on picture quality terms alone which would you say was the best pana bd50 or pio lx70a having bought a bd 30 and took it back the next day every camera pan stuttered and found the picture washed out i have a kuro to view these on
thank you andrew i must say i have also borrowed a friends ps3 and viewed 300 on that and found when the camera pans down the line of spartans the picture goes out of focus and judders when it comes to a stop it comes back into focus i have the pioneer set to advance and all the other stuff turned off do you think i could have got a dodgy bd30 and that there could be quality differences in ps3
... and i'm afraid you will be corrected! The DMP-BD50 uses more advanced picture processing than the DMP-BD30, and is a better player all-round (as you'd expect for the £200 price-difference).
The Pioneer LX70A remains a slightly better performer than the Pana BD50, but no longer really justifies its price-tag - with its extra functionality, we feel the Panasonic is better value.
However, if you're happy with the Pioneer's spec, and can find a great deal on it (which wouldn't surprise me with three new Pioneer Blu-ray players just around the corner) you'll be buying a superb machine.
I'd also suggest waiting until Pioneer's new Blu-ray players come out - the LX71 will be much closer in price to the BD50 (£550/£600). But, it's worth noting that the new Pioneer won't be able to do onboard decoding of DTS-HD MA straight out of the box. Of course, if your AV receiver is equipped to decode HD Audio, this isn't a massive problem.