Are they the only 2 players currenlty able?
I don't know. I just received the BDP-S5000ES and will look at it this weekend.
Panasonic DMP-BD55 - No.
PS3 - No.
When I say no, I mean you can't select between all three.
Are there more things that will set blu ray play back apart?
Overall or video wise? Different people have different needs for players. I remember just how important a time remaining display was for many. I did not care about it at the time. I use it all the time on my TiVo's. Some things that set BD players apart:
1. Load Speed
2. BD-Live capable
3. Ability to turn off BD-Live on BD-Live capable player
4. Native / Direct mode (ie output the resolution on the disc vs. forced to a fixed resolution and frame rate)
5. Horizontal and Vertical chroma resolution
6. Ability to pass DTS-HD MA / TrueHD bitstreams
7. Deinterlacing of non-progressive content. (guess that would be interlaced.
8. Amount of internal memory for BD-Live
9. I am sure I could go on.
Could u point to any other articles? thanks
From us or others? The link I provided includes two new articles that we just published as well as links to articles we wrote for Secrets of Home Theater many years ago.
We are going to publish a new article every few weeks. (no fixed schedule) In the works:
1. How to set contrast
2. How to set color and tint
3. How to set sharpness
4. How to choose the best color space (This is the one that will open a few eyes.)
That is the short list. We may also publish an indepth description for each pattern on the disc.