Originally Posted by Bill Mac
The Panasonic players are not universal players as they do not have DVD-A or SACD playback. So they are not really close in comparison to Oppo players IMO. The Pioneer LX500 would be the choice if one is looking for a universal player. The Pioneer LX500 can be found easily for $999 which is the same price as the Panasonic 9000. The Pioneer LX800 is much more expensive but offers far better analog SQ than any of the above mentioned players. The LX800 will not be sold in the US per Pioneer.
Well, I own 3 Oppo 203s (and plan to hang onto them), but I see them becoming obsolete, esp for someone that has a new JVC projector as I do. The JVC - Panasonic alliance for tone mapping to the projector seems like a really big plus for us.
1) JVC DLA-NX7 & Sony 65Z9D, Yamaha CX-A5200, Outlaw Audio 7900 & 7700, UDP-203, DP-UB9000, UBP-X800M2, Roku Ultra
2) Sony 75Z9D, Yamaha RX-A3080, 2xOutlaw Audio 2200s, UDP-203, UBP-X800M2, Roku Ultra
3) Sony 75X940E, Yamaha RX-A2080, UDP-203, UBP-X800M2, Roku Ultra