Hello everyone, I wasn't sure were to post this as it pertains to a few areas such as "help me choose", somewhat -Oppo forum as well as this forum, I choose this forum as I am more interested in what the DMP 500 vs the 320 version ... so I'm sorry if this should be in another thread on on its own.
Ok, now that I got that out of the way I can ask a few questions that hopefully someone can answer. At the present time I have the Panny 210 as I have to grown to like what it offers except the NF black flashes and a few other quirks from time to time, but I have lived with it as it does not do it all the time. The light information that I can get on the Panny 500 is from this quote provided by Panasonics site"
" while the BDT500 includes high grade audio parts – gold plated terminals, high grade electric capacitor, insulator - to reproduce audio content that is faithful to the original. The BDT500 provides for 7.1 channel output and includes twin HDMI outputs, allowing one to be dedicated for audio output. Not only does this result in less interference of the video signal but the additional HDMI makes the BDT500 compatible with legacy amplifiers".
I do realize that the 500 is not out yet as no one has tested it but my questions are as following:
1) HDMI vs Analog output:
* I realize the 7.1 output offers an advatage to those who dont have HDMI inputs but is there an audio advatage you using this method over HDMI if you have a receiver that can use both? * I have the Onkyo 808 AV receiver
2) The 500 offers the twin HDMI outputs as is there an advantage to audio as this as well??
I have been looking into the Oppo 93 site as I am not yet convinced it is the right player for me/my family or as another way I can put it " worth the extra $" but who knows?
. All I need/want is a good player that can stream well, play CD's, DVD/Bluray movies as well as provide very good sound.
I had/have a LG BD390 player (now in bedroom) in which I replaced it with the Panny 210. I did not notice an audio difference per say but I did notice a better PQ especially in streaming... I wasnt expecting that much of a differnace but oddly I did.
To shorten up the post I guess my question would be is the 500 worth it over the 320... in your opinion that is??