Originally Posted by htwaits
Actually, that's what the OPPO 93 did for me. Of course there wasn't a S790 when I bought the OPPO, but I'm still very happy with it. What was pointed out earlier is that there are many topics discussed in the OPPO threads that are of general benefit.
Oh sure. Until the BDP S790 came along, the Oppo was the ultimate and first choice. I was in fact toying with the idea of getting one because it had the best DVD Upscaler at the time. With Blu Ray it is harder to tell the difference picture wise between players. Marginal at best in general terms.
But then I read Joerod's review and that swayed me to go with the Sony. Using pure logic only. Joe has a $25,000 Sony 4K projector and if the Sony BDP S790 was not up to the job, he would not be singing it's praises. He owned the Oppo as well, so it is reasonable to deduce that he knew what to look out for in terms of performance and picture quality. And he tested for Oppo too!
So no doubt, Joe would have been highly suspicious of the Sony BDP S790 at first. I mean, I know I would be if my projector cost $25000.
And I will take Joe's point that tests are dependent on the equipment used. For instance, a test using a 4K projector will be different to a test using a 1080p one. I mean, this is a player that can Upscale to 4K and some professional reviews could not get access to a 4k projector. So it was good that Joe did the review as he has one. And it looked great on his 120 inch screen. So I knew it would look fine on my 50 inch because that is a comparatively smaller size.
The BDP S790 is a world class player at a budget price!
At the end of the day, I can happily say that I have never been happier with the DVD picture I am now getting. And Blu Ray is incredible too! That was so important for me, because I like world cinema and some of those films will never get a Blu Ray release due to them not being predicted as being a strong seller.
But it is great to hear different opinions as that makes a discussion interesting. All that matters to me is the picture quality and sound. Everything else takes second or third place.Edited by WarrenD - 6/10/12 at 11:43am