David has already tested both Oppo's and said no difference in picture quality, the only difference will be through analogue outputs. The Marantz is basically the same as the Oppo too - done.
Main AV Setup: Panasonic 50VT65 TV, Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1, Optimum AV300 AV Stand, QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable & Chord Silver Plus HDMI Cables. Gadgets: iPad 4 & iPhone 4S.
Couple more questions please gents: I'm due to have the vt65b calibrated in a week or so and was wandering with the lx71 what the best picture mode was? I've seen on a couple of other forums to set it to professional. What about the other modes, would you advise to have these calibrated with the tv for day and night etc?
Also my denon 2113 receiver, I've set this to pass through for the Hdmi and also wandered if I would lose any picture quality with this amp because it was only £400 or so. I'm running chord active Hdmi cables too.
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Bedroom: Panasonic TH-46PZ85B - Cambridge audio DVD 57 - Sky HD & Harmony One
I think the professional mode is what I remember being the best - however I think your best to try it against the pdp and pioneer modes and see what you think is best for movement.
Then set it and don't change it after the calibration - although it wont change things by much - just adds some processing or contrast / brightness not the end of the world.
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Panasonic 65VT65, Marantz UD7007, HIFi Racks Podium Reference
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looking at 3d now and I'm interested in the denon 1713ud to partner with my 2113 amp. Has any body had any experience with this player? Again I'm only interested in picture quality so the transport will be fine for me and will be running everything over Hdmi.
Ive also got the pioneer bdp-450 and marantz 5007 in mind, any feedback / preferences would be appreciated.
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