Originally Posted by kobyh15
Would anyone care to comment on the PQ improvement I would see coming from a PS3 to a BDP-103? I'm in the process of purchasing my first set of "grown-up" A/V components, and I am weighing the benefits of selling and upgrading my PS3. I only use it as a Blu-ray player these days, and it's a pretty good one. Just wondering if it would be worth it to replace it with the Oppo. Thanks!
On paper, blu-ray PQ difference is apt to be minimal at most - most decent blu-ray players,
including the PS3 are pretty darn good, and perform well on all the various tests.
The gains in the Oppo are more in other areas; speed, build quality, sound (it can function as
an audiophile level CD player), image processing options, DVD-upscalling, number of formats
it can handle, comparative ease of making it region free, etc. etc.
That said, some people see bigger differences in the BR PQ of various players than
others. Whether that's their sensitive eyes, or equipment dancing together better, or
a placebo effect, it's very hard to say.
One great thing about Oppo, they have a liberal return policy, so if you decide within 30
days the cost isn't worth the features or PQ for you, all you're out is shipping.