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Love My ps3 slim 500gb. great for bd movies and streaming. dvds as well.<br>
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<strong>I have backed-up all my movies and my Samsung BD-C5500 plays them without any Cinavia BS.</strong><br>
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I have the Yamaha BD-A1020 and love it. Great picture and sound and a universal player to boot. SACDs sound fantastic.<br>
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I own both the s790 and BDT-500. Both are phenomenal players.

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The Sony BDP S6200. The best Blu ray player to be released by Sony yet! Love my 6200.
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Hey guys would love some advice on which "budget" blu ray player I should buy

I've got the sony 6200, panasonic 360 and panasonic 460 (not sure what the differences are between the two panas) and the samsung h6500 all in the mix

Question is which one should I go for or am I missing any other players that should be in the mix in the same price range

All I care about is to get the best possible picture and audio

Not apps, features etc

Thanks in advance to anyone who could help out
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I bought a Sony S5100 for $85 delivered to door. It's been a perfect player so far, including 3D, and is absolutely superb on audio CDs. Remarkable value proposition.
Yes, if you can deal with the hokey pyramid shape. I like to stack components, even if they're not structurally sound. This thing has to go on top of everything no matter what. Plus, if you sneeze in the wrong direction, it scratches.

Java developers, when I saw what has been placed into Java 8 I was immediately reminded of how I've spent so much of my life trying to protect engineers from themselves. Lambda expressions are a horrible idea. Gentlemen: the goal isn't to make code readable for a competent mid-level engineer. The goal is to make code readable for a competent mid-level engineer exhausted and hopped up on caffeine at 3 am. What a disaster Java 8 is!
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Yes, if you can deal with the hokey pyramid shape. I like to stack components, even if they're not structurally sound. This thing has to go on top of everything no matter what. Plus, if you sneeze in the wrong direction, it scratches.

tgm I agree 100% with you on the "if you sneeze in the wrong direction, it scratches" thing. I had that issue with my 5100 and so I don't even touch my 6200 unless there is a lot of dust on it. Then I take my feather duster to it because if you use anything else to clean it scratches. I'm looking into buying an Oppo at the end of the year.
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tgm I agree 100% with you on the "if you sneeze in the wrong direction, it scratches" thing. I had that issue with my 5100 and so I don't even touch my 6200 unless there is a lot of dust on it. Then I take my feather duster to it because if you use anything else to clean it scratches. I'm looking into buying an Oppo at the end of the year.
I studied my parent's BDP and tried to figure out how the heck plastic could be so soft, or if it was something to do with the fine lines they etched into it to make it have a particular sheen.

Whatever it is, it's an ergonomic disaster.
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Java developers, when I saw what has been placed into Java 8 I was immediately reminded of how I've spent so much of my life trying to protect engineers from themselves. Lambda expressions are a horrible idea. Gentlemen: the goal isn't to make code readable for a competent mid-level engineer. The goal is to make code readable for a competent mid-level engineer exhausted and hopped up on caffeine at 3 am. What a disaster Java 8 is!
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Great selection of players! I have PS3 in the living room and Oppo BDP-93 in the theater. Can't beat PS3 for the money vs. how many features it's offering (including streaming). Oppo gives better CD playback vs. PS3, but obviously for more money. Had Sony (my parents still have it) - also an excellent player, although I'd pick PS3 over the dedicated player if there is a choice.
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Where is the Marantz UD7007..........?<br>
As much as I love my UD9004, it is strictly an analog out audio player with HDMI feeding a secondary display for track info.
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FWIW, we got my in-laws the Sony S5100 model for Christmas this past year. I think I paid like $90 for it at Best Buy. They had an old Onkyo DVD player that was dying. The Sony was a huge step up for them...slim profile, and I would say it had excellent picture quality on their LCD TV. Very user friendly interface, similar to the PS3.

I currently own two PS3s that I use in my two HT systems, and see no reason to upgrade right now. 3D doesn't interest me much.
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FWIW, we got my in-laws the Sony S5100 model for Christmas this past year. I think I paid like $90 for it at Best Buy. They had an old Onkyo DVD player that was dying. The Sony was a huge step up for them...slim profile, and I would say it had excellent picture quality on their LCD TV. Very user friendly interface, similar to the PS3.

