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Which player has best progressive image?

Old 12-20-02, 08:22 PM
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Which player has best progressive image?

Looking for player with awsome progressive image and also has dolby digital decoder.
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Old 12-20-02, 11:13 PM
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The Panasonic RP-82, tough to find anything better out right now, unless you're ready to spend some real $..
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Old 12-21-02, 09:44 PM
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Re: Which player has best progressive image?

Originally posted by Shon
Looking for player with awsome progressive image and also has dolby digital decoder.
Panasonic RP-82 or CP-72 changer. They have the same mpeg decoder and Faroudja deinterlacing chip. The CP-72 is a lot easier to find right now than the 82 due to a shortage of 82s. The 72 is also available at places like Circuit City.
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Old 12-22-02, 12:32 AM
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my choice is denon dvd-900. will blow away anything in the sub $500 range. it sells for around $299 retail.
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Old 12-22-02, 03:58 PM
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Originally posted by cowanrg
my choice is denon dvd-900. will blow away anything in the sub $500 range. it sells for around $299 retail.
The DVD-900's picture is rather soft and it has that annoying design flaw that requires you to reset the black level every time you insert a new disc. I had one; I didn't think it was a terrible machine, but I was not satisfied enough with it to keep it.

For $100 more, the DVD-1600 is a significantly better player and is what I use now.

At $300, the DVD-900 is not a good value when the Panasonic RP-82 and CP-72 will give you a better picture for closer to $200.
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Old 12-22-02, 05:12 PM
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For $100 more, the DVD-1600 is a significantly better player and is what I use now.
Isn't the 1600 basically the same thing as the rp82? I thought I remembered reading that somewhere...
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Thanks for your input
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Old 12-23-02, 12:46 PM
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Originally posted by Icculus
Isn't the 1600 basically the same thing as the rp82? I thought I remembered reading that somewhere...
The video section is the same, but the Denon has better audio DACs.

They are both good players. The Panasonic is cheaper and has more user convenience features (time-remaining display, bit rate meter, etc). If the quality of the audio DACs is not a huge concern, the RP-82 is the best bang-for-your-buck. From a pure-performance perspective, I prefer the DVD-1600.
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Faroudja or Meridian, hands down...Or course paying $20,000 isn't the most attractive.

I'd vote Pioneer Elite on the tad more expensive side and Sony on the cheap crap side (Sony is good, I just don't trust them, always had bad experience with Sony).
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