Originally Posted by bori
What about standalone player with the best upscaling for SD and BD playback?
Its a matter of choice, I have read that people are very happy with the LGs upscaling ability, others have said that Samsung beats it. The Denon DVD-3800BDCI has the Realta chip for upscalling which is this chips "big brother"....I havent taken a look over at the threads for the Denon though so I do not know how they are doing......The Denon is also MUCH more money.
FOr the money this isnt really a bad player for where it is in its life cycle. There are those that will disagree with me, but this is just my opinion. There are a few players in the future that might match this players ability, but will lack some other feature....
You also have the choice to use separates (upscaling DVD and standalone Blu-ray). For me this isnt an option as I just dont have the room currently and want to save myself from telling people which movie goes where everytime they use it.
If you want the advanced audio codecs now then go for the LG, if you feel safe in waiting until the end of the month the Samsung might match or beat the LGs offerings (time will tell). I only say this because the Sammy offers the possibility
of 7.1 analogs passing the advanced codecs.... I stress possibility as no one knows that the actual plans are yet.