I currently own two PS3s that I use in my two HT systems, and see no reason to upgrade right now. 3D doesn't interest me much.
Just out of curiosity, have you seen an FPR 3D TV? FWIW, I've heard a few times comments similar to "I never really loved 3D before until I got a passive 3D TV".

Java developers, when I saw what has been placed into Java 8 I was immediately reminded of how I've spent so much of my life trying to protect engineers from themselves. Lambda expressions are a horrible idea. Gentlemen: the goal isn't to make code readable for a competent mid-level engineer. The goal is to make code readable for a competent mid-level engineer exhausted and hopped up on caffeine at 3 am. What a disaster Java 8 is!
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Just out of curiosity, have you seen an FPR 3D TV? FWIW, I've heard a few times comments similar to "I never really loved 3D before until I got a passive 3D TV".
Honestly, no I haven't. I'll have to check one out sometime. I have no plans to upgrade in the near future though. We have a 65" Panasonic in our basement that can do 3D...just haven't bothered to buy the expensive glasses you need to utilize it.
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Honestly, no I haven't. I'll have to check one out sometime. I have no plans to upgrade in the near future though. We have a 65" Panasonic in our basement that can do 3D...just haven't bothered to buy the expensive glasses you need to utilize it.
With quality FPR display and decent glasses (it's one of the few things my current TV does very well), the picture is smooth as silk, and very easy on the neuro-optics.

Java developers, when I saw what has been placed into Java 8 I was immediately reminded of how I've spent so much of my life trying to protect engineers from themselves. Lambda expressions are a horrible idea. Gentlemen: the goal isn't to make code readable for a competent mid-level engineer. The goal is to make code readable for a competent mid-level engineer exhausted and hopped up on caffeine at 3 am. What a disaster Java 8 is!
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Can I shout out the Cambridge Audio BD752 ? Equal video quality and better sound quality than the Oppo 105, for Oppo 103 money (well this side of the pond anyway) .

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Honestly, no I haven't. I'll have to check one out sometime. I have no plans to upgrade in the near future though. We have a 65" Panasonic in our basement that can do 3D...just haven't bothered to buy the expensive glasses you need to utilize it.
Understood. One thing you probably already know: quality FPR glasses are fairly cheap. I have a dozen or so. When my LEGO 3D movie arrives, the family room will once again be packed with kids, all with glasses on reaching out into thin air at the stuff floating around.....

Totally worth it.

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I purchased the "non-steroid" $500 Oppo more than 3 years ago. What has been really important for me is the ability to upscale normal (non blu-ray) DVD's.

I watch a lot of somewhat obscure foreign films that are only available as DVD's. The Oppo does a great job producing a remarkably high quality picture. I had some problems at first, CS insulted me but it has been well worth the money and effort.
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Counterpoint:
Are Blu-ray players a basic commodity now?
So many are under $100, really, what does "Top" imply?

Better "what", I ask seriously, not in jest.

Heck - with 4k Blu-rays coming out late 2015 who'd buy any "expensive", over $200, blu-ray player now anyway?
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Counterpoint:
Are Blu-ray players a basic commodity now?
So many are under $100, really, what does "Top" imply?

Better "what", I ask seriously, not in jest.

Heck - with 4k Blu-rays coming out late 2015 who'd buy any "expensive", over $200, blu-ray player now anyway?
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Oppo as serve me well.

Faster up-load of the content compare to the Sony and Panosonic in the days also well regarded.
Also got better service from Oppo (also after warranty).

Started with the 83 and now have the 103.

More money!? Yes
but well spend in my book if you can afford-it

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Oppo as serve me well.

Faster up-load of the content compare to the Sony and Panosonic in the days also well regarded.
Also got better service from Oppo (also after warranty).

Started with the 83 and now have the 103.

More money!? Yes
but well spend in my book if you can afford-it

I will keep suporting them.

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I was an Oppo fan from the mid-late 2000's, had 2 of their DVD up-converting players, their initial claim to fame.

