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#1 of 56 OFFLINE   James St

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Posted June 04 2002 - 11:07 PM

The silver model is in stock now with the black model expected on 07/03/02.

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#2 of 56 OFFLINE   Adam Bluhm

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Posted June 04 2002 - 11:30 PM

Cool. Thanks for the heads up. I'm still looking for a prog. scan player and I've had good luck with Panny in the past. I'll have to take a closer look at this model.
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#3 of 56 OFFLINE   Jeremy Allin

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Posted June 05 2002 - 04:12 AM

For anyone who purchases this, could you let me know if it plays SVCDs? I know that my RV-31 could handle VCDs but not SVCDs. I'm also wanting to upgrade to a progressive scan model.

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#4 of 56 OFFLINE   Matt DeVillier

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Posted June 05 2002 - 05:06 AM

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For anyone who purchases this, could you let me know if it plays SVCDs? I know that my RV-31 could handle VCDs but not SVCDs. I'm also wanting to upgrade to a progressive scan model.


sadly Panasonic doesn't see the need to add SVCD support to their players. I complained to them about the lack of SVCD playback capability when I purchased my RA-60, and was told there was no plans to support it in current or future products. Posted Image

#5 of 56 OFFLINE   BobJ

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Posted June 05 2002 - 12:18 PM

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For anyone who purchases this, could you let me know if it plays SVCDs?


It doesn't support SVCD. It played my test DVD-R, VCD and CD-R without any problems.

#6 of 56 OFFLINE   DeepakJR

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Posted June 06 2002 - 05:41 PM

In the specs for this model, it says 4:3 zoom mode, does this mean scaling for only 4:3 material or also non-anamorphic 16:9 material. I am REALLY interested in this player and would like to ask anyone out there who has had experience with the RP62 to please comment on it.

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#7 of 56 OFFLINE   KeithH

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Posted June 07 2002 - 01:09 AM

Deepak, the 'RP62 is just becoming available, so I don't know if anyone will be able to answer your question. Crutchfield now has the silver version in stock, but not the black version yet. They got the silver version in stock within the past few days.
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#8 of 56 OFFLINE   KeithH

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Posted June 07 2002 - 01:11 AM

Crutchfield has put the black and silver versions of the Panasonic DVD-RP62 on its web site. The silver version is in stock, while the black version will supposedly be in stock on July 3rd. I guess it takes awhile for the black paint to dry. Posted Image

Here is a link:

http://www.crutchfie....VRP62S&o=m&a=0

Price: $180.
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Posted June 07 2002 - 01:54 AM

It was mentioned by someone on the SPot who's already gotten their RP62... The Zoom on this player is only a Joe Six Pack feature. For widescreen movies, the zoom goes into the picture a little so that the black bars are removed on a 4x3 TV. Effectively, it cuts off the sides of a widescreen movie to fit a 4x3 TV. Also, this feature can only be activated if the player is set for 4x3 TVs, so it's not even as flexible as the Malata or Toshiba Zooms.

#10 of 56 OFFLINE   Michael St. Clair

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Posted June 07 2002 - 02:31 AM

re: zoom

The RP-82 has this listed on their 'data sheet':

4:3 shrink function
Letterbox zoom and shift
Variable zoom

The 62 does NOT list this on their data sheet. I think you get more functionality in this area on the 82.

#11 of 56 OFFLINE   Sean Patrick

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Posted June 07 2002 - 02:45 AM

is the RP82 going to make the RP91 obsolete?

#12 of 56 OFFLINE   KeithH

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Posted June 07 2002 - 02:52 AM

Sean, I still don't think anyone can answer your question. I seem to recall your asking it before. Perhaps it was someone else. Anyway, I suppose the 'RP82 could be the better video player if it is using newer technology than the 'RP91, but the 'RP82 doesn't appear to be a true replacement. It will be much cheaper, which suggests that the overall quality could be inferior relative to the 'RP91. I hope Panasonic either continues manufacturing the 'RP91 or replaces it with an 'RP92 because I am not convinced that the 'RP82 is a real replacement.
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Posted June 07 2002 - 08:46 AM

screw the PR62, im going with the RP82!!! Its gonna be like 50 bucks more expensive, but at least it will do "scaling" and i beleive it will also do DVD-A. The specs for the RP62 and RP82 are very similar, but the RP82 is the define pick for tvs that lock into "Full" mode while being fed a progressive signal.

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#14 of 56 OFFLINE   JasonKrol

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Posted June 07 2002 - 09:05 AM

I was under the impression that this player will support DVD-A also. But when I read the stats at Crutchfields website, I saw no mention. I know its probably too good to be true, but does anyone know if this player is supposed to support DVD-A?

If not, can anyone recommend a Progressive Scan DVD player that does support DVD-A for around the 300 price range. Thanks!


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#15 of 56 OFFLINE   Eugene Hsieh

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Posted June 07 2002 - 10:28 AM

Is the RP91 the only one that supports DVD-RAM? This would also be an important feature for me because I plan on buying a Panasonic DVD-RAM/-R recorder within the year.

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#16 of 56 OFFLINE   Joe.Kuta

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Posted June 07 2002 - 10:37 AM

i think you have to wait till august when the RP-82 comes out, im not sure what it will cost however.

#17 of 56 OFFLINE   James St

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Posted June 07 2002 - 08:24 PM

Crutchfield is now showing the black model in stock. So much for 07/03/02. Now if only the RP82 would arrive. It's the model I'm most interested in.

Jason, the RP82 adds DVD Audio and should be around $50 more then the RP62.

#18 of 56 OFFLINE   Chris PC

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Posted June 08 2002 - 01:01 PM

Will the RP 82 have the same de-interlacer and MPEG chip etc?
Going from projector to flatscreen for a while.... :P

#19 of 56 OFFLINE   Matt DeVillier

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Posted June 08 2002 - 01:18 PM

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Will the RP 82 have the same de-interlacer and MPEG chip etc?


yep

#20 of 56 OFFLINE   JasonKrol

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Posted June 09 2002 - 01:35 AM

heres a picture of the rp82s if anyone is interested:
http://www.smr-home-....mage_010.shtml


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