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?
We are all have our opinions about streaming, I just don't care for SD but find the HD offerings (which continue to increase daily and include shows like The Office, Rescue Me, etc) enjoyable and the content available via HD has increased a lot in the past year. As I mentioned, streaming was one of the two major reasons I bought the 93, given I already have a 83. The 93 as is has done a great job improving the quality of HD streaming for me.
I don't believe the Qdeo by itself will be the magic bullet for quality SD streaming from Netflix (or anyone), there are just too many other variables that come into play regarding the quality of any streaming service. The biggest issue for Netflix is capacity in my opinon, there are times during the day where you won't get a quality picture regardless of the speed of your connection or the device being used.
I share your desire to see it improve, it would be great to admit I was wrong and I could actually enjoy SD material from Netflix or Amazon on Demand (coming soon hopefully) because the Qdeo does its job so well. I think Oppo knows what they need to do to improve the performance of the chip for streaming and DVD upconversion already, but that process will probably take at least a year before it is perfected - tweaking the ABT chip on the 83 was about an 18 month process if I remember correctly. Blu-rays have spoiled me in regards to video/audio quality, judging other content against that standard may be unfair, but it is the quality I seek. I guess that is why so many are anxious to see Vudu added
Discouraging someone to by a 93 for streaming playback based on SD content when in most cases it doesn't look great on any device doesn't seem to be good advice in my book - please correct me if I'm wrong. For the streaming content that I've used it for it has performed well and it will only get better as Oppo has more time to improve the Qdeo.