Originally Posted by sillysally
Yes of course that is correct. However why did you buy the 141. Why not just get a 60" non elite Kuro. If all you want is a display.
It is for this reason why I am getting a BD-09. And also why I have stated that you should have a calibration done if you are going to get one of the big three.
Just as when you got your 141, I am sure you always had planed to get it calibrated. And I am sure why you got the 141 is because you wanted the best overall PQ.
Please do not miss understand me at this point. I have not gotten the BD-09 as yet, I am waiting for Robert to ship it
. Once I get it and calibrate it for my 141, then and only then can I say for sure that it really does raise the bar.
And what changed my mind about getting the BD-09 over the Oppo BD-83 is what I am now seeing with my BD-51. Using firmware 1.21 for the BD-51 and recalibrating, I have now taken my Blu ray viewing to a whole new level.
In a different post I touched on what I am seeing now. Link Below.http://www.controlcal.com/forum/show...2&postcount=13
I agree with V. unless you care about some post processing or audio decoding in the player you're not going to benefit from a high end Blu Ray player.
With Blu ray you want the player to send the 1080p signal untouched to the display and the display then reproduce it unaltered. Since the source is 1080p 24fps, no processing is needed in the chain.
If you're bit streaming the audio via hdmi then again, you're not using the expensive analog DACs of the player.
In the case of DVD you do need post processing since the video is encoded in a resolution that is different from the native res. of your display.
This is a fundamental problem that making premium Blu Ray players are going to face. The high quality of the source means that the player does not need to do much at all! This is driving folks like Pioneer and Denon nuts because the dynamics are different than it was with DVD. The PS2 was a bottom of the rung DVD player, the PS3 is top of the shelf Blu Ray player.
In general as source quality gets better the less you need to spend on video processing.