Originally Posted by zerog6
Everyone's mostly talked about Audio Quality in the players on here, but there's hasn't been much discussion about Video Quality. I have a good old optical connection for audio with my Receiver and I'm not going to be upgrading that any time soon. So I'm solely concerned about Picture Quality. So in terms of solely Picture Quality, what are the best players out there??
PQ is something all of the players do incredibly well with BDs.
Seriously, I've seen alot of players in action and the PQ is within +/- 5% across the board really.
What you really should be looking @ is functionality.
PS3 is the most versatile of the bunch.
BD30 is a great machine, PiP capable and bitstreams over HDMI (audio)
BD10... Not PiP capable, but decodes every codec internally with the exception of DTS-MA and can pass over analog connections to legacy receivers.
BD50, which hasn't been released yet, will do everything the BD10 will do, but provides 1.1 and 2.0 (PiP and online).
IMO, if you have a legacy receiver (no hdmi) I would recommend something from Panasonic (either BD10 or upcoming BD 50) because of the ability to get great audio out of legacy receivers.