Originally Posted by Sammy2
I have to disagree. The quality I get is every bit as good if not better than that from my Samsung Blu-ray player.
Do you offer proof that dropped frames do not occur on "better" equipment? Is there a way to tell? Does "better" equipment report no dropped frames so the manufacturer can justify a higher price whereas it does not actually have perfect playback? Can you even see the dropped frames if/when they occur or is it placebo that they told you it was better and you paid more for it so it must be better?
Since you're being obtuse as usual and trying to tie every comment in the thread to you, what proof do you have? How have you tested your Samsung player?
On your constant height screen, how do you anamorphically scale the image? How do you fix where the subtitles display, given they're supposed to be in a black letterbox bar that doesn't exist anymore? How do you play your 3D Cinavia watermarked bluray?
You can find numerous test results online for the BDP-103 and other models that report perfect scores in various video tests.
These are devices made for one thing and one thing only - playing video. Not playing games, running Aero, decoding Flash, displaying expanded desktops etc. Dedicated equipment has dedicated components from companies like Marvell that do nothing but make video processing chips.
Originally Posted by damelon
almost all of us here use things like MPC-HC/MadVR, ReClock
Which is cool if you set it up, because you'll know what when wrong when you stop your movie and you get stuck on your desktop because a Windows Update balloon popped up instead of returning to the frontend.
Companies that were making high end HTPCs like Niveus and Sony got out of the game because the general public can't use them and get the same level of quality and ease of use.
Originally Posted by damelon
The only discs I still use in my player are the 3D ones.
Which just helps make my point. They can't play 3D blurays w/ Cinavia unless you have the disc in the player. I haven't heard reports on how anyone is handling Sony's "mastered for 4K" bluray discs on a pc but I am interested.
Originally Posted by Willie
Seriously? Internet FUD.
Yes seriously. It's close, very close. Perfect to most eyes. But its not perfect. Hopefully some day [soon] it will be. If you're spending a small fortune building a home theater with a constant height screen, anamorphic lense, three chip 3D projector, and top of the line speakers, why would you want to put up with anything but perfeciton?
Nobody on this forum knows as much about the a/v pipeline thru the pc as renethx (except possibly shark007 and nevcairiel) and rene posts drops frames occur:
AMD: 23.976 +/- 0.001; the period >= 17min
NVIDIA: 23.971 +/- 0.001, 23.976 +/- 0.001 with custom resolution; the period = 3min-4min, >= 17min with custom resolution
Intel: 23.972 +/- 0.001; the period = 3min-6min.