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You might want to repost in the official "Help Me Choose a Player thread" as the mods will lock this one.

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High all, I want to buy the best video quality Blu-ray player and DVD up-converter I can afford. I want the Oppo 93 but at the moment I can't talk the old lady in a $500 BD player.

So what are my options $300 or lass?

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High all, I want to buy the best video quality Blu-ray player and DVD up-converter I can afford. I want the Oppo 93 but at the moment I can't talk the old lady in a $500 BD player.

So what are my options $300 or lass?

Panasonic X10 series is excellent at both. I have both the Oppo93 and Panasonic X10. HArd pressed to tell the difference, especially with BD playback.

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Panasonic X10 series is excellent at both. I have both the Oppo93 and Panasonic X10. HArd pressed to tell the difference, especially with BD playback.

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What do you think of the Panny BDT210?

EDIT: If I look up Panasonic X10 I get TVs, not blu-ray players.

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What do you think of the Panny BDT210?

EDIT: If I look up Panasonic X10 I get TVs, not blu-ray players.

X stands for 1,2, or 3.


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You might want to repost in the official "Help Me Choose a Player thread" as the mods will lock this one.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=959985

You can also ask questions in the two player threads.

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I don't understand this forum. I guess its over my head. Thanks for the heads up though...
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No, size doesn't mean a BD player is better. In some cases a smaller unit may be more expensive because it's harder to get everything into a small package. Size also has nothing to do with 3D capability.

Again, size should not matter.

Since video quality is roughly the same for all BD players that are inexpensive (under a hundred or two), features and reliability would be key. If you don't need 3D, the major difference these days would be Internet capability.

For reliability, check the individual unit topics here at AVS you are considering. Also check CNET and see if Consumers Reports does a BD player survey.

As for Internet, all the different brands have different apps they offer. You'll have to compare the offerings and see which ones you prefer. The other difference in price would be due to a built in WiFi receiver, having to buy one, or Ethernet only.

if size doesnt matter with quality how come the bigger ones cost a little more.

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Okay, after perusing countless of threads here, I've narrowed it down to the Panasonic 110 and 65.

I do know the 110 is a 3D player and 65 does not do 3D. I'm not sure if I'm going to watch a lot of 3D content on the player so I can possibly forgo the 3D features(although my Samsung display supports 3D).

My other criteria is on upconversion of DVD. Is the quality of upconversion in the 110 comparable to the 65?

Thanks in advance for the help.
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Okay, after perusing countless of threads here, I've narrowed it down to the Panasonic 110 and 65.

I do know the 110 is a 3D player and 65 does not do 3D. I'm not sure if I'm going to watch a lot of 3D content on the player so I can possibly forgo the 3D features(although my Samsung display supports 3D).

My other criteria is on upconversion of DVD. Is the quality of upconversion in the 110 comparable to the 65?

Thanks in advance for the help.

The 110 is two versions of Unipher chip past the 65 so it does a better job of DVD upconversion. The 65 isn't that bad unless you watch a lot of anime or material with mixed cadences - it will produce a lot of jaggies. As one member reported, Charlie Brown's head looked like a stair case.
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To add a little more to what moxie said, the 65 is also obsolete. It was replaced by the 75. The 110 has a lot more features that either the 65 or 75 including better interface, more/better streaming, DLNA and network shares. I don't use the 3D features on my 110 either, but I'm glad to have all the other features, and the net cost is almost zero if you sell the Avatar 3D disc you get with it. The 65 and 75 don't come with that disc.
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Sorry, it's a typo. It's a 75 that I"m comparing with the 110, not a 65.

Apologies for the confusion. Okay so it's a 110 then.

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Just wondering, anyone compared any of these players below?

Panasonic DMP-BDT110
Sony BDP-S370
Sony BDP-S380

I am interested to know which has the best DVD upconversion quality. Thanks.
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Just wondering, anyone compared any of these players below?

Panasonic DMP-BDT110
Sony BDP-S370
Sony BDP-S380

I am interested to know which has the best DVD upconversion quality. Thanks.

We have 2 S370 decks. Since they are now about 2 year old models (380 is the same as I recall but w. built in wifi) they might be hard to find. We only use them for BlueRay and streaming so can't answer your question.
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I have the 110 and 570 (which should be the same as the 370). The upconversion is better on the 110. I wouldn't expect the 380 to be any different.
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That's it. No more questions. The 110 will get the nod.

