Originally Posted by Kage
Winston9332, do you like your 320? and what made you decide on it over the different brands of blu-ray players within the same price?
Kage, let me provide you with my opinion and observations:
I have an Oppo BDP83, Pioneer BDP51FD, Samsung 2550, LG BH200, Panasonic DMP BD55K, and have owned numerous other players in the past including a Samsung BD UP5000, Panasonic 35, Panasonic 30, and Sony 350.
Prior to the arrival of the Oppo, I used my Pioneer 51 as my main player. It was slow and quirky, but offered the best PQ, particulary on SD DVDs. My Samsung 2550 with the Reon chip was equally good but had an annoying handshake issue with my Onkyo that wore out my patience.
The Oppo is a tremendous player in both PQ and bells and whistles. It is very, very quick and hearty in its playback of netflix bds. It is also $500.
Back to the 320...as I have mentioned I believe the 320 is the best value below the Oppo in the marketplace today at prices that are now pushing $325. It really is not in direct competition with the oppo, but is in competition with Panny 80, sony 560, and samsung 3600. In that segment, I personally think its upscaling and audio quality are worth dealing with its sluggish opertation and lack of netflix. If you want a gimmicky player, go with the 3600. If you are interested in high end PQ and AQ, I think you ought to opt for the 320.
If I had to guess, I bet the 320's price will land a little north of $300. In this midmarket level, I think it's a great option.