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Any info/comments on the Philips 795sa DVD/SACD changer?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by ManW_TheUncool, May 27, 2003.

  1. ManW_TheUncool

    ManW_TheUncool Producer

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    Info/comments on this player seems very hard to come by. And I'd like to find out more before taking the plunge on its bigger sibling 963sa.

    I guess the key questions are:

    1. Can the 795sa be hacked for region-free playback like many other Philips players?

    2. Does it offer good PAL->NTSC conversion even though it doesn't have the Faroudja fli23xx chip that's in the 963sa?

    3. How is the 480p PQ in general? I don't think I need top notch PQ like the 963sa, but thought I should ask anyway.

    4. Can it do good aspect ratio scaling? This would be a PLUS, not a requirement.

    5. How is the CD and SACD playback quality? Is it anywhere near as good as the 963sa? This is a priority since I want it more for good CD/SACD playback than good DVD-V. Already have a Panny RP91 that can be used for most DVDs, except non-R1 and PAL DVDs.

    I was also considering the Sony C222ES changer, but think I'll past on that since it costs almost the same as the 963sa w/out any DVD-V support and is not necessarily better at CD/SACD either.

    Thanks for any info/comments.

    _Man_
     
  2. AllanC

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    did you get this? thoughts?
     
  3. ManW_TheUncool

    ManW_TheUncool Producer

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    I couldn't find any good info and reviews for the 795sa, so I ended up going for the 963sa instead and even sold the newly bought Panny RP91 afterward. I miss the scaling capability of the Panny, but I decided I couldn't justify the extra costs of having both players -- would've needed to add a quality video switcher too.

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