"Outstanding 1080P Picture Quality"5.0 starson by houndpr
Pros: Displays 1080P at 24 or 60 MH
Cons: Nothing that bothered me
Summary: This stand alone blu ray player replaced my
LG BH100 multi player for use on my 65"
Panasonic TH-PX600U. The LG multi player only output 1080P at 24 or 30 MH. My 65"
Panasonic TV only output 1080P at 60 MH.
Therefore, I was unable to display 1080P.
Only 1080i with the multi player. However,
the BD30 displays 1080P at 24 or 60 MH.
This was the first time that I was able to
display true 1080P on my HDTV. And the difference is noticeable and amazing. I played the first season of Prison Break with
the new player and the PQ was amazing. So much noticeably different than watching a 720P TV show on FOX or ABC, no matter what
the TV source was, OTA, cable or satellite.
Planet Earth in Blu Ray was noticeably better than Discovery Channel.
I hooked the LG BH100 up to my 61" plasma which is only 1080i. The difference in PQ
at 1080P with the BD30 vs the BH100 at
1080i is noticeably different whether Blu
Ray (Underworld Evolution, Casino Royale, Prison Break, Sopranos 6th Season) or HD DVD (Transformers, Shrek III) discs were used.
Because of the 24/60 variable 1080P output,
the BD30 is a real winner because it can
be used on a number of different 1080P displays. To the best of my knowledge all of
the stand alone HD DVD players only output
24 HZ. There are no variable 1080P HD DVD
players. If you are going to buy a blu ray
or HD DVD player make sure the 1080P output
is compatible with your 1080P HDTV.
My BD30 is in a bedroom setting with the
65" plasma. I am using the surround sound
processor built into the 65" HDTV hooked up to a pair of McIntosh LS 340's. No need for
a full blown 5.1 system. With these two
speakers the surround sound is amazing.
Using the BD30, it sounds like the screen
is talking to the audience with a center speaker and different sounds come from the
left or right speakers(e.g., doors open on the right or left, but not both, dogs bark
in the background on the left, etc)
The LG BH100 got moved to a full analog 5.1
theater setup and with the inability to provide 1080P on any of my four HDTVS, that is where it belongs.
If you are looking for 1080P, the BD30 is