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Originally Posted by Kris Deering
I find the first thing I do is NEVER go to a thread for a product filled with the accounts of a bunch of people that just spent their money on it. I think that works well for getting a general idea on issues it my have but I don't get much more than that unless I know someone specifically in the thread that I know actually knows what he is talking about. And that represents a fairly small number.
All I am trying to do is get meaningful information that will assist me in getting the best out of my purchase. Most of the threads that I belong to achieve this, but I am trying to recall ONE post from this thread that actually mentions something technically to improve mine (mostly my wife) or anyone else's experience with this unit. Maybe I just missed it.
However, there is enough of this player is better than my previous or current player on this thread.
I know this phenomenon (subjective preferences) occurs on other threads, but the LAST thing that I look for on a thread is help with a buying decision or subjective opinions.
I have not tested this player and for all I know it may be the new holy grail. But considering the claims of its performance vs a player that I have tested personally and know its capabilities, I become very suspect at the claims of improvement given the baseline set from the other player. I've been doing this for a long time and have a decent grasp on the subject and the vibe I'm getting from the comments and the wording used to back them up makes me skeptical at best. Especially considering the LONG history of performance in regards to Sony's players, including some of their newest ones.
Some of your postings on other threads have provided meaningful technical information on improving my viewing and/or listening experience and that should be the ultimate purpose of any owners thread, but unfortunately threads get off track from time to time. Maybe this thread will find its way.
Basement: Oppo BDP-105D, Denon DVD-5910CI, Arcam FMJ BDP300
Master Bedroom: Sony BDP-S790
Family Room: Oppo BDP-93, Pioneer BDP-320
Breakfast Area: Pioneer BDP-320
Office: Pioneer BDP-320, Cambridge 640C V2
Revel F208 (pair), C208