I've been following this thread for a while, but just recently started paying closer attention; I've just gotten a new TV and I'm turning my research focus to a blu-ray player, with a target purchase date of November or December.
I'm leaning towards purchasing one of these new Pio players (or perhaps waiting for the 2.0, depending on what other upgrades it has and the cost), and I have a few questions that I don't recall being asked or answered. Any help--including speculation or a "we don't know yet"--would be appreciated
1. I understand that the PQLS (sp?) anti-jitter feature is available only when used in combination with Pio Elite AVRs. But is this a proprietary technology? Or is it some sort of open source or industry standard we might see in other AVRs in the future?
2. The deep color feature intrigues me, but I won't be sold until people can actually play around with it--and preferably not until I can see it myself. But am I right in my understanding that there is no type of disc now conceived of (and therefore that will ever be read by these players) that actually has encoded deep color? In other words, am I correct that this feature is PURELY for up-conversion (or however you want to describe it) and not a future-proofing feature for discs that will eventually be mastered in deep color?
3. My new set is a non-elite Pio (5020). I don't regret not going Elite; the cost-benefit just wasn't there for me. But, I'm curious--will any of Pioneer's upcoming blu-ray players have any sort of picture, color, or color-space adjustments that would allow me to "compensate" for the lack of features/adjustments on my 5020?
Thanks for your time folks; sorry if any of these have indeed been asked and answered in the past or if they're ridiculous questions. I'm somewhat exhausted from my TV research, and it's a bit daunting to begin anew on another quest.