Well see my problem is I own a 110" screen and a lot of dvds, so I bought the 83 because it has a reputation of being among the best upscalers. I actually just checked firmware and it's up to date. On my 27" screen near my modem austin powers dvd looked identical to gone in 60 seconds on bluray from a 10' distance lol. The dvd fired right up, the bluray made lots of noises and took 4-5 times as long.
So my use for it is in its dvd upscaling. I have no idea what these new players do for upscaling. Most reviews agree that a lot of bluray players have similar images. Like they say in motorcycles "a slip on is a slip on is a slip on"...they vary by 1-3 horsepower, just like a bluray image varies ever so slightly, but nothing like "oh man this 1080p image looks like garbage!"
I'm considering sending it in because of the fear of the unkown. I have no idea what other players do with audio, or upscaling. The oppo kills my Sony in upscaling.
Thanks for testing mad max jed1, mine hates that movie. Are you using a 83 or 83se?
- 6 BA CR6 array center channel, QSC AD-S82 L/R, 4 jbl 8330a surr , 8 jbl 12" subs w/Inuke 6000. JVC rs420, Denon x4000, Sony x800 -