I lucked into a PS3 not long ago and it's load time according to some is among the fastest machines out there. With the new slim PS3 could that be the best?
What are the best of the newest generation of blu-ray players in terms of load speed and picture quality (both HD and upscaling) with ethernet connectivity (budget 250-400). Bitstreaming DTS MS and True HD over HDMI is requirement.
I'm thinking about upgrading my 2.5 year old Sony BDP s300 which is painfully slow to load, is a real pain in the butt to deal with firmware updates, and which won;t output lossless codecs over its old HDMI 1.1 connection. Other than firmware updates I don't care about the other features of profile 2.0. Netflix or Pandora streaming would be a plus but not at the expense of picture quality and load speed.
I know Panasonic, Samsung LG, Sony and Oppo all make fast-ish players now but I'm having a hard time differentiating them.