Originally Posted by Dave Scurrah
i just read 2 of the latests reviews on the 203 ,and they said pq is better on 203 ,more natural and sharper ,its funny how some people were saying the exact opposite of that ,so now who do we believe
In the end, reviewer's are just another pair of eyes, and another opinion. I've agreed with some reviews over the years, and disagreed with others, until I finally came to the realization that when we are dealing with competing products, each so good that the differences are minor at best, you really need to be in the same room with the reviewer and the reviewed components to see what they're seeing. There are just so many variables in the video chain from one setup to another that it's almost impossible to compare my review versus someone else's review when we are subjectively judging only PQ.
Measurements from established, respected, reviewer's with the proper equipment helps in objective testing of product performance, but when it comes to evaluating PQ with our eyes only, then my opinion is no more valuable than anyone else that might have a different opinion.
So for anyone reading this thread hoping to come away with "the answer" as to which player they should buy, I would first ask you, "what do you know about my skill set and judgment that would make you comfortable picking one of these players based on my opinion?" I gave back the Oppo and kept the Panny, does that really make it the better player?
Given all of the comments to this point, I think it's fair to say both players perform well when it comes to PQ, so I would focus on other factors to decide which player best supports your needs.
Just another opinion.....