DVD Player recommendations?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by BrianWH, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. BrianWH

    BrianWH Agent

    Jan 13, 2004
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    Budget: $400 or less.

    1. Video Quality in Progressive Scanning (Faroudja still the best?)
    2. Soild DVD-RW/DVD+RW compatibility.
    3. Reliability, build quality.

    To be used:
    75% on store-bought DVD movies.
    20% Home DVD-RW/DVD+RW movies.
    5% CD/MP3 audio.

    Connected to:
    Onkyo TX-SR501 6.1 Receiver, via coax digital audio.
    JVC HD-ILA 52" RPTV (soon to arrive).

    Would be nice to have a changer, but not too important. I was happy with my Sony NC665P changer until I started to burn DVD-R movies and experienced 2-5 stoppages in the movie during playback. Trying the same disc on my POS Sylvania 13-inch TV w/ built-in DVD had NO problems.

    I'm not really that interested in SACD, DVD-A capabilities as I have a separate setup for music.

    The Sony has a few small technical issues (chroma bug) as well, so I'll be passing it down to my parents, who will not care.

    Thanks for the help!
  2. Stephen Hopkins

    Stephen Hopkins HW Reviewer
    HW Reviewer

    Jul 19, 2002
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    With that TV (or any fixed pixel display) I would look at some of the DVI and HDMI scaling players. The Sony 975V, Panasonic S97, Denon 1910, and a couple of players from LG/Zennith come to mind.

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