Originally Posted by ss9001
I edited my reference to your post
. I can clearly see the money aspect. It's got to be better on both BD's and SD-DVD, since the analog side will serve no purpose for us using HDMI.
Now if Pioneer would have included SACD/DVD-A and/or ILink, I would have gladly pre-ordered it without hesitation. Since they didn't, I have to be convinced it'll be worth the money to upgrade. The only competition at the price I'm willing to spend is the Sony & Oppo. The Denon at $4200 is out of the question. I can't justify that sum just to consolidate player capabilities.
I'm with you, I can remember the dissapointment when realisation the 09 was nto to be a full universal. I guess proabably a question for chris walkamo on whether we are likely to see a developement of th 09 here to fully serve that task, not leavign behind any of the good things about this player
Originally Posted by adidino
If there are performance improvments.. load times, good responsiveness and free of glitches then I will agree. However, you might find that on Pioneer's next player without having to spend 2k for it but we'll see.
something I have been wondering about too, but maybe pio will suprise on jsut how far they can take an existing design
somethign I was certainly suprised wiht the lx70a(95hd) which I jsut retired.
Originally Posted by progprog
Yeah, I know. That 23FD looks intriguing......
somehow dont quite think it has the form factor to fit all the 09's goodness in. but maybe a good question for chris walkamo if we didnt need the analog side of the 09 player would the 23fd give over hdmi for audio(be it bitstreaming) and video quality jsut as well as the 09 here for both BD & DVD ?