I just picked up a BD60. Online update was a piece of cake. Loads are a bit faster and there is less fan noise than my BD30. Video quality is noticeably better than the BD30 for Blu-Ray. Wall-E was just mind-boggling, as was Hellboy 2. Pans Labyrinth had a breathtakingly natural tone to the forests, and skin tones were great.
For SD, as previously noted, you have to manually engage 24p playback with every disc. SD is better than the BD30, but is quite inferior to my Reon-based XA2, or just running native SD into my Integra processor which also uses Reon. While there are no tearing artifacts, the processing is just nowhere near as clean.
The 7.1 upconversion from 5.1 high def codecs works really well, giving a rounder depth of field and great front to back transitions.
I have tried playing with the re-mastering. It seems that it doesn't just up-convert to 96KHz, but it also brightens the sound a bit, which is a pity. Ideally there would be upconversion without messing with the frequency/time domain response. Wonder what they were thinking?
All in all, it's a solid upgrade to the BD30. It's kind of amazing they've gone through three generations of player in only 12 months.
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