Just for the records though,
yesterday I watched Avatar on BD, thru my Oppo BD-80 and everything went out just flawlessly, so I give a 10+ to the -80 and also to my Panny BD-30 though... Matter of fact, there's a slight time-gap between both players and the Oscar goes to... the Oppo.. for the quick loading time, as follows:
* Oppo BD-80 took just 42 seconds to fire-up and
* Panny BD-30 took 83 seconds to fire-up...
Bottom line: end of the day, no big deal between both players at all!
Tell you what: it doesn't matter much to me about the slower or faster loading times between both; instead the most important thing is the A/V quality you can achieve and in that regard both players just gives me every little bit I want to, so no complaints whatsoever, as I love both