ellisdj wrote:There is a 7007 oppo 103 and 105 group test going on at the minute. Only by an amateur but he has a nice system - more than capable of showing any differences in both video and audio. Think it will take him quite a long time to test it all so interested to know what he thinks I want to do the same test here if anyone wants to lend me a 103/105.
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.
Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.
Gadgets: iPad 4 and iPhone 4s. Headphones: B&O H6. Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.
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.
Living room: Panasonic TX-P50VT65B (calibrated), Sky HD 1TB, Denon 3313UD, Denon 2113 AVR, Focal Chorus 716 5.1 speakers, iPad mini, iPhone 5s, Harmony Touch
Bedroom: Panasonic TH-46PZ85B plasma, Sky HD, Cambridge Audio DVD 57.
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.
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.