Originally Posted by CAVX
I wouldn't call an OPPO inferior
I wish I had one.
Nope, but I would call it's scaling inferior to a Radiance
That said, I was thinking i could get a cheaper Pioneer, because my current one has source direct, but it's looking like Pioneer no longer offers that.
My dad needs a BD player so I was thinking it might make sense for me to get a less expensive one, seeing as I don't need anything fancy (audio decoding, scaling, etc) and he could have mine since audio decoding would be handy for his setup. But it looks like there might be no alternative to an Oppo if I want just Source Direct even
ST shift is useful because sometimes you have to wonder why they placed the STs where they did. KILL BILL Vol 1 is right above the black bar and AVATAR has them about 1/3rd into the image height. It is nice to know I can shift these up or down if required.
Oh, I can definitely see the use, and it would be nice to have. But I was thinking there would be a BD player with source direct for a couple hundred less than an Oppo, but it's not looking good.