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post #541 of 3231 Old 06-13-2010, 05:39 AM
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I had an HDDVD (Toshiba A2HD). I'm looking to get this player to replace and want the same good upscaling capability for SDVD. This player seems to have the following going for it:

1) Good NetFlix

2) Great BD playback

3) Good to Great SDVD

4) Decent price...

Does this sum it up...? My main concern is downgrading the A2s ability to upscale SDVDs

Can anyone help?

Here is a complete review that should answer your questions

http://www.bigpicturebigsound.com/Pa...y-Player.shtml
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The panny 85 does not even compare to my old oppo DV-970HD DVD player for SD.I dont know how the Toshiba A2HD upscale's VS. DV-970HD but I returned 85 and will be getting a oppo BD.Its a shame cause I liked the way when I turned the 85 on it changed the imput on m panny tv on its own.
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Whats SD?
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Whats SD?

standard-definition
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The panny 85 does not even compare to my old oppo DV-970HD DVD player for SD.I dont know how the Toshiba A2HD upscale's VS. DV-970HD but I returned 85 and will be getting a oppo BD.Its a shame cause I liked the way when I turned the 85 on it changed the imput on m panny tv on its own.

I've had a BD player for a couple of years now. At first like you, the upscaling ability of my player and/or receiver was a concern, so I bought an Onkyo receiver that has a Reon chip, and an expensive Pioneer player. Now, after an unsuccessful attempt at selling the Onkyo, it is in my bedroom with the Panny 85 and my DVD collection is doing little more than collecting dust.
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Thats my thing. I mean ANYONE, and I say ANYONE, that does a little research would know that while the Panny and other players are good at upscaling, if you own DVD's buy an OPPO. I dunno why people have to come and reiterate what everyone knows, but I guess it's because they are irritated they did not do the proper research first.

That being said, I have no use for DVD/SD anymore, so the ONE or TWO I watch a year, and handled fine by the Panny's.
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Thats my thing. I mean ANYONE, and I say ANYONE, that does a little research would know that while the Panny and other players are good at upscaling, if you own DVD's buy an OPPO. I dunno why people have to come and reiterate what everyone knows, but I guess it's because they are irritated they did not do the proper research first.

That being said, I have no use for DVD/SD anymore, so the ONE or TWO I watch a year, and handled fine by the Panny's.

I wouldn't even recommend buying an Oppo for SD DVD's unless you have a really large screen. I kept my Oppo 983 for DVD playback and found the Panny 60 - not supposed to be as good as the 85 - more than adequate for DVD playback. I ran the 60 thru the Anchor Bay test disk and it did fail on the weird cadence's and cadence changes, but that was never observable watching DVD's. Also, I felt the color's on the Panny "popped" more than the Oppo. BTW, this is on a 47" CRT RPTV.


BTW, the Oppo was removed from my rack and only use the Panny for DVD playback.
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The 35 I had, and now the 85 I have, have been fine for my DVD playback. When I do watch one, I dont find myself expecting more, but I;ve never paid for an Oppo, or felt the need to.
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I always figured that Oppo was for people that need universal disc support (SACD) and/or superior analog out performance. It would be hard for me to imagine that someone who wants their players would settle for lossy DVD codecs.
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there is a reason that people want the oppo. its just a darn good player. which is alot saying on how some players are just crap (samsung).. its a fine player and everything that you hear about the player is true.

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Well, the only plus I ever hear is the DVD upconversion. As far as quality and FW support (which is huge), Panasonics Hollywood Labs is top notch. I've had a BD10, BD35 and BD85, and never had a new release that would not play. Feel sorry for the LG and Sammy owners.
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The only plus for the oppo is the upconversion the panny 85 has all the Internet features that the oppo does not
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You are right, I did not even factor in the web content. The Oppo is good for audio cd folks, and DVD folks. When it comes to BR PQ, web content, and good FW updates, Panasonic and Sony have been hard to beat.
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for some people, internet streaming stuff is not that important. so they choose to get the oppo. I have had problems with the internet connection on my panasonic. I had no problems with the oppo with that. I own the ps3, the oppo, and the panasonic 85. I would rate the oppo as number 1, ps3 slim as 2, and the panasonic 85 as 3.

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Ive had a PS3, and I completely disagree. It's a BR player that has now, one of the less sharp pictures out there. It was the king when the standalones were new, but it's not that good. Ive also not had any issues with my BD85 internet usage.

Anyways, considering this is the BD Owners thread, the debate about Oppo and Sony should go somewhere else.
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...Anyways, considering this is the BD Owners thread, the debate about Oppo and Sony should go somewhere else.

Yup...

BTW, totally enjoying my 85 - streams Netflix very well for me (now Pandora and a few other goodies have been added to Vierra-cast as well). The 85 hasn't glitched or refused to play any disc I've thrown at it either - and I really appreciate the speed of BR playback is greatly improved too.

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Im VERY glad to now have Pandora. The interface is nice.
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the pandora is very impressive.

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I've had the unit since last Friday. I would have posted my first impressions by now, but I can't get my wife off of Pandora. I've only watched one BD (Major League), one SD Netflix stream (Cream's final concert) and part of one HD Netflix stream.
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I have had problems with the internet connection on my panasonic. Jacob

Jacob, would it more accurate to say that you've had problems connecting your Panasonic to your wireless network? I'm asking because that's the only connectivity issue I've read about so far. I haven't read of any hardwired installation problems and once the wireless installations see the home network, they usually don't have an issue pulling in the internet.
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The initial wireless setup is a PITA (Ive done two).
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my problem is that the bdlive wont stay connected. I had this problem regardless if it was wired or wireless. seem to work better when wireless, but never the less its a problem. I had this problem with the panasonic 80, but did not know that it was this problem.

I would knocked it down one notch on the rating for the problem. other then that its a fine player. I would rate the oppo and the ps3 higher then the panasonic 85.
the bdlive works very well on both the ps3 and the oppo.
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...the bdlive works very well on both the ps3 and the oppo.
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???? Oppo doesn't have bd-live... Last I checked, anyway.

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I think you are thinking NetFlix. Oppo players are Profile 2 and support BD Live.
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Thanks in advance. Can I use the USB thumb drive for BD LIVE or do I need to get a SD card?
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Thanks in advance. Can I use the USB thumb drive for BD LIVE or do I need to get a SD card?

The manual says to insert an SD card, nothing about USB. Try a thumb and see what happens....
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From past posts, it seems as though my.avi home videos should play from the USB interface. The bd85 sees the files on the 16gb USB flash, but will not play them. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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Quite honestly I didn't read all 19 pages of posts on this thread.

My curiousity of this player is the tube-amp emulator. It's stated on the brochure that it has 3 different emulations but that's all it says. My questions are as follows:

1. what are the 3 different emulations
2. do I have to use analog out to get the tube-emulation sound or HDMI will suffice.

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I have a Panasonic DVD Recorder and just added a BD85. When I use either remote it operates both devices simultaneously which is a PITA. Does anyone know if there is a way to change the codes in one or the other so that this is avoided?
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