just off a topic a little bit here, I`ve just seen another thread in another forum where this guy said he had his BDP-140 DVD multiregioned in Sevenoaks by a dealer with some REMOTE, so if you can get to your Sevenoaks dealer, would you please ask him what`s the procedure?
I guess it`ll be the same for BDP-440/LX55
Not a HiFi Nut. Just has a pile of Nads.
well I`m pretty aware of this topic, I had 2 Pio BDPs before, both DVD MR...
and yes I`m looking for DVD-ONLY mulltiregion capability, no hardware mods for zone free bluray...
you won`t believe it but it`s just impossible to get to any info on how to make it with new Pioneers, I`ve been searching the web for last few months...
the only confirmed solution is to pick a UK retailer (they don`t do it anywhere else in EU) who sells it DVD MR and ask him for details...(which remote, what codes...?)
if you have a chance to contact some I`d be very appreciative to you...
(I`m in Slovakia and I bought my player in Vienna)
Any news on this?
Hi, after a search, the original comments on here interested me because I have been trying to decide between a Panasonic 310 and the £500 range ones mentioned above - Denon 2012 / Cambridge 651BD / OPPO BDP-93.
In the end I was about to go for the Panasonic 310 since I have no need for SACD or DVD-Audio; I figured this was the main difference for the £300 extra. OK, maybe the analogue sound is better, but in no way the same league as the Cambridge 751 or OPPO 95. I'm thinking along the lines of getting an Onkyo 609 AV Receiver, so HDMI digital out to this may make the sound better anyway?? Given the good but satellites speaker system (plus maybe a couple of shelf cabinet speakers) I am intending on getting for discreet purposes, I also figure that any gain in sound of the £500 players are overkill (I get the impression that I would need better amp/AV rec and better non-satellites speaker system).
So there you have it - didn't see the point in spending £300 extra on the sound and SACD/DVD-A when - as far as I was aware - the picture quality would be about the same (and I do like how thin the Panasonic is).
However... I'm intending to use it on a JVC X30 projector, so screen size will probably be at least 100 inches:
I was speaking to a local Sevenoaks dealer/sales person/advisor recently and he said that for a projector screen - due to them being in much larger screen territory - I should get the Denon 2012 over the Panasonic 310 because the picture quality IS better! I think he was actually meaning Bluray for Bluray too. Is this true or is he talking rubbish?
I can understand that the DVD upscaling will be better, but bear in mind that I will have a better video upscaler in the Onkyo 609 AV rec (irrelevant, but it's a 4K upscaler as well). Or do you think the Onkyo's upscaler will not be up to the job for a projector screen? Will the Denon 2012 upscaler be much better if at all?
So taking all this into account - particularly the Onkyo 609 AV receiver - is it worth the extra £300 for picture only quality on my projector?
If you're getting Onkyo 609, Panasonic 210 is enough for you. The main advantage of the 310 over 210 is the twin HDMI. Otherwise, there's little to differentiate between the 2 players, as noted by WHF as well.
You will need to demo the players before making a purchase. On my 50-inch plasma, I have not found any difference in blu ray picture quality between players at different price brackets. I cannot comment about a 100-inch screen, but there are a few members here who are happy with Panasonic's performance on their projector.
Of course, Denon, CA & Oppo are better DVD upscalers than the Panasonic.
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ukridge - if SACD and DVD-A are not a priority then you owe it to yourself to consider the Onkyo BD-SP809. Read review here as well.
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On my 50-inch plasma, I have not found any difference in blu ray picture quality between players at different price brackets. I cannot comment about a 100-inch screen, but there are a few members here who are happy with Panasonic's performance on their projector.
But are the Denon, CA & Oppo better DVD upscalers than the Onkyo 609?
I forgot to mention that the salesman seemed to think that motion would be a particular point that is better on the Denon over the Panasonic Bluray player (again he may have meant for the projector screen). Have you noticed any difference in motion quality at different price brackets?
I haven't checked the DVD upscaling quality of Onkyo 609. My Panasonic BD60 upscales DVDs slightly better than Yamaha RX-V1900. Also, I haven't noticed a difference in motion quality at difference price brackets on my 50-inch plasma.
You have the advantage of buying from Sevenoaks, who will be happy to arrange a demo for you. Definitely demo the players in question & decide if it's worth spending extra on a blu ray player. I personally would spend more on an AV receiver than a blu ray player, as AV receivers are the heart of any system. What speakers have you got?
I don't have any speakers at the moment, but I am intending on getting something like and in the price range of the WHARFEDALE DX1 HCP ~£350-400 - it needs to be discreet satellites and no floor-standers.
Also I was intending adding to this 2 good cabinet shelf speakers ~£100, like the Cabridge Audio S20 or the Tannoy Mercury V1. I would like to use these to top up the 5.1 to 7.1 and also for dual-purpose use them as stereo speakers for music.
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