Originally Posted by dvzzz
In fact a couple reports are saying not even close to Oppo.
I want to keep A400 but right now I decided not to open and in fact return it. Convince me with screen shots that A400 is more capable on video quality than Dune with (old chipset)?
I was one of those people. I was only half right: When I first tested it (basic functionality tests), I used an HDMI port that didn't have the settings calibrated. It was one of those "wow, this looks bad
Once I started video tests, I used the same cable and HDMI port as my Oppo. It still wasn't as good, but it was close...and it certainly wasn't bad.
If video was the only complaint, I'd be willing to work with it. The fact is, anyone who buys this player now is a beta tester, plain and simple. Honestly, I'm usually totally
okay with that. I'm a geek, I like testing stuff out and I don't mind working through bugs. The biggest problem I have is that it's going into a living room, where non-geeks will be using it. After years of living with a Windows Media Center computer in my living room, I vowed to never do that again (when it worked right, media centers were amazing
...when they didn't, it made everyone mad). I often complain about the limitations of my Oppo, but as long as I prepare my files correctly, it NEVER FAILS. I'll definitely stick with that until this or another player is as reliable.
Unless there's some miracle firmware in the next day or so...