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Zenith DVB 318 & LG 7832 DVD Player merged thread

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Cave Arnold, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. Cave Arnold

    Cave Arnold Auditioning

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    Does anyone here have this DVD player from Zenith. It claims to upconvert DVDs to 1080i and send this out over component video. I am wondering if anyone can tell me how they like the output of this and if it does a good job of upconverting the image.

    Thanks for any info,
    Cave

    P.S. I have googled it already and have the specs from Zenith. None of the local stores are carrying these yet.
     
  2. DavidY

    DavidY Supporting Actor

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    Anyone have any reviews on the LG DV7832, a DVD player that upconverts to 720p and 1080i through BOTH DVI and component connections?

    Features:
    1080i Video Output Capability
    CDiª Video Processing Chip
    Progressive Scan Output
    Digital Audio Output DTS/Dolby Digital
    MP3 Decoding
    JPEG Viewer
    Variable Speed Smooth Scan Forward/Reverse (2x/4x/16x/100x)
    Zoom - 6-Step Moveable (1.5x up to 4x)
    Aspect Ratios - 4:3/16:9/Panscan
    Parental Control
    Plays DVD-Video, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, WMA, Kodak CD, JPEG, VCD, SVCD, MP3

    It has the Faroudja chip for upconversion. This unit has both coaxial and optical outs, S-video out and composite video out.

    The manual describes that the DVI output is compliant with HDCP specifications. I understand from another forum that the manual refers to the connection as DVI-D.

    Dave
     
  3. NickSo

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    Hey david, i just tripped across this player over at AVS, looks interesting as it does 1080i over component.

    Do you know any places in vancouver that carry it?
     
  4. John S

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    I'm dang interested in the player as well.

    I have a 4:3 set, and it's native widescreen is not available to any source other than 1080i.
     
  5. DavidY

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    Nick,

    Have you tried A&B Sound? I've checked with a local Visions and Sight and Sound....no luck. I have someone on the island checking A&B Sound....no word yet. Supposedly any LG dealer can order this in. There is a dealer locator at the LG Canada site.

    If you do get one, let me know how the X1 works with it? Currently, I'm unsure if 720p and 1080i via component are worth it on the X1.

    Dave
     
  6. NickSo

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    Yeah, A&BSound i checked is a LG Dealer, but they dont have it at their store.

    I can ask them next time i go, prolly this weekend
     
  7. Gil Jawetz

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    This is still not out but I too am really curious about it. Anyone hear any news?
     
  8. Jim-M

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    wildwestelectronics.net says they are available now and will let you order one. It's not on their website yet though. Someone at AVS Forum ordered one there the other day. Their email reply to me when I inquired about it said it was $199.95 including free shipping. It is apparently the same as the LG DV-7832 which has been out in Canada for a couple of months.
     
  9. Gil Jawetz

    Gil Jawetz Stunt Coordinator

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    Yeah, I read that at AVS. I'm really thinking about ordering one. I'm currently sans DVD player in anticipation of something like this. Hmmm...
     
  10. MaxMenon

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    Anyone know which chip this unit uses ? Its not a Faroudja chip ... that I know.

    Thanks.
     
  11. Gil Jawetz

    Gil Jawetz Stunt Coordinator

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    Is DCDi the same as Faroudja? It supposedly has that.
     
  12. Gil Jawetz

    Gil Jawetz Stunt Coordinator

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  13. NickSo

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    If it is the exact same as the LG, then yes, i thas the Faroudja DCDi deiterlacer chip
     
  14. Bill Kennedy

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    Yes... it's the exact same unit as the LG.

    They are flying off the shelves at Wild West now -- the company's CEO did a post on that AVS thread basically saying "thanks... more are on the way!"
     
  15. Gil Jawetz

    Gil Jawetz Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm all over that thread. And WWE has got one with my name on it right now...
     
  16. Andrew JC

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    I have an order in from the "other" place mentioned in that thread for $160 delivered. Can't wait to get it[​IMG]
     
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    I'll try and check out the info on AVS...

    But anyone know how the layer change is? No chroma bug?
     
  18. Bill Kennedy

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    No chroma bug. Someone mentioned a ~1 sec layer change as I recall.
     
  19. DaveGTP

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    From a poster on AVSforum:


    Just an FYI for you guys with the player.
     
  20. NickSo

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    good stuff, thanks for forwarding the info here [​IMG]
     

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