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My current blu-Ray player is a 2009 Panasonic DMP-BD60, which is otherwise fine but feels very slow loading Blu-Rays and navigating their menus. To the point that it wife is demanding a new and faster blu-Ray player.

Will the LG BP540 be faster for Blu-Rays? (I don't care about apps or streaming services.) Assuming so, it's my first choice.

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Inexpensive BR Player with Good SD Video Processing?


I posted this in the Dvd section, but it occured to me that here might be a better place. It's been a while since I've looked at anything video related in my systems.

I recently brought out an eigth generation Panasonic plasma for my kids to watch NTSC Dvd on in the basement. It should be ok for the job. However, I did not like the 480i analog feed over component video from a really old Toshiba DVD player.

Thus, I think I need to look at an inexpensive disc player for 480i/p over HDMI. I'm assuming its the video processing or A/D conversion at fault here as the Panasonic scales HD formats to panel resolution fine. Video processing of SD was not known to be a strong suit of this display.

I would like something with video processing at a level similar to my Oppo 980, and I was hoping to find something for less than $75. I see some BR players out there, but I have no idea of their capabilities.

I also like the idea of having 480i over HDMI like the Oppo 980 as well just to compare the VP of player/display to verify my assumptions. However, this is not a deal breaker if the 480p output is excellent, just a plus. Picture quality, especially of SD Dvd, is the driving factor. Other features are only a bonus.

It seems a BR player is no more expensive than a legacy Dvd player. I assume that even some basic BR players of today would equal/better the VP of the older Oppo 980? However, I have to ask you guys for your expertise. I really appreciate the assistance.


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Panasonic and Sony are the players most often recommended here. Models from other manufacturers tend to have buggier and less-capable firmware. Panasonic players tend to provide more control over DVD upscaling, while Sony players tend to have more streaming functionality.


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