Originally Posted by Toothaiker
I don't own this anymore, but here is my list of problems that had me return it.
Random freezes that required pulling the plug to restart the unit.
Poor format support (very limited supported formats video and audio)
Poorer video and audio performance compared to even older Pioneer players.
Anemic streaming options.
Felt much like a cheaper player even with the heavier chassis.
Shipped with incorrect remote in a FACTORY SEALED BOX.
Horrible price to enjoy all these missing features. (should have been MUCH cheaper)
Upconversion of dvd's is much better on other similarly priced Universal players.
There are most of them for you.
What did you replace it with?
To be honest with you, most of your list is padded negatively.
Do you have any data to verify the upconversion and the poorer video? These units are supposed to be equipped with Pioneer's premium video processors.
Streaming? What do you need? Mine has Netflix, Youtube, Pandora. I won't use any of them.
I don't have any random freezes.
Format support.... I play Blue Ray, DVD and CD's. It covers everything I have in my library which isn't anything special.
Granted I'm not the biggest audiophile out there I will admit and even though it sounds like I'm sticking up for this machine, I'm just being honest about my experience and what I use it for.
I put a disc in it, it plays. The video quality on my 65" Pany Plasma is excellent. The sound is the same... excellent. No unusual issues with either.
I paid $359 for it just to get the "Elite" look LOL.