Looking for a new player and tempted by both of the above
Has anyone compared the two ? I believe the phillips is quick to load but am more interested in the upscaling of dvd's so wondered if either has the upper hand in this department
Can I ask why you would go for the panny over the phillips ?
From the reviews it seems the Phillips is well built , fairly quick to load with a decent picture , I just wondered why the panny would have the edge on it.
I like the look of the Pio, but from what I've read it's a little slow with a few other faults so if I was looking to spend that amount I would add an extra £100- or so for the Oppo
As you say it's a preference thing and not because it's a better product , more to do with brands & in some cases hype. I was amazed to read the thread on the LG blu ray player and to find it's rated as being very good
So there does not seem to be much in with sub £200- machines from all brands making it very confusing indeed
If the OP has a 1080p TV that accepts 24p, and a large no. of R1 DVD's then the Panasonics stand alone as being able to upscale film based NTSC content to 1080p/24. The next player up that offers this is the Oppo.