Originally posted by BillP
Kris Deering reported definite MB problems with the S1500 (the 3910 was the best for minimizing MB - he has not yet reported on the 2910). So no, the S1500 was not "on par" with the 3910. Of course, MB is very display dependent.
Yeah, but the s1500 is a $400 player vs. the $1300 Denon 3910. If the high-rez audio wasn't in the s1500, it's probably more accurate to think of it as a $200 DVD player, video wise. Of course there are going to be signifigant differences.
I wouldn't write off the s2500, either, simply based on the s1500's performance. The s2300 MK II is a heck of a solid player, and if this simply builds off of that, I see a winner all the way.
But again, any player you get that has these Faroudja chips, you can just about count on having the same old batch of defects to some degree, regardless of price or brand. There's no way around it short of avoiding Faroudja outright, which more people are considering doing.
Whoever said they could get this s2500 at cost? That's a steal and I'd pull the trigger on that without hesitation.