Thanks for the information. Much appreciated.
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up-converting dvd is a fruitless pursuit given my experience with my sony bdp-s370 doon't matter if it's region 1 or region 2/4

unless you re-author dvd's to run at 24fps or 48fps (70mm imax) up-conversion will always be crap..

wouldn't matter which bd player you brought as this will effect all brands..
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up-converting dvd is a fruitless pursuit given my experience with my sony bdp-s370 doon't matter if it's region 1 or region 2/4

unless you re-author dvd's to run at 24fps or 48fps (70mm imax) up-conversion will always be crap..

wouldn't matter which bd player you brought as this will effect all brands..

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I am wondering if I should get Panasonic - DMP BDT100 or Panasonic DMP BD75EGK?
I can get them for about the same price.
It is 100 NOT 110

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My Oppo 93 does a great job upconverting. Good DVDs look very good even on a 50" screen.
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I am wondering if I should get Panasonic - DMP BDT100 or Panasonic DMP BD75EGK?
I can get them for about the same price.

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100? If you meant 110, most definitely. 75 has very limited functionality.


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Help. I need to mount a Blu-Ray player behind a wall. I have all my other compontents back there with the remote sensors mounted under the sound bar. I need to purchase a Blu-ray player with an I/R jack. I do not want a $200 remote to work all the components so that can't be the solution. So far the Sony NSZ-GT1 with the I/R blaster is the only one I can find.
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Help. I need to mount a Blu-Ray player behind a wall. I have all my other compontents back there with the remote sensors mounted under the sound bar. I need to purchase a Blu-ray player with an I/R jack. I do not want a $200 remote to work all the components so that can't be the solution. So far the Sony NSZ-GT1 with the I/R blaster is the only one I can find.
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The OPPO BDP-93 ($499) has IR and RS232.

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We have 2 S370 decks. Since they are now about 2 year old models (380 is the same as I recall but w. built in wifi) they might be hard to find. We only use them for BlueRay and streaming so can't answer your question.

I have tried and return or kept the Sony S780, S580, LG 670, Panasonic 210, Panasonic 110 and the Samsung D6500.

I kept the Samsung D6500 for blu ray PQ, the best I ever saw.

I kept the Panasonic 110 for 3D in my study.

I kept the Panasonic 210 for DVD up conversion, using normal setting and +2 for detail clarity. Both the Panny and Samsung offer top DVD upconversion, but the Samsung is unbeatable for Blu Ray PQ in the Dynamic mode.

The Sony S780 16 bit processing didn't show any improvement and locked on several BDs. The S580 locked when I opened the draw.
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Help. I need to mount a Blu-Ray player behind a wall. I have all my other compontents back there with the remote sensors mounted under the sound bar. I need to purchase a Blu-ray player with an I/R jack. I do not want a $200 remote to work all the components so that can't be the solution. So far the Sony NSZ-GT1 with the I/R blaster is the only one I can find.
Thanks,
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I don't understand. You already have some sort of system for your other hidden components, so why not just move one of your blasters so it hits your new player as well? Even if you don't already have something, an add-on RF system is only $40, much less than the premium you'd pay for a high end player with IR jacks and RS232.

Are you sure that jack on the sony is an input? I don't think it is.

Another option is HDMI control where you just send all commands through your TV to your player over HDMI. Works great for me and it's free.
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Guys, blz?

I wanted a hint of you to buy a BD player base, but has built a good chip (engine) that is focused on image quality and do a good job of upscaling DVDs to 1080p

He must have support for 1080p/24 so I can enjoy the 5:5 pulldown this feature on my TV through 120Hz.

I do not need 3D or interactive ... Finally, I want a product "SERIOUS" with a chip that works well with robust upscaling 480p sources and delivered good image quality in BD movies in general.

Remember, it is basic, I do not want expensive solutions, such as have not had much time to research I have come here to ask for tips, I think what I need can be found in some products in these stores common technology out there ...

Best wishes and happy 2012 to everyone.
Thanks in advance!
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The best option is one of the panasonics recommended many times in this thread. Don't worry about the additional features you won't use. You can't find a quality player without all those bells and whistles anyway unless you get an older, used player.
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The Panasonic does not support 1080p/24 playback on burned BD-R discs if that matters to you.

I want to hear opinions from people who don't have a dog in the fight.
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+ 2. OPPO BD93 is one of the finest, pricey, but you won't regret it's features for quite a while.
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Who does better from the options below?

Sony BDP S380
LG BD550
Philips BDP 3200
Panasonic BD75

Please explain the reason for your choice!
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Who does better from the options below?

Sony BDP S380
LG BD550
Philips BDP 3200
Panasonic BD75

Please explain the reason for your choice!

Does better at what?

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