Bought this a couple of months ago, and I am oh-so glad I did. It has given my dvd collection a whole new lease of life- makes anything you feed it look so goldarn purdy it'd bring a tear to the eye!
5 Star Product of the Year for 2011. Most of the other review websites give it 4 out of 5 stars. It's all about opinion of the reviewers. Pioneer BDP LX 55 certainly gives it a run for its money even though it is cheaper.
I have recently purchased one of these and concur with pretty much everything in the review. Its performance with blu-ray discs is excellent as it's upscaling of DVDs. Music is also very well presented, particularly in pure direct mode.
There is however one aspect of the player which is very annoying, namely that the Resume function only works if the player is not put into standby. This means that if you stop playback, put the player into standby and then turn the unit back on the disc will playback from the beginning. The only way to get the unit to resume playback is to keep it fully powered on, which is hardly practical. Admittedly this is the first BD player I've bought so perhaps it's a common limitation, though I'd find that rather surprising.
So, having lived with the unit for a couple of months would I recommend it? It's certainly an excellent player but in all honesty always having to restart a disc from the beginning is simply too much of a hassle to make this a recommended purchase. (I've now reverted back to my faithful Pioneer DVD player!)
the pio lx55 will render this player even better value,if it gets a lesser review ,doubtful though as long as pioneer stick to the 350.00 mark.
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