Originally Posted by InfernoST
I was thinking about getting the Oppo until you helped me out with my streaming issue. These devices shouldn't be so finicky.
Well ... after careful consideration ... I have a bunch of music videos in 3 different formats. M4V (H264/AVC), VOB (Mpeg2 NTSC and PAL (interlaced)). I wanted playlist support with shuffle and better zoom/scaling since much content is 4:3, but wanted to fill to 16:9. Although i could sort of work around these with the S790 with Serviio, and playlist support, remux the M4Vs to MKVs (to get around a audio sync problem) .... in the end, it was just too much fiddling around.
I thought about the Oppo 103, since it appears to be good with all these different formats BUT Oppo has issues too. Folks are currently complaining about what its doing with Netflix video quality with its video post processing. Streaming content on the Oppo is generally weak. The Roku stick is clunky so you end up needing another streaming box anyway.
I like the S790 video quality and its streaming services, so decided just to go for a local network streaming device. Just ordered a Dune TV 303D ...
on the face of it, it looks like it can deal with just about everything ... and the user interface looks quite nice too. You can even drop in a 2.5" drive in the SATA bay.
I will say for a lot of folks the S790 and the other 2012 Sony BD players, their DLNA abilities are probably good enough for everday use or for backup disks .. its just my collection kind of goes beyond that now. The owners manuals are now out for the 2013 Sony BD players and I see no difference to what the players can support in terms of formats/codecs/containers with DLNA.