I have learned so much about so many different aspects of a/v equipment and enthusiasm with the time I have spent on AVSFORUM.
I regard the advice given here to be genuine and intelligent (and expensive
In 2014 I stepped up to my first "real" home theater and listening equipment (all listed in my sig) I just upgraded my surrounds from the atom monitors and went from a 15" vented down firing sub to to dual 18's. I would like to continue upgrading.
I love 3d and I don't mind the glasses at all. I have blackout shades to cover every source of ambient light in the room. I am trying to figure out what (if any at this point) would make the next logical and valuable step.
I have a respectable collection of SACD's, Bluray audio, and DVD A's. My 3d bd collections is growing as well. Many times it is much cheaper to get disks from other countries with different regions and oppo plays them all.
I really like to be able to put in any disk from anywhere and have it play. I have some discretionary money to spend but just wanna put it where I will see the biggest returns and not create a bottleneck (ie...4k player 1080p tv).
It seems to me that 3D is not going anywhere fast. My (everybody's) biggest fear would be to make a huge investment in equip and have 4k 3D come out or something like that. The more I read the less I see that happening. I also don't wanna tie myself to obsolete equip and media (like I did with cd's) and end up with a room full of worthless stuff.
Given the current situation I can not decide whether or not it is worthwhile to buy a 77,80,84, or 90 tv 2016 model by sony, samsung, sharp, or LG. Coming from a calibrated vizio would the improvement be significant? Of course I do watch 2d movies as well on BD and Apple tv 4k.
Couch is about 12ft away from tv now.
The Oppo is great, but I can't help wondering if the udp-203 (If I can find one for under $900) would make sense given the rest of my set up? I question the authenticity and aggressiveness of the "2 year pledge to support and firmware upgrades" of a company that has decided to completely leave a market.
I would love to have a region free universal player so I can take advantage of the international pricing on 3d media.
Is the Cambridge audio a viable upgrade considering my system? I don't use analog connections.
Part of me says "If you like 3d you had better make a move soon" and wishes I would have 2 years ago for a tv and 6 months ago for the oppo 203 from the factory instead of the options available now.
The other part says "you enjoy what you have now, and maybe by the time something NEEDS to be replaced technology will have improved for 3d"
I just think a projector would be too complicated for me, but love the idea of 120" screen.
My room is 20.5ftx16.5 with open doorway in back left corner.