Originally Posted by steve1971
About 2 weeks ago I talked with my Sony insider and she said the 7200 will not be offered in the U.S and the 6200 is it equivalent which means its pretty much the same model. This is one reason why I went with the 6200. So if people are waiting for Sony to bring the 7200 to the U.S your going to be waiting for a long time. One other thing I want to bring up is I am getting tired of people comparing the 6200 to the Oppo Blu ray players. Oppo is in a league of their own when it comes to Blu ray players and anyone who's smart enough knows that. They also charge a high price for their players which a guy like me who has a family and has priorities cant afford what they are asking for it. To me Sony is the next best thing and I feel the PQ of the 6200 comes very very close to the Oppo's. But to make comparisons just aint fair.
I had a chance a few weeks ago to have a short chat with a couple nice guys from Sony Japan, they were from the Blu-Ray division and told me that they were still "considering" a release of the S7200 here in the US. Not sure how much influence or insight (if any) they have on what Sony USA does though.
I'd welcome a high-end Sony player for improved build quality alone. I like their new players but they definitely feel kinda junky; I set up a new BDP-S5200 in my store last week and yesterday it was completely unresponsive. I unplugged it and plugged it back in, felt the mechanism whirring around for a second, and then nothing. Happens I guess, but I've always found Sony players to be really reliable (I still wish I had kept my 5000ES instead of selling it for an Oppo -- never had a single issue with that player), and my 1000ES is still going strong. I have a BDP-S3100 that I've had lock up on me a couple times but nothing major. I was planning on getting a 6200 for my ST60 soon but found a used S5100 for $50 the other day and couldn't pass it up.
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