2003 Panasonic Players/Recorders teaser...

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  1. jeff lam

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    DVD-S35S
    DVD Player Multi-Format Playback (DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, CD, CD-R/RW, JPEG, MP3 and WMA) Progressive Scan

    Model number and functionality most resembles the XP30.

    DVD-S55S
    DVD Player High Quality Audio Playback (DVD-Audio Multi Channel, Digital Re-Master) Monitor Selector and Depth Enhancer Multi-Format Playback (DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, CD, CD-R/RW, JPEG, MP3 and WMA)

    Model number and functionality most resembles the XP50.

    DVD-F65S and 65K
    DVD Player Multi-Format Playback (DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, CD, CD-R/RW, MP3 and WMA) Progressive Scan

    Model number and functionality most resembles the RP62.

    DVD-F85S
    DVD Player High Quality Audio Playback (DVD-Audio Multi Channel, Digital Re-Master) Monitor Selector and Depth Enhancer Multi-Format Playback (DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, CD, CD-R/RW, JPEG, MP3 and WMA)

    I think we have the replacement for the RP82!?!

    Nothing said about a progressive scan changer with DVD-A. Perhaps that is why the CP72 is still easy to find?

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    What's up with all the silver players with all these companies? Anyway, someone at AVS said the 65 and 85 are both 5 disc changers, but no news on what chipset(s) yet.
     
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    I'm sure I saw a 5-disc DVD-A changer in the Panasonic booth. All the new players follow the recent Microsoft/Panasonic HiMAT specs, so if you want full compatibility (or at least all the features), you'll want to use Media Player 9 for your MP3s and I guess Movie Maker 2 for video. For MP3s, there is now full support for playlists and ID3 tag info. Menu navigation was also significantly faster. Very nice stuff!
     
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    My understanding is that the 65 and the 85 are both 5-disc changers. I'm most curious about the rumor that Panasonic is no longer going to use the Faroudja deinterlacer. That would be a killer - but I fear very possible considering that they're one of the few manufacturers not paying for the Faroudja DCDi logo royalties.

    Tim
     
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    I'm in a pickle and would like to hear anyone's advice. I'm taking a three month trip imminently, after which I will set up a home theater system. I want a Panny CP72 because of the reports I've seen here, but here's the conundrum: buy now, get the discount but not test the unit (I will be gone for 3 months), or wait until the end of April and hope the unit is still around by then. Any thoughts? What is the average defect rate for a decent manufacturer?
     
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    I agree. Otherwise what's the difference between the S55 and the F85?
     
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    I was told by someone at panasonic today there is a new 2003 model of the RP-91. I'm having a problem that my RP-91 won't playback high bitrate MP3s. The tech I spoke to told me the 2003 model of the RP-91 will support playback of mp3's up to the max of 320kb. I didn't hear anything about the new model... anyone else? I didn't make it to CES this year, I'd like to know what they had on display.

    Just to cast my vote.... Black components!!!! I HATE the 80's flash back of silver components.
     
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    Why is it that the 'low-end' S35 is listed with progressive scan, but the higher models S55 and F85 do not list it? Is this just another case of Panasonic screwing up their website information?
     
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    80's? I think that's more likely the 70's! Regardless, I most certainly do agree. Not only do I not like the look of the silver components, but as a retailer, it's a royal pain in butt managing inventory on two different colours for just about every component!
     
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    No OGG File Playback?!?!?!? That's a bummer.
     
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    Thanks for the link, greg_t. Reading between the lines, it's all but obvious that Panasonic is dropping the use of the Faroudja DCDi deinterlacer. Looks like I might have to go ahead and get one of the remaining CP72's.

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