Originally Posted by bakerwi
In my initial
comparison between the Oppo BDP-83 and the Pioneer BDP-51FD; I stated that speed would not be a determining factor effecting which player I would keep. However, once I began my testing (I have one monitor) and having to switch between the 2 players; the SPEED of the Oppo quickly moved up the food chain. I only recently sold the Pioneer, because once it became the wife and kids primary player they couldn’t tolerate the speed or lack of speed of the Pioneer. You can read my comments on the Oppo BDP-83 owner’s thread at the following posts: #1521 & #1978
- Denon AVR-3802, using 7.1 analog connection
- Pioneer Elite 950-HD 42”
- I sit about 8 feet from the monitor
Willie, we all have different needs and priorities. Ive been thinking things over and I am still unsure if I am going to buy an Oppo. I do know this, I am very lucky to have been able to test one absolutely free of charge. As of right now id say this, the 51FD is a fine player , the Oppo is only a hair better in SD PQ. But that could change with the testing I have to do yet.
Now if I was in the EAP and bought the Oppo for $499, I would bet that I would come up with 75 reasons that I love the Oppo.
Being that is not the case for me, I can only come up with a few, its fast as hell and it has slightly better SD upconversion. That is it.
The Pioneer is nicer to look at and just feels like a better built product.
I think I can just hang onto the Pioneer for a year and wait for the next generation of BD players to come out and go from there, or I can buy an Oppo. I don't know for sure yet as I still have some testing to do.