Picked up a BDP-94HD at my local Besy Buy for a great price (Same as the BDP-1200 from Sammy). I have had the Panasonic 10A, Sony S300 and now the 94HD. The menu system is exactly the same as the S300, which makes me believe one is making the others players (Pioneer for Sony?). Setup was very easy. I wish they would include test tones for the 5.1 analog outs (my XA2 does this)
Hooked up via HDMI into a Samsung HL-T7288. Receiver is a Denon 5805MKII via Analog. Picture and audio from Bridge to Terabythia was superb. Notible audio difference over the Sony. Did not compare to the Panasonic 10A. Haven;t tried Ghost Rider's THD track yet, but hopefully tomorrow night I can preview.
Video quality was a wash with the Sony. However, something was different with the Panasonic. It wasn;t bad, just different. I prefer the 94HD over both.
If it were 1500.00 I don't think I would have jumped on this player. But for 799.00 with 2 free flicks (which BB gave me since they were not in the box) I took the plunge and am glad I did.
Haven't gotten into the home media capabilities yet. Hopefully more over the next week or so.
If this unit had HDMI 1.3 this would have been the cats meow.However, besides the PS3 this is quite a full featured player for the $$$.
Sony XBR-65A1E, XBR-55A1E, Marantz AV8805, AV7704
Naim SN3, Hi-Cap DR, NDX2, Naim Unity Core, Emotiva XPA-9, A-5175
Dynaudio Contour 30, Focus 210C, IC17, S4-W80, Evoke 10, 2X REL S/812, SVS SB-2000
Panasonic UBD-820, Bluesound Node 2i, Ansuz Mainz D2 Power Distribution,A2 and X Power and speaker cables