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Old 08-10-02, 02:00 PM
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Need advice on purchasing DVD player...

I'm looking for a DVD player under $250. The main thing I'm looking for is a quality problem-free player in this price range that will play about any DVD currently on the market.

Also, I'm not really up on progressive scan and don't know if I need to look for this type of DVD player or not.

Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 08-10-02, 02:05 PM
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Progressive scan is a nice feature to have except you need to have a TV that can input component video signals. If you have a tv with these inputs, then you can use the progressive scan feature. If you have an HDTV, even better; the dvd will look amazing.

Are you looking for a region free dvd player than can play all region dvds and do pal&ntsc? If so, look at the Malata 520 or the JVC s500. If you are not looking for a region free dvd player, check out the Panasonic rp56 or for a littlemore money the panasonic rp91. These are some of the best players out there right now and are in ur pricerange.

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Old 08-10-02, 02:20 PM
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I don't specifically have to have a region free DVD player. It'd be nice. The main thing is getting something that's going to give me as little trouble as possible for the money I want to spend and not have a problem playing the available DVDs on the market.

And thanks for the warm welcome to the forum, huzefa.

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Old 08-10-02, 02:50 PM
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Originally posted by huzefa
Progressive scan is a nice feature to have except you need to have a TV that can input component video signals. If you have a tv with these inputs, then you can use the progressive scan feature. If you have an HDTV, even better; the dvd will look amazing.
Actually to use progressive scan you need a display device that can accept a 480p signal (typically a HDTV-ready or EDTV set). Many analog TV's have component inputs, but can't use progressive scan.

Welcome, Blakester. Since the price difference is small, I would recommend getting a progressive scan player either way. In your price range the brand new progressive scan Panasonic RP82 supports DVD-Audio, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, MP3, and even WMA.
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Old 08-10-02, 09:07 PM
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I would get the panasonic rp62. It retails for around $179 at places like best buy and it includes progressive scan using the sage chip!

This is the best under $200 dvd player right now in my opinion
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Actually to use progressive scan you need a display device that can accept a 480p signal (typically a HDTV-ready or EDTV set). Many analog TV's have component inputs, but can't use progressive scan.

Welcome, Blakester. Since the price difference is small, I would recommend getting a progressive scan player either way. In your price range the brand new progressive scan Panasonic RP82 supports DVD-Audio, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, MP3, and even WMA.
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