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Old 09-03-02, 12:23 PM
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Progressive Scan DVD player needed???

I own a Mits Widescreen HDTV and i still own my old Toshiba DVD player. I was looking to upgrade to a progressive scan DVD player, but not sure what to pick up. I was looking for something that Best Buy would carry, since i have a friend that works there now.....i like discounts. I know they carry Panasonic, Phillips, Sony, Toshiba, and i'm sure a few others.

I'm looking for progressive, MP3, and SVCD would be nice, since i have some "other" movies. How do SVCD movies look through a DVD player?
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Old 09-03-02, 01:00 PM
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Any of the Panny and Tosh players are great. I recommend the Tosh SD5700, only thing is it doesn't play SVCDs...but it does everything else.
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Old 09-03-02, 03:40 PM
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Toshiba players have the chroma upsampling bug and should be avoided for progressive scan playback unless you like streaky distortion in your reds.

The Panasonic RP82 seems to be the best bang-for-your-buck player on the market. I'm not sure whether it is compatible with SVCDs, though.
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Old 09-03-02, 05:35 PM
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Originally posted by Josh Z
The Panasonic RP82 seems to be the best bang-for-your-buck player on the market. I'm not sure whether it is compatible with SVCDs, though.
I just bought the rp-62 and it can handle svcd, I would imagine the 82 can as well.
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Old 09-03-02, 06:42 PM
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Originally posted by Josh Z
Toshiba players have the chroma upsampling bug and should be avoided for progressive scan playback unless you like streaky distortion in your reds.

The Panasonic RP82 seems to be the best bang-for-your-buck player on the market. I'm not sure whether it is compatible with SVCDs, though.
I have the Tosh SD5700 and the chroma bug is non-existant. Or, I should say it hasn't showed up on anything that it should show up on.
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Old 09-03-02, 07:09 PM
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You don't say what model Mits you have but some (not all) of the new models lock into full mode when fed a progressive signal. If your model does this make sure you get a player that is able to scale the image or you'll need to switch back to interlaced mode for non anamorphic discs. I've heard the best are the Panasonic or JVC models since they don't have the chroma bug but only the high end Pannys do scaling I think.
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any comment on the Sony DVP-NC655P?

i'm thinking about buying this one.
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Old 09-04-02, 07:16 AM
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I'm also considering the DVP-NC655P as I have a Mitsu Diamond 65" from 2001.

What makes some of the Prog. Scan players so cheap compared to others that are three to four times in price?

The SONY appears to be a good deal at around $230 for a 5 disc player that also plays MP3, CD-Rs, etc.
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Old 09-04-02, 08:03 AM
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Originally posted by chipmac
You don't say what model Mits you have but some (not all) of the new models lock into full mode when fed a progressive signal.
I believe i have the WS-55809....however, it may be the WS-55859. (I'm thinking the 809 though) Not too sure right now since i am at work. I guess i am leaning towards the Panasonic right now, but i guess it's not too urgent. I think i can get the RP62 pretty cheap....not sure if Best Buy carries the RP82?!
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Old 09-04-02, 10:27 AM
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I think i can get the RP62 pretty cheap....not sure if Best Buy carries the RP82?!
The RP82 just came out, so your local Best Buy may not have it yet. That doesn't mean that they won't in the near future, though.
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Old 09-04-02, 03:51 PM
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The RP82's better decoder is alone probably worth the additional price over the RP62, even if you don't use the DVD-A, DVD-RAM capabilities, or Coax output.
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Originally posted by ngp
I'm also considering the DVP-NC655P as I have a Mitsu Diamond 65" from 2001.

What makes some of the Prog. Scan players so cheap compared to others that are three to four times in price?

The SONY appears to be a good deal at around $230 for a 5 disc player that also plays MP3, CD-Rs, etc.
if only it was region free! i'd pick it up in a heartbeat.

still, the price is compelling and if i can't find a progressive dvd changer that is region free, i'll probably get the sony. silver b/c i'm sick of black components.
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Originally posted by Icculus
I just bought the rp-62 and it can handle svcd, I would imagine the 82 can as well.
You might want to post that to vcdhelp.com

It seems like many people have been unable to get SVCD's to work with the RP-62.
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Originally posted by skar
You might want to post that to vcdhelp.com

It seems like many people have been unable to get SVCD's to work with the RP-62.
Hmmm.... I'll have to try it again. I tested (what I thought was) an SVCD and it worked fine. I just checked the manual though and it says it doesn't play svcds - I'll have to burn another one and try it out.
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Dumb question: what's the difference between SVCD and VCD?
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Dumb question: what's the difference between SVCD and VCD?
Short answer: SVCD has better image quality

Complex answer: For NTSC: (PAL has higher resolutions)

VCD:
1150 kbit/sec MPEG-1
352 x 240 pixels

SVCD:
up to 2524 kbit/sec MPEG-2
480 x 480 pixels
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