Originally Posted by streamerlover
+1 to everything he just said! DAMN! That was one well laid out response!
I need to second that! Guess I know what to ask Mrs Clause for Christmas
Originally Posted by SeriousHorse View Post
I went from a fat PS3 to a 93, so I can give you some 'hands-on' advice.
First, the PS3 is an excellent Blu-ray player and a very good DVD player. As far as picture quality goes, for Blu-ray discs you shouldn't notice much of a difference, although the Oppo has more configuration options (colour spaces, etc) and, depending on your display, can be tweaked a little more here and there. For DVDs, the Oppo has superior scaling to the PS3. I find upscaled DVDs look more 'film-like' on the Oppo. Reading through the thread you would have noticed that there's still room for improvement - there is, but the Oppo's DVD performance is still excellent.
For streaming content, the Oppo handles a much wider range of files than the PS3 (FLAC files, MKV files, etc) with excellent audio/video fidelity. If you plug in a USB hard drive, you can also play DVD backups (as ISO files) and Blu-ray backups (as ISO files or BDMV folders). It's a very versatile player, and for me this makes it far more useful than the PS3. I still play some videos for my kids stored on the PS3's internal hard drive, but otherwise we rarely use it.
As far as audio quality, again, the Oppo has the edge. To my ears, CDs sound better, and the fact that all audio outputs are active means you can use analog connectors if you prefer. But you really shouldn't worry about what the front panel of your Yamaha says:-) The fat PS3 can't bitstream HD audio codecs (the newer slim models can), but the LPCM output is still fine. In fact many people prefer to use LPCM with their Oppo. But if you really want the Yamaha to light up, set the 93 to bitstream and it will do it.