Aren't Blu-Ray Players all the same?
For the past few years I've been using my PS3 for Blu-ray duties, and while its served me well, reading What Hi-Fi has made me contemplate upgrading to a dedicated player. I'm not interested in features and am simply after a Blue-Ray player which will give me the best picture quality; however while considering my options I've started to question whether an upgrade will make any noticable difference.
To may way of thinking a Blue-Ray disk is a digital medium which is used to store a film in a digitial format. The Blu-Ray player is then simply reading that information off the disk, then feeding it down an HDMI cable, in the same digital format in which it was read off the disk, for the TV to process and ultimately display a picture.
Can anyone clarify thought process is correct? If it is, then I cant see how one Blue-Ray player would be any different from another with regards picture quality and therefore am I not better off sticking with my PS3 and saving a few quid?
Perhaps I'm wrong and Blue-Ray players are indeed doing something extra before sending the picture to the TV. If that's the case can anyone clarify what that "something" is? I'd hate to fork out for a shiny new player only to find there is no difference in PQ.
My thanks in advance.