Originally Posted by Badas
However you could look at it another way. A $8 part lets you enjoy one of the best DVD/SACD/DVD Audio players made.
I let you decide.
Well, for what I paid for my 2930 ($199), I can see it your way
However, for what some people paid I can totally understand them being totally pissed off.
I'm just using it for audio (I have video, hdmi & even display turned off when listening). Hi-rez sounds excellent, but, even regular CDs sound impressive. Highs are silky smooth (not harsh) and music carries weight with nice detail. It must be that AL24+.
I read the 3930CI uses Advanced AL24. Supposedly improved time line and better sound stage. Geesh, I'd like to hear a 3930 now...
However, now there's AL32 (32bit algorithms feeding 32bit DAC). That sounds really sweet! I see it only being offered on their flagship $4,500 BR Universal player though...
Hopefully they put that AL32 into some lower priced units.
For now, I'm just going to enjoy this 2930... and probably buy a few replacement lasers while I still can.