I bought the Sony BDP-S550 last December. I'm reconsidering my purchase in light of the recent reviews I've seen for the OPPO BDP-83. I have a Bravia 46" XBR6 HDTV, VTL IT-85 integrated amplifier, a Musical Fidelity A324 DAC, and Arcarian Alon II (1st generation) speakers. I have the following questions:
- Does the fact that the OPPO does not have Netflix streaming capability while the Sony does (at least as of this fall) mean all that much? I understand that Netflix streaming quality is not comparable to DVD.
- Are there any significant playback differences that are apparent between the two players?
- Given both players have 24 bit/192 Khz DACs, do I need the Musical Fidelity DAC anymore? Can DACs really go from Class A to obsolete in eight years?
Thanks in advance for your input