The PS3 and Panasonic DMP-BD50 seem to be considered the best two Profile 2.0 Players by most people. I didn't find a thread comparing them, so what do you think is the better player and why?
After some research, here are my pros/cons:
-the most future-proof (wireless connectivity, 40gb storage, web browser, etc)
-40 GB CF model is usually very quiet/silent
-Pro/Con: Universal/Harmony remote compatibility fixed, but have to buy separate device: Nyko remote ($14), or soon with this:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=984409
-Doesn't bitstream TrueHD/dts-ma
-Doesn't have 5.1 analog out
-Sure to be silent (like the bd30)
-Internally decodes all formats
-Analog out (although 5.1) (and bitstreams)
-Price said by Panasonic to be "comparative" to BD30 -- meaning MSRP will be at least $499 ($100 more) than PS3.
-according to some reviews, has below average SD DVD upconversion.
--For the average user (not interested in games), which is the best BD Player for the price and why:
1. with an HDMI receiver?
2. without an HDMI receiver?