Originally Posted by smurraybhm
While I hope your efforts in regards to Netflix help reap some additional improvements in the performance of our 93s with that streaming service, I don't see the need to keep testing SD material. I responded to your request (and posted findings) to test the Saturday Night Live show Saturday and it looked exactly the same on the Oppo as it did on a Roku XD - terrible.
Streaming and the Qdeo are two reasons I bought the 93, but I will never be interested in watching SD material, the decrease in quality is too much for me regardless of the streaming device/service, that includes a PS3 too. It is the same way I feel regarding watching SD material vs. HD material via DirecTV.
The HD streaming material I have watched on the Oppo 93 with a good feed has been very good (after adjusting the video settings) and is definitely much better than then the top 2 Roku devices - I own them both. At the beginning of this thread a few of the beta testers commented they thought Oppo opted to switch chips because the Qdeo had more to offer in regards to improving video that was streamed - NR being one example vs. the ABT found in the 83. I think when Oppo is done improving the performance of the Qdeo chip the 93 will be on of the best or the best blu-ray player for streaming on the market due to the strengths that the chip brings to the table.
The point is that it's an anomaly being introduced only on the Qdeo side of things. Since another major feature of the 93 is SD upconversion, I feel it's entirely relevant to pursue any problems with the Qdeo processing in that regard, be it Netflix of DVD. Also, I understand that YOU refuse to watch SD material on Netflix, but I think that's a minority case for anyone who's a consistent Netflix Streaming user. Only a small percentage of the streaming catalog is currently in HD, so unless one wants to restrict themselves to just that material, they're going to run into SD content. Might as well make it look the best it possibly can. In regards to the SNL clip though, did you try it with HDMI1 vs HDMI2? It's considerably less glitchy than on the latter. Even Oppo acknowledged the appearance difference of the SNL program on the 93 vs the PS3. In my testing, on the same display, the 93 (via HDMI2), Roku and PS3 reproduced exactly the same image (poor, but not glitching with interlacing artifacts). The HDMI1 was the only one producing glitches which made it totally unwatchable.
How do you propose that Oppo finish "improving the performance of the Qdeo chip the 93 will be on of the best or the best blu-ray player for streaming on the market due to the strengths that the chip brings to the table" unless people provide them with examples where the chip is failing at that task?