Profile advice needed - 1.1 or 2.0?

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  1. Jeff B

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    Hi,

    I am looking to buy my first blu-ray player, to go with my new HD TV. I want to buy a multi-region one, but I need some advice on profiles from the experts.

    Ideally I would prefer to buy a Pioneer, but my budget does not stretch to one with a 2.0 profile at present. I can afford a BDP-51FD with 1.1 - or get a 2.0 player from Panasonic, such as these models:

    DMP-BD80EB-K;
    DMP-BD70;
    DMP-BD60EB-K.

    I just want to watch movies really, and occasionally a commentary, so do I really need 2.0? I have read what each profile does online, but don't really know what this "downloadable content" you are supposed to get really is; so far all I have read is trailers and access to youtube - both of which I can do without.

    Is there any reason why a 1.1 player would be incompatible with movie discs in the future? Can I do without 2.0 or will I wish had bought a 2.0?

    I would appreciate any advice on the profile, or which of the above models to buy.
     
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    Not just for that no :) 1.1 will do the job just fine. (just no BD Live that's all)
    Cheers.
     
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    Okay thanks! :thumbsup: So there's no reason I would be unable to play any future releases if I stuck with a 1.1?
     
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    No reason :smashin: will play all discs.
     
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    Brilliant! Thank you very much, kingfats. I really appreciate the advice, as I'm new to all this HD stuff. :D
     

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