Originally Posted by Active Speaker
I haven't seen much activity here over the last few months, but I know that there are a ton of these tvs out there right now, and blu ray players are finally coming down to earth. My question is: what to do with blu ray and a 6070? I have been reading opinions around the web, and many people are posting that on a 720p set, blu ray does not look better than dvd. I have an extensive dvd collection so I am on the fence. Should I get the Oppo 983H and forget blu ray? Should I wait for the new Oppo blu ray player? Should I buy another blu ray model? I tend to think that what people are writing on the web about dvd being as good as blu ray on a 720p set is incorrect because a friend of mine gave me an old Toshiba HD-A1, and "Planet Earth" looks unbelievably better than anything I have seen on dvd!
So does anyone have an opinion?
There seems to be a lot of chatter about the soon to be released Oppo BD player. If I had it to do over again, I think I'd wait until it comes out as see how well it performs for BluRay and SD DVD. Given its SD video processor, you would think that it should perform well, but until it comes out and has been tested past the honeymoon period, I'd be careful.
If you can't wait, I'd recommend the Pioneer 51. Its SD performance looks so good that I use it for SD DVD performance over a Denon 5900 SDI modified going into an Iscan HD+. Dollar comparison is $420 vs $4,000. (and I'm not sure if I'm ticked about it or not.lol)