Pansen and Hernanu,
Thank you again for your advice It was very experienced and thoughtful as well as helpful. I had to change the way I was thinking (like it was 10 years ago). Obviously I find myself clinging on to SACD and DVD-A for a non-practical reason. I realize the changes are coming (have come). I came across a post under a Panasonic 9000 review that really cleared things up for me even more:
"Kudos to S&V for continuing to review source components and thanks for having Tom Norton do the write up. I'm amused by criticisms posted here related to SACD or DVD audio; those formats failed because they were not widely accepted and Panasonic's decision to not support them only affects the small and shrinking number of consumers that did."-submitted by mns3hdm.
Funny how I failed to realize how unhappy I was to "miss the boat" with the oppo 20x series" and was scouring eBay and everywhere else looking to pay a lot of money for a piece of legacy gear.
Now I find myself wanting the 9000 because it may very well be the last best well made uhd player before even Panny leaves the market. Seems strange to me, other than wanting the best audio...and 3D that I can get (presumably from physical media), I think I Streaming is the present and the future. But, I do have a family video in my town, so I can still rent uhd disks for a good price. I plan on just buying a handful of "reference quality ones" and of course 3D media.
Ultimate video playback was what I wanted, seems like with a nx-7 the panny offers that. I have audio in the 103D.
Speaking of which, can I send it in for a "tune up" or "refurb" service?
The glitch with video playback I was having seems to have disappeared...but I would like to get it checked out for peace of mind and perhaps eventual sale?
If Oppo won't just "go through it" is there a common problem or something I could describe that might get a thorough test done on it and identify if anything is beginning to fail?
My max 510 reciver is dated (waiting for new Anthem release or sweet price on used 1120). What would be the best way to hook up the 9000 to my current set up? Audio to Anthem and Video direct to NX-7 or run it through the receiver as well?
Thanks again guys,
my head is more straight now than before.
Vizio m801d ISF calibrated in a light controlled room 15.5'x20.5'x8' with MLP 10'-14' from screen
Anthem MRX 510, MiniDSP 2x4HD/WI-DG
Oppo 103d, Apple TV 4K, GIK MBT Panels
Paradigm studio 60, 20 & 10's v5, cc 590, PSA V3601 & 2 V1811
Last edited by Dutch-boy; 07-13-2020 at 02:49 AM.
Reason: accidentally quoted wrong post...don't wanna be "that guy" who reposts all the old quotes