Originally Posted by cvearl
I cannot find the answer to this question...
I will be wanting to hook up my Panny BD30 Player to my 42PZ85. I will be following much of the great advice here in this thread as to the settings before and after 100 hours and so on.
But what effect does the Player (which everything runs through) have on these settings? Do you have to first calibrate a player? Or are they basically fire and forget and you only have to calibrate the TV?
Just set the tv up how you like it and run with it. I use the same settings for my BD30 as I do for my Directv HDDVR. Youll find its real hard to make a Bluray look bad on these tv's.
Originally Posted by seascape
Elway, do you like the Panasonic BD-30? Was that chosen for price or PQ as the main selling point? Does it have a good upconversion scaler (doesn't add image slowdown nor wash-out/dim colors). I heard Toshiba is coming out with an upscaler that addresses color dimming for DVD upscaling, but its just hype right now, I haven't seen one yet.
Any BR players out there that do a better 24P, upconversion, black level, PQ than the PS3 for at or less than the cost of the PS3?
I love the BD30, its not the best upconverter (out of BR players) but it does damn good. The BR PQ is one of the best out there, and Panny's support is top notch. Whenever buggy discs are released they are right on it with a FW update.
I owned a PS3 and it did a pretty good job but I found that the PQ was a tad soft. The PQ of the BD30 is very sharp, and whille the upconversion is not the highest rated, I wouldnt trade it for the world.
I think at its current price, the BD30 is great. The new BD55 might be a better buy though, I think Panasonic has improved their Uniphier chip in this model(uniphier is their proprietary bluray chip for video)
Toshibas cell upvonverters will be out soon, but I think even they feel they overhyped them and claimed they could be bluray killers. Ive owned two Sony upconverts, a Panny, a Toshiba HDa2 and the BD30. As far as Im concerned, the BD30 upconversion is just fine on my 50". If you are real concerned about upconversion, Oppo just announced their first BR plaer.
Also, I bought my BD30 in Jan when it came out ($550), so price was not a selling point
. I was unhappy with the PS3 and wanted a standalone.