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Official Panasonic DVD-S97 Specs (Faroudja is back!)


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#1 of 101 OFFLINE   matt-f

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Posted September 08 2004 - 05:47 AM

Here (in Japanese)

The product is listed on Panasonic's Japanese and UK site.

Originally posted on AVS

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#2 of 101 OFFLINE   Bill Will

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Posted September 08 2004 - 07:08 AM

Anyone know the "Street Price" yet?

#3 of 101 OFFLINE   matt-f

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Posted September 08 2004 - 07:32 AM

The street price is unknown at this present time.

If we were to look back at the Panasonic press release back in January, it saids $299.95.

#4 of 101 OFFLINE   Chris Huber

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Posted September 09 2004 - 03:08 AM

Man I want this player! My Panny 53 has HDMI on it and I still have a crappy 480p player.

#5 of 101 OFFLINE   Chris PC

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Posted September 13 2004 - 03:39 AM

Hope its reviewed soon, I'm curious how this does. It would be cool for secrets to review it. Still hoping Panasonic or someone else takes the hardware and builds a 5 disc carousel around it Posted Image
Going from projector to flatscreen for a while.... :P

#6 of 101 OFFLINE   matt-f

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Posted September 13 2004 - 04:18 PM

Here is a picture of the DVD-S97 (courtesy of cxdmn2004 of AVS).

You see the black version and the promo thing on top saids DCDi! Also on the bottom, there is part of the silver version below.

#7 of 101 OFFLINE   Chris Huber

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Posted October 14 2004 - 08:36 AM

http://www2.panasoni......Home Players

Interesting...

#8 of 101 OFFLINE   EricRWem

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Posted October 14 2004 - 09:27 AM

HAWTness. This and that new Sony 975 look very promising indeed. Posted Image

#9 of 101 OFFLINE   Chris Huber

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Posted October 14 2004 - 09:55 AM

Is the sony out to buy? Any reviews yet? DCDi on it?

#10 of 101 OFFLINE   Derek B

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Posted October 14 2004 - 11:18 AM

Here is the spec/owners manual. Check out what it can do!

http://service.us.pa...NPDF/DVDS97.PDF

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#11 of 101 OFFLINE   Chris Huber

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Posted October 14 2004 - 03:21 PM

Didn't see anything about DCDi. Is it in there? Right now I get alot of flicker with my 50$ DVD player. I want that to go away. Does this player have a de-interlacer? I know the DVD-S97S will come with it...

#12 of 101 OFFLINE   matt-f

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Posted October 14 2004 - 05:52 PM

Chris,

Yes it does have Faroudja. Panasonic does have the tradition of not putting the logo's on their unit.

The links above which I posted does say DCDi which is a good hint.

Also look here. If you look at the fold up on top of the black DVD-S97, you can sort of see the DCDi logo on it.

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#13 of 101 OFFLINE   Chris Huber

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Posted October 15 2004 - 12:04 PM

So both have DCDi then?

#14 of 101 OFFLINE   matt-f

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Posted October 15 2004 - 07:27 PM

Yes, it sure does =)

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Posted October 27 2004 - 05:14 PM

I saw today that at least one online retailer claims to have the DVD-S97 in stock. Are there any reviews up yet?
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Posted October 27 2004 - 08:01 PM

Hi Gary, If you mean OneCall, yes they did have it early this afternoon but it's already sold out as people already ordered and the units shipped out. If you look on the AVS forum, you'll see some pictures of the acutal unit from OneCall. No reviews yet because it's still too early.

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Posted October 28 2004 - 12:46 AM

Matt, yep, that's the place. I did a quick check yesterday of the usual haunts (Crutchfield, J&R, etc.) and saw that OneCall had it in stock. I had not checked on the status of this player for awhile (since its release has been pushed back so many times) and on whim, I looked again yesterday. This player sounds promising, but at a product weight of just over 5 lbs and no obvious mention of Faroudja in the pdf user manual, I'd like to see a review or two before taking the plunge.
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Posted October 28 2004 - 04:50 AM

Hi Gary.



This is the Answer!! It's the Faroudja 2310!!

#19 of 101 OFFLINE   Chris Huber

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Posted October 28 2004 - 07:27 AM

What is so good about the 2300? What's different or what did they correct?

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Posted October 28 2004 - 07:45 AM

chris,



The 2300 and 2310 are slight different things, same as 2301. In general the 23XX is like a FLI2200 and FLI2000 on the same chip. Some improvements as well but I don't know the details.



Since the unit is still under preliminary analysis right now, you can read here.




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