Help me identify this Panasonic DVD player

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  1. StevenK

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    I saw/heard this player at a friend of a coworker's house and I can't contact him anymore. I made a mental note to get the model number, but after several beverages, I regrettably forgot.

    Anyhow, I THINK these were some of the features:

    5-disc changer
    DVD-Audio
    Progressive scan w/Faroujda Sage chip
    DVD-R capable

    I believe it's an old model...and fairly inexpensive at that. I was quite surprised by the picture quality and wouldn't mind having it for my bedroom setup.

    Much thanks.

    BTW, I did see the DVD-CP72S on Panny's website, but the guy indicated the player was in the $150 range, not $280 range, so I wonder if there was an earlier model.
     
  2. JohnnyG

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    It would have to be one of the new DVD-F85s, but they do not have the Sage/Faroudja chip.
     
  3. DaveGTP

    DaveGTP Cinematographer

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    The CP-72's have been on clearance around here locally (like at Circuit City) for like $150. Does the picture match up?

    In any event, you should try Crutchfield.com for comparison. They have excellent, very large pictures for comparing different units.
     
  4. Craig W

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    Its probably was the CP72 if it had DVD-Audio, otherwise the only other changer that Panny made with the Sage chip was the CP67, but that did not have DVD-Audio. The CP72 was heavily discounted and also had a $30 rebate.
     
  5. StevenK

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    Then that's probably the one. Thank you all very much....

    Now where to find one...anybody know if the rebates are still valid?
     
  6. Stephen Hopkins

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    The rebate is good until the end of May. The original rebate forms say end or march, but it's been extended, just print a new form from the Panasonic webpage.
     
  7. StevenK

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    Thank you Stephen. Looks like I'll pick one up!
     
  8. DaveGTP

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    Steven, the CP72 is like 95% the same circuitry as the RP82, which is highly-acclaimed for excellent PQ. I have a CP72 myself. Good unit so far.
     
  9. StevenK

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    Well, I went ahead and got the cp72 from the crutchfield 'scratch and dent' store for $149 after the $20 Mastercard coupon. Throw in a $30 rebate, and $119 for a progressive, DVD-A player doesn't sound so bad. Hopefully, it's not all scratched to hell.

    So far, from reading the reviews, I might as well swap out my DV-45a in the living room with this thing seeing as how I only have 1 SACD anyways[​IMG]
     
  10. DaveGTP

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    I got mine from Crutchfield too, Steve, although not a scratch and dent. I used a referral discount and a mastercard discount (although I guess they put the smack down on using both discounts), $159 after rebate.
     
  11. Skippy

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    Steven,
    Good luck with the CP72 from Crutchfield's S&D. I was looking for a CP72 when they ran out of stock a couple of weeks back. I ended up getting a JVC F80 from S&D, which wouldn't open and had to be sent back. I wish they'd had the CP72 in S&D to replace the F80. Although I would have surely been wary of buying another S&D item from Crutchfield. I hope your experience turns out better than mine.

    Skippy

    EDIT: How did you get the $20 MC discount on a Scratch and Dent item? When I tried it on the F80, it wouldn't give it to me becuase it said "not valid on specials, S&D, etc."[​IMG]
     
  12. StevenK

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    Skippy,

    I had to call into crutchfield. The guy was very nice (one of the perks of paying a little more for crutchfield items--customer service) and punched it in. He said the coupon was good for S&D items (at least the coupon didn't say S&D was excluded), but he couldn't get it to apply until he entered in the CC number.
     
  13. Skippy

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    DANG!! When I called in to get the return auth for the F80, I told the guy I had been looking for the CP72 and he didnt say anything about any S&D ones. Oh well. Like I said I may have been leary of picking up another S&D item after the F80 experience. But the CP72 is on their webiste now.

    Oh well... keep us updated on how yours turns out. Thanks for the info.

    S.
     

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