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Best place to purchase DVD player? RP-82, CP-72, or 4800


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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   Mike_Morgan

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Posted September 12 2002 - 02:20 PM

I'm looking to get a new DVD player with DVD-A capability here in a couple weeks. I am currently interested in all three of the models listed in the title and will decide on which later. I'm looking for the cheapest place to purchase each model from and will likely make my decision based upon final price. Thanks for any links or sites to check.

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#2 of 13 OFFLINE   KeithH

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Posted September 12 2002 - 02:31 PM

Mike, Best Buy has the Toshiba SD-4800 for under $200. I'm not sure if Circuit City has it. I know that Circuit City has the 'CP72. I don't know if either store has the 'RP82. Finally, I imagine you could do well on any of these players through OneCall (1-800-340-4770) or J&R Music World (1-800-221-8180). They are authorized dealers.
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#3 of 13 OFFLINE   Mike_Morgan

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Posted September 12 2002 - 02:55 PM

Thanks Keith. I was just at BB this evening and I saw the 4800 there. I believe it was priced at $199 if I remember correctly. I was wondering if there was a cheaper place online to get it, or if BB was as cheap. I believe the only Panny they had was the RP-62. I guess I'll go by CC tomorrow and check out what they have there. Thanks for the info!

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#4 of 13 OFFLINE   KeithH

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Posted September 12 2002 - 03:08 PM

Mike, no problem. You should be able to find the 'CP72 at Circuit City stores in your area. Again, try the mail-order dealers. They could very well be cheaper than Best Buy and Circuit City.
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#5 of 13 OFFLINE   inazuma

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Posted September 12 2002 - 03:44 PM

Bought my 82 from J&R... $216 shipped.

#6 of 13 OFFLINE   Manny_S

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Posted September 13 2002 - 04:00 AM

I bought my RP82 locally at Brandsmart, a large warehouse style appliance/electronics store. $191

#7 of 13 OFFLINE   Zac_F

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Posted September 14 2002 - 01:27 PM

bought my CP72K at J&R in store. They had the harder to find black version.

#8 of 13 OFFLINE   Calvin Cullen

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Posted September 14 2002 - 07:21 PM

As of 9/15, Amazon.com has the 4800 for $175.04 shipped. You can also get $10 off with the code MAPBABYTALK2. I'm thinking pretty hard about getting in on this deal myself.

#9 of 13 OFFLINE   Dave Ringkor

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Posted September 14 2002 - 07:22 PM

The Circuit City stores in my area had the CP72, but I will never again buy anything from that company (see DiVX). I found the player on display at the Ultimate Electronics store near where a friend of mine lives, but they failed to sell it to me despite my willingness to purchase it. They only had the one in stock, and it was on display and they were unwilling to sell the display.

I couldn't believe it. The sign said "$249" or whatever, and I was perfectly willing to give them that much in exchange for the player, but they said they couldn't sell the display. They said all the UE stores in my area had only one of the item in stock, the display, and therefore I could wait till they got more in stock if I really wanted to buy it.

This made no sense to me -- in a retail store you should never let a willing customer walk out empty handed. On a hunch I went to a different UE near me and sure enough, they had their one unit in stock and it was boxed and in the back room, and I bought it. The moral of the story: Ultimate Electronics has the CP72, in black even, and even though they were idiots in not letting me purchase their display, I would still buy it from them before I ever buy anything from Circuit City.

#10 of 13 OFFLINE   Mike_Morgan

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Posted September 14 2002 - 10:27 PM

Thanks for the info Calvin. That's an awesome price! I may just go with the 4800, depending on if I can find a good deal on the -72 in the next couple weeks.

#11 of 13 OFFLINE   Brian O

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Posted September 15 2002 - 01:08 AM

I see Amazon has a Panasonic CP67 that appears to have similar features to the CP72. Anyone know about this unit and what the differences would be?

#12 of 13 OFFLINE   Zac_F

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Posted September 15 2002 - 01:02 PM

J&R has the CP72 for 229 in black or silver. This was not a hard to find item in NY. Panasonic has been shipping in bulk. and it is appearing in stores. They even had it at a WIZ store that was closing up (for much more money 279 i think.)

#13 of 13 OFFLINE   John Hummel

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Posted September 16 2002 - 08:24 AM

Brian,

I think the main difference between the 67 and 72 is that the 72 does DVD Audio.

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