I'm not sure if any of your comments were aimed at me, as I hesitatingly called myself an audiophile, but I haven't seen anyone ripping reviewers about their comments.
We're all entitled to our opinions. Whether you think that 8-tracks are the cat's meow, or whether nothing short of a Goldmund turntable with all of the assorted paraphenalia turns your crank, the appreciation of A/V is mostly subjective. So, whether I think that the BD player is an audiophile delight and you think it's a boat anchor is irrelevant. We all learn from each other's observations and comments.
However when it comes to comparing players or commenting about the quality of that player's audio and video capabilities, the equipment that the device is connected to will make a significant difference.
So when reviewer "A" says that he thinks the player doesn't look any better different than his SD player, then I'd like to know whether he's using a properly calibrated high quality monitor or a run-of-the-mill TV. That's what is important to me. Similarly when evaluating audio capabilities, I'd like to know whether the person is listening to the music through an HT receiver or separate components and what brand of components are being used for the evaluation.
We all have brands that we like and dislike. If a reviewer is watching &/or listening to source material through a brand we dislike, we are more likely to have reservations about that review than we are about a review using components that we like.
I have never made negative comments about anyone's rig and don't intend to in the future. So, my feeling is to bring it on! Let us know what equipment you are using to evaluate the new Oppo.
Originally Posted by rhcorolla
Can we please refrain from the audiophile (& "videophile") snobbery? What we ALL want is information about these BDP-83 players from NEW OWNER'S. If you start ripping EAP reviewers for their comments, then other BDP-83 reviewers might be scared to post lest they get their heads bit off!