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Runco SP-50DHD 50" Plasma HDTV with DHD HD Scaler Rocks!

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Pros: Ease of use, picture quality & durability.

Cons: Remote must be reset after the battery dies. Price is pretty high!

I bought my Runco SP-50DHD 50" 1080i/720p Plasma HDTV with the DHD HD Scaler about 5.5 years ago, just before Runco started producing their 1080P HDTV’s. Sadly, if I had waited about six months! However, even though I don’t truly have a 1080p HDTV I am still not disappointed in my purchase. Obviously, being such an older HDTH there is no 3D availability or video stream, and this is purely a monitor, so no speakers, but to this point 3D’s picture quality is substandard to any regular HDTV, because the colors are far from true to the original film and to me that matters much more than gimmicks. Additionally, I don’t stream from the Internet at this time and I use my home theatre system...
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OPPO BDP-83 Blu-ray Player Top Notch for Its Time & for the Money

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Pros: Plays everything I put in it, easy to upgrade firmware, good picture and sound quality.

Cons: Not great for streaming video content, and it was a bit confusing how to quickly change from DTS-HD to Dolby's version of their HD sound.

At the time I had bought my Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray player, Blu-rays had been out for about three years and the technology of the players themselves, or should I say the HDMI cable in version 1.3 finally had the capability to deliver the full HD sound that was supposed to come with these players from day one. I had purchased the first Sony Blu-ray player, but returned it for a full refund after discovering it could not duplicate the HD sound quality with the HDMI 1.1 cable. Finally, when the HDMI group got their act together and came out with the 1.3 ver. I figured it was time to get a Blu-ray player, but which one? There were many choices at the time, but I was thinking, because I already...
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