K8500 vs U900 Vs Oppo 203
As a current owner of the Samsung K8500, Panasonic U900 and now the Oppo 203 I thought I would share my experiences here. The K8500 has always worked flawlessly from day one for me but when I recently purchased the U900, I noticed a sharper, more detailed picture with more depth. The Samsung is noticeably quicker in all processes especially with the Apps and Netflix. The Panasonic has Netflix HDR which I have not been able to see with the Samsung. Having received the Oppo on December 19th, I have been doing some testing comparing it to the Panasonic and I can comfortably state that the Panasonic 4K quality is noticeably better than the Oppo. There is more detail and depth as well as a better gamma curve if I can use this term. The Oppo has also shown intermittant studders on each disc played and the unit has actually frozen on two UHD discs during playback. In regards to Blu-Ray playback, none of these units upconvert 1080P better than my Samsung TV. I prefer the 1080P signal from the Oppo over the other two and I set the Oppo to "Source Direct" for the best picture quality. These results may be different on your own TV though. I anticipate future firmware updates for the Oppo that hopefully it will at least match the U900 or beat it. Furthermore, nothing beats the build quality and speed of the 203 and the ability to adjust all settings on the player on the fly makes it a trend setting device. As of today though and in my opinion, the Panasonic U900 is hard to beat.
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