Originally Posted by AFryia
I'm just curious why the Denon does not rank higher or closer to the Oppo 80. Price is nearly identical, and a couple reviews rank it slightly higher in PQ & AQ.
Are there problems with the Denon?
no, it's pretty simple:
1) the Oppo is faster
2) the Oppo has a better video processing solution (higher end ABT chip)
3) the Oppo is a universal player (the Denon 2010 cannot play SACD)
Nothing is wrong with the Denon. It's just not as good as the Oppo, which is not a huge indictment when the Oppo BD-83 was the consensus best BDP on the market.
Note that the new Denon 2011 model (replacing the 2010) has improved several of these areas, as it now is a universal player with SACD support and has upgraded the ABT chip to the 2015 (equivalent to that in the Oppo BD-83). It also has network support for Netflix which the Oppo lacks.
You should note that these reviews will not be updated, as Winston has taken his reviews / ranking offline at his personal website: http://winstonsreviews.com/