Originally Posted by string_bean
I currently have an Oppo upconvert DVD player & SD DVD disks. I'm considering ditching the Oppo and buying a PS3 & Blu-Ray disks, but before I do, on a scale of 1 to 10, how much better PQ (if any) will my eyes see by shelling out all the extra $$?
One thing to be aware of is the fact that all of the high definition DVD's, both HD and BD, have differences in image quality due to the differences in the quality of the digital transfer. Some BD's are absolutely stunning while others barely better their SD counterpart.
BD/HD claim 6X the resolution of SD. Sounds good on paper but in reality, there is no way the image of BD/HD is 6X that of a good quality SD transfer. I would guesstimate that there is only about 3X the image quality difference between the very best HD/BD transfers and their quality SD transfers. Many BD/HD disks wouldn't even qualify for a 2X better rating, some barely even a noticeable difference.
Just something to keep in mind. I have both, Toshiba A2 and PS3 feeding a 42' 1080p LCD and a 105" 720p DLP front projector. My advice, buy the PS3 and a few BD disks and enjoy, just don't think that every BD you buy will blow you away. There is a nice BD video/audio quality ratings thread around here somewhere.