Originally Posted by bakerwi
You may want to consider one of the LG's or the JVC -XV-BP1 if you have a speed requirement. Also, can you elaborate on your comment Not a big Oppo fan? I would hate to see you reluctantly purchase the Oppo. (lol)
Well, lol, I'm a bit [too] anal about my HT equipment. I used to have a Sony ES DVD player with a 2 SECOND
layer change. That annoyed me to no end. To have a 2 second pause in the middle of a movie. I upgraded to what I have now, the Denon DVD-3930CI. It definitely solved the layer change problem, but it removed (or never implemented) the awesome Play-Stop-Play trick that jumped right to the movie (the Sony ES had that). The DVD-3930CI is pretty slow when it comes to menus and disc start up. You know, going from drawer close to going through all the menus, previews, FBI warnings, etc. Seems like it takes forever to go through all those.
I want a fast machine, so that would limit me to JVC, LG or Oppo at the moment. As I mentioned in my original post, I would pick the Oppo out of those 3, but I would do so reluctantly
I dunno, Oppo just seems like a 4th or 5th tier brand to me. I know everybody who has one loves it and says it plays everything with no problems. It definitely beats the LG and the JVC in terms of looks, but it doesn't beat the Denons in terms of looks
. Thats just a personal taste thing.
Like I said, anal, I know
. I'm not purchasing any of the machines yet since this is 1st gen BDLive, so hopefully the next gen will see some speed improvements. Denon has never been too performance centric, but I'm betting the Oppo kicked their butts in terms of sales #'s.