Originally Posted by Blu Camry SE That perspective I've heard before.
So then why would you "disagree"....?
Try reading it again sir - I was agreeing with his 10A observation... With the BD30, I suspect you'd see a noticable improvement in SD upconverting presentation over the 10A.
If you search for some reviews on the 30, you'll see that many actually report a decrease in upscaling performance from the 10A -- which I find nearly impossible, but, there ya go...
Good thing I have working eyeballs that clearly disputes that - but to each his own.
That said, I got the BD30 for Blu Ray, not SD....I have plenty of options to view SD upconverted (in addition to the BD30), so this is a "coming along for the ride" added benefit, not a defining requirement.
Well, that's great for you, but some of us have other requirement parameters such as wanting one chassis to do it all --
Yes, its great for me. I have enough trouble justifying the insane BD pricing as is, so when I find a unit that does a fantastic BD disk presentation for video and audio, and a solid job on SD upconversion, I snatched one up.
I guess I got spoiled with HD DVD players that had more/better features at half the price, but now that the "war" is over, there's no reason I need to adopt paying inflated prices for similar capabilities.
The PS3 was not an option, as it has its own issues, and is not attractive as a BD player - its a game machine first, after all. A rack mounted equipment candidate it ain't.
So when you whittle down all the realities, the BD30 at its feature and performance point, coupled with its price point, makes pretty obvious sense - which kinda explains why they can't make them fast enough and they leave store shelves the same day they come in.
Thanks to many knowledgable people here, steering me and many others to the BD30 has been appreciated.