Originally Posted by BeachBoys1
Thanks for the welcome! Would the lack of 24hz output be a deciding factor or "deal breaker" to many people in choosing between the Oppo and Panasonic, or would the 1080p/24 capability be a minor issue as far as picture quality of DVD's/Blu-Ray discs?
I also like the fact that the Oppo includes the Marvel ODEO chip in its circuitry.
24p playback of DVD's sometimes is more trouble than it's worth. As Bill said, alot of people don't even bother with it. For me, the Panny is as good as the Oppo for DVD and Blu-ray playback. However, I watch on a 50 inch set. How large is your display? The edge the Oppo may have should make a difference here.
Do you want to keep your player for a long time? If yes, then get the Oppo. They have great service and if the player craps out for a flat rate, no matter what the problem, they will fix the player. for me, I can buy four panny's for the price of one Oppo and I don't have to wait a week for the player.
Do you watch a lot of anime? The pannys have trouble with mixed and unusual cadences and produced a lot of jaggies. I actually use an Oppo DVD
player for this task.
What other features you may use and or need? -SACD, DVD-A, analog audio, streaming, etc. All better on the Oppo but a waste of money if you don't use them. Again, I have my old Oppo for SACD, DVD-A, and analog audio(don't use it though).
I actually prefer the Panasonic for DVD and Blu-ray playback. To me the colors pop more on the Panny.