Originally Posted by winston9332
Definitely aware of the sharp/pio jv, but cannot tell if the 120 uses the soc chip or some sharp junk. the quickstart reference lends me believe the latter is true - the 21/22 have a similar feature.
To tell you the truth, this whole thing about the Pioneer/Sharp joint venture has me a little disappointed and scared. Before I found out about it, thinking that Pioneer would always make their own players, I originally planned on waiting for them to release a MediaTek Blu-ray player that could do everything the MediaTek-based Pioneer Elite DV-58AV SD DVD/DVD-A/SACD/DivX player could do, with the addition of Blu-ray, 7.1 analog outs, USB, and Black Setup (0 IRE/7.5 IRE). I know the Oppo BDP-83 will play everything you throw at it in its native format, but I don't think its analog section is as good as Pioneer, and they have no plans on adding switchable black level. I know the new Denon DVD-A1UDCI would satisfy my demands, but for $4500 ... I don't think so! So if Pioneer stops designing their own players, I don't know whose players I should have my heart set on at this time.