Sony BDP S-790, Pioneer BDP-450, or alternative?
I just bought a 50GT50 and need a 3D-capable Blu-ray player with two HDMI outs (my receiver is only v1.3 capable).
There's nowhere locally that stocks the Pioneer for audition purposes. I've also read that the 790 can be noisy in operation, which I find very off-putting (I used to own a Sony BDP, but got rid because I found the background whine deeply irritating).
I only need a BDP with twin HDMI outs that does the following:
1. Offers exemplary BD and DVD playback in terms of audio and video
2. Loads relatively quickly (I've also read that the Sony is slow to load DVDs, for some strange reason)
3. Is whisper quiet in operation
I'm not remotely interested in smart features. I've got several devices that do this already, which I never use. Wireless connectivity for firmware updates isn't a must either, as I'll run an ethernet cable to whichever BDP I buy. It'd be good to retire my Denon DVD2500BT, if only to make space in my cabinet. That said, if I feel the 2500BT outperforms a newer BDP with 2D discs, there's just about room for both. Sadly I'm not in the market for, say, an Oppo, however tempting that may be...
The Pioneer makes a lot of sense in terms of my requirements, though I'm not sure how noisy a disc-spinner it is. The Pioneer is also more handsome and robust than the Sony, which looks tacky to my eyes.
It'd be good to get the views of anyone that owns the Sony or Pioneer, or indeed an alternative that fits my requirements above.