Answer to question for 1080i60 is here: Yes the Sony Sx80 series outputs 1080i60 using a bluray disk burned via PMB 5.8 with content from the TD10. See this exact post:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...7#post21073427
In light of the limitations, I've not bought a new Sony Sx80 player yet, nor the Oppo yet, though that price for the 580 at Best Buy is tempting. I wonder if the 480 will go down further at online stores.Limitations of Oppo:
No support for 1080p60-2D nor 1080i60-3D. This is a big gaping hole in the abilities for anyone with content originating with a newer camcorder. Latest email about this deficit from Oppo this week isn't illuminating, and they have had the test disks for a month.
Note: Oppo's abilites with respect to 1080p24-3D MVC content are otherwise not matched by other products. So if your source of content is limited to the realm of the original 3D bluray spec (ripped commercial disks or content converted to 24p), Oppo's ability to play isos and files via USB is excellent.
It's less clear if the Oppo will play isos and MVC files via a network connection. Don Landis previously reported no-go on this, while robneal81 says it works. This is 1080p24-3D MVC, not camcorder content I'm talking about. Don says that a 1080p24-3D mkv bluray iso with menus
will play from USB on the Oppo, but not via the network.
Limitations of Sony Sx80 players:
Only supports SD for network playback. No support for 3D, HD, iso, mkv or mvc via network playback. This is per the Sony user manual, and no user has provided data conflicting with the manual. Maybe the firmware update changed this. I doubt it since there is no hardware reason for this restriction in the first place. In this regard, the PS3 has much stronger support for HD via network playback. I haven't seen this tested and reported here yet. Can you test this with Tversity Joe?
The "A" number one excellent thing would be support for playback of MVC 1080i60-3D files via DLNA, but so far nothing commercially sold player does this.
Sony Sx80 only supports playback of 1080i60 MVC from 1)
bluray disk burned with PMB 5.8, or 2)
from Sony TD10 camcorder directly connected to the player via USB. When the same content is played from a USB hard drive, it plays in 2D. This is as per the testing results starting at the post linked below, and is the basis for me saying that Sony is pushing the bluray media based approach to playback:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...7#post21109377
Because of the above limitiations, I have been using HTPC for my playback of MVC 1080i60 files.