Upgrading from Panasonic RP56

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  1. Stephen Hopkins

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    I currently have a Panasonic RP56 DVD player and have been hit w/ the upgrade bug (possibly for no reason). I doubt i'll be moving up in picture quality in the price range i'm looking at. I would like another faroujda based player, and i'm looking at the following (all panasonic):

    CP72 (new or used)
    RP82 (used)
    RP91 (used)

    I would like the RP91 because my Panasonic RPTV locks in full mode on progressive sources. I would also like DVD-A even though it'll be awhile before i use it. What differences are there in the RP82 and CP72, other than the CP72 being a 5-disc changer? If I can get $75 - $100 out of my RP56 and pick up an RP91 for $250 used, would I be doing good?

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    Stephen, You can get a NEW Champagne colored, Panasonic RP-91 at OneCall.com for a little over what you want to spend. They have them on clearance, I'd snatch one up quick if you really want a SUPERIOR DVD player. They're offering it for less than 1/2 of retail. I have a BLACK model and it is everything you'll expect and more.
     
  3. Stephen Hopkins

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    I found the RP91 for $289 w/ free shipping from www.newegg.com and i'm really considering it. I can't even find the RP82 for that price. I just ordered it so i guess now I just need to sell my RP56 [​IMG]

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    You'll love the 91. It is a great player and the non-anamaphoric scaling is great.
     
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  6. Stephen Hopkins

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    Scailing is important since my TV locks all progressive inputs to full (stretched) mode. I was a good amount of 4:3 DVDs such as seasons of TV shows, and the only way to watch them w/out the stretch is to turn the progressive output off on my DVD player.

    Initially I mentioned wanting a Faroujda based player because I thought Faroujda players didn't exhibit the Chroma bug. Since I have learned that the Chroma bug is due to the MPEG Decoder, not the Deinterlacer and all Panasonic players are Chroma Bug free.

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    I have both a 91 and an XP30 with the DCDI chip. On everyday viewing, I see virtually no difference between them on my Pioneer Elite 530 rptv. On some material, the XP30's chip will do a better job. As an overall player, the 91 beats it. It has better build quality, better remote, scaling, dvd-audio, and a coaxil out. There are also many more user adjustable settings that the XP30 doesn't have. Also, the xp30, xp50, RP82, and RP91 all use the same MPEG decoder.
     

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