I'm seriously considering this machine to pair with my AVR-3313.
That said, how do the video improvements you mention work? I've always though BD is BD and behaves identically on any machine they are played on.
EDIT: To clarify, I'm interested in vertical panning of 1080/24P material.
EDIT2: I've checked the owners manual and one of the colour space options is for YCbCr. Is this YCbCr4:2:2 or YCbCr4:4:4?
Also, is it possible to configure machine to output BD stream as it is on disc (1080/24P)? I didn't see any way to configure this in owners manual.
Sony BDP allow this configuration via the "Original Resolution" system configuration option.
BTW, I've no interest in Oppo; at all.
My current machine is Sony BDP-S790.
In my case with my Samsung LCD the Oppo BDP-93 showed artifacts during certain panning scenes on 1080/24P material (very annoying) which this Denon does not - it's more smooth, and the settings are identical on both players (same HDMI cable as well). Before I bought the Oppo BDP-93 I owned Denons first blu-ray transport DVD-2500BT which also had very smooth panning on the same LCD. This might not be the case in your circumstance though, as many Oppo users are happy with theirs. I was not entierly convinced. The build, sturdiness and speed of this Denon is far better than my experience with Oppo though, which are also important factors to me. I find the audio a tad more lively and dynamic as well, where the Oppo was a bit 'dry'. This was particularly evident on blu-ray concerts I'm very familiar with. I guess in some ways all BD players are equal on some levels, different on others. I have no doubts that the higher quality build and components used in this Denon, or any other higher end BD player, yield a better result than a cheap one. If the differences are worth the money is up to the individual. Some will never hear/see any differences. Depends on your surrounding equipment and your ears/eyes I'd say.
Thanks for the response. BTW, you understate the case WRT panning; it's much more than annoying, not so much with horizontal panning but with vertical panning. On my Panasonic GT50 which is configured for 48 Hz frame rate, the complete picture jumps and shakes. I doubt it's the display's fault for this.
BTW, I was editing my response about the same time you were responding yesterday. Did you see the 3 paragraphs of the "EDIT2" sequence of my response?
Edited by Iain- - 8/28/13 at 8:13am