My dilemma is do I really want to get rid of my Toshiba HD-A30 just for the sake of consolidating to a single device (the LG-BH200), or would I be better off buying a Profile 2.0 BD player that doesn't have problems playing certain discs.
Correct me if I am wrong here, but because I have a new Onkyo SR806 receiver and I am doing everything 7.1 over HDMI, I don't need to concern myself with anything audio related regarding player processing when looking at BD player features, correct? If that is a safe assumption, here are my requirements for a BD player (in order of priority):
1. Reliability (plays 99% of all BD discs, esp newer ones without issues)
2. The best rated S-DVD upscaler in a BD player (combo or otherwise)
3. Guaranteed to play BD-R burned discs without issues
4. Play HD content at 1080p60 without issues, jaggies, etc.
5. BD profile 2.0 or at least upgradeable to that
6. Hackable and flexible through firmware updates
The first 3 are most important and the last 3 are actually tied for 4th. A few comments... allargon mentioned above that my A30 has known deinterlacing issues? Not sure I know what that is about, as I have not seen anything (maybe I am not doing something correct to notice it?). If this is really true, then I definitely need to either get the BH200 and/or get the Oppo upscaler and a nice BD only player (3 devices, ugh!). My pie in the sky would be to have it all on 1 device of course, but I think I could be quite happy with just 2...