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Hi everybody I was wondering .... I currently have a RX-v2400 without HDMI and was wondering which of the new Panasonic Blu-ray players to get .... I plan to upgrade my receiver when my wife allows me .... Also, I have a 50 in panasonic plasma that is about 2 years old and is 720p and was wondering if I will notice a difference with blu-ray over regular dvd .... by the way I sit about 15 feet away from the TV .... thanks Mike
 

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Hi Michael, at 15' viewing distance, your eyes will not be able to resolve the difference between 480p and 1080p. The only major benefits for purchasing a Blu-Ray Player in your system may be the new audio formats, however your AVR does not have HDMI so you would need to use the multi-channel analogue 5.1 inputs.

Here are some articles on viewing distance:

- 1080p Does Matter - Here's When (Screen Size vs. Viewing Distance vs. Resolution) » CarltonBale.com
- Sound & Vision Magazine - Maxing Out Resolution

What are your primary motivations for purchasing Blu-Ray at this time? Is there a specific reason you are looking to purchase Panasonic over other brands?

Cheers,
Alon
 
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Well there are some movies I'd like to purchase and I don't think it makes sense to buy on regular dvd if I'm going to switch to Blu-ray... So, I guess it's like why not go ahead and switch to a blu-ray player and buy the movies on Blu-ray instead .... Basically I'm thinking I would probably switch to blu-ray eventually then why not sooner than later....

With regards to choosing the panasonic it's because of the good reviews and the price is good... I've never been a big fan of sony because I feel that your paying for the name ..... and I tend to stick with brands that I feel give me the best bang for the buck ...... I'm not necessarily against listening to other peoples experience and never hurts to make an informed decision.... Mike
 

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The current Panasonic and Sony BD players are very close in price, features and performance. Both brands seem to be getting good reviews.

Personally, I bought a Sony BDP-S350 because it was available at a better price than the comparable Panny 35. I've had good luck with both Sony and Panasonic SD-DVD players, so feel comfortable with either brand.
 

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