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Panasonic BD30 or Samsung BDP1400 ?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Orlando, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. Orlando

    Orlando Well-Known Member

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    I was really leaning towards the BD30, but the price difference between it and the Samsung. And some of the negative comments about the BD30 DVD upconversion. Not sure I really care about the profile stuff. But the all codecs bitstream is a must.

    IS the upconversion on the BD30 that bad and is the Samsung that much better then the Panasonic?

    Or in general is the BD30 worth the extra for the Blu-ray content?

    I have to decide today as my 12% Best Buy coupon expires and was all set on the Panny. But I am having those last minute doubts.

    Thanks
     
  2. Ted Kontos

    Ted Kontos Well-Known Member

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    I would suggest the Sharp BD-HP20. Decodes all advanced codecs except DTS-HD (analog or HDMI). Excellent picture and sound quality and I haven't experienced any problems yet (knock on wood). Read the Samsung 1400 threads and there seem to be many problems associated with that machine.
     
  3. Orlando

    Orlando Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Ted,

    Ended up getting the Panasonic. I read the posts you mentioned and other then price and DVD upconversion the Panny was always mentioned as being better.

    DTS-HD was a must for me that is why no Sharp on my short list. Enjoy it!
     

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