Originally Posted by bakerwi
If after experiencing this player and the only nitpick you have is the tray then all is good.
Think of it this way you get to watch the movie quicker.
your right - it is fast - and actually its not as bad it sounded - i just watched a DVD -- and the tray is ok - i dont know but maybe i was expecting it to be much quieter - but its really ok - not that much noise as i made it sound to be before in my earlier post -
now back to what i think so far - first - i think i need to update my firmware which really should have been done already before i got it since it was issued in JUNE ?? its now almost Sept. -
i know its not a big deal - but i wonder why its not updated - it didnt tell me that i needed to update it when i went to the settings - it was blanked out actually - that could be because i dont have a network cable connected to it - maybe if i did - it would check and tell me to update ? i dont know -
it is set to check for updates etc. - but thats most likely because its not connected to the internet etc. -
ok moving on - i been watching that series - BURN NOTICE - its ok - something different to watch - i watched it on my old player which was a Mag. with the Panasonic chip in there - unifier chip - i think its called -
i just watched the last dvd from BURN NOTICE - and i didnt see a huge difference -- maybe the Mag. did a better job - hard to say - because the whole series seemed a bit grainy - background noise in the picture etc. -
this one seemed just the same or worse with the grainy picture at times -
i cant say its Oppo just yet - it may have been the Dvd itself - i cant play it on my old player because its not connected any longer -
i really was expecting it to do a little bit better at least -- i have to watch other DVD's to make a better review sort of speak of how i see things -
the audio was great - and it sounded great bitstreaming -- with DVD's its ok with the dialogue -
just so i understand - when i bitstream - my AVR is doing the decoding - and if i set it to LCPM - then the BD 80 is doing it ? is that correct ?
i do like how you can make changes with out stopping the disk - backlit remote is good -
then i tried Direct to see how it shows and to my surprise - i never done that before - my TV does a Great job - i would say at the very least - just as good -- so now i am a bit confused - maybe oppo is right about saying not for large screen TV's -- i dont have a huge TV - its 50 inch - but i do sit close - about 6 feet -
dont get me wrong - it was ok - i dont expect blu ray quality from DVD's - i guess i had my hopes too high -
i wonder how my 981 would have shown - too bad i cant do a direct comparison - would have been interesting --
i have to watch some blu rays - hopefully next week - and i will try some DVD's i have which i remember watching in the past and showed very good - they are burnt copies i made a while back -
has anyone watched BURN NOTICE ? maybe you can tell me if it showed grainy to you also ?
the player has some settings - but i left them alone for now - dosnt matter what i changed because after i update it tomorrow - i will do a factory reset and start over anyway -
so yes i like the player - the build quality - etc. - but so far - not sure about how great the upscaler is for DVD's - i know its not going to be like the BD 83 - i dont know if its worth the extra 200 for me - since i am using everything HDMI - so my audio is not affected either way -
was just one dvd so far and cant say how it would have shown on my older player - but i have to say - the older Mag. really wasnt that bad at all after all