Has there been a recent DBT of Oppo vs say $125 range Brand X?
I'd like to see it, as so many here are Oppo supporters.....
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I was an Oppo fan from the mid-late 2000's, had 2 of their DVD up-converting players, their initial claim to fame.

Has there been a recent DBT of Oppo vs say $125 range Brand X?
I'd like to see it, as so many here are Oppo supporters.....
Oppo custumer service was more then outstanding in my book.

My player would freeze.
They ask me to do the up-grade and did it.
Then they reply ship to us with a free $50 shiping label from Canada to the US.

I inform them it was out of warranty by a week or two.
They reply, it will treated as under warranty.

Got it back in a week!!!
When ask what was wrong, the answer was heavy tare from smocking since the 83 was sucking the air from the front to the back (the 103 is sealed).

Was it there fault? No it was mine but still took care of me with a shipping bill of $50 each way.

I think they got my buisness for life.

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I am in the same boat, tired of using the PS3 and would like a stand alone player. I would love to get the oppo 103D, but I just can't pull the trigger on one thinking they will release a new model next year with all the 4k stuff coming out.

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I am in the same boat, tired of using the PS3 and would like a stand alone player. I would love to get the oppo 103D, but I just can't pull the trigger on one thinking they will release a new model next year with all the 4k stuff coming out.
Very helpful this thread, It´s time to change my old Panasonic
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I was an Oppo fan from the mid-late 2000's, had 2 of their DVD up-converting players, their initial claim to fame.

Has there been a recent DBT of Oppo vs say $125 range Brand X?
I'd like to see it, as so many here are Oppo supporters.....
I'm not a doubter of Oppo, but I would like an answer to this as well. These days, I would guess that the BD players are all in the "good enough" category. The Sony upscaling is wonderful, and my BDP cost < $100. The Oppos offer the Darbee thing now, perhaps that matters. {shrug}. I'm open to learning what the fuss is all about. Perhaps the modification kits available for Region Free BD's?

Java developers, when I saw what has been placed into Java 8 I was immediately reminded of how I've spent so much of my life trying to protect engineers from themselves. Lambda expressions are a horrible idea. Gentlemen: the goal isn't to make code readable for a competent mid-level engineer. The goal is to make code readable for a competent mid-level engineer exhausted and hopped up on caffeine at 3 am. What a disaster Java 8 is!
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I'm an Oppo fan but I don't notice any difference in playback quality of my BDP-80 over my Sony BDP-S390. I actually rarely use the Oppo now.

It might be possible that the Oppo upscales better but I rarely watch DVD anymore anyhow. When I do I have a competent AV receiver to do upscaling with Qdeo if the player or TV is not up to the task.

In this day and age, Oppo players have become a luxury item IMO. Almost a bling item. Is the next Oppo on my shopping list? Probably, depending on the timing of events. If someone asked me the best player to get I would tell them an Oppo.

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I'm an Oppo fan but I don't notice any difference in playback quality of my BDP-80 over my Sony BDP-S390. I actually rarely use the Oppo now.

It might be possible that the Oppo upscales better but I rarely watch DVD anymore anyhow. When I do I have a competent AV receiver to do upscaling with Qdeo if the player or TV is not up to the task.

In this day and age, Oppo players have become a luxury item IMO. Almost a bling item. Is the next Oppo on my shopping list? Probably, depending on the timing of events. If someone asked me the best player to get I would tell them an Oppo.
I'm only guessing right now, but so far the only reason I'd buy an Oppo is if the region free version of it were less cost than the region free version of (say) the Sony BDP-S1200. The prices of these things can sometimes get a little nutty if you purchase it with the RF kit installed.

Java developers, when I saw what has been placed into Java 8 I was immediately reminded of how I've spent so much of my life trying to protect engineers from themselves. Lambda expressions are a horrible idea. Gentlemen: the goal isn't to make code readable for a competent mid-level engineer. The goal is to make code readable for a competent mid-level engineer exhausted and hopped up on caffeine at 3 am. What a disaster Java 8 is!
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