Only had it since dec 23rd, to compare with a denon 2910, and a pioneer elite 79avi, which so far I cant get dvi to hdmi into my pio plasma successfully to compare so I have not been able to do it just yet.
I give it a 10 for value, easily, hands down by a huge margin. Verstality and quality of video, and let me tell I am not easily impressed good or bad having had about 10 players in the last 2 years through my home theaters.
8 overall, the macroblocking is there but less than the 2910 with the proper settings on both plasma and dvd player.
I agree with some others, give it a custom resolution output and I would give it a 9.
Sorry but no overall 10, to me any mb is bad, though with this player its not noticeable on most material unless you watch alot of dark sci fi material like myself.
It really burns my *ss that I paid 699$ for my denon 2910 and now the 59avi can be had for close to that on closeouts now but hey its a year later. The Denon 2910 though has very solid, quality construction compared to the Oppo.
This player rocks, and the customer service, overnight shipping, and 2 supplied cables put it way, way over the top for value. They even supplied a dvi to hdmi cable, I was very impressed with that freebie.
I was also just flat out impressed with the image clarity and small detail I could see.
My bravo was great, but this player shows perhaps a tad more detail, but has a small amount of mb. The bravo did not have barely any mb. On the other hand, my bravo was recently broken by a child by accident so I can't compare the detail level of the two but I say the oppo has more.
The oppo is a keeper. There are probably 2-3 keepers out there in generic players but this guy might be the king of the hill and the runaway that the Bravo was 2-3 years ago. Now if they keep adding to the firmware, it just might cement itself as the defacto generic player of reference to compare the rest to.
It already does that for image quality I think.
I still may get my bravo fixed, I sure miss that custom scaling that sends my plasma into dot by dot mode.
I read on here somewhere 1080p is supported by this machines hardware.
This player could have a very long shelf life in a market thats about to go hd dvd or bluray or both as the best value to fall back on for regular dvd's.
I can also add it supports Verbatim Dual Layer DVD+r's perfectly. Memorex dual layers dvd+r's suck and half the ones I have burned, burned with errors. Avoid that brand like the plague in my opinion. My pioneer burner is really good with pretty much any media and literally 50% of the memorex discs failed verification badly.