Originally Posted by htwaits
Nothing I've read suggests that Darbee used correctly will have much value on a small screen. You don't say what OPPO features are attractive to you.That's probably a more important area for you to check out.
Thanks for your reply, htwaits. So far no one with a 37" LCD has replied here or elsewhere that Darbee works well for them, so I take that as a no. I am going to assume that my TV is good for another 5 years at least.
What has attracted me to Oppo is their reputation for build quality, reliability and service. Increasing difficulties with a Panasonic DMP-BD85 have taken up too much of my time trying to make it play Blu ray disks. I want something that will work for more than 3 years. My source for DVDs and Blu ray disks is exclusively via Netflix, no purchased disks. I want a player that can handle the less than pristine disks that Netflix rents out and I think that Oppo makes it. Am I right about that?
3D and 4K is not important to me. I do hear that the Oppo doubles as a fine CD player, something I don't have in my current setup. Other disk formats like SACD may be of future interest.
My other option would be to go cheap, say the LG BP 540, and count on replacing it every 2 years. I could buy five of those for the price of one Oppo, but then I would have the biannual hassle of troubleshooting and then replacing it. I prefer owning stuff that lasts and is worth repairing.
If you need to know, my 37" Sharp is fed by an Onkyo PR
-SC886. Speakers are all Polk Audio: SDA-CRS+ front, Monitor 7 rear, CS400I center and PSW10 sub. Power amp is a NAD T955.
Any comments you have will be appreciated.