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Upconverting DVD player for SXRD

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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Bejoy


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Posted February 20 2007 - 04:34 AM

Just bought a 50" SXRD set. What is a good upconverting DVD player to go with it? Also are there any list of setting to go by?

Any advices?....

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Tom Keels

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Posted February 20 2007 - 07:27 AM

I have the OPPO DV 981-HD and it is very sweet. It looks very nice on my 60" SXRD.

#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Arthur S

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Posted February 20 2007 - 07:35 AM

Originally Posted by Bejoy
Just bought a 50" SXRD set. What is a good upconverting DVD player to go with it? Also are there any list of setting to go by?

Any advices?....

Hi Bejoy

If you want something that is more convenient and has an excellent picture, the Sony 5 disc DVD changer is a very good upconverting DVD player.

#4 of 7 OFFLINE   aht3


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Posted February 20 2007 - 09:33 AM

would you guys reccommend this one over the Pioneer dv 46 av?
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#5 of 7 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted February 20 2007 - 10:09 AM

I'll second the Oppo. They are quite good.
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#6 of 7 OFFLINE   ChrisClearman


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Posted February 21 2007 - 11:41 AM

Depends on price you have in mind.

<$100 Panny S52
<$150 Oppo 970 (971 has MB issue for your set)
<$400 Toshiba HD-A2, plays HD-DVD as well as upscales very good.

Opp981 is a fine machine, but I couldn't justify spending $220 or whatever on a regular DVD player.

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Ken Seeber

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Posted March 25 2007 - 01:27 PM

I'll triple the recommendation for the Oppo 981. I have a 50-inch Sony SXRD and the Oppo looks fantastic via HDMI, set to upscale to 1080p.

Added bonuses: It's multi-region, does excellent PAL to NTSC conversion, and there is no visible layer change. Really, a great player and solidly built.