More decisions: Oppo 103 or Yamaha RX-V673?
I haven't lost it. I appreciate that I'm choosing between a BDP and receiver....
Currently, I have two BDPs, a Denon DVD2500BT (love this player, but of course it can't do 3D), and a Panasonic DMP-BDT120 (freebie with a TV purchase, does 3D, but only has 1 HDMI out).
My current receiver is a Yamaha RXV-1065, which again does a great job, but is only HDMI v. 1.3 capable (so no 3D pass through).
The objective is to end up with one just one 3D capable BDP and HD audio through my receiver. Hopefully that's not too complicated a description of my current system and overall goals.
As I see it, I can either replace both BDPs, or replace my receiver, selling old kit to soften the financial blow. So...
Option 1) Sell the Denon DVD2500BT and Panasonic DMP-BDT120, to be replaced with an Oppo 103. This would mean keeping the Yamaha RX-V1065, which can receive HD audio via the Oppo's 2nd HDMI out, using analogue interconnects (perhaps) for stereo duties.
Option 2) Sell the Denon DVD2500BT and Yamaha RX-V1065. This would mean keeping the Panasonic DMP-BDT120 as a 2D and 3D Blu-ray player, and buying the Yamaha RX-V673 (which of course will allow 3D pass through).
If I do the maths, there would be very little in it. And I wouldn't need to spend much whichever option I choose. It really boils down to which would be the best solution in terms of performance. My heart's pulling me toward the Oppo, but the Yamaha 1065 has always sounded a little polite to my ears. Replacing it with the Yamaha 673 might deliver a more appreciable upgrade overall...
Sorry if that all sounds complicated. I posted as I'm finding this decision tough. All thoughts and suggestions are therefore very welcome.