Originally Posted by Sharp1080
I seriously considered it but to be completely honest, with the exception of internet and faster loading times what advantage is there? I'll wait until my BD-30 dies on me. I made that mistake many years ago chasing Panasonic when they released there first gen DVD players and went thru that evolution.When you upgrade to the Oppo what will you get? Better picture,not really. How about better sound, oh wait it's lossless audio we are now using today. I've never understood the complaints from some users about loading times.I've made it a fact of not sitting there and waiting and staring at a blank screen until the movie loads. I just load the disc ahead of time before sitting down and start the movie after it's loaded. That's just my own opinion.Good luck in your quest for upgrading! If it's considerably better than the BD-30 please keep us posted. I'm right behind you then!
I'm thinking I may get a better Blu-ray picture because my projector is 720p. I dont' think the bd-30 is great at scaling (ie. downscaling from 1080p to 720p). I'm thinking the oppo will be good at sending 720p to my projector. I could be wrong.
I also think I'll like, not just the faster loading times I would likely get, but also the faster menu responses, etc. In other words, all around faster.
I also understand that the Oppo uses two chips, one for decoding and one for video processing. (While the bd-30 uses one system on a chip). I have to think that having 2 separate chips will help with quality, I could be wrong.