enthusiast and looking forward to the this player or 390 at a reasonable price.
Second anyone know if the 390 will have front and back USB connections?
I'm not limiting it to non-enthusiast, I'm just recognizing the needs and wants of the non-enthusiast friends I have will differ from the the complete AV nuts that other friends and I are.
For the enthusiast, the questions become more complex: do they have an HDMI receiver or pre/pro? Do they have the capability to decode DTS-HD MA and TrueHD in the receiver, or must it happen in the player? Do they have a second transport for SD DVD, or a processor like a DVDO Edge, or a really good upscaler in their receiver/TV? How many other devices do they have that they want to replace with a BD player? These make selecting a good player a very personal experience.
The Oppo 83 is perfect for me, less perfect for others who may not be interested in SACD and DVD-A, and there is no way I could justify a $500 or $600 price-tag to non-enthusiast friends.
Whereas I know that I can make some generalizations about my non-enthusiast friends: as long as the BD player plays BDs well, has pretty good SD DVD upscaling, has optical/coax out for audio, is fairly fast to boot-up and load, and costs "about $250 or less" then they will be happy. I don't think any of them care for Netflix/YouTube streaming, multi-channel analog outs, and bitstreaming or internal decoding of DTS-HD MA or TrueHD.
Anyway, not putting down the LGs, just indicating that they seem to offer the basic needs at the price-points that will be appealing to some folks that don't need every bell and whistle.