Originally Posted by kjack48080
I currently have an Epson 5030UB and 3D is important. Having the ability to play High Quality CD's is a plus. Everything I've heard indicates this is an awesome player. He's selling it for $250. Since he's local, I don't have the fear of shipping and having something shake loose or worse....Dropped!
You didn't speak to the analog (audio) connectivity issue and I'll assume that everything else I asked about is not so important to you. $250 is an attractive price but that perspective is contingent upon the recent OPPO announcement that they're not making BD players going forward (notwithstanding this latest prevarication/passive-aggressiveness wherein the company is vaguely intimating they will make more 205s to be available this fall). What I mean by that is, absent that announcement, one might speculate that OPPOs on the used market might fall in price (bearing in mind that that largely has not happened since I bought and sold my 93) because some folks feel BD players are less attractive now than, oh, five years ago because of the growth of streaming.
You have a PJ so a quality BD player putting out great PQ is more important than for most. But of course, part of the debate that's raging right now on these and other pages is whether you're getting that great of improvements in PQ compared to less expensive options.
Is your setup CIH? For you, I'd think that things like moveable subtitles is huge. You can't do that with most major brands.
But having said THAT, since you've got a PJ you're better situated than most to take best advantage of 4K UHD BD with HDR . . . so why not "man up" and get a 203 now while you still can? But there is some streaming on the 93; none on the 203.
A very nice ideal if it's in good condition . . . but what if you think you'll embrace 4K in 18 months? LOL. I guess you could always sells the 93 . . . but will 203s be available then . . .?