Originally Posted by Lazyguy4321
I am somewhat patient, but i have been waiting to see what direction this format war is going. Warner Bros move over to BD and tips the scale, but who knows when movies like Batman Begins will ever come to BD. Also movies like what fistofsouth as stated that i know i would really like to own (Bourne Series, Beowuf, American Gangster, Casino, Cloverfield).
I read up on the BH200 and they say its not as good as the bd-up5000, people say they had problems playing some hd-dvd movies and some of their features will not play either. It is Probably a firmware thing, i am not sure, but i would like to be able to play my whole disc eventually.
So i have this question, the LG BH200 or the Samsung bd-up 5000?
I am patience for awhile, say till Feb. when the bd-up5000 is suppose to realease according to amazon. But i want to make sure i am getting the most out of my money also.I read about this REON chip that upconverts your old Dvd's pretty good, i own like 200 dvd's already and slowly starting to upgrade that libary. Does the BH-200 do a decent job as the samsung reon chip in upconverting those old dvd's?
I know i have alot of questions, still trying to figure out the whole move to HD. thank you for your repsonses.
Honestly, the Reon on the 5000 looks absolutely great and your sDVDs cannot look much better. If you're willing to deal with the latest BDs not all playing and for firmware that may or may not fix the problem AND no DTS-MA or full TrueHD then this is the machine for you.
For me, it's just too frustrating. My RMA is on the way.
I would suggest going completely Blu. I am going to buy the latest Denon BD player because it has everything I'm looking for and I trust them more to do it right. On the lower end, I would suggest the Panasonic models 30 or the upcoming 50.
**UPDATE: latest F/W available tomorrow. TrueHD and DTS-MA by May according to phone talk w/Samsung exec