Originally Posted by winston9332
after owning two Magnavoxs which are very reasonable machines, the Onkyo is pretty much the same machine for more money but I enjoy having it in my rack more.
please definitely explain...magnavox can be had for $200 and is definitely on the lower end of blu ray players in respects of quality and features...[/quote]
You think? I have had the Pioneer Elite 05 &95, the Sony 350, 300 & 500, 2 Magnavoxs, Samsung 1200, 1400, 1500 & 2500, the Panasonic 30 & 55 and probably I couple of other I can't think of. Considering that PQ is very similar in all of these machines, the Magnovox was the most reasonable player in terms of operation across the board. It started up with the best of them, the navigation was about the smoothest and fastest, I felt the menu system was basic but very straight forward. The Onkyo is the same machine with a different badge on it, it may have better attention to audio or something but this thing is the same size, weight, build quality, menus (similar) and remote. I am fairly certain both players use the same Panasonic chip.